Well not so much a ride, put the kayak in Badger creek lake. It was only about 40 degrees and very windy, made for an interesting time in a kayak. I was a little uneasy at first getting tossed around by the wind and the "waves" but a good learning experience. Paddling into the wind is very hard work, and coming back to the dock with a tail wind is almost as difficult as paddling into the wind. Didn't really fish much do to spending most my energy keeping the boat under control. Good times though.