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Iíve always been an individual sport kind of guy and played tennis, racquetball, ran track, etc.  Maybe Iím just antisocial.  I bought my first mountain bike back in 1988 when I was at the Air Force Academy and spent a couple of years riding it all around the local mountains.  I sold it when I got stationed in Oklahoma (no mountains), bought another one when I moved to Montana in 1994 and spent three years riding the mountains up there.  I moved to Texas 10 years ago and put the bike away thinking there was nothing worth riding around here.  I was wrong. 

I did the marathon thing for a while four years ago, but only training to run in a straight line on pavement kept me in a repeating cycle of getting injured or recovering from an injury, so I swore off long-distance running a couple of years ago and migrated to a new hobby Ė motorcycles.

I met NB in 2005 through our mutual addiction to the BMW F650 GS.  Weíve since spent many thousands of miles together on trips through Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. 

Although Iím still a loner at heart, Iíve definitely seen the performance benefits gained by people pushing each other to a higher level.  So when NB mentioned this Adventure Racing thing to me in October and said that they needed another teammate or two I said sign me up.  I needed some motivation to get me back into shape and having some teammates who depend on me has kept me training even when I didnít want to.  Plus I enjoy running through the woods, mountain biking, and I am pretty good at navigation.  I spent a few summers as an instructor at the AF survival school in the Rockies and feel at home in the boonies. 

If anything I have a good sense of humor and should at least keep us laughing when things get ugly.

brewer's Races:

Race Date Place
2009 Races    
  24 Hours of Rocky Hill October 2009 6th
Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series   2nd
  Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series Sprint #5 July 2009 1st
  Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series Sprint #4 June 2009 2nd
  Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series Sprint #3 June 2009 3rd
  Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series Sprint #2 May 2009 2nd
  USARA National Championship 2009 and
Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series Sprint #1
May 2009 3rd
Eco - Lonestar Adventure Race March 2009 2nd
2008 Races    
24 Hours of Rocky Hill October 2008 3rd
Terra Firma Extreme September 2008 4th
Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series   1st
  Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series Sprint #5 July 2008 1st
  Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series Sprint #4 July 2008 2nd
  Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series Sprint #3 June 2008 2nd
  Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series Sprint #2 June 2008 3rd
  Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Race Series Sprint #1 May 2008 2nd
Tex's Challenge Adventure Raceô April 2008 3rd
Eco - Lonestar Adventure Race March 2008 10th*
Dirty Dozen 12-hour Mountain Bike Race February 2008 12th

* Eco - I flatted

brewer's Gear:

Bike: '01 Yeti ASR (although donít be surprised if a newer model shows up under here before too long) 

Mountain Bike Shoes: Specialized Comp MTB.  Sidiís are for posers 

Hydration System: Camelback Mule and a Salomon Raid Revo 20

Trail Running Shoes: Salomon XA Pro 3d (not sure about these yet since Iíve had some foot issues every time I run in them) and Vasque Velocity

   
 
 

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