An adventure it was. This year on the day before
the race they scrapped the canoe section and had to go to plan B. Rivers were just too high to be safe. Although the week before would have been even more exciting - see graph of river stages.
It rained the night before the race, and was raining early on the course. Made for a wet day, although it was nice and cool all day.
The mud on the MTB sections got to border on ridiculous. It was like riding in a stream all day... Our bodies and bike were covered in mud. See photo of the bike.
With leadership from captain Ben Craig, and support from other team members Frank Zanaboni and Sherri Shaughnessy, we finished in a respectable 8 hours 30 minutes +, and in (unofficial) 6th place in Masters (old geezer) division and 17th overall out of 55 teams +/-.
As always, a well supported race, with awesome volunteers and a great cause. And it always reminds me I am human....