Welcome to the Paddle & Pedal blog. I hope to use this blog as a platform to share some of my paddling experiences with you, from trip reports and gear reviews to training updates and plans. There are hundreds of blogs out there but its not always easy to find the information you want on a new piece of kit or the logistics of organising a trip abroad. 2013 alone has been a busy year with two trips to Europe for white water and two trips to the UK for the Devizes to Westminster race and an Irish sea crossing thrown in there as well. You learn a lot from these events and it always good to share the little cheats and insider knowledge that might help others on there journey.
As for gear, I use the best gear I can afford for the job. If its LOMO or SWEET it doesn't matter. It works that's what matters. Lots of reviewers will tell you every piece of kit they review is great in the hope they might get more free stuff from the manufactures. I wont! I will share with you my thoughts good and bad on the actual gear I use when I'm paddling.
Anyway thanks for reading and hopefully you might get something helpful from my posts. If there is anything you would like to ask fire ahead.
David Horkan from Paddle & Pedal. Posting info on various outdoor adventures in Mayo and around Ireland.