August 18, 2009

Colorado Racing, Trans Rockies Is Here!!

Wow, I simply can not believe we're into the back half of August already and that Trans Rockies is just days away! I really do feel like I've had one of the best years of my life so far and it just keeps getting better and better!

Tonight I'm off to see 'Silversun Pickups' at The Commodore (I had this song stuck in my head for the majority of Western States), this past Sat I had the pleasure of checking out 'Kings Of Leon' at G.M. Place, (Big thanks to Bryan Tasaka of The MOMAR for making this happen!) and on Sunday morning I found yet another reason to do 'The Dance Of Joy' (anyone else remember this?), I learned of my accepted entrance into the famed 100 miler known as H.U.R.T. Hawaii...yes, I'm finally off to Hawaii for the first time in my life!! That's not till mid January though so back to the task at hand...

Wed night Tamsin and I head to Vernon B.C. to meet up with fellow Montrail team runner Aaron Heidt, and then on Thursday morning we hit the open road for The American Rockies!!

Trans Rockies starts on Sunday morning and goes for six straight days, here's the deets:

This year from August 23-28, up to 150 teams of two will take on the Colorado Rockies for a running experience like no other. During the six days of the GORE-TEX™ TransRockies Run, runners from all over the world will run, eat and live together as they cover 113 miles of spectacular scenery, fully supported by a dedicated and professional Event Team who will look after all aspects of their food, accommodations and on-course support.

The GORE-TEX™ TransRockies Run course runs from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek, through the heart of the White River and San Isabel National Forests. The course includes a mix of singletrack and forest road with nearly 25,000 feet of elevation gain, reaching altitudes of over 12,500 ft.


Follow along online, we're team Montrail-NSA:
-The Trans Rockies website
-My Twitter updates
-Trans Rockies Twitter updates



twardzik said...


can you hit me up when you get a sec? Need some advice. - chris


Tom Craik said...

...the best to you and Tamsin. And congrats on HURT.


I'm following you both at the transrockies. You are both kicking a$$ ! Obviously you won't see this till you get home...I'm crossing my fingers for the rest of your stages.

mo said...

Nicely done! Taking the race and getting yourself into HURT...
Also, beers in a hot tub is an exciting combo. Play safe!

Justin Mock said...

Awesome work out there. I think you may have worked harder than anyone - that towing is tough!

Gary Robbins said...

Thanks! Nah, towing ain't as hard as it looks, and when you go off tow you feel like a world class sprinter for the first km!!