Call it digital archaeology. Digging around through the online history of adventure racing in Canada is a bittersweet exercise that is pleasantly nostalgic, but at times feels like a post-mortem.
First, some nostalgia... I found the results for the first race I ever did with my BFF: a 2nd place co-ed at the Adventure Racing Canada (ARC) Enduro at Hardwood Hills in 2004. This despite a 180° map-is-upside-down-dumbass error on my part, a pointless canoe capsize in the middle
A quick glance at the map, a check of the compass, you confirm the distance you have traveled, only another 50 or so paces to the trail and then smooth sailing along a trail downhill to the next CP. That CP is also a TA. You start thinking about warm pasta, coke, burgers and other goodies your support crew has waiting for you. Getting out of those shoes and hopping into a canoe to enjoy a lazy river paddle for a few hours. Where are we??! Back to reality and at 50 paces there