Tuesday, November 4, 2008
you bring the popcorn, I'll bring the pain
Mandatory Gear List
Severe Pain Storm.
Our DART-nuun teammates (Cyril, Aaron M, Aaron R, and Seegs) just took 6th place overall at the Adventure Racing World Championships in Brazil!
This is DART-nuun's 3rd time racing at the EcoMotion Pro in Brazil.
Mari, Glenn and I are off to Georgia for the 24 hour Adventure Racing national championships. We know the following:
We are undefeated this season.
We have momentum on our side.
We have raced like a well-oiled machine.
Can we keep it rolling at Nationals?
YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!
It has been a near-perfect year for Team DART-nuun.
We have swept and won the CheckpointTracker.com national series.
We have won races in 6 states and 3 countries (so far).
We have chalked up the following Victories this year:
USARA Regional Championship:
Desert Rage 26 hour AR in Lake Mead, AZ; (Sean, Glenn, RVG & Lina)
Gorge Games 24 AR in Hood River, OR; (Sean, Mari, RVG & Glenn)
Big Blue 24 Hour AR in Lake Tahoe, NV; (Sean, Mari & Glenn)
Upstate 24 Hour AR in South Carolina (Glenn, Mari & RVG)
Scout AR in Santa Monica Mtns, CA (Sean and Tessa)
Desert Rage AR in Temecula, CA (Sean and Tessa)
MOMAR AR in British Columbia, Canada (RVG, Seegs)
Moab Adventure XStream Expedition, UT (Sean, Glenn, Mari & Matt)
North American Qualifier for World Championships:
Baja Travesia Expedition AR in Mexico; (Sean, Mari & Glenn)
Of course we also fielded a team at Primal Quest in Montana, where Cyril, Aaron M, Aaron R and the impossibly strong Mari Chandler took an awesome 4th place.
You can watch Team DART-nuun crush dreams at Nationals by clicking on the USARA link here:
After November, the team will have just one race left for 2008:
Glenn, RVG and Mari are off to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates for a desert stage race! Camels - perhaps the world's most spiteful animals - will be involved. That of course precludes my inclusion on the team.
While Mari, Glenn & RVG are tramping across the desert I will be in Florida relaxing by the pool with Lisa and my family, cold drinks in hand! There is only a one letter difference between Desert and Dessert. I choose DESSERT! Key lime pie, please.
Thanks for tuning in.
Enjoy watching online as we suffer this week!
You bring the Popcorn, I'll bring the Pain.