Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Change to the Course

I did some scouting last weekend and discovered that the course I had laid out was unsafe at best and in some ways was not possible. One of the roads turned out to be a private road that I cannot use. There was no public access to lake travis near Reimer's Ranch. And all the roads that head out that way are curvy highways with no shoulder - way too dangerous.

So here is the NEW door-to-door, self-propelled 40th Birthday Challenge:

It will start early on Friday morning, 7/31, and must be completed within 40 hours
Bike 40 miles
the first 20 miles will be from home to Walnut Creek Park and the remaining 20 miles will be from Walnut Creek to Mansfield Dam.

Mountain Bike 40 km
25 km on the trails at Walnut Creek. The other 15 km on the Barton Creek greenbelt from Barton Springs to the top of the Hill of Life and then down to the house.

Climb 400 vertical feet
on short, steep limestone in the Barton Creek Greenbelt (5.10 or above)

Kayak 40 km
Put in at Mansfield Dam and paddle the entire length of Lake Austin, portage the dam, and then paddle down Town lake to Barton Springs

Eat party munchies from my past...
4 Top Raman
4 Slices Pizza
4 bao
4 orders of french fries
4 raw turkey franks
4 bags popcorn
4 orders of fried rice
4 pieces of fried chicken
4 jumbo dill pickles
4 hostess cupcakes

Drink 4 - 40 ouncers
Probably a mixture of cheap beers & malt liquor

The Course:

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Greg! You're an inspiration -- haven't you been doing these challenges for awhile now? We'll be sitting in our backyard tank, toasting you with a couple of cold beers. Have fun! Hugs,
    Twinkie & Bloody Butt Chuck