Tuckerman Inferno Race Report
OK, I do not have much of a race report for this. I biked 18 miles and had a blast and would absolutely do it again. I do not have a lot of pictures from the race, but as you may remember, the bike portion is a little hilly.
|Except for that one downhill|
The Tuckerman Inferno is a pentathalon – run, kayak, bike, hike, ski. It can be done as an individual (Tuckerman/Tuckerwoman), in teams of 5 or in teams of 2. We had a team of 5. It is a low key and super fun race, if you are thinking about doing it, you should definitely sign up. I would really like to try to do this race as part of a 2 person team sometime. Preferably someone who can ski the Tuckerman area better than me.
|Just finished the ride…brr…where is my puffy coat?|
What I remember about the race itself? I was thankful for the gearing on my Kestrel bike and for my Pearl Izumi Booties. It wasn’t warm, I could see my breath coming out in white puffs as I made the climb toward Pinkham Notch. I was freezing the instant I stopped biking. I felt kind of funny not going for a run or something off the bike.
I got into my truck and changed, found my puffy coat, then met up with the rest of the team to wait and cheer for Callie, our pro skier, to come down.
|Ski racer Callie and I (note puffy coat) after our team finish|
Our team was a bunch of rockstars, running, kayaking, biking, hiking, and skiing around Mount Washington. I am not even really sure where we placed – we were not first, we were not last – but we all agreed we were all in it for fun and as long as we finished the course, it didn’t matter.
I got a new toy…
My parents got me a Garmin 310XT for my birthday. Holy crap, what a present!
|Yes, I am wearing socks. It snowed yesterday.|