Being out on the mountain, living, surviving, being physically and mentally challenged, this is what life is about. From chaos, came clarity. In the heart of feeling defeated we had found our inner strength. Camaraderie creates a very powerful connection; it has the ability to make the impossible become another training day. The presence of a … Read More
Legend of the Death Race – Part 8: The Comeback Kids
Andy asked me whether I was sure I want to quit or not. Well no, I was not sure I wanted to quit. More than anything I wanted to finish. That’s why I came out to Vermont to compete in this race in the first place. Finishing the Death Race was the only option I had … Read More
Legend of the Death Race – Part 7: Make It Hurt So Good
At last, I could relieve myself of carrying my pack. I was overdue to give my shoulder a rest from all the added weight. Unfortunately, swinging an axe, being left handed, splitting a log in half and then both halves into sixths is not the kind of rest I needed. Walking along the right side … Read More
Legend of the Death Race – Part 6: Human Error or Betrayal?
Another fork in the road halts us. We challenge the information we’ve been provided by a couple different people. A portion of us want to go one way, another group wants to go down the other path, and a few are lost as to how we got so mixed up. After a few good arguments … Read More
Legend of the Death Race – Part 5: Team Tire’s Tribulations
Up until now, Team Ten had been rocking out. We were leading every challenge thrown our way. We were struck with poison though. It came in the form of a tractor tire. The troubles the tire caused us took the Death Race to an all new level for everyone out there. The teams that got … Read More
Legend of the Death Race – Part 4: Bloodroot Mountain Trail Begins
It was still light out. There we were on our first challenge as a team heading up into the mountains of Vermont. We would be on our way toward one of the most wicked, switchback infested, narrow passages I’ve ever encountered. Passing room would be so narrow we feared for losing someone the entire evening. … Read More
My Behemoth of a Tire Has Arrived!
Well it has finally arrived, my ginormous tire has finally made it here. It’s been sitting in a dirty lot for a while so I had to clean it off a little bit. It had to look like the dumbest thing anyone would do to a tire, scrub-a-dub-dub. During my little cleaning session I gave … Read More