Monday, June 22, 2009

2009 Mission 18 hr Adventure Race Map

Ahhhh....The Mission 18 hr. Did you ever have one of those days when EVERYTHING seemed to go into the toilet. That was the Mission 18 hr for us. In fact the whole weekend was an exercise in blundering. We didn't even make it to the pre-race meeting the night before because we forgot about the time change going from central to eastern. We did have a great time and hopefully learned some lessons under the tutelage of Hard Knox. The map includes comments on most of the debacles that occurred during the race

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ohio River, Mission 18 hr

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this muddy port,
Aboard this tiny Ship.

Ohio River, Mission 18 hr

The mate was a mighty paddlin' man,
The Skipper brave and sure,
Three passengers set sail that day
For an 18 hour tour.

An 18 hour tour [ sound of thunder: crack! ]

Ohio River, Mission 18 hr

The river started getting rough,
The tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew,
The race would be lost.

The race would be lost.

Ohio River, Mission 18 hr

539211087_dino mission 5-16-2009 430, originally uploaded by Scott R Young.

So this is the tale of our castways,
They're here for a long, long time
They'll have to make the best of things,
It's an uphill climb.

Other race photos from our running of the Mission 18 hr Adventure Race are located on flickr at

Most of these photos were take by the event photographer and can be found and purchased at