Brief report: Chubb victorious. BOR wounded, but coming back for more.
So as a BOR tradition, as of 2013, the new year is kicked off with the BOR New Years Extravaganza. This event consists of a ridiculous amount of bike and run miles and hopefully some kayak miles if more team members would buy kayaks, you know who you are Dave and John, and this year was no different. We set off with an ambitious plan to ride castlewood state park trails then ride to greensfelder and ride the trails, then return to castlewood, a 40 ish mile ride, and then run 13 on the castlewood trails. While the distances seemed long the terrain was easy to moderate at worst and seemed more than do able in a days time. However, Captain Ahab grabbed a hold of it and started changing locations and the like until we settled on Chubb Trail. Now anyone who has ridden chub trail knows that it is the yeng and the yang of the mountain biking world. the west Tyson side is very rocky, hilly and technical while the lone elk side is very flat and fast. Chubb is also an out and back, 7 each way for a 14 mile total if you don't do the castlewood challenge loop.
So with this being Paul's first experience with Chubb and the rest of us having not trained as hard as we should have, the 16 mile ride followed by a 16 mile run followed by a 16 mile ride seemed like it might be a little much but we decided to give it a go and see what happened. Turns out what happened was a war of attrition between the four members of BOR and the epic Chubb Trail.
So the day started around 7:00 am with a text from Neil saying he was running late, which is odd since he was the closest of us to the trail...... Undeterred Paul, Scott and myself (Kevin) set off on the West Tyson side full of hope and excitement. Then Chubb decided it had enough of our generally positive outlook and sent Scott careening off the trail and almost off a 10 foot drop. After that we got back on the trail and continued the beating until we reached the picnic table at the top of the hill. There Paul decided it would be a good idea to take video of part of our decent down the back side, however it didn't turn out to be as awesome as it could have been since the trail was loose, leaf covered, and bouncy. So the video completely makes us looks like amateurs and its iphone quality, but here it is anyway.