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9/15/13: CFSBK Fighting Tacos 1, WeWork FC 3

Here's the recap for the first game of CFSBK's Soccer team, "The Fighting Tacos"

In their first action of the season, CFSBK weathered an initial "de-rusting" period as people reacquainted themselves with the beautiful game, leading to a two goal deficit at the half. Coming out strong in the second half, the Tacos showed much improved cohesiveness and discipline. Strong midfield play from Gina and MeLo kept the Tacos on the attack, with close scoring chances by DH3 and multi-position phenom Joel. The Tacos lone goal came on a long run and left footed finish by Noah from the defensive backfield after a quick feed from goaltender Luke. As the Tacos pressed the attack in the waning moments a late breakaway goal by WeWork cemented their victory. The Tacos will fight again on Sunday, September 22nd at 3PM when they take on Tumblr.

Game Ball Goes To: Goalkeeper Luke Abbott, who weathered a rocky team defense in the first half and kept the Tacos in the fight with a number of tough saves. The young ringer then proceeded to make some needed strategic tweaks during halftime while his older brother laid on his back gasping for air.

What's the longest or best road trip you've ever gone on?
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Re: roadtrips

In 1998, my girlfriend and I drove from Tampa to Seattle and back via New Orleans, Austin, Santa Fe, Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Tetons National Park, Idaho, Eugene, OR, Seattle, Glacier National Park, then on to Minneapolis to visit a friend and then back to Florida. 8000 miles in 24 days.

Last year, Noor and I drove from Cincinnati to New Mexico, Utah (Capitol Reef, Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Arches National Parks), North Arizona, Monument Valley, Colorado (Rocky Mountain National Park, Canyon of the Black Gunnison National Park), Grand Tetons National Park, the Badlands National Park in South Dakota, then visited Margie in Wisconsin and then back to Cincinnati. Something like 7000 miles in 3 weeks.

The American West is God's country; every human being on this planet should experience it at least once. I'm a lucky man to have been there twice. I wish I could live out there.

Not as long but quite fun still were the many times that I drove up to Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City) with my roommate in graduate school. And then there was the time I drove to Knoxville Tennessee and almost got busted by a state trooper - long story, which I won't repeat here.

September 17, 2013 | Registered CommenterSamir Chopra

Sorry I spaced out this morning and forgot to put away the 45 plate I was using

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLuca

The Glassburg CT SWAT team sounds pretty wussy about burpees. Especially since they're getting paid to do burpees instead of, you know, the other way around.

I miss road trips. *sigh* My favorites were in college driving from Santa Clara, CA up to my friend's parent's house in southern Oregon (6 hrs) it was partially scenic and part, not but I really just enjoy the road trip for the road trip. You know eating chili cheese fritos and making people listen to comedy CDs or podcasts that I like, I'm a pusher. One time my friends who sorta kinda didn't watch LOST made me tell them the third season of LOST as a story. That went over well.

6:30p class last night with Arturo & Noah. Kick-ups are coming along alright my ability to do it just devolves very quickly. The piked HSPUs were a fun challenge I should prob start doing those in my spare time where ever I can pike myself.

And now I'll resume daydreaming about getting in a car I don't have and driving off to somewhere.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterginacatto

I grew up in Montana and Oregon and a couple other western states, and my family drove everywhere. Montana's laws made it such that I got my permit when I was 14.5 and my license at 15 (probably not a great idea? I think I crashed into four inanimate objects, which I preferred to call "obstacles," before I turned 18). I also got my license shortly after they had finally instituted speed limits and they were rarely enforced. My friends and I regularly cut class and took four or six-hour car rides to see football games and those trips were never considered "long." When I visited colleges with my dad on the east coast, we drove the whole way. That was long.

I've taken too many road trips during and since college to count, most of them cross-country, since I moved from Boston to Utah and then from Utah here, with lots of diversions. One of my favorite memories is driving through an empty Kansas plain late one night, my friend asleep, all the windows down, while an intense electrical storm lit up an isolated section of an otherwise dark sky. A thick black cloud filled with intermittent bursts of lightning, and there were stars everywhere around it. One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

Gina, I tended toward Funyuns, but Fritos are cool too.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate R

6am with Jess and McDowell. Wednesday's WOD Rx in 9:32. Unbroken on the barbell movement which was nice. Didn't think I'd manage that. Really liked the cool down stretching afterwards.

I've never taken a long road trip in adulthood. Longest in childhood was a trip from the California bay area up to Banff, Canada. Not sure how old I was, but I had my first exposure to all you can eat buffets on that trip and remember thinking how awesome that was. Best road trip was driving down the California coast from Berkeley to Santa Barbara in college and then drunkenly stumbling around Isla Vista.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

I made it into Noah's 8:30 class last night for inversion practice. Frank and I partnered on the free handstands, and he got some really nicely aligned handstands. I find kicking into a handstand classy gymnast-style to be hard--I need to stop training with janky kickups from the ground. I did piked HSPUs for the strength WOD.

Chipper: 6:40. I probably could have finished a little faster if I hadn't gone quite as hard on the row, but going all out on rows is really fun. I almost crashed my first few box jumps.

Pre WOD: A bit of blue-band back lever practice. Didn't feel adequately recovered from back lever practice on Sunday, but doing them palms-down seems to have helped with my elbow soreness.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlan O'D

I drove from NJ to Tampa with some friends two summers in a row to visit a mutual friend down there. The drive was not particularly scenic and I don't recommend visiting Tampa, even once.

After high school I filled in as bass player for a semi-successful ska band. We took a month or so tour and drove down south, then across texas to CA, up the west coast then back across the middle of the country. It was amazing!!! Easy to meet people when you're playing shows. I also remember that I was reading the Fountain Head at the time and I was kind of overdoing it and being an asshole.

September 17, 2013 | Registered CommenterDavid Osorio

Monday's WOD in 6:01 Rx.* My body does not enjoy rowing.

Longest road trip was probably LA to Phoenix for a UCLA game. There is a billboard on the way there noting/warning the next McDonald's is 90 miles away. This taught me there is not a lot happening between LA and Phoenix. This also taught me 90 miles without access to a McDonald's will make me REALLY want McDonald's.

* Fox called me out, rightfully, for stepping up on a number of the burpee box jumps. I hang my head in shame.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSpencer H

"I also remember that I was reading the Fountain Head at the time and I was kind of overdoing it and being an asshole."

That's priceless. Can't really imagine a mean, selfish 19 year old David obsessed with the infinite power and beauty of his own will.

After college I bought my first motorcycle, a 79' Kawisaki 650 and meandered from NYC to Houston, TX back up to Madison, WI. Incredible, if a bit lonely. Trying to convince my brother to do a bike trip through the Alps in the spring, to little avail. Seeing the country on a motorcycle is unlike anything else, it doesn't get much more present than that.

I also used to drive from WI to NY a few times a year. Traversing OH and PA East to West or vice versa is the worst.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNoah

8am with McDowell and Jess

Wednesday's workout: 9:10 with #235 on the bar

My right hamstring is kind of tweaked after PRing my mile on Sunday, and this workout didn't really help too much with that.

My best road trip ever was a two-week drive around rural Maharashtra, India, with a friend of a friend who had grown up in a village there, but run away at 9 to become a homeless street kid in Mumbai. Later he did well for himself, and was going back to visit his family. I stayed with his people in half a dozen villages and towns, participated in feasts, got drunk on "daru" -- which is a really toxic kind of moonshine that villagers make -- slept at times on incredibly uncomfortable "cots" with cows grazing beside my head, (oh, and in the morning watched a boy milk the cow into a glass which was promptly handed to me to drink); at other times had entire families displace themselves from their (single) bed so I could sleep there; and just generally got an inside view of an incredibly different type of life.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlex C

Road trips! I’ve logged some miles and had some incredible experiences on road trips. A few times I’ve driven from Texas to NY, as well as up and down the East coast, avoiding major roadways as much as possible. I have some amazing memories from taking the back roads. I’ve driven through coastal Louisiana, quickly learning that getting out to photograph remote swamps is not the smartest plan. Another wrong turn put me on the ferry to Angola Prison (oops). And one random journey had me shuttling to different Presidential libraries. I’ve seen an unforgettable range of kitsch and natural beauty from National Parks to Graceland. I’ve had incredible food from gumbo in Baton Rouge to fresh caught lobster on an island off of Maine. Heading out with a lose plan led to a lot of random experiences –meeting oil rig workers on a ferry from coastal LA, listening to local musicians in a Texas honky tonk and of course there was the man carrying a 6ft cross along a road in Tennessee. I’ve been the only hotel guest that wasn’t part of wedding in Natchez or high school reunion in Dallas or biker rally in Virginia. I’m surprised I love road trips as much as I do since as a kid my family believed in the tradition of jamming 3 kids in the back of station wagon to drive for 2 days to a beach house in SC or FL. My brothers and I were always most excited about staying in a Holiday Inn off of I-95 that had an indoor pool.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJude

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September 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermichele

Best and longest road trip was last summer with my brother and sister from Seattle to Brooklyn. It reminded me of my childhood with slightly less fighting. And I was no longer the biggest.

Tomorrow's WOD in 7:57 Rx'd. Weight got pretty heavy but moved through it pretty well.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDan L

Me no likey road trips. I think what I really don't like is vacationing with my family, and since we didn't have a lot of money when I was growing up, vacations usually meant road trips. When I think back to what I hated about those trips, it was more that my parents were doing something annoying than that the actual act of driving was bad.

...though the one trip I will never forget is when we were driving up to Niagara Falls in my parents' 1972 Country Squire station wagon, which we had through I think the early '90s at least. It was huge and yellow with faux-wood paneling on the side. We called it the Yellow Submarine. The Yellow Submarine had no air-conditioning, and on the way to Niagara, we got stuck in an hours-long traffic jam because of a bad accident up the road. It was hotter than Hades, and since we had to throw the windows wide open because of the A/C-lessness, a bird did a fly-by pooping and got me right on top of my head. I was 12 or 13 years old and this, to me, confirmed the injustice of the world.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStella

I've been on a lot of little road trips throughout the years. But 3 big ones stand out:
Last year I did a trip around New England. We stopped in Plymouth, MA; Boston, Portland, Maine; Acadia Nat'l Park, and an afternoon in Portsmouth, NH on the way home. In summer of 2001 was out west. We flew to Vegas, then drove to Grand Canyon, Yosemite Nat'l park, Sequoia Nat'l Park and finished in San Fransico. So true Samir! The things you see and experience out west are like none other! Not to be all "me too!" But David...ME TOO! I played bass in a ska band senior year of HS and my first year of college. In summer of '99 we went "on tour" for 2 weeks up and down the east coast. We were a pretty large ska band and i was the only chick with 9 guys. We drove a caravan of cars (and a van full of equipment) and played shows with varying degrees of success (some sold out, some to an empty club). My parents were not pleased with me when I decided to go on tour eventhough they told me i couldnt.
Road trips are probably one of my favorite ways to travel!!

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecca Wolf

I just returned from the best 5 day roadtrip from LA to Austin (home) with my best pal. We stopped at the GC (best campfire), Phoenix (karaoke), the White Sands desert (dune camping), and Marfa (artistic glory). I want to do the Pacific Northwest next. My biggest memories of "roadtrips" are BUS trips. Mexico City to Tulum in summer 05' - 22 hours, no AC, great people, great food, and the Zapatistas were in non-violent resistance mode. Bucharest to Istanbul winter 07' - 12 hours overnight, no heat, sweet people who knew more about our politics than we did, bus only broke down thrice, and at one point we were asked to smuggle in several cartons of cigarettes as the staff walked away to the Bulgarian border patrol with our passports...

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJosue

I'm sorry, but Noah, did you know you were quoted yesterday on Shape.com? If so, I'm appalled that you didn't share that info with the group.

Perhaps more importantly, are you related to the Christmas Abbott that's also quoted??

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate R

I love road trips.

We used to road-trip as a family twice each year from our house in Chicago up to our extended family in Canada, either Toronto or further up to Sudbury, Ontario. We'd drive in a huge suburban and I always managed to claim the bench backseat in the way back where I would replay the same mix tapes over and over (and then eventually cd's on my discman, whoa) and also sleep for many, many, many hours. It was awesome because we'd have our dog in the center of the car and she was the coolest. Best part of the trip was when we'd cross the border and the first stop in our homeland (eh!) would be to Tim Horton's for a dozen donuts. A lot of maple glazed and boston cream. MMM.

I've road-tripped from LA to Chicago, which is pretty spectacular until you get to... oh, say... Nebraska ... on your birthday and end up drinking Smirnoff Ice in a crappy hotel room in the middle of nowhere. And I road-tripped from Chicago to NY to move out here, so technically have traversed the big diagonal all the way from SW to NE.

Most recently, Julian and I made the drive down from SanFran to Santa Monica. We took our time -- 14 hours to be exact. I missed the chili cheese frito funyon boat, but we did get a carton of fresh strawberries from the side of the road and a bag of dark chocolate almonds. The exceedingly epic views along Big Sur are well worth the time, esp. since the whales were migrating and we saw a pretty great splash show.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWhit H

Also... what Kate R said!!!!! Noah... ?

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWhit H

A bit of home cooking there. The author of the piece, Cristina, is a cfsbk member. That said, she made me sound darn competent.

I'm not currently related to Christmas Abbott, but I'm holding out hope.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNoah

I took the A train to the end of the line once. I have a good spot on my block so I won't be taking any road trips through next Thursday.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJay

Becca what band were you in??? I was playing in Adam's Not Funny at the time.

As much as I love Noah, I'm concerned we got the short end of the Abbott stick on this deal...

September 17, 2013 | Registered CommenterDavid Osorio

Longest road trip was Denver in two days with a stopover in Chicago. Not recommended if you don't want to almost drive off the road and into the mountains due to delirium.

Christmas Abbott is awesome. I now think Noah is as awesome for being quoted in an illustrious ladymag.


PB Cup Reece hit her first HSPU yesterday like a boss.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

Rest day but after the dentist I walked from 60th to Wall st.

I have three long road trips.
The longest however was on a train, from veterbo Italy to Amsterdam and back. It was e last few days of school in Italy and a group of us road/trained it up and back.

Driving its a toss up between San Fancisco to Seattle or New York to Camden Maine.

Road trips can be fun but its all about the company (even if its just you).

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKeith W

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2. 6am with McDowell and Lady Fox. Did Wednesdays WOD. McDowell ran this like a champ. Seriously. No fuss no muss, good times badda bing badda boom. I really liked this workout. I'm having trouble maintaining a level of gas and wear out very quickly and this I could pace nicely, subbing rowing, so I didn't tank after the first round. Bonus: Peter put a fire under my butt to beat Isaac's time which I managed to do. BEFORE 7AM. Amazing.

3. Roadtrips. My dad was a professor and had summers off so would pack us all up in the van and we would take off for the summer months camping and on occasion taking a break and staying with family, friends at whatever destination chosen. I think my favorite was whenever we went to California taking the 1 all the way, a month on the beach when you're a little kid is fantastic. I've been to every US State except for Alaska. We went all over Canada and Mexico as well. So.. I love the road. I love roadtrips. Good stuff.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJB

I drove (well i didnt drive) cross country with my Dad in his 1982 Porsche with the dog in the back when I was like 15. Also that Motorcycle video clip makes me feel claustrophobic in my life...

Snatch: 3 Singles@85%

Clean and Jerk: 3 Singles @ 85%

Snatch pulls@ 100%

Back Squat: Lightish doubles

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJakeL

OMIGOD! I miss road trips SO MUCH! Growing up, a lot of our family vacations were road trips to nearby state parks. When I was in high school we used to drive down to Dallas for shows all the time. In college, we used to drive to Vegas, LA, or San Diego just on a whim. Sometimes leaving in the middle of the night...probably not brilliant, but always entertaining. There's something about driving in the middle of the night through the Joshua Trees when the desert air is cool enough to have the windows down and the music is good and fck I'm gonna get teary about this. I've got a travel bug something fierce.
One of my favorites was a 6 week camping/squatting/lurking trip up the west coast from Rosarito, Mexico to Seattle and even out to eastern Washington (the snake river area if I remember correctly?)
*sigh* I really miss just being able to hop in a car and leave. I'm with Gina, I'll be daydreaming about this for a minute.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLindstar

6:30 with Josh and Jess, good to be back!

Some good kick ups. Good cues from Josh and Carlos to get unbroken up top.

Did HSPU with one abmat. Got through 10 strict as 3-3-2-2 then did another 30 as 1 strict followed by 3 kipping, so 17 strict altogether. Felt like a good amount of volume.

WOD in 6:29. Went a little hard on the row (2:27) and my right leg wasn't working for the first 3 box jumps. After that I was able to move steadily through them. Got to the pull-ups in under 5:30 and was somehow just swinging wildly on all the kips. Josh had to literally hold me steady for a few reps. Did some extras to make up for the assist and finished at 6:29.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTodd

Oh and road trips! Did the band thing for a while also, toured the West Coast (Seattle to LA) and the East Coast a couple times. Did Europe twice, (once UK to Denmark, once Denmark to Portugal). Took a drive through the Midwest for Spring Break one year (saw the Purina Monkey Food Factory, the largest RV lot on the planet, bought some Cash Money records at a deli in Cleveland...)

Definitely the best though was the West Coast drive we just did. Few days in Washington, then a drive from San Francisco, through Santa Clara and Santa Cruz, then Santa Barbara and finally flying out of LAX. Drove Highway 1 the whole way. Like Whit said, ridiculous views basically the whole time. Trained at some awesome gyms along the way (and ate like 2653883 tacos).

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTodd

I am a little surprised that I've never driven coast to coast. But I did once take an Auto-Drive-Away car from St. Louis to Sacramento, CA. Made that trip in record time and picked up some interesting hitch-hikers.

Otherwise, I've hitched-hiked up and down the west coast from Oregon to Southern California and back. And I've hitch-hiked across Germany, France, Austria and the Netherlands. None of this recently, sadly.

I noticed something very strange at the gym today. I've been a member at CFSBK for about 4 years. And in that time, we've had the same coffee mugs the entire time. None of them have been broken. How can that be?

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Turnbull

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