days left until the Charles Party!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

BC women clearly believe in the "sun's out, guns out" principle. In February.

Sun just peeking out from behind the skyline last Thursday.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Jay and Jim launching the 2017 campaign.

Longer exposure version of Thursday's sunrise.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Harvard lights were a little more aligned in their trip down the powerhouse.

First row of the year on Friday was pretty spectacular.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Harvard took the yellow puppies out for a stroll.

Keep going Charles, keeeeep going.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Harvard on the move

And so am I!!! Hooray rowing!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Woke up really early today, thinking there would be a good sunrise. Got off the bike, peeked out the window, saw the crescent moon. Figured, maybe not so much of a sunrise, but the moon over the city would still be cool.

Still not seeing much of a sunrise, decided to play with double exposures in camera.. Took a wide angle shot of the city, then switched to a telephoto and zoomed in on the moon, and took the second shot. Camera combined them automatically. The clouds that were now starting to surround the moon added some "fog" to the photo.

Then it started to dawn on me that all those annoying clouds that are now obscuring the moon might lead to a pretty good sunrise. I'd say that was accurate.

Then, I am watching this flat, ice free water on fire, and I keep hoping someone rows by. The purples were kind of gone by then, but the gentlemen of CBC did eventually oblige. And how was your morning?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Radcliffe enjoying the February thaw.

Couldn't help it. Got lost on the way home.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Chris Richards and Mark Grinberg were the top meter getters for the BRF, with 1,001,909 meters each.

Just hanging out at Buckigham Palace, nothing to see here.

Monday, February 20, 2017

To keep the blog on point, Virgin Atlantic kindly flew over Eton Dorney on the way out.

Sun has set on our trip. Sad face.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

National Gallery and one of the fountains in Trafalgar Square

Westminster Abbey at night

Either this is self-explanatory, or I don't even know why we are friends. :)

A postcard of just some of London's Bridges. Clockwise from top left: Tower Bridge, Southwark Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Golden Jubilee and Hungerford Bridges, London Bridge, Millenium Bridge. (The pedestrian Golden Jubilee Bridges are on each side of the Hungerford railway bridge).

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Even more from the Royal Navy, with the HMS Belfast surrounded by the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge.

View from the top of the Tower Bridge was pretty awesome, too.

Friday, February 17, 2017

More from the Royal Navy.

Big Ben and Parliament at night, with Westminster Abbey peeking out in the back.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

In honor of our visit, here's the Royal Navy contingent at CRASH-Bs. Always a very spirited and fun bunch.

And speaking of England, we are here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Margit Haagr Hansen celebrates a come from behind win in the women's 50-54 race.. Trailing with 500m to go, she threw down a monster sprint and ended up winning by 4.3 seconds. I think she has 6 hammers to her name. Oh yeah, and she went 7:04.1.

My favorite ergo.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The two oldest women in the race, Jeanne Daprano(L, 80-84 lightweight and Dottie Stewart(95-99 lightweight). Dorothy was also the oldest competitor overall.

Monday's winter wonderland

Monday, February 13, 2017

Quite possibly the largest collection of men in stripes ever assembled at CRASH-Bs. The meatwagon rolls deep.

The sun decided to remind us that it does exist, after all.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Men's open podium: Pavel Shurmei, Bartosz Zablocki and Angel Fournier Rodriguez. Might be the first time that the entire podium was composed of guys who've won the hammer before.

Olena Buryak snuck a peek at second place Georgie Rowe on her way to a seven second win in the women's open.

Erin added another her hammer to her collection, with her fastest CRASH-B time. (Photo credit: Alexis).

Don't forget to thank Dick and Peter for all the fun, guys.

New for this year was the inclusion relay. The partnership between US Olympian Anders Weiss and Brazilian Paralympian Rene Pereira was particularly cool.

Kyle Peabody and J. Heberlein took the win and awesome oversized wrench trophies in the inclusion relay.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Hash and Mike decided to pre-game for CRASH-Bs

Nope, not ominous at all.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Back in 2013, when Christian Kader put the handle down on Pavel Shurmei's last stroke to win by 1.4 seconds.

Not quite Ansel Adams, but doing multiple exposures in camera was pretty fun.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Let's see if Olena can set that World Record this time around. Because you know, going 6:31 and change was a bit disappointing.

Winter is definitely here.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

'T was the night before a massive blizzard, and all through the basin, the women of Radcliffe were doing some racin'. (Or rowing by sixes, but that didn't rhyme as well).

The super calm before the storm.