speakmon 2017

speakmon memorial regatta was held on 29 oct 2017 at griggs reservoir in columbus oh \ same day as ohio state-penn state football / this is our last race of the season \ it was COLD!  39 degrees most of the time / race length was 5k and crews row to the starting line \ rowed in mixed 4 and women’s 4 which translates to rowing 20k! / it was fun & challenging

pittsford sprints

our first race of the season! / 1200 meters on the erie canal \ it was like our channel at washington’s landing / they also have what looks like our railroad bridge \ and instead of residences, there were businesses along the walking|bike path laid out in a touristy fashion / this is pittsford ny, near rochester, really nice place \ worth a visit or stopover if going upstate

on the water!

tonight was our (2day mixed masters) second time on the water / last tuesday was the first & it was just february! \ in past years, mid-april was the earliest that we rowed on the river / i suppose it’s thanks to climate change|global warming \ it is so good to be back on the water!

happy thanksgiving

holidaychallenge2016the holiday erg challenge starts today on thanksgiving & ends on christmas eve \ row <on the erg> & the charity of your choice gets $ from concept2 <2 cents per 1k for 100,000 meters which goes up to 4 cents per 1k after 100k> / the charity i chose this year is the “one acre fund” to help small farmers in africa

happy thanksgiving!  good time to reflect & appreciate the things that we take for granted when we’re caught up with the everyday business of life…

https://www.oneacrefund.org/

https://log.concept2.com/challenges/holiday

 

2016 head of the occoquan

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our last race of the season thankfully was on a beautiful sunny day with temp in the mid-60s  / team dinner was at a popular georgetown bar “the tombs” <with rowing theme decor & was inspiration for the bar in the movie st. elmo’s fire> \ our cox was a pittsburgh high school senior whose 4+ team won gold at last month’s head of the charles

skeleton crew

skeleton-crewRow and/or ski at least 31,000 meters between October 25 and October 31 to get on the honor board and receive your certificate.  | rowing machine on the doomed titanic <1912>

still have about 10,000 to go with two days left \ great way to keep fit for the head of the occoquan, our last regatta for the season / we’ll be headed indoors in just a few weeks 😦

 

2016 HOTO Masters


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Allegheny River | Pittsburgh PA

no rain this year! warm & sunny, absolutely beautiful day for HOTO / hope that tomorrow, when the kids race, will be the same \ shells come out of the channel & go around herr’s island <aka washington’s landing> / the race route is towards the point, past pnc park & the convention center  \ the last quarter markers are the “3 sisters bridges” / and ends before the fort duquesne bridge