Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

The Essential Role of the Ground Crew on the MR340 with Laura Milby

We're diving into the heart and soul behind every successful river race—the ground crew—with special guest, Laura Milby. Laura is an experienced kayaker, ground crew member, and co-owner of Llama Racks, with her husband Ryan.  

We talk about the intricacies of preparing for the MR340, from ensuring paddlers' goals are met to strategizing the nuances of river communication.

Laura shares survival tips for the ground crew, from packing essentials in the car, to pulling boats out of the water, and how to uplift a paddler's spirit when fatigue sets in. We also touch on safety, logistics, and the unique challenges faced by both paddlers and ground crew, particularly for those in the middle and back of the pack.


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