Ear to the Ground

HAT HAIR GLEN PLAKE, 37, the flamboyant ski punk known for his 15-inch mohawk, has signed up to endorse—who woulda' thought—ski caps. "I usually need a Cat-in-the-Hat-lookin' thing," says Plake, who will lay off the mousse so he can cram his coif into a Seattle-based line called Screamer Hats. "They'll probably have to make me a couple custom ones."

TWO TIMES SEVEN In early July, 33-year-old ELLIOTT BOSTON III (see "Go Tell It on the Mountain," February 2001) and Stephen Shobe, 46, will press on with their quest to become the first African-Americans to complete the seven summits by tackling Australia's 7,310-foot Kosciusko.
PRIMAL TIME On July 7, the Primal Quest Adventure Race, bankrolled by Seagate Technology president BILL WATKINS, 49, and CEO STEVE LUCZO, 45, begins in Telluride, Colorado. Designed to compete with the Eco-Challenge's marquee status, the race comes with an unprecedented $100,000 first-place purse, a spectator-friendly stadium, and an advisory board that includes the world's top racers, IAN ADAMSON and CATHY SASSIN.

2001 ASP World Surfing Champion
"In July I'm heading to South Africa for a World Qualifying Series event in Durban and a World Tour contest in Jeffreys Bay. I also hope to spend some time relaxing at home in Florida. I'll do as much fishing as possible—mostly for redfish on the Indian River flats."

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