Adventure Race race (Break Up 24 Hr) 21:55:00  124.0 mi (10:36 / mi)
32 miles trek
92 miles bike
w/ Bob Billings and Shae Rosetti
1st place Coed / Overall
Upper 30's at 8am start, warmed up to 60-ish?, then cooled to mid 40's Saturday night. Probably 10-15 mph South / South East wind all day and increased saturday night to maybe 20 mph.
trek 1 North/South - 8 miles in / around Acorns resort and North into Milford
bike 1 - 25 miles mixed surface down through Junction City, and back up to TA2. Got the tow train hooked up and made pretty good time.
trek 2 - short 2 mile loop from TA2 - cool waterfall CP
Arrived at TA2 with Don Day/Justin Tallmon and Jason Bettis/Diane Diebold's teams, followed a couple minutes back by Phil Nicolas/Micah Kohles/Jim Svoboda? Fun back and forth between all 4 teams.
got a few CP's to plot at TA2 to get us to TA3 and through the next trek.
bike 2 - 16 miles to TA3 - mixed surface. Rode most of this leg by ourselves. Don was ahead of us. Jason and Phil were behind us. All four teams still arrived at TA3 within probably 20-30 minutes yet.
trek 3 - 9-10 miles. Couple tricky CP's, but also a lot of road walking. Saw Don and Jason a couple times. Jason was moving a bit faster than us on foot for sure, but not really pulling away either.
Got a new map preplotted with the rest of the race after trek 3. Big bike and another big trek followed by a shorter bike to the finish... It was more than I expected... ;)
Bike 3 - 34 miles. - It got dark shortly after we started this leg. Don, Jason, and us all congregated at the 2nd CP, which was in a little nature center, and kept moving on more or less together. A little while later we were coming to a gravel corner as a group and as we slowed down, Diane / Jason crashed... A little scary for a bit as she hit her hip / side pretty hard and also her head on the ground causing small dents in the side of her helmet. We waited for a bit and we all carried on, but they ended up dropping an hour or so later out of precaution.
As a group, we had pulled away from Micah/Phil, but we didn't know how far. They looked a little rough coming off the last trek as we were leaving TA3, but we knew we were only 20 or so minutes ahead of them at that point.
At some point during this bike leg, we also dropped Don / Justin. They were literally at a CP with us, and shortly after I looked back and they weren't there...
Got to TA4 feeling pretty good, but not looking forward to another long trek... Shae's feet had blistered on the last trek, and this was going to hurt her especially.
We took a bit of time to make sure we are good to go for a few hours, but were fairly efficient with the TA also.
Don arrived at the TA4 before we left, and I think Phil/Micah did as well, but I'm not 100% sure on that one.
trek 4 - 12 miles
We hit the nav on the CP's that we needed to and then it was a lot of walking... We were pretty efficient, but not moving super fast. Shae's feet were tore up and in a lot of pain, but she was a trooper. We put her on Bob's tow, which helped a bit.
Back at TA4, we were the first team back. Phil/Micah arrived shortly after, but had dropped a CP, and we didn't see Don again. Phil was torched and looked in rough shape. They went to sit by the fire as we were leaving. I didn't know they had dropped a CP yet, but I was pretty confident even with a fast transition they couldn't catch us on the bike to the finish, so felt pretty good.
final bike - 15 miles - The wind was directly in our faces, but it was mostly pavement with a couple short out and backs, and a short climb to the finish at Acorns. We got the tow line going as we had the whole race and made good time and got the overall win!
Fun race with good competition. Too bad Jason/Diane had to drop after her crash, but I hear she's doing well.
The course was a little monotonous at times, but I was real happy with our performance early in the year.