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Comanche Warrior Triathlon

CyberCelt | August 25, 2008 in Family Fun,Fish/Hunt,Golf,Hike/Bike/Run,Lakes,RV Parks,RV Travel,Sports,Wildlife Watching | Comments (4)

Comanche Warrior Triathlon

Comanche Trail Park in Big Spring Texas (432-264-2376)
Saturday, September 6, 2008

Packet Pickup: 430 PM to 830 PM on Friday and 530 AM on Race Day
Pre Race Meeting: 715 AM on Race Day

Are You Tough Enough, Rough Enough?

Triathlon: Begins at 8:00 AM

The Swim: 500 Meters in Comanche Trail Lake
The Ride: 30K of rolling terrain
The Run: 5K of level to rolling terrain inside Comanche Trail park

The park in which this is held is family friendly and includes a Kid Zone, golf course, tennis courts, hike and bike trail and a small camping area.

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RV Parks in Area:

Lake Colorado City State Park – We have stayed in this park and it is nice. Bring your fishing pole! The park has campsites with water hook-ups and campsites with water and electrical hook-ups. 50-amp electric service hook-up for RVs available for an additional fee. In addition, the park has 11 Limited Use Cabins (waterfront) with small refrigerator, microwave, sleep 4 people, A/C, heat, ceiling fan, shutters, picnic table on a covered porch, fire ring and grill.

Moss Lake – RV Park/Campground offers full hook-up (includes water, sewer, and electricity) and half hook-up (water and electricity). A dump station is also provided. Overnight camping by permit is allowed throughout the facility.

There are two privately owned RV parks in the area. Here are the reviews.


De La Hoya vs. Mayweather

CyberCelt | June 25, 2008 in Events,Reviews,Sports | Comments (0)

La Hoya vs. Mayweather: The World Awaits at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas was THE boxing super welterweight championship. On May 5, 2007, six-division world champion Oscar De La Hoya and four-division champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. met, with the split decision going Floyd Mayweather Jr. over Oscar De La Hoya in 12 rounds.

It was contested at 154 pounds, with De La Hoya defending his WBC light middleweight championship. Mayweather captured the World Boxing Council (WBC) light middleweight title. Between them, Mayweather and De La Hoya have leveled the playing field at 147 pounds and below.

Now, on September 20, 2008, De La Hoya and Mayweather are going to have another super fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Producers are looking to duplicate the 2007 record of $134.4 million in pay-per-view revenue and $18.4 million in live gate.

De La Hoya has not fought since losing to Mayweather, while Mayweather has been active despite his talk of retirement. Perhaps the proceeds from this next mega-fight will provide his golden parachute for a worry-free retirement.

The De La Hoya vs Mayweather tickets are already on sale. Expect to pay from $891 per ticket for upper row balcony, to $2475 per ticket at the club level, all the way to $15,675 for the first six rows on the floor, If you are interested, I would not delay in purchasing tickets.

I think Mayweather will probably take De La Hoya. In a strange twist, De La Hoya has been training wih Mayweather’s father.


Unofficial Results TWS

CyberCelt | June 17, 2008 in Kayak/canoe/tube,Rivers,Sports | Comments (0)

Unofficial winners of the 2008 Texas Water Safari that started at 9 am on Saturday. You may find more information on the remaining entrants on On3Go.com.

Yes, there are still people on the river at 3:34 am on Tuesday.  It is a demanding race.  I will try to get more updated records posted.  I believe there were some records broken during this race.

Arriving Position Number Name Time In Time Out Comment
1 23 Cochran; Glock; Yonley; Rendon; Mynar; Mynar; Rask Mo 00:34
2 314 Stephens; Russell; Lopez; Cruz; Romero; Cruz; Stephens Mo 02:15
3 8006 Qualls; Wytaske; Ameen; Hoffart; Maika; Prochaska; Stinson Mo 09:02
4 221 Rask; Yonley; Kittle Mo 10:03
5 807 Harras; Daniel; Pye; Dupont; Stafford; Stafford; Daniel Mo 10:59

World’s Toughest Boat Race

CyberCelt | June 10, 2008 in Famous Texans,Kayak/canoe/tube,Rivers,Sports | Comments (2)

Cotton Seed Rapids

Photograph by Lee Deviney, all rights reserved

The most grueling boat race in the world, the Texas Water Safari, will start at 9 am on June 14, 2008 in San Marcos, Texas.

Since 1963, thousands of canoeists have started the 260+ mile race. The course of the Texas Water Safari (TWS) begins in the headwaters of the San Marcos River, flows past the confluence of the San Marcos and Blanco Rivers to the convergence of the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers, and then follows the length of the Guadalupe River to the Gulf coast.

Safari entrants must pack all provisions–food, equipment and items of repair–in their boat or on their person before the start of the race. Nothing may be purchased or delivered to a team during the race except water and/or ice. Teams must arrive at mandated checkpoints by specific times to remain competitive and finish within 100 hours to win the coveted Safari patch.

Please visit the new Texas Water Safari website for more information.

For some of the best “safari horror stories” view Bob Brooks personal website.

Canoeman.com has the history of the Texas Water Safari and some incredible historical photographs of the first Texas Water Safari.



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