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  1. #1
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    divegirl is a badass

    My wife and maggette divegirl is currently competing on her SUP in the Seventy48 race https://seventy48.com/
    If you don't know what that is it is human powered craft racing 70 miles from Tacoma, WA to Port Townsend, WA in 48 hours or less.

    They started at 7pm last night and most have paddled through the night without stopping. Divegirl is Team Flow State and is currently approaching the 50 mile mark. 50 mile on a SUP paddling through the night without stopping and unsupported and 20 more to go. Her goal is to finish by 4 pm today before the wind is supposed to shift to a strong headwind this afternoon.

    Wish her luck and you can follow the race at https://seventy48-2022.maprogress.com/#

    BTW, also badass is team USDB which is a group of kids from the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind who built their own tandem canoe out of plywood and are paddling it in the race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz1UIBdwWSc

    All people more badass than me.
    "Great barbecue makes you want to slap your granny up the side of her head." - Southern Saying

  2. #2
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    FKNA!

    fantastic
    Go buy a massage gun if you don't have one

  3. #3
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    dam.... impressive. that is bad ass

    best of luck to her and team.

  4. #4
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    Your wife is indeed a Badass as well as that team from UT. Best O luck.
    I have been in this State for 30 years and I am willing to admit that I am part of the problem.

    "Happiest years of my life were earning < $8.00 and hour, collecting unemployment every spring and fall, no car, no debt and no responsibilities. 1984-1990 Park City UT"

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    That’s so rad, go divegirl!

  6. #6
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    That is indeed badass

  7. #7
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    Fuck yeah! I was watching the race last night. On our way out to see the finish. And the ak start on Monday.

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    That's cool. Good luck to divegirl!

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    Go divegirl!

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    Wow, very impressive! Glad the weather is good for them today.

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    Kickass

  12. #12
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    Any finish news yet and update on the completion of her 20 miles... Sounds like such a great accomplishment...

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    Amazing! No way I could have ever done something that demanding..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    MAD PROPS! Color me impressed
    “How does it feel to be the greatest guitarist in the world? I don’t know, go ask Rory Gallagher”. — Jimi Hendrix

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    daaaaamn nice work.
    Those shoulders will probably need some rubbing
    skid luxury

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    Stopped by the finish line to check this morning, looks like she got to the finish just after midnight. The wind was ripping in the evening and in exactly the wrong direction.

    Saw a rowing pair come in last night at 10pm.

    And a pic of another sup racer today around noon on the final 1000 feet or so. Click image for larger version. 

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    That is an inspiring accomplishment. Congratulations

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    Congratulations Divegirl!

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    Wild. I'd definitely die out there.
    "All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."

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    Wow! That's amazing. Really impressive stuff.

    There's a good Dirtbag Diaries episode about a bunch of high school kids in Colorado who built their own boat to race in this race a few years ago:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...=1000489662793

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Reverend Floater View Post
    Wild. I'd definitely die out there.
    Raises hand.

    Mad props to Divegirl et al!
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Flow State, divegirl; 3 way tie for 60th place overall, finished at 1;12 am. Pretty impressive.

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    I was with a guy yesterday who had an Ironman tatoo. Someone else pointed it out and he opened up about it. I was clueless. He told me what it was and I was aghast. Then he told me what had become of it, like people doing 50 iron mans in 50 states in 50 days. I seriously asked him if he though mental illness was a legitimate explanation for the shit that these people are permanently doing to their bodies, despite in the name of fitness.

    He quickly agreed.

    Same as this shit. There is a very deep mental illness component that should not be rewarded or encouraged, and I've read Divegirl's declining postz for it feels like almost 2 decades.

    It's fucked up. And I will call it out as such. It's a mental illness that drives this OCD shit. Sure, if you want to do it, 'merica, but you are a fucking idiot, and I'm very far from a lazy person. Type 3 fun yourself and see what that really does to you from an objective perspective.

    Disgusting. Fuck that shit.
    Is it radix panax notoginseng? - splat

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    Jesus dude.
    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Well, I'm not allowed to delete this post, but, I can say, go fuck yourselves, everybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conundrum View Post
    Jesus dude.
    I don't believe in Jebus.
    Is it radix panax notoginseng? - splat

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