There is some benefit to being stuck at home all summer. Friends are stuck too. And our local river can be as fun and as challenging as we choose to make it. So, after running Chili Bar for the umpteenth time, Tobin and I borrowed the neighbor’s topo duo and ran it tandem. Our moms would have preferred that we try it on an easier stretch first. But, having come up with a communication technique based on tapping (otherwise we naturally roll on opposite sides) and gotten our roll on our first try in the pond, we knew that we were river ready.