Recent Escapade, Cadence and Other Boat Cruises
The American Lake Classic managed to be fairly dry even though it drizzled lightly before and slightly afterwards. Lunch consisted of sub sandwiches rather than the fried chicken of previous years, but still quite tasty. Even better was the fact that there was enough for all even with more boats than in previous years. Photos are here. The story is here. April 23.
The Commencement Bay Race, like the American Lake race above, managed to be dry even though it also drizzled lightly before and slightly afterwards. As usual there was no lunch, but baskets of muffins and fruit were available along with candy bars and soft drinks. One big difference: there were three pedal boats in this year's race. Two were Cadence pedal boats, and the third was a prototype of a Gazelle racing pedal boat. Photos are here. The story is here eventually. May 14.
I went to southern California to a computer conference. Instead of flying I chose to drive and take along my Cadence pedal boat, giving demos here and there, and pedaling around the lagoons and canals. The pictures are here and the story is here. June 3-12.
The Manchester Race was also dry. Like this year's Commencement Bay race there were three pedal boats in this year's race, too. Two were Cadence pedal boats, and the third was a prototype of a Gazelle racing pedal boat. Photos are here. The story is here. June 18.
The Tall Ships arrived in Tacoma, WA on June 30, so I went with a couple of friends to meet them. I used my somewhat neglected Escapade pedal boat, since speed was not a requirement, but visibility and dryness among hundreds of power and sailboats was. pictures are here and the story will be here. June 30.
Ben demoed my Cadence on July 6, so I took some of pictures him and a short movie.
The Round Shaw Row was an excellent race. I had the sole pedal boat, and there were fewer people in it than in previous years. This was mostly due to conflicts with other races, including the USACK finals at Green Lake in Seattle. Photos are here. The story is here. August 13.
I was late to the start of the Great Cross Sound Race, due to incorrectly remembering the actual starting time. Still, it was an excellent race in a brand new Cadence. Jim Szumila was there in his Cadence, too, so I was not the only pedal boater. Photos are here. August 20.
I was early to the start of the San Juan Challenge Race, having properly given myself time to get there and be prepared. However, by helping another person who was late to the start I barely managed to get in the water and start taking pictures for this event. Still, I got quite a few and enjoyed not racing this time. Photos are here and the story is here. August 27.
I've started using web logging (a.k.a. "blog") to record these journals. It takes about the same amount of time but provides an automatic mechanism for newsfeeds, archiving and other niceties. It's not quite as flexible as pure HTML, but it seems to work. You can even comment on this stuff if you want! The blog is here. September 15.
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