November 4, 2006
Absolutely! If you haven't experienced this before, I highly recommend that you take a few steps closer to what you think are the boundaries of your life. You might surprise yourself by what you learn about your capabilities and values.
I love to do this! It's almost like a completely different experience. The world shrinks to just what your light illuminates, which removes the sensory overload you have with day riding. Seeing less reduces over-anticipation of the trickier spots.
Yes, I started that years ago in Scouts and continue to sharpen my skills with a compass, but often find myself navigating by topo more than by compass. I'd like to work on pacing skills, and other more advanced techniques.
Several, ranging from 4 hours to 81 hours. They're addictive! I love the team aspect, and the mental challenges. Plus I enjoy all of the disciplines.
Navigation is my strongest, mainly because I need even more work on all the others! Swimming would be my weakest, if it were a choice (did anyone see me get towed in the '[masked] swim?). It's a toss-up between between the rest for my weakest.
Hi! I started adventure racing in 2003, after thinking about it for years. I dabbled in many of the individual activities over the years, but never had a chance to put them all together until I tried AR. If I had known how much fun it was, .... !!!
Adventure racers are the most laid back and friendly group of people I have ever met!