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Initial details on the next big race

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

So, as I indicated in one of my last posts, I told a lie. I'm sorry. I'm going to Hades, I know this already. Even after the torn-up legs, bruised knee, and general issues experienced at the Rockstick Challenge, I am indeed doing another Adventure Race. July 16 in Mineral Wells. This race is put on by Steelsports, the same race directors that put on Martin Dies. I'll be racing with the Green Achers again, Darin and Jeff, and we've found a canoe racing champion named Jerry. Hopefully this will help us tremendously after our difficulties at Rockstick. This race is being billed at 12-15 hours, so we fully expect to be racing at least 20 hours. The race will include approximately 50 miles of mountain biking, trekking, paddling, skate/scooter/trek, navigation, special tests and a ropes course, including climbing. Whee! What fun! I know you're all excited...

6/28/2005 05:01:00 PM :: ::
  • Wow! You are hooked on this, aren't you. You must feel great, though.

    By Blogger Raehan, at 6/28/2005 07:58:00 PM


  • Cool! See ya and the rest of Green Achers at the race! Having a canoe racing champion on the team ... hmmmm ...


    By Anonymous donutman, at 6/28/2005 08:59:00 PM


  • Okay, now I see why you drink martinis so much. LOL! I don't think I'd last an hour on an a challenge like that. Getting muddy is not for me. I need ample supplies of hand lotion and lip balm at ALL TIMES.

    Have fun though! And watch out for your knee!

    By Blogger Indigo, at 6/28/2005 10:35:00 PM


  • Martin Dies...please tell me that it's pronounced Dees...wouldn't want to do a race if it's really Dies!

    By Blogger Carnealian, at 6/29/2005 06:35:00 AM


  • Oh my God, that sounds insane. You are awesome!! Good luck!!

    By Blogger Jolynn, at 6/29/2005 09:30:00 AM


  • Yep, I'm hooked! The team challenge is so awesome, and time literally flies when you're having this much fun! It isn't so bad to get a little dirty...'cause I still clean up nice. :) As long as I can hide the bumps, bruises and scrapes. And no, it is Dies just like it sounds. Named for the state park it's held at. Martin Dies, Jr. State Park in Jasper TX.

    By Blogger InterstellarLass, at 6/29/2005 09:48:00 AM


  • Perhaps you should go ahead and make a doctor's appointment in advance... ;-)

    By Blogger FTS, at 6/29/2005 10:23:00 AM


  • "i'm so excited, and i just can't hide it ..." *continues to hum and dance to the rest of the song*

    i'm proud of you sis. love lots ~ me

    By Anonymous Brittany, at 6/29/2005 10:36:00 AM


  • Hey, congrats!

    By Blogger Rich | Championable, at 6/29/2005 08:10:00 PM


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