Maybe this should be in the local events by other groups. I'm not much of a fan of chain letters, group letters and such. But, in this case, the cause is worthwhile. Help me raise money to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma. I will be participating in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb, a race up 69 flights of stairs in full fire gear and SBCA, on March 7th. While this will be an incredibly tough climb, the real challenge is to help fight blood cancers. I did this a few years ago, and my time was 34 minutes. This time, I would like to beat 30 minutes.
All proceeds from the competition benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Please support me by going to www.firefighterstairclimb.org/ and click donate. Type my name in and then donate. It's that easy! Thanks for supporting me in the fight against blood cancers!
Thanks Jon. I can do over 80 flights in 20 minutes in my street clothes, been working on the Stairmaster. The biggest issue is heat, turnouts are like your own little personal sauna. Last time I did it, I actually wrung sweat out of my tee shirt.
It's time for a bump. This is coming up on Sunday. For those of you that look here but don't want to look further, I will be going to Seattle and climbing stairs in the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There is a link in the first post to a place for you to donate.
;D Any donation would be appreciated, even $5.00 helps. (don't worry about the total shown, I have relatives that aren't comfortable using their credit cards on the internet)
I have not trained enough this year, but my current goal is a time better than my age.
Really, 69 flights of stirs is nothing, until you put on 50 lbs of gear, including your own personal sauna (the turnout gear). Heat stress is what make people puke in their mask.
OK. I survived. I DID demonstrate to myself there is a HUGE difference in what I can do in hiking type clothes and full firefighting gear. I didn't puke, and I DID make it to the top. The view is superb...
Post by racincowboy on Mar 10, 2010 16:27:40 GMT -8
Way to go Gordon. Very cool. I saw some video from that stair climb and it was amazing how you guys do that and are still up right at the top. Two or three I saw when they got to the top looked like they didnt know what time zone they were in let alone where they were.
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ExCabSwap: The wind there looks horrible... Still worth it haha
Feb 1, 2016 18:43:45 GMT -8
ExCabSwap: Finishing up the fuel tank... Hope to see you all Tuesday in my extended cab!
Feb 6, 2016 1:43:36 GMT -8
poorboy: Can somebody give me the official rules for the Cowbell please?
May 8, 2016 15:26:47 GMT -8
Wyldman: The Cowbell... If you are a club member and you're on one of our wheelin' trips. If you get stuck on an obstacle and have to be pulled out by your winch or someone elses winch/strap. You earn the Cowbell.
May 9, 2016 15:46:03 GMT -8
poorboy: Wyldman, I got to see the passing of the bell at the meeting and learned quite a bit about the tradition.
May 11, 2016 13:03:11 GMT -8
ljdude: Who has the cowbell?
Jul 20, 2016 23:45:14 GMT -8
petee: who has the cowbell
Aug 7, 2016 20:00:28 GMT -8