It says Daze 3, but the savvy orienteer already knows that the race in question is really the one and the only One Cowboy Relay. You're not going to find anything like this in Peoria, and that's for sure!
For this year's version we will return to the conveniently sized Gates of AMT Hell map, with its munificent amounts of rock detail and spectacular views of Mook's Marsh (though much of mentioned marsh is presently looking determinedly more like a vast sea thanks to activity by certain industrious, flat tailed rodents.) Five loops will describe the course, with the first four loops taken motala style and a common-for--all-runners last loop. There will be many controls, and many controls will sing their siren song in very close proximity to other controls, affording the opportunity for some amount of confusion. Technical running demands have been enhanced by sprinkles and dustings of sage, bitterbrush, and the ever beloved ground juniper. Though it won't be unpleasant running by any measure, running "rosstopher style" can not be recommended for this day, and instead we will offer the suggestion that all cowboys and cowgirls will appreciate a bit of lower leg covering.
A test run yesterday proved up the course and yielded a time of 50:24. However, this time should not stand during the actual race, and in fact could be easily shattered by anyone with good lassoing skills, fast legs, and a constant compass. Yesterday's test run was conducted under adverse conditions, including, but not limited to: a recent bear sighting, transit of Venus (running legs pointed directly into the setting sun was particularly challenging), ferocious killer winds, and legs too old too slow.
The One Cowboy Relay has always been a lot of fun, and it will be this year, too!
Legs too old too slow? Whose legs were you borrowing? Is it time for another run of the Killer Bee test loop to get a more objective opinion?
Hmmmm, interesting, of course anyone who knows me knows I would never write something like "legs too old too slow". That's not even grammatically correct.
This is the clearest possible evidence that there is life on Mars, and that it is diabolical. Either that, or this is yet another example of the Stuxnet virus hacking its way in to some presumed safe place, and unleashing literary devastation.
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