24 Hours of Sunlight – Today is the Day

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | February 11, 2006      

Race starts at 10:00 AM today. I went up to Sunlight ski resort yesterday to check out the lay of the land. Looks good, but confusing as to how we work between the camping area and the start/finish area, which are separated by a bit of a hike on a steep hill.

We’ve got a recreational style team going, myself and my wife Lisa, Noell and Drew Larson and Luke Caudill. Our team name is Generation Gap, as Luke is 18 years old, Lisa and I are boomers and the Larsons are in their 20s. I’m still recovering from a bad cold, so I’ll limit my laps and let the others enjoy more fun.

It looks like quite a few teams have entered, and at least 150 people will be participating. The men’s solo experts will be the race to watch. Heavy hitters include Greg Hill, Andrew McLean, Dave Penny and local prodigy Bernie Boettcher (Bernie is pretty amazing, check out some info about him here). There are probably some dark horses as well — that’ll be exciting. So far the only women’s solo entered is Poly McLean, where are all the other core women out there!? Too scared to enter? Go Poly!

I’ll attempt to blog the race today and tomorrow, and guarantee a full report tomorrow afternoon.


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