RYAN WOOD participated in the Labor Day Pier Swim, a one-mile swim around the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, CA. The water temperature was perfect and it was a great fundraiser for the Oceanside Swim Club. Over 500 participated.
JIM GARFIELD, Dir of Business Development. From the land of peaches as big as your head and corn as long as your arm .Jim Garfield (AMG) raced the Niles, Michigan Super Sprint Triathlon finishing in 4th over all and 2nd in his age group. 36 minutes for a whole triathlon was definitely the fastest and shortest triathlon he has ever done. To fast to even stop at an aid station .Next up is the Nautica Malibu Triathlon with his colleagues from San Diego next weekend!
MIKE MACDONALD, Web Developer & SEO expert drove 13 hours (each way) to Redding, CA to camp on Whiskeytown Lake with my girlfriend's family. We rented a boat, tubed, swam, hiked around the dusty trails and generally had a good time...as did our puppy Jasmine (see attachment). Note to self: the "Patrolled by Aircraft" signs on Hwy 5 are legit, and a radar detector isn't going to help you when a plane catches you speeding.
JAMIE WILLIAMS reports he and LIZ HARRELL did a 50 mile bike ride Sunday. They took Amtrak from Solana Beach Train station to San Juan Capistrano and biked back ~50 miles.
The day was warm and beautiful. The traffic along PCH mostly cooperated. In our group of 9 we had 1 flat tire. Stopped for pizza at Pizza Port in Solana Beach to
refuel after the ride. Awesome day, awesome ride. J
MAREA BLUE, Application Specialist reports finding the temperate San Diego climate a touch too chilly for their taste, the San Diego Surfers Womens Rugby Club traveled east on Saturday to play the Tempe Womens Rugby Club in Arizona heat that managed to be oppressive and unpleasant even in the midst of a hurricane. The Surfers struggled in the first half against an aggressive Tempe side whose large forward pack had a significant advantage on a smaller than regulation field that was more suited for say, lawn bowling than a rugby match.
After a stern, yet gentle chat with coaches Richie Walker and Tim OHara at the half, San Diego recommitted to their game plan, setting faster, cleaner rucks and increasing their kicking game to gain field position and get the ball moving forward. Rookie hooker Becca Williams picked up the ball from the back of a ruck and dove it into the try zone to score the first points of the match early in the second half. A score by 8-man Alyssa Barker following a breakaway by Kate Too Much Equipment Henne and a successful two-point conversion kick by Actives own Kirstin Hartos sealed the 12 0 Surfer victory.
The Surfers second side went on to win the B-side match and San Diegos solid boat race team soundly defeated the Tempe mens squad at the social, making San Diego 3 for 3 on a fabulous rugby weekend.
The Surfers play their home opener against the Sacramento Amazons at Robb Field in Ocean Beach on Saturday at 11:00 AM, followed by a match against the Davis Doubledeckers at the same time on Sunday. Come out and support the toughest and best looking rugby team in San Diego! A full season schedule is available at www.SDSurfersRugby.com.