Hassan Schroeder noted: >>Heh. The faster the better Hi Hassan! Yup ... It's a 'safety' issue too ... The faster you can go, the faster you can get the H E double toothpicks outta there if bad weather rolls in! ;-) >>I went "tubing" for the first time on Lake Cour d'Alene >>One of those activities that generates a near-fade-proof grin :-) Whoa! Heh. Big Fun! I think 'tubing' is the national sport here in the Republic of Texas! Simple too! Cuz there is only one rule you hafta to remember: It's okay to hit 'fast water' ... and lose the family dog ... or the kids ... or your Significant Other ... or even your shorts! But whatever you do ... Just make Dang Sure you don't spill your beer! (That's considered very bad form round these heah parts!) RonL.