Archive for May, 2008

Walkin in the rain!


This past weekend it poured all day, every day. Normally this means your trapped inside sitting by the window awaiting the lightest ray of sunshine to signify a turn around in weather.

However, this weekend we never let the weather keeps us confined. We were out an about meeting friends for breakfast/dinner and just getting stuff done. APE even went on a 5km fund raising walk along the river!

Who says you need Mr Sun all of the time?

May Long


For may long 2008 we were invited to attend a group camp adventure in Sicamous BC. Since we camping is our second favorite summer activity (aside from Nitro) we signed up for the fun.

When we arrived there were only a few people at the camp ground. The sites are very large and the nice with forested area all around as well, the location sports a indoor pool and a hot tub (however this was out of order).

Soon after we setup everyone else pulled in and soon we had a group of 11 campers. As you would expect the night ran into the late morning and the fire burned and burned. Not to mention that some of the campers woke up with a headache.

following day the 11 of us went go carting. So, for 15 minutes we were whipping around a track at fast as the lawn mower engines would fly. It was super fun and gave you a little taste of Nascar with all the bumping, passing and everything that was going on. Later on we headed to the beach for some sun and games.

During the weekend we also did a nice hike into the red woods, but unfortunately could not make it to the river as some of the trail was washed out. We also went to “The Burner” for lunch. This was an cool pub style restaurant that was built on the INSIDE of a old log chimney.

On our way home, we had to wait for a little over an hour as the road was closed due to a mud slide that they had been cleaning up all weekend.

2008 Opening Race Weekend at RCGears!


This weekend team Everlee was out at the races again! This time, it was our first appearance at RCGears, where it was opening weekend, and a new track layout for the 2008 season.

The was a large turnout of all different classes of Nitro drivers for the event. This time both the drivers of Everlee competed in the Monster Truck class. At the event they race four qualifying rounds to determine your Main event and starting position. We did quite well in qualifiers with myself placing 1st in one round and Chris placing 5th in his fastest qualifiying round.

When it came to starting the 20 min A-Main event I was in the 5th starting position and Chris in 7th. As always the starting was mayhem, however I came out a head.. And in the lead my a LONG shot! I continued to lead the event threw 12 minutes, when my truck’s fail safe engaged… It engaged because I did not re-charge the pack so I had to drop out of the race.. Which hurt since I was in first.

While I was taking my Truck off the track, Chris came walking up as well. Unfortunately he blew a shock cap that caused his race day to end.

All in all, we had a great day and proved that we could drive with the best of them!