Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Horton's CDT Sponsors

The following sponsors are supporting David in part for his CDT adventure this summer. There is also a listing of these sponsors that will remain on the side bar.

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eco-x inc logo

2008 Beast Series' Standings

Here they are...after 3 events, the current Beast Series' Standings. We have 29 men and 5 women still currently alive and going after the Beast. However, the spring events are just the appetizer...the real deal comes in the fall with Grindstone, MMTR, and Hellgate.

Check out the current standings:

Beast Series' standings after 3 events

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Horton's CDT adventure

As many of you know, this summer David Horton is going after a speed attempt on the CDT.  Horton's calculated mileage for his CDT adventure totals 2959 miles which he plans to cover in just over 69 days.  eco-x is thrilled to be blogging about this incredible journey all summer long.  The plan is to blog daily and, in addition, have some photos & videos posted by various crews.  Perhaps the most authentic piece to all this is an audio blog addition.  On occasion, Horton will call in and leave a message that will be posted in audio format so everyone reading can also listen to his own story!

Here's an example:

Cheers and stay tuned for more!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Promise Land Pics

The 2008 Promise Land 50k++ was another success.  Here's a few pics...

Top 6 Men (right to left placing)

1. Sean Andrish 2. Drew Ponder 3. Jeremy Ramsey 4. Keith Knipling 5. Chris Reed 6. Chris Clarke


Sean's winning time of 4:44 is very impressive given the heat & humidity of the day.


Bear sighting on my run!

This past Friday I saw five Black Bears on my run - it was awesome, and my first sighting in a few years.  Three were cubs, most likely less than 3 months old.  The two sows were traveling together, one in front in one in back.  The leading sow crossed the MMTR course (about half-way between Peavine Mtn and Dancing Creek aid stations, see map)

Map image

approx. 50 meters in front of me, followed closely by 3 small cubs.  At first I didn't see the second sow; I was distracted by watching the 3 cubs scurry up a tree after a sow grunted to alert them of possible danger (me).  The second sow then popped up from behind a small embankment and starred straight at me.  I calmly told them I was not there to harm them and backed up to give them more room.  After about 5 minutes, the bears moved on and I down the dirt road.  It was an awe-inspiring moment and really topped my run!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New Blog

I've decided to incorporate this new blog into my eco-x site. I don't find wordpress very intuitive so I'm going to switch.

Hence, this blog will include eco-x races updates, etc. as usual but I hope to also make this a personal blog about my adventures.