Known as the World Indoor Rowing Championships, the event drew a record crowd at Boston University’s Agganis Arena. Over 2,000 athletes from across the globe vied for the famed hammer trophy. The C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints originated in 1982 when a group of Boston rowers, some on the US National and Olympic Rowing teams training out of Harvard University’s Newell Boathouse, named themselves the “Charles River All-Star Has-Beens” and organized the first indoor meet of its kind. Today, the C.R.A.S.H.-B.
I was back in Boston after Head of the Charles. This time the Charles was unrowable. The frozen memories reflected back as we drove past.
Once again, the Driscoll/Houlihan family hosted us. And Margaret and Tim came out to visit with Carlos and myself. The table was full of conversation as I remember from St. Catherines at the Ridley Gate Manor.
JL Racing shipped out my race uni, and hopefully soon we will be designing more Ursula gear. I’m thinking a crazy mix of african patterns, and then the stars and purple continues to identify me.
Valentines day dawned and my date with a C2 ergometer was waiting. At the start of the race, a multi-national line pulled hard, as I heard greek, french, and german around me. The end result was not quite what I wanted. However quite an experience to learn from.
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