Oct 14, 2007

24 hours in Rhode Island

Justin, Anthony and the guys were in Providence this weekend for the Red Bull Soap Box Challenge, so Tori and I drove up to hang out and watch the whole thing. The competition was right on the Brown campus and it was a beautiful day, so it was fun just to go, but Red Bull put on a great show too.

We got there at 11:00, just in time to see all the different cars and pick out a good spot to watch from the start. Each team would do a little skit then race to the bottom of the hill. The winner was decided on style and creativity, their skit and their race time, so winning wasn't so much being fast as being all around awesome. I thought the really low key Numerator 2.0 wasn't going to stand out next to some really outrageous vehicles (especially a flying toilet which, if you wanted to get on Sportcenter, seemed like just about the best way), but Justin built a sweet car, Anthony drove super fast and Charlie literally pee'd his pants for the win.

That night we played the part of groupies and followed the team around Providence for the celebration, hitting up some sweet clubs before crashing with Bob and Anthony. I never would have thought it, but Providence is a really cool city. It mixes its traditional roots with new commercial buildings to keep downtown in business without selling out.

Pictures (maybe video too!) to follow.

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