Thursday, July 18, 2013

2013 Pickerel Lake Triathlon

It was a beautiful day for our 9th annual Pickerel Lake Triathlon. As the defending champion I was ready to post another good time.

My swim was my best ever and my bike time was one of my best ever. 

Unfortunately Paul was too strong for me and passed me at the very end of the run.  I had nothing left to challenge him and he won by almost 40 seconds.

Records set this year:
  • Paul Soper - run time
  • Abbey VanHarn - swim time
  • Abbey VanHarn - overall time for women
  • Mark/Nate VanHarn - overall time for relay

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Basketball Hoop...Finally!

In 2005 when Erin and I started house shopping for our first house I wanted to find a house with a driveway suitable for a basketball hoop  We did buy a house with a flat driveway but I never put up a hoop.

In 2008 we moved to Zeeland and I had the same requirement - buy a house that has a suitable driveway for a basketball hoop.  After nearly 5 years I finally installed a basketball hoop, and it is fantastic.

The instructions called for a 36" deep, 18" diameter concrete base.  800 lbs of concrete.  A LOT of hand mixing but a decent result for my first concrete experience.

The upper concrete frame was make-shift but it worked.
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