Category Archives: Fun events

Tour d’oh(nut)

Staunton’s Tour de Donut is the first race I ever entered.  In this quirky race, entrants race a ~30 mile route with two donut stops; 5 minutes are deducted from your finishing time for each donut eaten, and results are … Continue reading

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Cedar Cross 2014

If you weren’t at Cedar Cross, you might just want to stop reading this right now.  I don’t know of any other grassroots race that begins with an electric guitar and ends with fireworks, but those were only the bookends … Continue reading

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Going solo: BonkHard Chill volunteer report

What do you do when no one wants to go along with your brilliant ideas? I used to miss out on a lot because I was afraid to do things alone, but in the past five or so years I’ve … Continue reading

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Adventure racing for cheapskates

Adventure racing, while being the coolest sport on the planet, can present some obstacles to the budget-minded athlete. Prospective racers first face the hurdle of acquiring basic gear, but it doesn’t stop there. Unlike camping, where most expenses are incurred … Continue reading

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Sophomore year

If you’ve been reading my blog for long at all, it’s no secret that navigation isn’t one of my strong points.  It’s something I really want to improve on, which is why I spent a lot of my Christmas break … Continue reading

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Say Yes More

A couple years ago, my friend Patrick heard about this guy, Dave Cornthwaite, who at the time was paddling a standup paddleboard the length of the Mississippi River as part of his Expedition 1000 project to complete 25 1,000-mile non-motorized … Continue reading

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DietBet I have a DietBet starting next week.  I’ve had mixed success, winning one and not winning another (but I still lost weight, so I was pretty happy anyway).  If you’re not familiar with DietBet, basically you “bet” $25 that … Continue reading

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