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April 25, 2010

May 2009: Lots of Racing and Finishing up at Kodak

Filed under: Animals, Canada, Home, Kayak, work — K2 in Canada @ 2:38 AM
Most May weekends were taken up by kayak racing (see further below). And I didn’t have to be worried about not getting any work done. My last month at Kodak wrapping up. Two more projects had to be complete and I managed to finish the last one and presented it to the Core Team on May 26. All sudden life takes on a different meaning again when you don’t have to worry about how you get all those 5million things done at work, train for racing and try to eat and sleep inbetween. I am looking forward to taking some time off (well – if a job would come up I’ll take it) and train for the World Masters Games in Sydney Oct 2009.
And of course we went for beers again on our last day. Less people but more drunk as the pictures below show (Tim was taking the pictures).

Jeff & I




Racing (also check out the BCKC Blog http://burnabylake.com/blog/index.html and Jeff’s surfski blog, links below):

May 2nd: Whatcom Classics on Whatcom Lake in Bellingham WA, 20km – Double Surfski with Jeff (http://surfskibc.wordpress.com/2009/05/03/race-results-may-2-at-bellingham/).

Mid way

May 9th: Fort Langley Classics on Bedwell Channel/Fraser River – Flatwater Marathon in K1. A 20km course with one 100m portage after the first 8km and a tight turn in a little creek on lap 2. Also check out Jeff’s surfski blog for race reports and results/links http://surfskibc.wordpress.com/2009/05/12/race-results-may-9-at-fort-langley-and-may-10-at-deep-cove/

Racing down river – obviously
May 10th: Tour de Indian Arm in Deep Cove, 19km – Double Surfski with Jeff

Pulling of the beach before the race.

May 16th: Orca Challenge, Anacortes WA, 39km – Double Surfski with Jeff. The course goes around a couple Island in the San Juan Island Area. No orca sightings but one sealion. For a good race report, rsults and links check here: http://surfskibc.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/race-results-may-16-san-juan-orca-challenge/

May 24th: Jericho Classics, Vancouver BC, 10km – Double Surfski with Jodi. No pictures unfortunately but check out this link: http://surfskibc.wordpress.com/2009/05/25/race-results-may-24-at-jericho/

Race stats: Strong headwind on the way out – nice wave riding back

And Jeff and I did some R&R as well – walking around Burnaby Lake (usually our kayaking training spot) and watching the turtles, geese, ducks and beavers:




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