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Incredible Journey: The Thunder Rolls 24-hr AR

Standing at the start line for the group picture, I realized that my allergy symptoms had miraculously disappeared, just as I’d said they would.  I could only hope that they’d stay gone, but just in case I had packed as … Continue reading

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Thunder Rolls 24-hour adventure race

Wow. As I start this report, it’s 6:30 a.m. and I’m lying in my bed for the weekend, a top bunk at YMCA Camp Benson, the HQ of this year’s Thunder Rolls adventure race. 24 hours ago we were 6.5 … Continue reading

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To eat or not to eat, that was the question

This was my fourth year riding in the Tour de Donut, but it was the first year I had to think about breakfast. In the past, I’ve gone singlemindedly focused on eating as many donuts as possible, with both good … Continue reading

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The Final Push (LBL Adventure Race, part 5)

Part 4 By the time we’d made our way through the woods and onto the road, our roller coaster of a race seemed to have smoothed out.  Though emotions and terrain had calmed, with the clock ticking and 8 miles … Continue reading

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Tracks n Treads off-road biathlon

I awoke this morning feeling sick to my stomach, not because of something I ate but from nerves. I was singularly unprepared for this morning’s race. I hadn’t registered, not knowing how I’d feel in the aftermath of LBL (did … Continue reading

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It’s not karate in the garage (LBL adventure race, part 4)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 We left the canoe beach sometime after 4 a.m. for our next trekking leg.  There were 7 CPs between us and our bikes, and the remainder of the race was a big question mark … Continue reading

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Bad Moon Rising: LBL Challenge Adventure Race, part 3

See part 1 and part 2 We made it in from our second trekking leg right around 7:30, almost exactly 12 hours into the race. By the time we left transition, we were surrounded by night. With our headlamps and … Continue reading

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