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Re: MR340 Race Updates (Read 39602 times)
Reply #20 - 07/16/08 at 17:01:52

KC Race Fan   Offline
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Big Muddy - I was able to capture a few shots of one racer around 5:41 pm and emailed them to you.

Barbara - thanks for the great updates!  Keep up the good work, you must be getting tired too!
 
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Reply #21 - 07/16/08 at 17:18:25

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Barbara, We were just down there at Washington and all appeared well. What happened? We're supposed to work Friday at the check point. Weldon springs has no facilities either...just a ramp. I just can't imagine what happened??? Could you advise?
Thanks
Shelly
http:/www.thebigmuddy.net
 
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Reply #22 - 07/16/08 at 19:45:58

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Team Texas arrived at finish line at 8:19p.m.  All are in good spirits, feeling great, walking around and laughing.  Some are eating real food and visiting with local supporters.  Now to show our support to the other approximately 140 boats still paddling the Great Missouri River.
 
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Reply #23 - 07/16/08 at 20:10:53

sarahstar   Offline
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heard from don wilkison men's solo. at boonville around 430. anyone know when the online updates will be back up? let me know if anyone hears any more updates! (thats my daddy!)

 
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Reply #24 - 07/16/08 at 20:20:27

Barbara   Offline
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7/16/08  9:19

You just need to click on my attachment here in the forum.  I've been as up-to-the-minute as we can get.  I always delete the old one when I post a new one so no need to figure anything out.  If you have any questions, just let me know.

Barbara
 
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Reply #25 - 07/16/08 at 20:34:22

sarahstar   Offline
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woops of course you post that right as i'm asking! thanks for the info. i actually found the blog mentioned in the top of the forum to be helpful at least with funny quips and an insider's view of the race.
thanks for the help.
 
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Reply #26 - 07/17/08 at 06:55:38

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Thank you Barbara for the updates.  My "family" is Team Belize.  Unfortunately I had to work and couldn't be there - your efforts in getting info was sooooo helpful to me. 

Does anyone have status on Carter Johnson and Erin Magee?

Congratulations Team Texas!

Megan Yeager07/17/08 at 06:54:35
 
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Reply #27 - 07/17/08 at 07:00:14

Barbara   Offline
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Meaghan,

Go to forum and under the MR340 you will see "latest updates".  Click on the attachments and you will see the most updated times called in by the checkpoints. 

Great job by Bugge and Cabb for getting their 6-man boat to the finish with only two men.  What a committment!  Erin was through Hermann at 5:48 this morning.

Barbara
 
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Reply #28 - 07/17/08 at 08:18:08

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Thanks again, Barbara for all your tracking and support for the spectators.
You may have seen it already, but here's a nice news feature.  Video is in the right sidebar.  I was not able to download the video but it should cut and paste into a browser.

http://www.myfoxstl.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7000843&version=1&loca...
 
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Reply #29 - 07/17/08 at 09:14:25

Christine   Offline
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It's a good thing our team members photograph so well!  It was great to see a video of my brother (West) and his team finishing and looking so good!  Thanks for sharing the video link with us all.

I hope next year I can follow the race on the shores instead of over the internet, although Barbara (and the other race officials on the banks) has made it very easy to follow both day and night, all while feeding and putting my 5 week old baby to sleep!

I'm so proud of our team!
 

Christine
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Reply #30 - 07/17/08 at 11:29:18

Travis OHara   Offline
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Hi,
I'm a men's solo wife and I just wanted to say I really appreciate the updates! If anyone sees Travis O'Hara on the river please give him a pat on the back.  His family is rooting for him!
Smiley Amber O.
 
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Reply #31 - 07/17/08 at 11:30:46

sarahstar   Offline
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i received word that don wilkison was out of jeff city at 7:00am - but not showing up on the race sheets. Is it possible they just havent all reported in yet?
 
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Reply #32 - 07/17/08 at 11:34:39

sarahstar   Offline
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i'm with all of you - the updates have been awesome. i'm a men's solo daughter and the peace of mind of the updates is great! plus its very cool to see how great everyone is doing. This year seems so relaxed and really great.
Congrats to the mens solo winner too! WOW.
 
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Reply #33 - 07/17/08 at 11:40:29

Travis OHara   Offline
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Sarahstar -- I agree.  I'm amazed at what these men and women are doing! I just took the kids to the pool for an hour and it's sooo hot!
 
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Reply #34 - 07/17/08 at 12:04:47

sarahstar   Offline
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I know! I only wish I could be there when they all come in at st charles. it must be awesome to see them finish such an amazing feat! perhaps next year. i have to say, as the 3rd year of being a complete nervous nellie during the race, its a little easier this year now that i can just post here.
 
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Reply #35 - 07/17/08 at 13:48:07

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Barbara, I wanted to let you know your spreadsheets have been really great. I've been following them closely so that I know when to expect the bulk of the paddlers go by the first cam at 76.5.

I think when we saw Team Texas smokin up the trail it sent us into a big "anticipation mode", but unfortunately, not all are as fast as the tandem crew. Several have already crossed the finished line, but it looks like the bulk of folks are headed to Hermann now. From Hermann to my first cam is 21.5 miles. Team Texas did that stretch to my cam in about 2 hrs, so a slower might be 3 hrs?? 3.5 I'm guessing?? I'm hoping we see some before nightfall. There's that anticipation! Smiley

We just set up another cam in Washington. I know the checkpoint is not there anymore, but it seems that some paddlers are stopping there, just to refresh and get supplies (I guess) from their support teams. Some are going on by.

For those who don't know about the cams, which has been fun for some, go to http://thebigmuddy.net you will see a yellow dot at Washington and a yellow dot between New Haven and Washington. Click those for the cams. If you have been looking at Dundee cam and want to check out the Washington cam. Go to The Big Muddy home page link above and click REFRESH. You should see the new dot pop up at Washington.

Have fun everyone, I'm going to keep watching too!

I'll be looking for your next report Barb, you're doing a superb job.
Shelly
 
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Reply #36 - 07/17/08 at 13:49:10

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Since this is the only active forum... I'm thinking of driving down for the awards Fri, does anyone need a vehicle transported or does anyone want to carpool?  I just have to make a stop near jeff city on the way and I should be coming back sat, not sure of the time.

Contact me on here before 10 A.M. Fri or email NWBeerKat@yahoo.com

Thanks,
   Michael J Mans.
 

-Mike # 1023
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Reply #37 - 07/17/08 at 23:21:27

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Outstanding job Barbara and volunteers Smiley

Lee Deviney (lide from St. Charles)
 
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Reply #38 - 07/18/08 at 10:26:44

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Barbara,
Nice job you have done. I have been keeping up with the race.
I was at St Charles yesterday when only 6-8 boats came in, and I was there this morning. I was told by Russ that almost half the boats came in....wow!
I have been talking with Shelly with bigmuddy.net sending her pics of crafts passing Dundee Cam.

I want to race next year for sure. I plan to be at the dinner tonight....just to watch.
Hey, if JoJo's there I want to look at her again...yum.

I would like to meet you just to say nice job!

Todd
 
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Reply #39 - 07/18/08 at 13:52:46

sarahstar   Offline
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dont know if any of you had time to check out the website/blog mentioned at the beginning of this post - but i found it to be cool. a good insight into the race and what it feels like to be on the river like all these people are!

loved the post about the smilies. good stuff.  Grin

http://www.theministerofinformation.blogspot.com
 
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