Friday, November 2, 2007
I take it that my plan is accepted.
I thought I was a retired birthday challenger; he operative word there being "retired". But as long as George is still out there to chase I guess it's time to put down the Wild Turkey and get my friend Ben to whip my ass into shape. Beat it, Buns.
I have three weeks to train. I always seem to have three weeks. I guess this is because I can't plan anything further away than this. Hey, it was enough for last year's challenge (or almost), to make the US Duathlon Team in 2004, do the Everest Challenge in 2005, and for Hemlock to wipe out three guys on the Eiger. It'll do.
This challenge will happen in the vicinity of Ben Beaumon's climbing school in Zion over the Thankgiving holiday. What it entails hasn't been uncovered yet but Pope tells me that C 2 has their best people working on it. Regardless of what they uncover, it looks as though I'm going to have to go through with the climb.
The theme of the challenge is on sight. I mean, what kind of mystery would it be if I knew where I was going? The time limit will be one full day. The elements to include:
Climbing 47 routes on sight.
Riding 47 miles of unseen single track (must be rated advanced) on my single speed
Riding 47 miles of road on my fixie
Running 47 kilometers of unknown trail
sustinance to include:
Chocolate (only if sliced with a switchblade)
French onion soup
Crab meat cocktail
Broiled lobster tails