Saturday, June 19, 2010

Extreme racing, partying, and a brand new car

At the start of June, Leela and I and by total last minute decision Rachael as well loaded up the car and drove the 1,060 miles from Coloma, California to Vail, Colorado for the Teva Mountain Games. What followed was an awesome week with a little kayaking, a lot of carnage both on and off the river, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, and general awesomeness. The kiwi contingent dominated the extreme racing with Sam Sutton and Nikki Kelly finishing in podium positions, shot guys! Leela took out 6th position overall in the womens which was mint! I also made it over to Denver to visit Katie an meet her family which was really cool, her dad also fixed our car up enough for it to almost make it half way home before the alternator died and we ended up camping out in a random park. The next day we managed to make it to an auto store where we not only bought a new alternator but installed it ourselves outside and sold the old one back to them for $50USD! The results for the extreme races are as follows

1st Sam Sutton
2nd Andrew Holcolme
3rd Tao Berman

1st Tanya Faux
2nd Martina Wagman
3rd Nikki Kelly

Can't wait for next years!!!

Terry getting new tires after we stopped to get him a new spark plug and a random stranger luckily noticed we had shredded one of our old tires and gave us the heads up.

Me at the end of the 'manky section' on Homestake Creek

The kiwi crew celebrating Sam's win!

Katie's cute as little cousins enjoying their first kayaking experience.

Changing the alternator, who says girls aren't mechanically minded...

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