Monday, August 25, 2008

Hood To Coast 2008

This Friday and Saturday was Hood to Coast, a 197-mile relay race. Sounds pretty impressive, but with a team of 12 people splitting up the miles, the really hard thing is staying up all night. 12,000 people (from 1,000 teams) pass along the route over 36 hours. Our team started at 5:30pm Friday at Timberline on Mount Hood, and finished on the beach at Seaside at 7pm Saturday.

The teams are split into two vans of six people each. Greg and I were in a van with four extremely fit women wearing small running clothes. We were famous. I felt like we were roadies for some popular grrrl band. Everyone was checking out the women on the team and Greg and I were like, "Um, yeah, we're with them -- we're with the band."

John, Ash, and Erin met us at the beach for beers, food, and a ride home.  Thanks, drivers!  

It was a great race -- good weather, a really friendly team, fast running.


Zozopdx said...

wow, who are those hot mamas in the bottom picture? or should we say hot babes?

J&C said...

This looks like so much fun!! Good work, Brian and team!!!

John Judy said...

A) The family portrait is AWESOME!
B) I know your pain. Every SugarQ show I'm the guy going "Yeah, I'm with them".... Which is usually greeted with "Bwhahahahahahahahaha, seriously get the hell out of here".

Mary said...

Show offs!
In the future, can you please refrain from using the phrase "extremely fit women." Words can hurt, Brian.