|Now to get ready to wax skis|
In other news:
- It's -2 F (-19 C) outside at the moment
- Top secret operation "Turkey Launch" is well underway. More details in the near future.
- TurkeyMan 2012 is official ON, it's looking like there might be a record turnout.
It all begins with a social sourdough pancake/waffle brunch before a sort of competitive, human powered (bike, ski, run, there have even been kicksled participants) "race" in the woods near our house.
The event is loosely based on the urban alleycat race format in that their several checkpoints set up in the nearby forest and participants need to visit and document (photograph) their completion of each checkpoints instructions. There is no prescribed route and checkpoints can be completed in any order people like.
In general is don't care too much for cycle racing. I generally subscribe to something along the lines of Surly's philosophy of "when people race bikes we all lose." I firmly believe that should one find oneself at a cycle-racing themed event one should do one's best to take it about as far from seriously as possible.
In curating the events various checkpoints I do my best to keep things fun and interesting. Requiring everyone to document their completion of each check point results in a lot of hilarious post-race photos.
Here are a few checkpoint photos from the inaugural event: