EVENT DATE: Jul 19, 2014
UPDATE: I'm really happy to report that I finished the race and met my 10 lap/170km goal, despite racing with a broken elbow.
A huge thanks goes to my pitcrew, who kept me going through the pain and in the darkness of night, when the cold and silence started to mess with my mind. Dawn was a huge relief. I couldn't have made it to my goal without them.
WHAT I AM DOING
I've taken on a massive challenge and entered the 24 Hours of Adrenalin race as a solo rider. This race is a grueling mountain bike competition that lasts for - you guessed it - 24 hours.
I undertook this challenge with virtually zero experience on a mountain bike. Training for the race has not only meant a big physical commitment but has also necessitated me learning a totally new sport - FAST.
So why do it? For two reasons. First, I am looking to raise a significant amount of money for Acumen, an organization that invests in businesses and ideas that can have a game-changing impact on the lives of those living in poverty. I have worked with this organization for several years now and believe in its integrity and capacity for systemic change.
Second: I wanted a True Challenge; something that I wasn't quite sure I could do. I believe that when you test your limits you learn important things about yourself and the world.
24 hours of Adrenalin is definitely a True Challenge for me. With only a month left before my race, I am honestly nervous about the size of the challenge I have taken on (on top of potentially running into bears on this course, which seems to happen at a frequency I find alarming). But I am excited too.
Please help support me in my quest! Every contribution is greatly appreciated.