On June 22nd, ChaseDesign project specialist Tanner Gjersvig swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 miles in the Syracuse Ironman 70.3, and thanks to senior designer Kara Gjersvig, we have the documentation.
The race began with a 1.2 mile, single-loop swim in Jamesville Reservoir, and that's Tanner with the orange sleeve.
Using a telescope, chemistry professor John W. Draper took the first known photograph of the moon – a Daguerreotype print – from his rooftop observatory at New York University in March of 1840. Also using a telescope, ChaseDesign industrial designer Carlos Suarez took a digital photo of the moon from the deck of his home in 2015. While not such a monumental achievement, this latter photo had its challenges.
“Once you have the moon in your crosshairs,” Carlos noted, “you only have about a minute to take the photo, because the earth is spinning while you’re looking.”
On June 22nd, Tanner Gjersvig will swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.1 miles on a Sunday morning. The occasion is the Syracuse Ironman 70.3, and he’s doing it voluntarily.
“Now is the time,” he said, when asked why. “And I needed to scare myself into getting into shape.”
The cast of the Skaneateles Middle School’s Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, State Fair, included a vintage truck built from scratch by ChaseDesign’s Todd Abernethy. The classic pickup had to be light enough to be moved on and off the stage by seventh graders, and narrow enough to fit through the school’s doors. And, of course, it had to be ready for the bright lights.
At 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, eight intrepid hikers from the ChaseDesign Adirondack High Peaks Hiking Club began a winter ascent of Big Slide via The Brothers. Equipped with snow shoes, microspikes and trekking poles, undaunted by clouds and the 10° F temperature with 20 m.p.h. winds, they hiked seven miles, mostly upwards, in a little less than six hours, and were rewarded with clearing skies, bright sunshine and extraordinary views at the summit.
On the eve of the Super Bowl, the ChaseDesign + 10Red Chili Bowl brought together 12 well-seasoned entrants and showered glory upon Glenn Christoffel whose chili took the trophy, vaulting him into the pantheon of chili greats.
On January 24th, with the water in Skaneateles Lake at a tub-like 34 degrees, a crew of hearty ChaseDesign & 10Red heroes took the Polar Plunge to benefit three local charities and triumph over the elements.
ChaseDesign celebrated the season with a host of Christmas sweaters -- items long hidden in lower drawers brought forth into the sunlight to dazzle for a day. And here are a few of the favorites:
Mike's stars actually twinkled.