Aug 11, 2009 at 2:49 pm #1238515
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@bfornshellLocale: Southern Texas
What more can I say but that this was really great.
I enjoyed reading this "Race Report" more than anything on this site in a very long time.
Thanks.Aug 11, 2009 at 7:21 pm #1520207
"We all know better than to do this race."
It is astounding that you can beat yourselves up to this extent and still have a great attitudes.
Flipping twice in ice water. Sustained 50 mph winds. No sleep. Failing body parts. And being to laugh about being nearly hypothermic. "Here, let me get a close-up of you shivering."
In addition to the skill and stamina I greatly admire the will and the spirit.
Way To Go !Aug 11, 2009 at 7:21 pm #1520208
@dsmontgomeryLocale: one snowball away from big trouble
Confirmed: you're one bad dude, Andy!Aug 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm #1520231
@awsorensenLocale: South of Forester Pass
That was some excelent video you gave us.
Congradulations on your victory.
Just finishing seemed to be a victory in itself, but what a job keeping up with Bobby and Chris for the first time participating in it.Aug 12, 2009 at 7:42 am #1520286
@cmcrookerLocale: Desert Southwest, USA
Great report and video!
Congrats on your win!Aug 12, 2009 at 8:00 am #1520287
Nice report! Looks like fun. Well, not entirely fun, but maybe partly fun.
The shot of Chris' tendonitis afflicted ankle looks a lot like the beginning stages of trench foot to me.Aug 12, 2009 at 11:29 am #1520334
That was very cool, looks like a blast.
Thanks for the video.Aug 12, 2009 at 5:20 pm #1520415
@dondoLocale: Colorado Rockies
Wow, that's intense, Andy. I think I'm beginning to understand the saying it doesn't have to be fun to be fun.Aug 12, 2009 at 5:49 pm #1520421
One of the best reports ever – fantastic!
CongratulationsAug 13, 2009 at 8:42 am #1520541
@cooldripLocale: "Grand Canyon of the East"
I have to agree with something you intimated in your opening paragraphs: this is a REAL wilderness adventure race. Everything else seems like a tame publicity stunt in comparison.
Congrats on your win! Even though most of the world will never hear of it, who cares; they wouldn't understand anyway. For those of us who do understand, it's a remarkable achievement. Thanks for inspiring us; IMO you're one of the most remarkable athletes in the world.Aug 13, 2009 at 2:50 pm #1520656
Just wanted to add my words of "moral support:" This was a really fun read and video–Thanks! Although I hate running, I'm almost intrigued enough to give some things like this a try… so like others have said, inspirational. And I know that the following comparison might be, um, unexpected, it reminds me of something I heard regarding rally racing: In most motorsports you change tires before they're worn out. In rally racing, if your tire blows you just keep driving… even if it means burning through your wheel. (An American racer drove something like 5 miles dragging on his rim.) There's racing, and then there's racing "for real."
Good stuff!Aug 14, 2009 at 1:12 am #1520802
@mmaritzLocale: Rural Eastern Cape
Andy: Thanks for a fantastic article. I continuously look out for your pieces..
As a South African it is great to read and be inspired by all BPL work on the site. Keep going – even small bits of news are appreciated.
MarkAug 14, 2009 at 3:51 am #1520806
@mpopovLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
Wow! This is some great report, it's great showing that there are races like that – for no prize, but personal growth.
"Let me do a close-up of you shivering…" LOL!
You guys rock!Aug 14, 2009 at 12:18 pm #1520901
@romandialLocale: packrafting NZAug 14, 2009 at 1:09 pm #1520913
Thank you Roman, especially for the lessons learned.
And I do like the soundtrack.Aug 15, 2009 at 7:12 am #1521060
@peter_panLocale: Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
Congrats to you and the team your joined…. I really enjoyed your report…. Thanks for lugging the video camera too…. Nice wrap up to a great race and report.
PanAug 17, 2009 at 1:44 am #1521345
Bloody Hell! That is a tough race… and here I am worried about a little 24hr mtb bike race?! Great job with the vid cam!Aug 19, 2009 at 6:26 am #1521780
@dondoLocale: Colorado Rockies
Great editing and soundtrack choice, Roman. It really conveys the intensity of the race. Now where do you get the pill that makes you lighter? ;-)Sep 5, 2009 at 5:47 am #1525219
even though you appear to be somewhat busy
THANKS FOR HELPING ME OUT !
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