The above photo is courtesy of Central City East, who we met and were photographed by after the race. It’s the blogging.la team, in all our glory, coming in at the end of our race. And while we did NOT beat the time of CD13, we didn’t do too bad for a first-time team. What’s really important is that we were the top team in our category of Media, beating out KTLA by over a minute. (I guess they were too busy watching for GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111)
Shannon has a writeup over on her blog. That’s her, in the front of the boat, yelling “POST! POST! POST! BLOG!” instead of “STROKE!” because “stroke” made us giggle like teenage boys. Behind her you see our own Heathervescent, followed by Kristina Reed, wife of Mack from LA Voice who also has his writeup up. Then there’s David Markland, Mack himself, b.la reader Dan, my cousin (and b.la reader) Anton, and me, as coxswain, at the back (and yes, we made THAT joke, too. Ha. Coxswain.)
We had a ridiculous amount of fun, and we paddled our asses off trying to beat the CD13 time. Next year, we’ll be giving them a serious run for their money. Thanks to everyone who went along with my crazy scheme for the dragon boat racing – and to the dragon boat supporters who came out to cheer us on and take photos. It was an awesome experience, and I’m already training for 2007.