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Next Up: Castlewood 8 Hour Adventure Race

Although we have yet to sign up, Bob “Nighthawk” Jenkins and I, Luke “The Dragon” Lamb, will be competing in Bonk Hard Racing’s Castlwood 8 Hour Adventure Race near St. Louis. The race will take place on Dec 5th, 2009 at Castlwood State Park in Ballwin, MO.

According to the race website, we need to be prepared for 10 – 25 miles of mt. biking, 5 – 10 miles of trekking and running (and maybe some slow walking/limping), and 4 – 8 miles of paddling.  Having done many of the Bonk Hard races in the past, I’m sure the mileage will be much closer to the upper end of those ranges.

Weather could also be an issue.  This time of year in Missouri, it could be 15 degrees and snowing, or it could be 65 and sunny.  As long as it isn’t 40 and raining, I won’t complain… Too much.

Neither Bob nor I have ever ridden the trails at Castlewood, so we are going to try to make it up there sometime over the next week.  We’ll keep you posted.

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About Lukas Lamb

Husband to a wonderful wife, father to 4 incredible kids (3 daughters and 1 son), adventure racer, mountain biker, runner, lifter of weights, reader of books, and lover of life. He can be found on Google+

Posted on November 23, 2009, in Upcoming Races and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I’m off work on Wednesday is you wants to roll down there.

  2. Sweet. I’ll see if I can get my Mom to watch the kids, and we can do some serious reconnaissance up there.

  3. And I just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t say…the shittier the weather the BETTER!!.. MAN NOISES!! ARRGGHHH!!

  4. Good luck and have a good race. Hopefully BOb won’t get any leg cramps or flat tires. I mean there is no way that either of those things could happen, ever to either of you in a race. Wish I could make it. You need to find some races closer to New York. Any races over Christmas while I am out, other than the half we are planning on?

  5. Since you insist upon taunting the AR gawds…

    I move to kick Casey off of the team if we have more than one flat tire or if either of us suffers from cramps during the Castlewood 8 Hour.

    Anyone second that motion?

  6. I’ll get in on that, especially since we all know that Casey will NEVER suffer from a debilitating case of erectile dysfunction.

    As long as noone strains a taint we’ll be ok.

  7. Bob, that’s really not funny. Casey has been suffering for ED for nearly 15 years now. Poor guy.

    I just signed us up, so we’re good to go. And it’s a go for the pre-ride tomorrow.

  8. Recon complete.

    Prediction: Moderately difficult bike trails and horrible hiking. Trail map from 12/08 is missing a LOT of trails.

    “Roller Coaster” is the shizzle but “Cardiac Hill” can kiss my bloated ass.

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