Portland, OR - September 12-13
|Mixed||Mixed C||1st (1:52:85)|
|Mixed||250 Mixed||3rd (1:16:66)|
|Mixed||2000m Bridge Race||4th (9:47:84)|
|Pinks||Women 500m Consolation||2nd (2:17:81)|
|Pinks||BCS 500m||2nd (2:38:10)|
Jumping for joy.
Hope everyone is looking forward to the season closer up here next weekend! Not too much to add to what's already been posted on fb, the pics and video (great job again, Phil!) say quite a lot. That is, we met up with familiar faces; made some more friends (Wasabi, Amazon, Pink Phoenix); witnessed our very own Pinks rise to a new level of competition; learned from and improved upon each of our pieces; shopped, dined (yes, actually sat down at Mac Grill) and napped between heats; and topped off our Sunday Best 500m Final (Mixed C, 1st place) with a good 'ol fashioned G'nG 2000m race...well, most of us at least...[grrr.]
Leon -> Gnomie -> Voodoo DONUTS!
Just wanted to thank all of you who made the trek up to Portland this year another fun and memorable one!! Though I can't compare it to the team's experience at Camp Gregory (so jealous by the way...waterslides??), I hope the relaxed atmosphere of that venue was everything a handful of us have hyped it up to be since the team's last visit in '03-'04. A special thanks, too, to our LARDmates up north in Vancouver (Debbie) and out east in Boston (Doug). We will be sure to send you our 2010 race schedule!
On a race-related note, paddling on the Willamette River last weekend--with its intermittent wake from motor boats going up and down--really forced everyone to adapt quickly to rising/falling waterlines in order to enter cleanly at the catch and follow through with a full blade. Please keep this in mind at practice tomorrow, as we're likely to face identical--if not worse (windier)--conditions in the afternoon at Treasure Island.
Keep up the hard work, just two more weekends left in our 12th Season! See y'all soon!
top (LtoR): Lilly, Wynne, Doug Ulp, Leon, Bill Ting, Debbie D.
Lori, Cathleen, James, Aileen, Phil and Karen Cheng
bottom (LtoR): Chuck, Alison, Kat, Megan Yeh, Jessica,
Jason, Meghan Potter and TK