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 Copyright - 2000-2015

From: caleb_suter@dofasco.ca [mailto:caleb_suter@dofasco.ca]
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2003 9:46 AM
To: kristi_macdonald@dofasco.ca; john_southwood@dofasco.ca;
irene_deketele@dofasco.ca; michael_cortese@dofasco.ca; woodsd@ngi.ca

Subject: We Stormed the Trent!

 I want to congratulate both teams for their excellent performances this  
weekend.

I originally thought the race would take us 6 hours but, according to the
odometers, the 40 km of biking was more like 60 km.  Add one hour to my
estimate.  The zip line wait was also exactly one hour.  This brings my
estimated time to 8 hours!  Which is pretty close to Team Disillusion's
finish time (approximately 8:15 plus a possible 15 minute penalty for clue
#4 that simply wasn't there) so I'm really happy with our performance.

Team Disillusion made it to CP6 at 3:23 pm just barely making the cut-off
time of 3:30 pm.  In order to make this time, we were working really hard.
I understand that nearly half of the teams didn't make this cut-off and were
disqualified.  Obviously this was not an "Everyone can do it adventure
race".  Participating in the race takes a lot of courage, making it to CP5
by 2:00 pm was a challenge, and simply finishing was remarkable.

The individual contributions on Team Disillusion were near heroic.  Mike,
our navigator, kept us on the right path the entire race - quick decisions
and absolutely no back tracking ensured that we didn't lose any time from
navigating errors!  Woody who barely felt tired or sore at the end of the
race intentionally hurt his ankle in the parking lot just to feel that same
pain the rest of us were experiencing (so the theory goes) - what a team
player!  Irene who was determined to not slow the younger men on the team
down gave 150% during the bike leg to CP6 - without this extraordinary
effort, we would not have made the cut-off time!  Shelly, our Support Crew,
was always there to cheer us up, keep us motivated, retrieve our stashed
gear, and take some really cool photos despite the thunderstorms, boredom
and the race volunteers trying to keep the race course information secret -
despite the pain and anguish it was always easy to smile for the camera
because of Shelly's high spirits!

...  

For the record: The ARC Toronto Urban Race was a lot easier and shorter!