Sunday, August 31, 2008

2008 10th Annual Shenandoah Mountain 100

There were 436 finishers out of 5XX registrants! Click Click Boom! There were quite a few previous racers that did not make it to this 2008 event. Harlan, Keith, Michelle, Ray A., Ray C., Buck, Harry, Paula, Jeremiah, Quadzilla and........

Gwadzilla rantings. Kelsi was so elated she got to meet him and got one up on me!

Overall results

Bob Popovich's PhotoGallery

Jonathan Bruck Photography

Our Photos K&K collection

Saturday we drove most of the morning to get to Stokesville.

1st SM100 for Gunnar and Betsy?!!

Super volunteers and racer Chris Wurster 69 and Beth. Aloha pint glasses!

Registration and setup all evening with Jimbo, Lynn, Kelsi, Chris & Beth and a couple of others. Kerry Combs was welcome, which allowed us to get something to eat.

In the reg tent was Jon Meredith Scotland. He was at the SSWC08 flew across the states to attend the SM100. I remember this smiley pleasant fella from the W101 years ago and I don't know why.

Stayed with Lynn for the duration. I wish I had my camera when it was daytime pit stop to feed: It was like a FUNNYFARM !!!with 2 Colorful Roosters, 2 Llahmas, a long hair bull with bike bar ends on his horns , and a beautiful show horse and four cats.

Pre sunrise we headed to Station #1 in which I was "the manager", set up stuff at the campground for the finish, cut some stuff in the kitchen, go to station #5 to drop off sweeper bikes, Station #6 and found three riders going the wrong way, at the expense of local hoodlums with nothing else better to do.

Alex Kopko hanging there, evidently he has a class at SRU with Josh....hmm things are coincidental.

Each and every rider and their hellos keeps me going in my life venture.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Eagles Mere Time

Nice to be here but a bummer all the brothers did not show........Rode over to World's End lookout and the Rock Garden.

Always wonderful to be here!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Eagles Mere on my Mind

Last Friday, I went up and cleaned the cottage necessities, such as the toilets, sinks, floors, kitchen all and bedding because we will be up for the 2008 EM water carnival. It was nice to see Steve and Jack up there - extended stay from Kirk's Bday bash in July. Steve and I concurred how we love it up here. The "SMELL" of Eagles Mere is distinctly peaceful and can't be quite replicated elsewhere. Damp dew on the ferns and dead debris of the forest floor? Trigger like a childhood smell that brings back memories. Such as, Toxic plastic toys, Barbie heads or Playdoh from the late 1960s.
Then on Tuesday, after Kels was done with her BSA duties at Camp K, she wanted to go immediately to Eagles Mere - make the 125+ mile RT. Skeptical at first, but she said I am 19 and Josh is 22, we are adults. Me=???!!! Josh met us in his hometown of Hughesville. If I was younger - oh yeah. Opportunity (mountain biking, backpacking, hiking, caving, kayaking, rock climbing) for Kels to do these things. I hope to get on some of the trails and bike over to Worlds End State Park on the Loyalsock State Forest shared use trail, relax, visit with the Virgin Islands group who are all in town.

Aug 8 EMFC One Day Carnival
Aug 9/10 EMVI Art & Crafts Festival
Aug 9 EMAA Water Carnival "States"

Weird today, a girl at the gym said she was leaving for James Madison in Harrisonburg. Josh verified he wants to go to the Shenandoah SM100 on Labor Day weekend with me or a group from SRU.