Heading Down to the Sand Storm AR March 5, 2008Posted by Dave Of Prescott in Adventure Racing.
Tags: adventure race, Adventure Racing, Desert Rage, Mountain Biking, mtb, Sand Storm, trekking
This weekend my two team mates and I will be driving the 265 miles down to Kentucky Camp to compete in the Sand Storm II Adventure Race.
We have done very well the last 12 months in the co-ed division on the short courses of the Desert Rage Series, so we are going to move up and try our luck on the long course this time. They promise us 30+ miles to be comprised of mountain biking and overland trekking with some surprises thrown in to boot. We (or should I say “I”) don’t run very well, so on the trekking legs we have to depend on good navigation and smart route choice. We usually do fairly well on the mtb legs.
Our female team mate broke her foot not long ago, but swears she is ready to go. I am sure she is because she is one tough cookie. Our other male is strong on the bike and on the treks, but has had some problem keeping fueled well enough on longer outings, but he too swears he is ready to go. After writing about my two team mates, it occurs to me that I am definitely the weakest link on our team. The must just keep me around out of pity.
Good Lord willing and the creeks don’t rise, I will live to tell you all about how it went.