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Monday, May 26, 2003 9:46 AM
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We Stormed the Trent!
I want to congratulate both teams for
their excellent performances this
originally thought the race would take us 6 hours but, according to the
the 40 km of biking was more like 60 km. Add
one hour to my
The zip line wait was also exactly one hour.
This brings my
time to 8 hours! Which is pretty
close to Team Disillusion's
time (approximately 8:15 plus a possible 15 minute penalty for clue
that simply wasn't there) so I'm really happy with our performance.
Disillusion made it to CP6 at 3:23 pm just barely making the cut-off
of 3:30 pm. In order to make this
time, we were working really hard.
understand that nearly half of the teams didn't make this cut-off and were
Obviously this was not an "Everyone can do it adventure
Participating in the race takes a lot of courage, making it to CP5
2:00 pm was a challenge, and simply finishing was remarkable.
individual contributions on Team Disillusion were near heroic.
navigator, kept us on the right path the entire race - quick decisions
absolutely no back tracking ensured that we didn't lose any time from
errors! Woody who barely felt tired
or sore at the end of the
intentionally hurt his ankle in the parking lot just to feel that same
the rest of us were experiencing (so the theory goes) - what a team
Irene who was determined to not slow the younger men on the team
gave 150% during the bike leg to CP6 - without this extraordinary
we would not have made the cut-off time! Shelly,
our Support Crew,
always there to cheer us up, keep us motivated, retrieve our stashed
and take some really cool photos despite the thunderstorms, boredom
the race volunteers trying to keep the race course information secret -
the pain and anguish it was always easy to smile for the camera
of Shelly's high spirits!
the record: The ARC Toronto Urban Race was a lot easier and shorter!