Last weekend made 5 weekends in a row that I've been out of town. This weekend I went down with Jared, Bob, and Tony to the MG Shooters "The Big Sandy" machine gun shoot in Arizona.
My favorite by far was Bob's CZ 37. Belt fed and fairly accurate. There are only 5 in the US registry and it's blast to shoot.
Basically guys are just hammering with nonstop shooting all day and night. They had tons of stuff to shoot at; sticks of dynamite, 50 gallons barrels, an old jeep, but the best were the remote controlled planes. They even flew the planes at night with glow sticks on them. It was awesome watching guys shoot down a plane at night with tracer rounds. .
Last Thursday Mr. Ryan Kushman and myself headed to Moab for a 24 hour mountain bike race. We were joined by the other three members of the Sabrosa Cycle Team (John, Delena, and Mark) and a bunch of other cool folks.
The race is started with about a 200 meter run so that racers are not trying to pedal over the top of each other.
Mark coming through the gates into the transition tent.
The race was a blast and we ended up doing pretty well considering 1/2 the team was sickly. We took 5th in our category, and 65 in the overall (about 400 teams total). Much thanks to Sabrosa Cycles and the support crew for all they did.
Ryan and I stayed in Moab for a quick ride Monday morning and then headed back. We decided on the Slick Rock trail since it was Ryan's first trip to Moab. For those that may not know the name is given to the ride because 99% of the course in on sandstone...pretty cool.
So the trip to Brian Head was intended as mountain bike trip (and to listen to conference); mother nature had other plans. It ended up snowing so we pretty much stayed inside and relaxed. There was a heated game of Monopoly, a little Yahtzee, and a lot of Mexican Dominoes. The poor sucker Anthony had even gone down to California to pick up his new bike for this weekend and ended up not being able to ride. For the record this has been the third weekend in a row that was spoiled by the weather.
When the weather did break we got outside for a few games of paintball. I got ruined in every game.
It ended up being a fun weekend. Thanks again to Mr. and Mrs Harber for letting us come up and for the great food.
I've debated for the last few weeks about doing the 1/2 Ironman in Oceanside, California. It's a huge jump from doing sprint distance triathlons but I had to just commit and register for the event. I have almost 6 months to prepare myself, and trust me I'll need every day.
1.2 mile swim
56 mile bike
13.1 mile run
If you know Anthony please take the opportunity to let him know how much you would like to see him register for this event. I have attempted to get him to register by a combination of bribery, betting and flattery (trust me he hasn't not registered cause he's scared, this man is a fierce competitor). This obviously hasn't worked so far so see what your persuasion can do.
The tall man in this photo is the luckiest guy. If you didn't already hear the triathlon was cancelled due to bad weather. We were standing in the water ready to start the swim and the race director called it. Laura and Krista had already started the swim before they called it. Good job to both of them for at least doing the swim.
If you had been following the posts in the last few weeks you would know that Anthony and I had a wager on this race. Everyone should remember that he beat me by 10 minutes on the last race but I was back into fighting shape. Unfortunately there weren't any races that we could both schedule in the immediate future. We've agreed to up the stakes on the bet and register for the 1/2 Ironman in March. The details of the wager haven't been worked out yet but it's going to be huge.