Competitors place skiis at the top of the run, then line up 100 yards below to wait for the starting gun.
The race begins with an uphill 100 yard dash in ski boots.Before he could catch his breath the gun went off. Hauling back up the hill, he clipped in and pushed off skiing. "I knew right away there was trouble when my right ski came off. So I chipped away at the bottom of my boot as about 15 guys passed me. Then I started mozying. I guess I was going about 40 mph and 'zing, zing' made my way into 4th place a little from the bottom. Then the number 3 guy caught an edge and just yardsaled everywhere." Making a wide cut around the wipeout he finished behind the number two man for 3rd place. Isaac was so absorbed with the snowballing wipeout that he forgot to video Brett's big finish. (cue imagination.)
Joslyn runs through mud and ice to the transition station for road biking.
20 mile biking leg from Bachelor to Bend.
Isaac smiles with relief that his work here is finished. But he could not get out of those biking pants fast enough. #bikingshortsfeellikediapers
Jonell starts the 5 mile river run.
Sea of kayaks ready for the water leg of the race. Finding your boat is like finding a needle in a haystack.
I am the needle.
Brett and Lynley put in for the 1 mile paddle on the Deschutes River.
Ethan, for the win.
Alex zooms in 2 seconds later.
800 meter dashers catching their breath at the finish.
Happy finishers - official time, 2 hours 47 minutes and 10 seconds.It's a sweet moment standing at the finish line seeing those smiles. In under 3 hours this Saturday family project was complete. A whole lot of work for the gang, but what a way to spend a day! Thanks for sharing it with us.