Garret and Johnny take on the Great Urban Race
This weekend, Garret and I tackled the Great Urban Race. For those who are unfamiliar with this event, it's an offshoot of The Amazing Race - a scavenger hunt across the city where your most important tools are your Googling abilities (we relied heavily on calling Nick; poor guy, we probably ruined his weekend), physical capabilities (you gotta have endurance), and moxie.
What an awesome time! Garret and I ended up crossing the race in 36th place, a few minutes off the mark from finishing in the top 25 which would have gotten us placement in the Nationals tourney to be held in Vegas on November 8th. I take full accountability for this shortfall - Garret and I jumped off the bus with other contestants and were on a full sprint down the final straightaway to our last event when I pulled up gimpy; my abductor cramped up. It wasn't until Garret sprinted back and grabbed me that I realized that we were actually in the running for the top 25. Damn, I hate to lose! Well, we also found out that one of our riddle answers were incorrect as well, which deducted us :30 minutes ... which was also my fault. Whoops!
Anyhow, here are our photos from the event. Look us up in the standings: we're Team BadAssMoFos@eBoost.
Had to find Carmen Sandiego. She was quite elusive and much shorter than the book shows.
Geaks and I posing on Evergreen St. This was the question we (I) got wrong.
Counting on the kindness of this family to allow us to take a picture with their dog. Peep the dad posing with the sheers. Noiiiiiiice.
Posted at the Whaley House, the haunted house in Old Town.
Team BadAssMoFos posing with the Tree Ferry.
Team BadAssMoFos giving a thumbs up to the Earth Light Inc. t-shirts. We're hippies at heart.
BadAssMoFos says "romance ain't dead, fool!" ...Chocolate-covered strawberries are full of electrolytes, right?
Tony Gwynn wanted a photo with us. He pulled the "but I'm in the Hall of Fame" card so we couldn't refuse him.
At the finish line. BadAssMoFos finish what they start!!!
Today's lesson comes from Thomas Edison: "Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." ...or when they pull up with cramps...
A special thanks to Nick who gave us answers and research throughout the day. eBoosters do it together, man! Thanks to Garret for his friendship and teamwork. Good work, buddy! And finally, thanks to Deann who allowed Garret to hang out with me for a day. :)
Have a great week everyone!