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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!

    Nancy

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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.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k7baixo View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by echow View Post
    The weather was perfect! What team were you with?
    Good question. I think we were team Two-can this year.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by echow View Post
    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.
    Last edited by Homeyba; 10-16-12 at 06:21 PM.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    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.

    Congrats on a good finish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingduck View Post
    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.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echow View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeyba View Post
    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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