What I’ll be up to this weekend…
|Chance of wet shoes = extremely high indeed|
You may have noticed that the blog posts have been a little sporadic of late (or more sporadic perhaps). That’s largely because I’ve been busy. Busy not drinking (or at least drinking less. Or at least trying to drink less) in preparation for an event that lies at an almost polar opposite end of the spectrum than my usual world of wine and food and beer and wine and food.
It’s called Geoquest.
Geoquest is a non-stop 48hr adventure race that involves teams of four kayaking, trekking, cycling and more across beautiful landscapes in northern NSW. An annual event, it is considered to be one of the ‘premier’ adventure races in Australia and typically involves some 40-50 teams attempting to collect checkpoints and complete a course within 48hrs.
For me personally this will be the second time I’ll be attempting this particular race and, with an experienced team, will be looking to finish the race well within the 48hr time limit (hopefully. Shit I hope we finish within 48hrs).
Now one of the reasons why I’m particularly banging on about the race here on the blog is because the team itself has the lofty title of Team ozwinereview.com, making it not only a great team but a great team now sponsored by a wine blog. Of course as sponsor I have offered the rest of the team free wine (they didn’t care) and stickers (which they don’t appreciate) just to show that the sponsor (me) cares (because I don’t actually have anything to give. Just a great name for an adventure racing team).
Of course I realise that this information is not only not wine related but also rather boring for most, particularly those whom think that I’m an idiot for running/riding/paddling for 48hrs without stopping/sleeping/avoiding the forecast heavy rain. If, however, you do wake up in the middle of the night/come home drunk/stay up late watching DVDs in front of the fire and think ‘I wonder what Andrew is up to right now’ head on over to the Geoquest page to watch our little GPS tracking spot move very slowly across a map of the Great Lakes area of northern NSW. I promise it will at the very least make you glad that you are inside/will be sleeping in a bed.
Otherwise I will be posting a little race rundown of the race on here for all of you to appreciate why normal, (semi) rational people choose not to subject themselves to such peculiar torture in the name of sport.
|This is my team. Or at least some of my team + support crew (this photo is from a previous attempt).
We’re looking rather sprightly considering we’ve had 15 minutes sleep in 51 hours.
My shorts, however, are very short indeed…