We were joined by some buddies from
Chris Gabrielli leading the random facial expressions campaign (click on the photo for a bigger version)
Not to be left out Jeff doing his best 'ooh rapid' facial
Mean while I was hiding from the paparazzi "hee hee can't shoot my face"
With race day eve upon us we quickly got down to the business of drinking malt liquor (carbo loading for those in the know). Ok so only I was drinking malt liquor as Chris Korbulic left his bottle conveniently in the car… I guess we can’t all drink like Kiwis eh Chris. Well that’s the performance de-hancing drugs dispensed (and an uncomfortable nights sleep in the car) time to race.
Half naked boddies everywhere... it must be a good day ;-)
The guys getting their tan on
Not everyone was a fan of the sun however... Jacs hiding from the sun, or maybe she is hiding how red her skin was from the camera?!?
Then there were some who just didn't like the camera. Too bad Nick the paparazzi is everywhere
And there were even a few who just plan didn't know what was going on... "Who are you? What are you doing... You're not even my real mother!!"
The weather on race day was nothing short of stellar and we quickly found more people we knew including a bunch more form
Rafters at Champagne styling the line
Casey enjoying the action at champagne
A pretty sweet day all in all (even if I did swim for the first time in quite a while) and the after party was no let down either. In fact that statement doesn’t really do the party justice… it was up there with the best kayaking shindigs I have ever been to. So how to make a great weekend even better – paddle the Little White at 3’5’’, so that’s what we did. All that was missing was the petrol station pie on our way to the river ;-)
Dusty wasn't in the race but that didn't stop him getting some air time
And I think he's pretty happy about it