Team Rainbo does Duluth

NorthShore Inline Marathon, September 2004
Great wind conditions made this year's race very fast. Even with one of my more spectacular crashes factored in, I had my second fastest marathon time; ah but if only I hadn't... Oh well we've all heard that story before. I would like to point out that with most of my post race time taken up in the company of the lovely medics of the Minnesota Air National Guard this page is very short on post race jubilation. So it will look like all we do on these trips is eat, and while that isn't far from the truth, the main reason so many Rainbo members do Duluth is the quality of the event and the participants.
Thanks to Jan Kopis and Bill Bederman for additional shots used on this page.


Map reading by the elderly, yet still hip, bobarazzi
Map reading by the elderly, yet still hip, bobarazzi
Brian and Tom, stopping outside of Eau Clare for the Carbo-load.
Brian and Tom, stopping outside of Eau Clare for the Carbo-load.
Team Anal-Retentive does not disappoint; they make an unannounced appearance minutes after us.
Team Anal-Retentive does not disappoint; they make an unannounced appearance minutes after us.
Read the sign; half way to nowhere.
Read the sign; half way to nowhere.
Sadie and the bobarazzi, fellow New Trier folk at the race expo
Sadie and the bobarazzi, fellow New Trier folk at the race expo
Maryann Guy and John
Maryann Guy and John
The grand unveiling of the Subzero product line.
The grand unveiling of the Subzero product line.
Greg talking up the local talent
Greg talking up the local talent
Bob and bob out for a windy leg warm-up
Bob and bob out for a windy leg warm-up
Protein fill-up time at the Timber lodge.
Protein fill-up time at the Timber lodge.
Hide the rabbit; Lorna is not taking kindly to the camera today. Filling up the frame, Eric and Renee.
Hide the rabbit; Lorna is not taking kindly to the camera today. Filling up the frame, Eric and Renee.
Jan, never did give me the picture he took, that would be the lovely Lois next to him.
Jan, never did give me the picture he took, that would be the lovely Lois next to him.
Peter, Liz and Maryann thinking cow, big slabs of cow.
Peter, Liz and Maryann thinking cow, big slabs of cow.
Murphy and Tom's nose
Murphy and Tom's nose
Julie and husband John and little one, help my here, I've forgotten her name
Julie and husband John and little one, help my here, I've forgotten her name
After dinner lodging with Brian and ...
After dinner lodging with Brian and ...
Greg with brandy and a cigar.
Greg with brandy and a cigar.
Race day, back in the pack. I think this guy beat me one year. Way to go dude.
Race day, back in the pack. I think this guy beat me one year. Way to go dude.
Lot's of support from the side lines.
Lot's of support from the side lines.
Pace lines in the Rec division. It seems like everyone is learning how to skate this one.
Pace lines in the Rec division. It seems like everyone is learning how to skate this one.
Bill after crossing the finish line.
Bill after crossing the finish line.
Jim coming in after a great race.
Jim coming in after a great race.
Cale, Herb, (look close) Julie, Petey, Tom and Murph enjoying the moment
Cale, Herb, (look close) Julie, Petey, Tom and Murph enjoying the moment
Gear pick-up line. I'm in the medical tent right about now.
Gear pick-up line. I'm in the medical tent right about now.
The short and the long of matters post race; Carolyn and Herb.
The short and the long of matters post race; Carolyn and Herb.
The walking, yet smiling wounded, yours truly and Eric
The walking, yet smiling wounded, yours truly and Eric
Post-race lunch, uh and drinks.
Post-race lunch, uh and drinks.
Cale, letting me know that I wont be able to use my hand for a year.
Cale, letting me know that I wont be able to use my hand for a year.
They do look like a happy couple don't they? And there is Herman way at the far end of the table. He had such a fast time he wore his legs down to nubs.
They do look like a happy couple don't they? And there is Herman way at the far end of the table. He had such a fast time he wore his legs down to nubs.
What more can I say?
What more can I say?
Not the end of the trip but a good parting shot. See you next year Duluth.
Not the end of the trip but a good parting shot. See you next year Duluth.



Copyright 2004 Bob "bobarrazi" Ryan