of people gathering together to see who can use a rowing machine the best, and reinforces my opinion, based on careful observation, personal experience
, and introspection
, that anybody involved with rowing
is irrevocably insane
Stands for the Charles River All-Star Has-Beens
, and is the world's largest international ergometer
race, located in Boston, MA. Takes place Feb. 20, 2001.
In the beginning, CRASH-B was a group of 1976-1980 US Olympic
and World Team athletes who lurked on the Charles River
, never rowing the same lineup twice, never practicing before a race, and always jumping the start against Harvard
However, in 1980 the U.S. boycott
ed the Olympics, and about the same time Concept
II invented their later-named Model A rowing ergometer
, the one with the bicycle wheel, a wooden handle and an odometer. They formed a fun little regatta of about twenty rowers in Harvard's Newell Boathouse
, to break up the monotony of winter training
The distance of the race is 2 kilometers
, and takes place on more advanced Class C
ergs. Winning time for Open Men
in 2000 was 5:40. Winning time for Women's Coxswains
was 7:58. I need to cut mine by 30 seconds by February.
Like they say-- After C.R.A.S.H-B.s-- If you haven't blacked out, thrown up, or collapsed on a floor praying for death
.. You haven't rowed hard enough.