13
Jul
08

Fourth of July Adventures with Kairos 2 and 4

So if you missed our Fourth of July outing you should be crying yourself to sleep.  The rest of us cried ourselves to sleep the subsequent nights because we were so sore.  It was however a whole lot of fun as all of our outings are — amazing fellowship, food, and fun.

The day began bright and early at Lake Chabot with a 14 mile bike/hike.  The Kairos ladies enjoyed the scenic tour around the lake while the manly, dashing Kairos men struggled for survival in the backhills of Chabot lake.  The truth of the matter is that us Kairos brothers felt the need to enjoy the scenery so we took it upon ourselves to would walk 40 yards for every 20 yards we biked.  Thus we ensured that nature was fully appreciated.  Our walking actually had nothing to do with the fact that the hills were cliffs and none of us bike on a frequent basis — so now you know the truth of the matter.

Shortly following we grubbed on some great sandwiches, chatted for a bit, and played catch on the field.  We packed up and headed back to Andy and Amy’s place for some incredible ribs. Before dinner, the old Kairos fogies (Abe, Andy, Richard Yen, and Chang) felt the need to crush the spirits of the trash-talking, overzealous underclassmen one more time in a game of 2 hand touch football. The youth of us underclassmen was clearly displayed as we spent most the time talking trash to each other and botching up plays due to gross miscommunications. After getting our spirits crushed, we were consoled with incredible ribs, corn, and veggies. (Prepared by the incredible Kairos Staff!)

The night ended with a spectacular fire work show at Jack London Square. Everyone was exhausted, but really enjoyed the show.. except poor Timmy (aka Studmuffin) – he was toast after his first Kairos Outing.  The day was a blast and I must say for myself at least, I am so very grateful for such an amazing community here at Berkeley.  My family was several hundred miles away on that holiday, but it sure didn’t feel that way. Thank you all for making it such a Memorable 4th of July!

Wahooo Yosemite is coming up!

[Editor: photos coming soon!]

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7 Responses to “Fourth of July Adventures with Kairos 2 and 4”


  1. July 13, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Thanks, Ryan, for the brilliant post. When Ray Wong (staff of a2f, avid biker) told us that it would take us about 4 hours to ride around the lake, Andy just scoffed. Ryan and I were there to witness the scoff, and we took a nervous glance at each other, the kind of glance that says, “Uh oh, we’ve heard that laugh before.” Sure enough, it took us just under 4 hours to ride the mountainous terrains around Lake Chabot. You know what they say about challenges right?

    A big thank you to Chanhee for taking the rather embarrassing videos of the brothers biking hiking up the hill.

  2. 2 Robertkim
    July 13, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    oh man. Lake Chabot rocked me. I can honestly say, I walked more than I biked. But man, those ribs were a mighty fine consolation. My hip actually still hurts from when I fell. Oh well. Anyways, Andy was right about one thing, this hike is one we soon won’t forget. I meant bike ride, yeah, bike ride. 😀

  3. 3 andy
    July 13, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    I wasn’t sore at all! Ok, maybe a little… OK FINE! I was really sore for a few days!! But even as an “old fogy” I was still able to hang on that bike ride. Then there was that football game. There doesn’t seem to be anything new under the sun as the older guys beat out, though barely this time, the young guys. It just goes to show that experience is more important than youth.

    Also, a big welcome to Kairos 4! It was awesome to have them join us. I look forward to going to Yosemite together.

  4. 4 Ernie
    July 17, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    hahaha, i love those vid clips! go rich yen!

  5. 5 mtruong
    July 21, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Good job to all the brothers who were able to endure that 14 mile bike ride/hike! The sisters took the short and scenic route and were able to eat lunch and go boating while waiting for the brothers to come back. And, we were able to witness Annie and Joe Song capsize two Koinonia sisters out on the lake… truly, that was memorable and a classic Annie & Joe Song moment.

  6. 6 andy
    July 21, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Hey, the bottom of this post says, “Photo’s coming soon!” We’ve already returned from our Sierra camping trip… I want some biking photos =) Whose the “editor”?

    BTW, thanks Abe for always making sure we have such great pictures from our trips. You are truly a great “editor” =)

  7. July 22, 2008 at 12:13 am

    I’m waiting for Tim and Debbie to return from Kyrgyzstan — Tim took the money shots of our Tour de Pain, and his camera is currently with him…


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