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Best places to see in California [28 Mar 2011|06:20pm]


Planning your visit to sunny California? Looking for some fun nearby?
It is so easy now to find best locations and attractions! Just go to the www.canyouguideme.com 

and chose California state and your favorite style of adventure (e.g. Beach, History/Culture, Extreme).
You will get a wide range of the best attractions in the Los Angeles, San Francisco and other remarkable places.

Find the best adventure!

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Moraine Adventure Relay, June 16-17, 2007, Gore's Landing --> King City, Ontario [21 Jun 2007|12:02am]

[ mood | good ]

Omg...ow. Kinda.

Back to the beginning.

I'm on the mailing list for mynextrace.com, a site that collects info on races around the area/country/continent and lists them as a calendar...probably a sign of things to come when I joined after my first STORM race in 2005. Anyway, on a newsletter a few weeks ago, they announced they were looking for team members for the Moraine Adventure Relay. I've been toying with the idea of not just getting into adventure racing but actually making myself a name/reputation in it, so I jumped at the idea of getting on a sponsored team.

And so it wentCollapse )

(xposted to adventureracers)

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[08 Mar 2007|05:49pm]
AR is good times. I'm thinking about pursuing it once again after 4 years off.
I'm near Tacoma.
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4 hour race [13 Aug 2006|08:46pm]

So first adventure race. the first bit of advice Id give to anyone doing one of these is make sure your captain knows what the hell they are doing. Our cap who has done many races had zero leadership skills. We got our passport and then ran to the canoe. Paddled and picked up check points and then made our way to the far end of the lake. turned out that if shed read the pasport we would have known that we didn't need to paddle all that way. She sent us to find one check point that was on part of the bike route that then cost us 45 mins. In total we lost 2 hours paddling! The bike and run we blasted and got most of the check points and past other teams, but nothing like a win for us this time.

I do it again, and next time know a little more about whats involved. I did like the orienteering part. Its cool to set the compass and then just head into the woods and voi la theres the check point.
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first race this weekend [08 Aug 2006|08:26am]

Ok here we go with my first Adventure race. Its a 3 person coed short course i guess, we should be done in sub 4 hours
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Lake Elsinore Action Sports Fest [30 May 2006|09:12am]

Hey...I'm going to Lake Elsinore June 3rd and 4th to a rock n roll Action Sports Festival with Moto cross, Wake Boarding BMX and tons more. If you or anyone you know in or around the LA area wants to come with please let me know (I'll be arranging transportation from Santa Monica and Malibu). It's only 10 bucks to get in plus I'll be giving out a ton of ZexSports promo items. Click on the link below for more info...


If you can make it, even if you're not from LA, leave me a comment! Hope to see you there...


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[18 May 2006|11:44am]

[ mood | accomplished ]

Another great race... see my journal for the full story of the Explore the West Southern Neveda AR. Ok so it was a tough one... but still some kind of fun!

(xposted to adventureracers)

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Explore the West Southern CA Sprint [09 Apr 2006|05:22pm]

[ mood | accomplished ]

April 8, 2006
1st race in the Explore the West series

This race was everything the t-shirt claims:
"steep, hot, technical, taxing, unforgiving, relentless.
fun as hell."

For a full race report, see my journal.

I highly recommend any of the races in this series... I hope to do more myself!

(x-posted to adventureracers)

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Rat Race [25 Feb 2006|11:50pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Hey guys, was wondering if anybody elkse is from the UK? Well, that and if anyone is going to be doing the the Rat Race? We've put a team together for the pro event.

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[27 Jan 2006|05:22pm]

Hey, I just stumbled onto this group and figured I'd throw my race into the mix. The yukon river quest, 740km canoe/kayak race. see www.yukonriverquest.com for general race info, or let me know if you want some more personal input. It's a fantastic race. Great rush when you finally reach the finish after 60-odd hours racing (for the reasonably competitive teams)
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AR in DC area? [28 Oct 2005|10:06pm]

Hi. Does anyone know of any adventure or urban race in the DC area?
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a few race tales [28 Oct 2005|12:34pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

I've been reading here for a while and would love to see more about AR training/races other people are doing. So... with a few newer AR stories in my own LJ I figured I might as well share my experiences with you guys!

The Explore CA Baja 24 hour race was awesome. I raced with the Big Bear Adventure Racing team. Here's the full write-up.

Another memorable race was the SVS Finals in Northern CA. TOUGH COURSE!!! This one I raced with people I know through the TriFuel website. This one also has a long write-up.

Enjoy, and hopefully we'll get some more stories and tales in this community :-)

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Iron Cross Trail Run [17 Oct 2005|03:54pm]

yeah, it's just a trail run, but sometimes you takes what you gets. if anyone is in the mid-atlantic area, i really have to recommend putting this one on your calendar for next year, if just for the swag. it's a 15k or 30k (dos loops) trail run on some absolutely fantastic trails in the michaux forest, just north of gettysburg, pennsylvania. the race is held in conjunction with the Iron Cross cyclocross race, which claims to be the longest cyclocross race in the country. the trails are rocky, and the course has one serious climb at the ~2 mile point; very steep and about half-a-mile long. there are some log and stream crossings to keep it interesting. nice run. i did the 15k in 1:40 and finished somewhere in the back, i'm happy with it though.

the swag? well, you got yer event t-shirt, as with any respectable event. it's not dri-fit or anything :(, and it's white, but it's okay. i was suprised by the Iron Cross pint glass though, very nice. what else? a nice pair of Iron Cross cycling socks by Sock Guy for finishing. all told, that's easily worth my $40. in addition though, they served donuts and coffee in the morning, and lunch was fresh BBQ catered by Memphis Blues.

yep, two thumbs up.

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GPS from Adventrue GPS at www.gps4fun.com [27 Sep 2005|03:09pm]

Call me partial because it's where I work, but Adventure GPS is a great source for all sorts of GPS gear and such. If we don't have it we'll help you findit, and if we offer the best in customer support -- we've been involved with GPS since it FIRST became available. So, in case just can't pass up a good deal...or are still looking for that elusive item...

We're doing a BIG inventory reduction and clearance sale at my work -- Adventure GPS: You're choice for GPS and Accessories.

We offfer our usual mix of GPS and Adventure gear at www.gps4fun.com but we are also featuring other items -- from office chairs to GPS accessories, compasses and everything in between via Amazon user sales. Some of these are misc items from product lines we no longer carry or even misc office equipment and such? -- a Fall cleaning of sorts! Need a copy of SQL 7.0 with 25 users lisc. or a book on Bicycling Coast to Coast: A Complete Route Guide Virginia to Oregon, a digital compass or wind meter, waterproof PDA case or XM Satellite radio ROADY with Wireless FM Modulator -- we've got it.

Here's a list of all the items we've listed through Amazon.com -- See something you want? Email us at amazon [AT] gps4fun [DOT] com.
Looking for something akin to an item we have listed? email we might have that too....CHEAP!

Find things you never knew you wanted or have always searched for -- SHOP NOW!

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[20 Sep 2005|02:53pm]


i'm new here, thought i'd say hi. wondering what races, if any, folks were doing this fall/winter. i've done a few sprint races a few years ago (hi-tec NY, some local ARs, xterra triathlons), and have been concentrating on mountain biking for the last few years, just starting to get the running where i want it (doing a 15K trail run in october and the Disney half marathon in january). looking forward to doing a few 24+ hour ARs in 2006. i'm built more for endurance than speed anyway!

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new guy [02 Aug 2005|02:12pm]

Hey there.

I'm new to this community, but wanted to jump in. I just got back from The Candian Death Race and am now fully addicted to adventure racing. If you are interested, I'm posting my adventures on my website (). I'm not trying to chum the net for hits to my site, as I derive no financial benefit from it, I just want to share my adventures. I didn't want to post the whole thing here because ... well .. i'm new to the community.

So here it is ... http://www.freethinkingradical.com/archives/2005/08/index.html ... if I'm breaking protocol or a community rule, I apologize in advance.

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Adventure Sports Magazine... [14 Jun 2005|10:28pm]

[ mood | Upbeat! ]

Hello guys... if you are interested... check this out...


Happy surfing... I cant wait to get to subscribe this awesome magazine!!!


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The Raid [20 Mar 2005|08:34am]

[ mood | energetic ]

To those outdoor adventure lovers out there... there is more info if you want to read about adventure racing...

please proceed to this side... its something like Eco-Challenge... perhaps better coz it happens in different countries.. throughout different time frame!


Happy Viewing!!


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I'm a neophyte to this community :-D [17 Mar 2005|03:01am]

[ mood | I.need.to.get.some.sleep. ]

Ok, I've read that this isn't a highly active community but none the less, I'm excited that it's here because we adventure racers are obviously a cool breed and pretty soon we will take over the world...mwhahaha.

Sorry. I'm up late and can't sleep so I might be a little nutty right now, but truth be told, I'm a little nutty most of the time!My name is Bridget, and I'm a 20 year-old junior at Grand Valley State University, majoring in Advertising and Public Relations. Sometimes I feel like I'm a major geek b/c I'm really interested in AR, and running and running shoes and gear! I worked at a popular running store in south-eastern Michigan for 3 years. My friends call me the ShoeNerd, Shoe Guru, Running Freak...etc. Last summer I got a different job. I worked at REI (only the best freaking store on the face of this planet!) It was no surprise that they placed me in Footwear/Outerwear because of my previous employment history. I miss working there and wish that the company would build a store on the west side of Mich near my school!! Hopefully I'll be working there again when I go home for the summer. Anyway, I'm a friendly person and if you are on facebook, feel free to add me as a friend :-D

Here is some info about my experiences with Adventure Racing and AR goals for the future *this may be on the longer side because I love to share my experiences and would really love to read about other people's experiences as well--so leave comments or post them in the community--I'll read them all!* woohoo!Collapse )

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introduction [08 Jan 2005|09:44pm]

Hi, I'm Dan. I haven't done an adventure race yet, but I'm going give a few of them a shot this year. Unforunately there aren't very many solo ones in the KS/MO area. But in the surrounding states there seem to be a few races I can do. I have some gear from when I was in the army, but I don't have a kayak/canoe/boat yet. And I don't have any rollerblades anymore. But the rest is probably fairly taken care of.
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