This race has become a staple of my season - year 5!
2010 - Our rookie year - "Trail Pythons" was our team. We had a lot of fun, finished in the dark! Got lost a bunch.
2011 - First year of "Blood of the Ridge" - showed promise but a few glitches kept us from the podium...
2012 - "Blood of the Ridge" returned with the right people to rock out a 3-way tie for first place!
2013 - Joined someone else's team - the "Ridge Racers", only did two stages
2014 and we're back with a team of our own: "Four Guys Walk Into a Bar".
Why a new team?
My buddy and I organized teams for 4 years, and it's a lot of work. Getting everyone to commit, collect money, make sure they're where they are supposed to be on race day... I found it a lot to take on, especially when I had to race 3-4 stages. Hard to focus on racing and managing everything at the same time.
By using only 4 people (2 of whom are us!) it's much easier. Well, organizing is easier, doing 4 stages each... not so much.
We've always wanted to do the canoe as well, but with a large team it's never quite worked out. This year we're doing it.
Also 4 guys sounds a little crazy. I like crazy.
To the Moraine!