10 hour Adventure Race

10 hour Adventure Race
We did it.  We participated in a 10 hour adventure race.   It was pretty good for 8.  The last 2 were brutal. It was very hot and humid that day.  Like over 100 degrees hot. We were on our way by 5:15 and made it to the starting lake at 6:00 for check in. ...

State Games Adventure Race 1

State Games Adventure Race
Last Saturday we completed another Adventure Race.    As we got into the car to leave we said…how is it so much fun to run through poison ivy, get scratched up from weeds and tree branches, run, bike, swim for 3 hours? We had another great time.  It’s like being a kid on a scavenger ...

Run, Row, Rock and Roll part 2

Run, Row, Rock and Roll part 2
Race day! The alarm went off at 4:30.  Yuck.  I forget how noisy tent camping can be.  We listened to some coyotes during the night and one of us snored.  I’m not saying which one. We pulled on our clothes which consisted of new socks for both of us, and new pants for me.  Which ...

Adventure Racing – the night before

Adventure Racing - the night before
A little over a week ago, Sheri and I did our first ‘big’ adventure race.   It’s summer and all of the usually modes of transportation were included….kayaking, biking, hiking and orienteering. This was RRRR – for Run, Row, Rock and Roll in Fairbury NE.   We had the choice of the Sport Course – ...

Adventure Gear 101

Team Knotheads is preparing for our upcoming race on June 14th. We had our first trail ride last week on single track.  I’m not entirely sure we were where we were supposed to be but we didn’t get kicked out.  We really didn’t see anyone for that matter.  We rode for about an hour and ...

I got a new ride! 1

I got a new ride!
Last night I finally got a new to me bike! The week before I had went to the bike shop and looked at the Specialized Women’s Jett.    It’s a nice ride.  They were going to get a smaller one in for me to check out but in the meantime I found out about my friend ...

I just want a new bike.

I just want a new bike.
Sigh.  I want to upgrade my bike. I have a 16 + year old mountain bike.  It’s been good to me.  I rode a lot more before I got married and had kids.  Highlight was a hiking/biking trip to Moab, Utah.  Beautiful place, great memories.  I really want to go back again.  But my bike. ...

Quads, Tri’s, Adventure Racing and Trail runs…Whew.

The weather here is still  trying to figure out if it’s spring or winter still.    We get a nice day or two, followed by cold.  I am so ready for it to warm up! Next week is a 5 mile trail run, there will be hills!…which I need to plan another 5 miles after ...

Panama Winter Adventure Race 5

Panama Winter Adventure Race
Can you say that without singing “Panama”?    And this was not in the country of Panama.  Which would be super cool.  But it was a small town in Nebraska.  Our first real Adventure Race.  We did the Orienteering challenge in January, but this was first ‘real’ one with biking, running, and checkpoints. This is still ...

Orienteering Challenge

Orienteering Challenge
What’s that? My friend and I did our first orienteering challenge a couple of weeks ago.  It was a blast! We went early and got checked in and got a lesson on what we were supposed to do.  You are given a sheet with map coordinates and a few clues.  (Like tree, or gully).  Using ...