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Old 10-15-12, 09:33 AM   #1
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Pics and video from Furnace Creek 508 2012

Hello All

Just wanted to share my photo blog and video fom this year's FC 508:

http://yurides.wordpress.com/furnace-creek-508-2012/

I was part of a 4x tandem realy team-it was a lot of FUN!

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Outstanding report - thank you for taking time to put it together!
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We saw you guys out there. It looked like you were having fun. It was beautiful weather out there this year.
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Outstanding report - thank you for taking time to put it together!
Thanks and you're welcome! it was fun out there!
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We saw you guys out there. It looked like you were having fun. It was beautiful weather out there this year.
The weather was perfect! What team were you with?
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The weather was perfect! What team were you with?
Good question. I think we were team Two-can this year.
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Good question. I think we were team Two-can this year.
Well, a big congrats to team Twocan for being 508 finishers!
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Well, a big congrats to team Twocan for being 508 finishers!
Well thanks, that was my tenth 508 finish (twelfth race). I love racing through the desert. It never gets old! I've done the four and two tandem classes and I really enjoy doing it on the tandem as well. Haven't tried solo tandem yet. Maybe next year? Hope to see you back again.

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Good question. I think we were team Two-can this year.
Except it looks like there were four of you! That's my excuse for refusing to do it solo-- if I kept the totem I'd have to be "half a pair o' ducks" and it wouldn't fit on the van.

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Except it looks like there were four of you! That's my excuse for refusing to do it solo-- if I kept the totem I'd have to be "half a pair o' ducks" and it wouldn't fit on the van.

Congrats on a good finish!
Yep, there were four of us. We were using my friends Totem. We originally came up with that when we raced tandems (thus two-can ). I have three other totems as well. It was a mixed race for us. Speed wise we were pretty far off our usual pace. I had knee surgery earlier this year and I'm fat and out of shape so we where just out having fun. To be honest, I'm not a great fan of the format for teams that Kostman now uses. I guess I'm spoiled having raced it the original way with free rider changes.
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Hello All

Just wanted to share my photo blog and video fom this year's FC 508:

http://yurides.wordpress.com/furnace-creek-508-2012/

I was part of a 4x tandem realy team-it was a lot of FUN!

Nancy
Hey, I saw that report ... somewhere already. Oh, yeah, I saw it on Nancy's blog.

For more rando blogs, if you haven't seen it before, try my friend Andy's creation: RUSA Blogs.
The blog is simply a list of "mostly rando blogs" and NOT an official RUSA publication.

Nancy's blog is almost certainly the most photo oriented of the blogs on "RUSA Blogs"; every post a photo journey of the interesting scenery along the route.

My blog is likely at the other end of the spectrum: i.e., the least photo oriented. I do ride through some good scenery on some decent roads (proof); but I don't carry a camera. And, I have to admit, the scenery around here is significantly different than the SCENERY that Nancy usually rides through; but, after all, there is a whole continent between our locations.
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Yep, there were four of us. ... . Speed wise we were pretty far off our usual pace. I had knee surgery earlier this year and I'm fat and out of shape so we where just out having fun. ... .
Why is it, that when I saw Homey write that he's fat and out-of-shape, that I immediately thought "yeah, just like when [my rando friend] Tim says he has no legs." I'll take Tim's "no legs" any day. I'll take Homey's "fat and out of shape" pace any day.
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