Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm prayin I don't get HURT. . . .

Straight up CRAZY!!!! 

See I am NOT an expert or for that matter even an experienced mtn. biker! However I CAVED under pressure, well.....kinda! Dawn called me a few weeks ago and said I found a duathalon for us to do.....! I researched it and then heard it was pretty hard! So then I said NO! Well then today I got brave and called them and chatted to them about the course! They assured me it was indeed "technical"! However that I could do it, I just may need to dismount a few times!  If someone gives me the reassurance that they think I can do it. It gives me the total power to tell myself I CAN DO IT, then it makes me WANT to do it !!!!

So what is HURT IN THE DIRT???

It is a twilight off-road duathlon consisting of a twisting run course through the trees, over logs and through water of the Weber River bottoms and a spaghetti bowl mountain bike course through the sand, mud and dirt that surround the fort!!!! HUM???? Yup it's CRAZY!!!! No turning back though I am all registered. 

WE ARE TEAM 
MOUNTAIN HIKERS!!!!

Wish me luck on NOT getting Hurt in the Dirt!!!
If you are local, come try not to get hurt with me :)

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30 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I HIGHLY suggest you go ride the course numerous times, there is a coure map on the site, take it with you, learn the course inside and out, by going out and training on it, you can go at a more comfortable pace, not worry about other racers and gain confidence for the course. I guarantee if you do this, race day will be a 100% better experience.

Staci Dombroski said...

I hope you have a great time! I can't wait to hear about it :)

Java Joggers said...

Sounds like fun! Do try out the course ahead of time if you can ... no hurtin' for you!

Lisa said...

Have fun Miss Daredevil :) I hope it's all fun and no getting hurt...

Rae said...

Have fun!

racing dawn said...

Heck ya we're crazy! This race is gonna rock! I'm so excited - definitely one we're gonna remember! Start lookin for your oldest workout clothes cause they're gonna be ruined after this! :)

Kyle Gershman said...

I'm so impressed...you have some guts girl.

We hiked up a MB trail in the Manti/La Sal National forest near Moab this past weekend and I was like...hell to the no could I ride that. Actually, by the end I sorta wanted to try it...just need a mountain bike first.

You are really hitting all the great spots.

Betsy said...

Super Cool! Love your sense of adventure and willingness to jump in and try something. My BF is Park City for a few days for work. He works for a bike company but isn't going to get any chance to do real riding on this trip and is uber bummed!

Kathleen Ichord said...

I agree, you should go ride the course before and get a feel for it in the daylight.

Big Clyde said...

Sounds cool. You know you are going to do this! Tell us all about it.

Clive Chapman said...

MTBing is my thing, the most fun you can have with your clothes on!

http://massivemtber.blogspot.com/2010/04/mtb-instruction-snow-wind-and-face.html

That link contains a vid of me riding with lads I met via my Blog and creaming in big style.

I still fall after nearly 30 years of off road riding, goes with the territory, I'm sure you'll do fine!

Cheers

Clive

Jane said...

You are courageous and adventurous, and it sounds like great fun! Take care and be safe...

Uriona Family said...

This looks like fun!! Clue me in earlier the next time so I can join you cute girls. :)

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Good luck, and have fun!!

karen said...

Oh gosh! My inner chicken started to cry just looking at the picture!!! I can't wait to read all about it after the fact, though :)

Julie said...

Wow Lindsay--you don't say no to anything, do you!! I'm so excited to hear all about the adventure--good luck!!

Patrick said...

Now that looks like a good time, be sure and share pics of this event.

M-Cat said...

This sounds TOTALLY fun! And if I wasn't hosting a bridal shower - I would all over it.

Good luck, can't wait to read the follow up post!

Raegun said...

That sounds like a fantastic time. I used to mountain bike quite a bit...I miss it. I liked the challenge of navigating logs and rocks.

Ashley said...

Good Luck! Be safe and have fun!

Lisa B said...

That is seriously the craziest thing I have ever heard of! Have a good time! I want to hear all about it.

Lisa B said...

And I'm happy to see that RRR is back on your list of races. :)

Julie said...

Sounds scary! I'm sure you will do great!

Andrea said...

Sounds awesome and I agree with Big Daddy Diesel's advice. Can't wait to hear all about it! You are my hero!

Erika said...

Can't wait to hear the race report on this one! Sounds exciting!!

Roo said...

Fantastic! I hope everything goes well for you. Stay safe xoxo

Sam said...

You've probably already done it, I hope it went well, and that you indeed did not get hurt!!! Way to do hard things!

Sam said...

You've probably already done it, I hope it went well, and that you indeed did not get hurt!!! Way to do hard things!

Megan said...

Sounds like fun to me. I'm always up for getting muddy.

Skye said...

Best of luck! Sounds challenging, yet fun!