Shots from Coyote Point

Summer Biathlon

September 17, 2000

This page created 18 September 2000 - Under Construction

This Summer Biathlon was organized by Allen Takahashi. The race took place in the San Francisco Bay Area not far from the San Francisco airport. The weather was quite warm for us - in the high seventies/low eighties, with no wind, and a little smog. Forty biathletes ran the course, and many stayed for the post race shoot-off, food, and awards ceremony. The results are posted here.

In addition, extra awards were given to the biathletes who shot clean - Eric Tam, Paul Santilena, Allen Takahashi, Stan Huey, Bill Lowell, and Raoul Salem,. Congratulations guys!

Thanks to Mike Norton and the RSOs of the Coyote Point Rifle and Pistol Range for doing so much of the coaching, range set-up, and rifle zeroing, all of you who stayed to help clean up, to the Aufrances, who helped with target set-up, trail marking, teardown, and taking care of the rifles after the race, to Wally and Liese Rapozo for helping with set-up and shopping in spite of their other commitments, Joe M for doing the start line, and Christine for doing the finish line. The race would not have come off without all of your help and participation. And a thanks to our sponsors - Marlin Rifles, and Federal Ammunition, and of course, the US Biathlon Association.

The following pictures were taken with a Nikon digital camera. Considering how well rated this camera is, I was mildly disappointed with the quality - especially in terms of color balance. It's probably because the camera is so complicated, I haven't figured out how to use it right yet. Your computer monitor color depth needs to be set to thousands for the colors to be even close. This page will take 2-3 minutes to load at 14.4 K baud. Click on a picture to see the full-sized version. By the way, if you run Internet Explorer on Windows 3.1, I've had some problems with pictures not coming up properly.

Race registration Novice practice Mike N. doing instruction
Standing practice First wave Lou and Albert
Carl and Joe Lowell HS starters Mary Kay cruising
Hank timing the finishers More starters Finisher