This weekend was a quick trip to Mexico for an adventure race hosted by Equinox.
The trip down from San Diego was a little longer than the expected 2.5 hours at a whopping 6 hours!!! Seems like a lot of people head to Mexico on Saturday morning…
The little village of La Bufadora was a welcome surprise and we quickly got into vacation mode – a nice nap, walk along the pier, a beer or two, and THE best churros ever!!
I just spent 4 weeks in South Africa (and nearby countries Zimbabwe and Botswana) for a vacation. And of course….football!!!
It all started at New Years Eve 2009…when I was looking at the new year about to start and thought “what adventure are we going to have in 2010?” I started to surf the web and found the FIFA website.
This triggered all the things people said about how great Germany was and the atmosphere. I’ve wanted to go to Africa and this seemed like a great way to combine a new place to explore and the World Cup 2010. So I put in my bid for 15 tickets and waited…..
Feb 28th 2010 – An email arrived with “Congratulations you have 7 tickets….and we charged your credit card $3,000″
So the next few months were planning out where to go and what to see. Read the rest of this entry »
Hooray – we just got back from the World Cup 2010 tournament in South Africa.
We had a great time…and more will come, but loading up this little video of just the football fun we had.
You might even see us playing a vuvuzela….but we deny all knowledge of this publicly.
PS: We even went geocaching too in South Africa…more to come.
The Mount Laguna Adventure race was this weekend and was our first chance to test out our fitness skills on a longer terrain. It’s a fun training event first then race second rather than the other way around.
The event was put together by Team Equinox (Steve & Jake) where they had spent long hours thinking and trekking and testing the trails in Mount Laguna. They then had a group of like minded fun adventure racers to come and put then through their paces. They did an awesome job and it is much appreciated!!!
So seeing as it was my birthday….what better way to spend the day than to push myself to a new limit of physical and mental exertion. And indeed I did.
Race Report Summary
27.1 miles total in 8:55 mins
15.7 miles of hiking (expected was 11 miles)
11.4 miles of mountain biking (expected was 20 miles) Read the rest of this entry »
This week has been quite an adventure for our geocaching! We managed to get our 1000th geocache AND finished the Black Mountain Hall of Fame geocache series!
OMG I just did my first triathlon today! I am on such a buzz – it was amazing!
I signed up 4 weeks ago (yeah I’m not much of a long term planner for these things) after hiking with all these guys that kept talking about all of the triathlons they’ve done. It made it seem possible that I could do it too…So I found a local race. It was a Sprint triathlon which means it was smaller and a good beginner triathlon. Read the rest of this entry »
An update on the Races from 2010 so far…
Jan 27 – Equinox Mid-Week – Night Orienteering
First time out at night, first time really trying to read and use topo maps. We got all the points, but have to say our trusty guide, Barrie, helped a lot!
Another fun filled weekend for Bangers & Mash. This time it was the Urban Dare race held in San Diego. The weather held out to be a lovely sunny day. We all met in Maloney’s Bar in the underground section – quite odd to be in the dark in the beautiful sunshine.
It was a BIG turnout with over 60 teams – we had a last minute scramble to find help – our usual friends were enjoying spring break – leaving us with only our wits and an iPhone. Glad we had the iPhone!
The bell rang and the paper was put out to grab….off we go!
“Bangers & Mash” signed up for an Adventure Race yesterday. It was held in Missions Trails Regional Park by local Adventure Racers “Team Equinox”
We met Barrie and Steve (aka Equinox) when we were trying to learn how to read navigational maps. The GPS we had for geocaching was great, but we wanted to make sure we could survive without one. And orienteering and adventure races don’t allow you to use a GPS (shocking!) so we knew we had to learn at some point. After this first event we were hooked….so we keep seeing Equinox at various events and hikes around San Diego.