days left until the Charles Party!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Good luck, Malyka! We'll miss your daily presence, but I am sure you will still find a way to express your opinions remotely. :) And come visit--you know we will.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Congratulations to all the Armada Cup and PBC winners!

Bonus scenery shot--a hawk flies off the Old Cambridge Baptist Church at sunset.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Aleks! And holy crap, who is that in three seat???

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Sometimes it feels like it was yesterday. And sometimes like it was in another lifetime. In reality, it was two years ago that I lost you, Margs. I will always love you, and I will always miss you, and I will forever be grateful for all the time we spent together. Thanks for teaching me about life, chocolate, Wallace and Gromit, bikes and love. You made me better, you made me faster, and you will always inspire me to push my limits. Thank you for everything.

(Picture taken at Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. Someday I will be back to pound the Queen K highway and experience the wonder of Ali'i drive. For both of us.)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


That is really just too adorable for words.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


How many singles can you spot?

Monday, October 25, 2010


Probably the most impressive Sunday performance for RBC was the champ women's four getting into a collision and STILL getting 3rd. Nice job Mary Pat, Caitlin, Dominique, Paige and Danielle (I think that their coxswain).

Ok, Mike's performance on the party trolley was also pretty outstanding.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Congratulations to RBC members and HOCR Champions:

Jim McGaffigan

Tina Vandersteel

Sarah Schwegman

And Collen, Steph, Andi, Leigh, Alex, Rachel, Kit, Severine and Libby! (I know all of your last names, I just don't have time spell them properly. :))

Friday, October 22, 2010


Blue, but very blustery skies over the course. Hi, John!!!

Wonder why the executive director of HOCR looks so ... Schoched...

Thursday, October 21, 2010


The calm before the storm... Tomorrow, the boat density will be a little more like the picture below. I just hope no one is dumb enough to go out in a pair for the next four days.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Hillary decided to do some quality control on the big red buoys last night.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Some of those Huskies look familiar..

Monday, October 18, 2010


By Thursday night, it will be a zoo. But tonight, it was just us chickens.

Bon Voyage, Mr. Dorian. We'll miss your limey presence! :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010



Congratulations to Ernest and Kate!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Start of HOK3. Just a little thing we do at my rowing club, NBD.

Carolyn, don't worry, Tina's happily married. And the look on Sean's face was PRICELESS.

Sean is still at a loss for words. Congratulations to our HOK winners. And as the bonus, the head of THE Kevin is in the background.

Friday, October 15, 2010


I got a little lost in the basin yesterday...

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Those aren't tracer bullets, they are boat lights.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Just another moonlit evening on the Charles.

Amooooo!

Monday, October 11, 2010


I bet that of all the things that happened on this trip, this will be one of the more memorable moments for Haidar. "Oh, that's just me, rowing with Jamie Koven, 1997 World Champion in the single, no big deal".

Sunday, October 10, 2010


I just love hanging out under bridges with a few of my closest friends. Thanks to Chris for capturing this magic moment. Race photos are up here

Saturday, October 09, 2010


I don't know Sean, they don't look THAT fat. :)

Friday, October 08, 2010


Mr. Booth, the comment field is yours(you might be able to get it). Everyone else, submit entries via email/google chat. Winner may be featured on the blog in the near future.

Thursday, October 07, 2010


Tower, permission for fly by?

Wednesday, October 06, 2010


M2+ at trials. Yeah, it was that close.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010


Rowing about 1/4 slide, but still back in the boat, Dr. Kate!

Monday, October 04, 2010


Claire--"Am I going fast enough? Why, yes, I believe I am!" Official time 3:35:43.. Qualifying for Boston with over five minutes to spare.

And a glorious sunset from a few weeks ago, to cheer us all up.

Sunday, October 03, 2010


Claire "I qualified for the Boston Maraton" Wallace, and friends at the finish line of the Maine Marathon! Woot! So proud of you!

Saturday, October 02, 2010


Despite trials not quite turning out the wanted we wanted, it was still great to see Greg racing in the finals.

Friday, October 01, 2010


Pete, Pete, Pete, Pete, Pete, Pete!!!!

And Muff!

Also congratulations to Natalie, Esther, Meghan, Anthony, Will and Skip. And thank you for representing RBC to Andrew, Greg, Hillary, Ilse, Dave and Marika. And good racing, Mr. Ruckman. It was great to see you. Oh yeah, and not to forget the little people--Steve Young, nice driving. :) Rant over. Go on with your lives.

Oh yeah, and the eagle flew over right after Pete's race.