Running with the Baehrs
I’ve been to a lot of poker runs over the past decade and have met many husband-and-wife boat owners who love doing poker runs together, but I had yet to meet a wife who actually enjoys go-fast boating as much, or more, than her husband.
That was until last Saturday during the Big Cat Poker Run on the Sacramento River Delta in Northern California when I rode along with one fun-loving couple in their 2006 Cigarette Racing 39 Top Gun Unlimited with twin 850-horsepower supercharged engines from Mercury Racing.
During my ride with Milt and Jan Baehr, who were married in 2006 and own a stunning home in Discovery Bay where Jan has lived since 1977, I witnessed a true husband-and-wife team in action as we left the waterway-based community for Pittsburg then Stockton then back to Discovery Bay. With matching David Clark headsets, Milt and Jan communicated extensively as Jan navigated while Milt ran the boat consistently between 80 and 100 mph for most of the 100-plus-mile poker run.