Was feelin’ pretty darned bad-ass on the Tittabawasee for a while yesterday.
Was paddling my kayak upstream when I realized I was catching up to, then overtaking a couple on a jet ski. (Not the one shown above.)
As I passed them, I waved pleasantly and shouted out “I win.”
About then, the guy turned it off, jumped into the water and stuck his arm up the arse end of the machine. He pulled out a football-sized wad of seaweed and shook it at me.
The last thing I heard as they sped off around the next bend was the guy calling out “woo-haa.”
Now, I fully admit that bad-assedness is often short-lived in my life, but giving a victory whoop because your jet ski can outpace a kayak when it is functioning properly … dude.
Mike Malott – Age 60, Hartland, MI. Former Managing Editor of the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, based in Howell, MI. I've been a desk jockey most of my life. Becoming more of an outdoor enthusiast as I get older.