The Thunder Rolls Teaser
It will take us a little while to get all of our photos gathered up and to sort through all of our thoughts to write a full race report. We should have it up early next week so be sure to check back in with us.
This was one tough race, though. I mean, there were a couple of times where I wanted to quit… really badly. If you’ve never tried to paddle an inflatable packraft UP-river, then do yourself a favor… NEVER EVER attempt it!!! Seriously, don’t even think about it. Don’t believe me? Check out this article, by Chris Johnson of the Ogle County News.
You can also check out a short video right here (also by Chris Johnson) that starts off showing Casey struggling with ascending, and then quickly mastering the proper technique. You’ll then see a short clip of Casey trying to choke Bob out at the dinner table. Seriously… I’m not making that up. I guess I’m not cool enough to make the video. Or maybe I’m just too ugly.
One other quick note… During this race, one of us acquired a new nickname, and it is absolutely perfect. This new nickname was a bright spot in an otherwise crappy portion of the race. And that’s all I’ll say about what happened during the race for now.
We ended up taking 4th out of 8 teams in the 3-person-same-gender division, and we took 9th out of 40 teams overall. Not bad.
Here’s a photo (by John Morris) of all of the teams at the start of the race. See if you can find us, you know… kind of like “Where’s Waldo?” The first one to find us gets a high five from me.
The Thunder Rolls left us with quite a story to tell, and we want to do the race justice. It’s hard to cram 12 hours of fun, pain, glory, suffering, happiness, and diarrhea into a worthy race report. We’ll do our best. Until next time…