Monday, July 10, 2006

Well rowed, rowers

Congratulations are in order to the Becerra Bombers, whose furious rowing won them the top spot in the elected officials' category on Echo Park Lake this weekend. The crown passes to Washington, D.C. We'll get it back next year! Winning the day overall was the Department of Transporation's Valley Gators, led by CD13 hero Brian Gallagher.

My hat is also off to the team fielded (laked?) by Not bad for a nascent medium.

I also commend my council-neighbor Ed Reyes, whose team pulled to within one second's difference of CD13's own crew.

Lastly, hats off to the CD13 Pirates, who rowed bravely and fiercely in my absence. Three-hundred sixty-three practice days left until next year, friends.

And for everyone: keep in mind the three key principles of championship rowing:
  • Take personal responsibility for the direction of the boat
  • Always follow the oar in front of you
  • Listen to your captain's voice