We Eat Dust And Like It

April 22, 2009

Racing Trifecta

On Saturday, April 18, three WEDALI teammates challenged themselves in different athletic endeavors. Here's a quick breakdown:

Scooter traveled east to race in Infiterra Sports' Spring Fury, a 10-hour adventure race in Michigan. Combining forces with a few Michigan natives, Scoot paired up with John as team Jeep and raced along side Darrin and Ed as team Chrysler. Jeep (Scooter and John) sprinted for a photo finish, holding off Frog Stompers by under a minute for the overall win in 7 hours, 51 minutes. Chrysler (Darrin & Ed) finished in 3rd place with a time of 7 hours, 55 minutes.

Molly traveled north to Sand Dunes State Forest to compete in the Minnesota Orienteering Club's Adventure Racing Tune-up, a short 4-hour sprint adventure race. Teaming up with Tom Puzak of 24Seven, Molly pulled off an impressive 2nd place finish overall, coming in less than 10 minutes behind the lead team.

Biz traveled south to compete in the Ragnarok 105, a 105-mile bike race on gravel and minimum maintenance roads around Red Wing, MN. Biking with four buddies (Chad, Grant, Dan, & Jesse), Justin was able to finish the punishing ride in 14th place (out of 65 riders) in a time of 7 hours, 13 minutes. Elevation gain for the ride topped 8000', an impressive amount considering the lack of "mountainous" topography in Minnesota.