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Iron Horsepower: Fast fun in North Bend during Adventure Sport Relay | Valley Record Photo Gallery
"That was awesome!" exclaimed Rose Mastberg of Snoqualmie, seconds after stepping off the zip line that carried her and a new friend, Gabriel Jiminez of Bothell, halfway down a city blocl.
John Day Homes sponsored the exciting attraction that lured kids away from the finish line of the Iron Horse Relay last Saturday, Sept. 7, during North Bend's second annual Adventure Sport Festival.
Gabriel and her sister Isabel did ride after ride while dad Paulo finished his last running leg of the Iron Horse. It was a great experience for Jiminez, a first-time marathoner.
But for his kids, and grown ups like Rose, the zip line was the big draw.
"Your heart is racing," stepping up to the ledge, said mom Sarah Wysocki of North Bend. "Once you step out," though, it's a thrill.
The five-leg, 70-mile relay included a paddle on Lake Kacheelus, a 5.5 mile run through North Bend neighborhoods, and 50 miles of bike rides through Three Forks Natural Area and down the Iron Horse Trail.
The festival also featured the first Mount Si Run, put on by Pro Sports.
You can find results at http://ironhorserelay.com/
Cory Wray, with the team "Don't Blame the Paddleboy," crosses the finish line of the foot portion of the Iron Horse Relay in downtown North Bend.
Rose Mastberg of Snoqualmie, right, shares a thrill with Gabriel Jiminez of Bothell on the John Day Homes-sponsored zip line.
Kevin Hall of Wenatchee rolls down North Bend Way in the tail end of the second Iron Horse bike leg.
Hamish Anderson takes a tight corner onto Second Street at the start of his bike leg in downtown North Bend.
Isabel Jimenez of Bothell cruises down the zip line.
Jim Waschak of Sammamish finishes the run portion of the Relay.
Sam Holmes, 8, of North Bend, tries to perfect a neck hula-hoop at the Winter Pineapple Classic booth during Saturday's Festival.