Sunday, July 4, 2010

Oh Be Joyful creek

After almost two weeks working every day I got two days off to visit my friend Brent Toepper in beatiful Crested Butte area. Of course it wouldnt be me just to go visit friend. There was an Oh Be Joyful race going on Sunday..

Thats what OBJ is all about. Slides, drops and FUN - Jakub kickin freewheel off 8 footer

After safety kayaking run on Saturday me and my girlfriend Meg jumped in a car and rallied towards Crested Butte. Rolled in around 6PM to catch the highest flow of a day.

PICTURES COURTESY OF MONICA GOKEY AND MEG SMITH - THANKS!

My girl Meg on the entry waterfall

Oh Be Joyful creek is one of those rivers you have to deserve. From the camp site you gotta hike up for almost two miles. Run itself is like 1 mile long. If you want to lap two or more runs get ready for solid work out hiking your boat up and then kayaking it down. But as always, its totally worth it and thats what we live for!

Good fun out there!

On Sunday after 4PM Oh Be Joyful race has started off. Brent Toepper and his local crew did amazing job organizing this event. Prize money for winner and SWEET protection helmet for second place got lot of people solidly fired up.

Racing over 25 footer waterfall

In my race run I felt pretty fast and smooth all the way down, except the first drop. Then all the class 4 section and coming down over slides and waterfall. Below them I was fired up and kept going hard over final slide serie.. After finish line I thought I have a good chance to be top 3. Hiked back up to the put in and went for another lap with my girlfriend to get some footage and pictures then...

Evening sun makes pictures damn good looking

Ride to live, live to ride!

Happy days
Jakub

3 comments:

王名仁 said...

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芸茂芸茂 said...

人生的「三部曲」應該是無愧的昨天,充實的今天,與充滿希望的明天。..................................................

JasonBirk佳琪 said...

人生的苦惱,不在擁有太少,而在奢望太多。..................................................