LAUREN EDER found a great way to get the heart rate up while strapped to a seat. I spent an exhilarating hour on Saturday in a 2-seat glider over the Fraser River and British Columbia coastal mountains, near Hope which is about 2 hours west of Vancouver. Geoff, the pilot, is husband of ex-Class employee Judy Holt, who is really just on extended maternity leave. J Of course I had to say Yes to the offer of experiencing some aerobatics. I cannot describe the feeling of pulling 2 Gs (new lingo for me), but want to do it again!
Saturday, three members of European Active Team went to volunteers to the St Jean de Luz stage of the charities race series called Odyssea.
From left to right: Loic Metais (St Jean de Luz triathlon race director), CEDRIC PRIMAULT (France account manager), PIERRE DUVELLEROY (Senior account executive) & LAURENT GAUTHIER (Endurance European managing director)
JIM HINE's Bogus Basis Weekend:
On Saturday we mountain biked the Boise foothills to Gardener Peak, just East of Bogus Basin ski resort....climbing 7,490 ft over 32 miles in a little over 4 hours. The single track along the ridge was solid, but one of our favorite descents - Shingle Creek - was rutted and sketchy after the heavy rain a week ago. Then on Sunday my family (and Grandparents!) drove up to Bogus and hiked to the summit of Shafer Butte. The views came and went with the clouds, but we made a couple snowballs before switch-backing down through the wildflowers.
ROBERT SUBKOW: There were dogs from all across the United States that came to ride the waves in Southern California. CBS morning show, Channels 5, 8, 9, and even a station from Germany were there filming the contest. The event has gotten so much notoriety that the film makers for the new movie Marmaduke were there to get shots of the Big Dogs. Although my dog Jill didnt place this year, her team mate from the Golden SurFurs took 1st place in the dogs over 40 pounds. Next Year! Pictures are courtesy of the Union Tribune.
JAKE COONEY reports, "With one week left until the Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon, the Bothell office has done 2 team bike rides as an alternative training event. Cody Lamens, Jake Cooney, Jay Lee, David Knapp, Nicole Pelley, Chris Inouye, Joel Werdell, Zach Panther, Sijen Olthof, Jason Karls, Brian Grover, and Stephen Branstetter have all participated in the rides."
FRANCIS DUPUIS and his wife, Faye Dupuis were in the dragon boat races this past weekend: Recreational Div C Consolation 4th place @ 2:21.240
She's in the back of boat #2
Also, my two boys played in a roller hockey tournament, their teams finished first and third. This is Devon with his third place trophy.
TOBY GUILLETTE completed the 26-mile 9-Peak Challenge across the San Bernardino mountain range on Saturday in 8.5 hours. My 32-mile day started at 2am with an ascent of San Gorgonio (11,499ft), the highest mountain in SoCal, arriving at the summit for sunrise and continued with hike/running 8 more peaks all above 10,000 feet. Since it was a point-to-point route, I had another 10 miles to go to get back to my car after the 26-mile traverse was complete. This is when the real adventure began. I'll post a blog this week with details