Brad Alan Lewis

 

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New for 2013:

Storming

on the

Deep

Blue

Sea

 

A book? Yes.

Fiction? Yes.

Present day? Yes.

Edgy? Very.

Rowing? No.

 

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Assault on Lake Casitas

Assault is about a man attempting to win a gold medal in a sport that offers little more than personal rewards. It is about challenging convention, overcoming defeat and working outside of an established system. Assault on Lake Casitas is a compelling story of competition at the highest possible level and the emotions that fuel obsession.

Lido for Time: 14:39

If you liked 'Assault', you might be interested in 'Lido for Time'. I wrote up the entries from my 1983-84 training journal, elaborating on the reasons behind certain workouts, what was going on that day, who I was feuding with at the moment, that sort of thing. Lots of fun stuff AND a top notch waffle recipe. Just what you need for a nice Sunday morning breakfast after a good hard workout.

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Wanted: Rowing Coach

Coaching is fun, right? All depends on the rowers, the budget, the boathouse, the 10,000 other odds-and-ends. When an Olympic gold medalist in rowing, as in me, decides to take up the challenge of coaching at an under-funded college program, as in U.C. Santa Barbara, stuff happens. Some good stuff, some not so good, much all of it interesting. (I left out the boring stuff.)

Also, this book is 'fiction', which means I changed the names in order to tell the truth, and hopefully not get anyone too pissed off in the process. Better that way, all the way 'round.

fiction

A Fine Balance

- documentary on DVD -

Going into the 2000 Sydney Olympic year, the U.S. men's 8-oared crew had won three consecutive gold medals at the World Rowing Championships. A Fine Balance tells the story of this team as the prepare for the 2000 Olympics: seat racing, erging, partying, more seat racing, selection by the Coach Mike Teti and finally competing in Sydney. Did they win the gold? Watch and find out.

 

non-fiction - DVD

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Summit of Mt. Whitney, our last day on the John Muir Trail. That was a good hike.

Walking Towards Thunder

Hiking the John Muir Trail - it's an amazing adventure. The JMT starts in Yosemite and finishes 223 miles later at Mt. Whitney. Walking Towards Thunder is a cool book about a woman hiking the JMT, solo. Actually she starts with two friends. The friends eventually bail out and leave her tackle the trail alone. The story is fiction. The John Muir Trail is real. 

fiction

The Last Car in the Parking Lot

'The Last Car...' is my favorite work. It's about two men searching for a missing hiker in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The weather is just now turning cold. Hike quickly and keep your eyes open.

 

 

fiction

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Demon Bean

- the great coffee war of Pacific Palisades -

Ah, Starbucks - Love it? Hate it? Back in 1995 there wasn't a Starbucks on every street corner of every town in America. This is the time of Demon Bean. Back then a lone woman, Fiona Brooks, did her level best to keep Starbucks out of her little village of Pacific Palisades, California. Did she succeed? Read and find out.

 

 

fiction

Confessions of a Grinder

The America's Cup - it was a big deal back in 1986-87. The Cup had been won by Australia II a few years earlier. Now we were going to win it back. The 'we' in this instance is the syndicate from San Francisco, the USA. Skipper Tom Blackaller at the helm. I was a lowly grinder - the low low low man on the totem pole. So, as you can imagine, I had quite a view. We had a truly revolutionary boat, with a front rudder (canard) and a big fat keel, (as opposed to a sexy winged keel). Fun was had, scary times were also had when the wind was hooting. Through it all a sizeable quantity of good Aussie beer consumed. 

non-fiction

The Idiot Years

'The Idiot Years' is a story about a guy driving across the country. It's strong stuff - read with caution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

fiction

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Grinding on the 12-meter USA while training off San Francisco.

 
Crossing the finish line first

anywhere, anytime, any sport

nothing better.