Here are some photos of the last Ski-O of the season.
(thanks to Tony Pinkham for the pictures. I had to cut them down to size for the web; the originals are awesome)
|That's me in the left two photos starting out
on the Orange course. I was trying to get to the airstrip trail on my way
to the first control but I accidentally started out on a small loop so
I had to stop and come back. The lower picture is me after I've pointed
myself in the right direction. I came in second on the Orange course but
it was just for fun since it was my second course for the day.
Below are the winners of the Ski-O 2003 refrigerator magnets. From left
Notice how I hold my skis so that my sponsor's name is clearly visible as the din of thousands of shutters records the moment for posterity. Well, OK: Tony was the only one with a camera and I have no sponsors unless you count Mary.
Here are all my O results so far:
|Royal Gorge||Ski - O||Feb 3, 2002||DNF||started late, got through half the course and knew I couldn't finish before 2pm (course closure time) so I came back even though I was only half way through the course.|
|Wilder Ranch||Running - O||Aug 25, 2002||DNF||parallel error on the 4th control; I spent nearly an hour looking for it; Lots of poison oak; I Finally gave up on #4 and ran the rest of the course just for the practice.|
|Calero||Running - O||Nov 17, 2002||3:08:14||no excuse necessary. I had help. My sister Kathy made sure I finished this one.|
|Burton Creek||Ski - O||Jan 11, 2003||1:53:30||slow but steady, I finally finished a course on my own. whoopee! (4th)|
|Royal Gorge||Ski - O||Feb 2, 2003||MP||"missed punch". Wow. I skied 30 minutes faster than anyone on the course. But, apparently, I failed to punch the last control. I don't know how. Aliens must have erased the data...|
|Bear Valley||Ski - O||March 2, 2003||1:19:26
BAOC Ski-O green champion.
yes, yes, yes. yes!!!!!
|This was my last chance to ski-O this season. We drove up more than 24 hours in advance and spent a day exploring the trail system - it helped!|
here's the Ski-O championship web page on BAOC.org
yeah! Bob finally wins something!
Of course, this means I really need to move up to the Blue level course next year...
Those guys are very fast!