Soup Box Derby - 2014

Our Soup Box Derby racer was pulled out of retirement (and out of the weeds that had grown over it) for the 2014 race. We won two out of three of our heats, which isnt too bad for a couple of bikes we found on the side of the road, bolted together, and strapped a kayak on top of.

Nemo's Nemesis has now officially been retired and we will be back with an all-new racer next year!

 

Whidbey Island Triathlon - 2014

Second time doing the Whidbey Triathlon this past weekend. A few minutes slower than last year, but had a good time as always.

 

Summer Adventure 2014 - Mountain to Mountain

This year's Summer Adventure idea was cooked up by Chris: how about we climb Mt. Adams, mountain bike over to Mt. St. Helens, and climb that as well?

After the last couple of adventures and too many Lost Paddle Awards to list, I was definitely worried about our chances of success. But in the end, we didn't have any (major) issues, completed the entire adventure, and even had a little bit of fun doing it.

 

kulshan quest

The folks that put on the San Juan Island Quest adventure race that I did a few years ago had a new race in Bellingham this year called the Kulshan Quest. Six hours of kayaking, biking, and trekking in the waters and woods near Chuckanut Bay on a gorgeous summer solstice day - can't really beat that!

 

march microadvenue

Starting a new job caused me to miss a #microadventue in February so I was determined to get out during March. Big thanks to Chris for coming up with a great idea on short notice. A little stealth camping on an island only a stones throw from the shopping mall was a great way to spend a night under the stars.

 

new year, new adventures

Continuing the theme from last year, I am trying to sneak in one #microadventure each month. This month, I didn't have to travel too far from home to find a completely secluded spot. Even though I could see Deception Pass bridge in the distance, my special spot ensured that there were no other folks around and anybody who wants to have this same view will have to work for it a bit.

A beautiful sunset followed by a crystal clear night under the stars is definitely not the worst way to spend a cool January night. Why not get out there and have a little microadventure of your own?