.......................................... Strix the harbinger
...........................................guards OakWood's gate, ever asking,
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Monday, December 27, 2010

Arrowhead 135 - 2011

This is one for all you manly men (and women) out there. Time to put up or shut up. Personally, I'll be on the "shut up" side of the fence. I just don't want anyone to miss it and then say, "If I'd only known." Well, now you know. Be warned, it will probably be -35F to -40F, and that's real temperature, not windchill. Windchill? Don't ask.

GUNNA BE A SHOWDOWN!
2011 RACE SHOWDOWN DATE: START 7AM MON, JAN 31ST.  FINISH CUTOFF 7PM WED, FEB 2ND.
The Race: 135 Miles in deep winter across northern Minnesota, virtually all scenic, rugged Arrowhead State Snowmobile Trail fromAMERICA'S ICEBOX: I-Falls to Fortune Bay Casino near Tower, MN  Pick mode of transport at the start: foot, ski, or bicycle.  Growing from ten racers 6 yrs ago to over 100 starters in 2010, our 7th year promises great things with arguably some of the world's best winter ultra-athletes competing along with those of us just out for Adventure or a Personal Test!  So far for 2011 we boast the best competitive Winter foot and bicycle field anyplace ever in the WORLD.  So that makes us the unofficial 
WINTER WORLD ULTRA CHAMPIONSHIPS.
 AND ITS BEEN WAY COLDER HISTORICALLY THAN ANY OTHER RACE / WE HAVE THE FROSTBITE TO PROVE IT.   (Even the link is cold.)

4 comments:

Doug said...

Been there, done that.

I'm one of the oddballs that said, "Hey, that sounds like fun. Sign me up."

It was an incredible experience to say the least.

Gunnar Berg said...

As younger man I may have taken a wack at it. By the time they started running it I was in my "wisdom phase".

Kurt said...

I have known you when you were much younger (say the last 50+ years) and I can never remember the time when you thought moving yourself 125 miles without motorized transport was a good idea. When you were a baby you got from one place to another by saying "move me!".

You have been "wise" all of your life.

Gunnar Berg said...

Wise? Maybe sensible and lazy.

Happy New Year, Kurt.