Pictures provided by Lech Dolecki
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Another fun one in Portland. 6 miler on the Willamette River. Got a clean start and jumped on the train behind Mike Darbyshire & Matt Spencer. Spencer Slaven was right behind me. Little did I know that power house Jarkko Simonen had fallen at the start and was chasing from a long ways back. On the second 180 degrees buoy turn, I got jammed up behind Matt thus causing Slavens board to come through my legs and bring us both to a stop. Once we untangled, it was an all out chase to get back onto the two leaders. We hovered 50-100 feet behind them for the next 4 miles. With one mile to go Jarkko caught us and steadily passed by. I managed to get in his draft, but did not have enough juice to pass him for 3rd place. Great event put on by the stellar crew at Gorge Performance.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Great race as usual put on by Bob & the crew at Gorge Performance. 4" of rain leading up to the race made the river flow pretty stiff. We were able to go about 8-9mph down stream, and 3-4mph up. Many folks took swims as the strange whirlpools and boils grabbed their boards. Jarkko & Matt from Team Gorge Performance took the top 2 spots with me in 3rd. It was a tough 6.7 miles!
Me taking the first buoy turn, chasing Matt
Team Laird racer Renick Woods in hot pursuit