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The Disney Marathon that Wasn't

April/May 2005

Get over it; you're going to have to look at Team Rainbo vacation pictures before you get to the skating shots and that's all there is to it.

The location of this event makes it the only race I know of that can be called on account of lightning. What with Orlando's sky's penchant for striking people dead the organizers thought better of sending us out in the storms. Of course being Florida, it all blew over in an hour, but by then we had time for only one 13 mile loop. Even at that nobody was sure whether we'd be pulled off the course mid skate or not. We weren't, so there was some good skating to be had. Anyway you look at it we great fun, and I recommend next year's Disney Inline Marathon to racers and rec. skaters alike.



Rainbo skaters on the Streets of New York.
Rainbo skaters on the Streets of New York.
Ryan and Murphy with a plastic soldier. Read his lips, make love not war.
Ryan and Murphy with a plastic soldier. Read his lips, make love not war.
The ultimate BnB Bobarazzi n' Buzz
The ultimate BnB Bobarazzi n' Buzz
George with a Woody
George with a Woody
Faster Murph, he's gaining on you.
Faster Murph, he's gaining on you.
Incredible
Incredible
Oh that's an evil hangover
Oh that's an evil hangover
George lookin' at the big, eh, guitar.
George lookin' at the big, eh, guitar.
Greg and Jan chatting it up late Thursday night.
Greg and Jan chatting it up late Thursday night.
Iris and Jan, he's everywhere.
Iris and Jan, he's everywhere.
Guy and Julie Glass. Just good to see you up and around Guy.
Guy and Julie Glass. Just good to see you up and around Guy.
MA and LK admiring some hunk.
MA and LK admiring some hunk.
Chris showing Julie what she has to do to make it really hurt.
Chris showing Julie what she has to do to make it really hurt.
Was that beans or broccoli you had for dinner last night Guy?
Was that beans or broccoli you had for dinner last night Guy?
Now Glenn, it can't be that bad back there!!
Now Glenn, it can't be that bad back there!!
Look close, far on your right, there's Griff ready to race.
Look close, far on your right, there's Griff ready to race.
Griff, our youngest racer.
Griff, our youngest racer.
Proving once again that he's the Jackie Chan of Team Rainbo, George is eaten by a doughnut.
Proving once again that he's the Jackie Chan of Team Rainbo, George is eaten by a doughnut.
Jan threatening young children.
Jan threatening young children.
Herman showing off that German beefcake
Herman showing off that German beefcake
Guy proving that the Italians will not be left behind in the beefcake arena
Guy proving that the Italians will not be left behind in the beefcake arena
Calling all pasty Irishmen
Calling all pasty Irishmen
Maryann chilling
Maryann chilling
as are new Chris, Julie and Dave
as are new Chris, Julie and Dave
Cash bar at a skater banquet
Cash bar at a skater banquet
Murphy pulling one over on Cale; boy would this gag get old.
Murphy pulling one over on Cale; boy would this gag get old.
Skaters pre-steak dinner
Skaters pre-steak dinner
Chris is all smiles
Chris is all smiles
Cale decides to screw the sponsor, paying the bill with money from our hyper order.
Cale decides to screw the sponsor, paying the bill with money from our hyper order.
First one to park is the first one to finsh. Right? Then why did I get us to the race site at 4 am when we could have been sleeping?
First one to park is the first one to finsh. Right? Then why did I get us to the race site at 4 am when we could have been sleeping?
Those of us who face the elements, and one guy who's yella.
Those of us who face the elements, and one guy who's yella.
Julie's all smiles.
Julie's all smiles.
Oh that better.
Oh that better.
Racers ready to... race, tour, what?
Racers ready to... race, tour, what?
Dan and Greg for once on the side lines.
Dan and Greg for once on the side lines.
And we're off, though a wet beginning.
And we're off, though a wet beginning.
Julie thinks nothing of it as we close in on MGM Studios.
Julie thinks nothing of it as we close in on MGM Studios.
Things improved quickly as Jeff and Julie draft though the much drier Epcot sidewalk.
Things improved quickly as Jeff and Julie draft though the much drier Epcot sidewalk.
Eddy awards the ribbons to Julie...
Eddy awards the ribbons to Julie...
and Herman
and Herman
Brian and Jeff await New Chris.
Brian and Jeff await New Chris.
Florida buddy Allen and Herman
Florida buddy Allen and Herman
Ah, New Chris is in and meets Eddy in the best possible way; as a finisher.
Ah, New Chris is in and meets Eddy in the best possible way; as a finisher.
Post
Post "tour" snacks and sneers.
Uh, Murph, that dollar bill gag is getting really old.
Uh, Murph, that dollar bill gag is getting really old.
The long suffering father
The long suffering father
Cale is all smiles
Cale is all smiles
As is Dan
As is Dan
(Supply your own caption here)
(Supply your own caption here)
New Years Eve on Pleasure Island
New Years Eve on Pleasure Island
And the winner gets...
And the winner gets...
to give away his beads...
to give away his beads...
and look funny playing Hula-hoop
and look funny playing Hula-hoop
but no funnier than I look.
but no funnier than I look.
Neither of us is having as much fun as Lois.
Neither of us is having as much fun as Lois.
Julie in the land of the mullet
Julie in the land of the mullet
Bull's eye, floppy hat spotted.
Bull's eye, floppy hat spotted.
Kevin makes his play...
Kevin makes his play...
but
but "dad" steps in and ruins the moment, but Kevin doesn't mind. Right Kev? Kev?


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