Saturday, August 22, 2009

Adult Soap Box Derby

Sat-ur-day... heading for the park... I think I'll stop for a b-a-g-e-l...

A quick swing through Couch Park - my fave spot for pine cone games...

And then on to the REAL park action for today - the Portland Adult Soap Box Derby at Mt. Tabor! Wow, there were a LOT of people there...

We headed up to the top of the volcano - all of the Derby entrants come whizzing down the circular road so we wanted to see them from the start, the middle and the end if we could...

Can you believe that otherwise sane adult humans do this sort of thing? The crazy factor is high - very fun and cool to watch.

Wait... what's coming?

A drum marching band - boy, did that make me crazy. I was barking like a maniac when they walked by.

Mama tried to tell people sitting close to us that I was singing along - r-i-g-h-t...

A pensive moment just before the derby racers came screaming down the hill...

What's that? I told you that the crazy factor was high...

All along the route there are crash areas - just in case the racers need to ditch or if they lose control. I added a little special something to this one...

And then they started. An ice cream truck:

The A Team (complete with theme music):

A mouse in a mousetrap (complete with cheese-y goodness):

This was that crazy guy who was running by before - I was actually very intrigued by him, and he gave an excellent ear rub...

Mouse and cheese:

Some more traditional racers:

A... fish?

A coffee cup - with super-soaker special-ness:

The folks who can help in case there is an accident or a wipeout (we did hear that some racer broke his nose, but cannot confirm that):

A more "human"-powered vehicle:

And of course the Finish Line:

Some very Portland transport (mama wants one of these):

And of course the MOST Portland transport of all:

Twas fun fun fun Portland - you crazy town, you...

Love,

Bogart

8 comments:

Mack and Sally Ann said...

You had a fun time. You even got a pet from the funny big running man. I would have been terrified from all the sounds and fast funny shaped human car soap boxes. You are very brave.
Sally Ann, a welsh terrier from Atlanta

Inky and Molly said...

Are you gonna get yourself a haircut, Bogart?? That fuzz of yours looks very hot!
We can very well envisage you in one of those soap boxes chasing down the hill. Maybe it could be team Mama & Bogie for next year??
Love, Inky and Molly

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

That looked a really fun day out, great photos.

Molly, Taffy and MOnty

Maggie and Mitch said...

You had yourself one fun day, Bogie! We hope you got some of your mom's bagel!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow, that was some cool race you got to witness there! I wish we had those here, it looked super fun, and crazy, and everything funny! *grins*

Scottie

Ace Fan said...

Check out videos of a nasty crash at the 2009 soap box derby here: http://www.chadrickashby.com/2009/08/22/portland-soap-box-derby-2009/

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Bogart what a fun day out you and Mom had!! Lucky boy!!
Love ya, Bambi

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

thanks, Bogart - that was fun! You and your mamma need to enter next year!
your pal, Morgan