There's a new sport/hobby becoming popular these days. Its called Stand Up Paddleboarding. Personally, if it doesn't have a motor and take either gasoline or batteries, I'm not too interested. But, on one of my recent trips to Chicago I saw numerous people self propelling themselves down the Chicago River. It was pretty neat to see people partaking in this with the big city buildings behind them. Kind of like Venice. Not really, but cool anyway.