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.