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Torsten Heycke | Operating, paddling, mapping, and extra. –


Torsten Heycke is an endurance athlete who’s participated and competed in a panoply of outside sports activities. From ultramarathons like UTMB-CCC and Western States to subject hockey, browsing, MTB racing, tennis, XC ski racing and triathlon, at this time, Torsten and I drill down and talk about our joined ardour for paddle sports activities.

Torsten Heycke paddling

He and I each competed in a paddle race final month in Northern California, me within the 25 mile race on get up paddleboard, he within the 100 mile race on a Surfski. (Torsten received his occasion.)

On this interview, we speak about paddling and talk about the similarities and variations between it and path working. We speak about gear, “terrain”, the general scene, and the place to seek out good races. For those who’ve thought of taking your SUP previous the purpose of informal paddling, that is the episode for you.

Moreover, Torsten lives in Ashland (Southern Oregon) together with his spouse the place he’s a member of a gaggle seeking to put Ashland again on the map for outside endurance sports activities. Because it’s heyday (whats up Rogue Valley Runners?!?) a decade in the past, Ashland has sadly seen its share of catastrophic fires that dealt an enormous blow to its working and tourism trade. We speak about races arising and why it is best to think about Southern Oregon as a vacation spot on your adventures.

Torsten Heycke

Lastly….Torsten Heycke is a little bit of a mapping geek and we speak about how he got here to design the official maps for Western States and he solutions a number of of my gripes/questions on Strava.

Paddlers’ equal of a black toenail.

Torsten Heycke Episode Notes:

Paddling Assets:

Paddleguru is the paddler’s model of Ultrasignup. Nowhere close to as complete, however it’s the most effective I can discover.

California River Quest is the race Torsten and I competed in.

The twenty second Annual, 440 mile Yukon River Quest begins this week n Northern Canada.

Torsten Heycke’s depiction of the significance of blade angle.

Ashland Assets:

Ashland Woodlands and Trails Affiliation

Mt Ashland HillClimb

Lithia Loop Path Marathon (Nov 21)

2021 Pine to Palm 100

Ashland Path Finder Map (very cool!)



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