Monday, May 20, 2013

BPE III and the Beaver Freezer 2013

It is that time of year when things are starting to bloom, things are warming up, but the rain is coming down and the trails are getting really soft (and muddy).  It is also the time that the "events" start like the Freezer, Mudslinger, CPR, TOE, C2C, etc.  As part of a group that rides year round, we also have a few of our own events like the Best Plan Ever series of rides.  The BPE as it is know, is a quarterly event that can consist of anything as long as riding is included and most of the time is a surprise.  For example, take the latest BPE (III) event.

It started with the owner of the "BPE Card" let us know that we were to meet at my house at 10:00 p.m. Friday night (in March) and be ready for an all night adventure.  Then we drove to Newport on the coast and down the coast to Cape Perpetua (below Waldport) where we met some additional guides and then we went on one of my most favorite night rides of all time.

We climbed and climbed in clear skies (and 25 degrees) to the top of Cape Perpetua. After enjoying the view of the stars we had just a tremendous technical descent which ended getting back to the car at 3:00 a.m. and home at 5:00 a.m.

Beaver Freezer 2013
The next event was the Beaver Freezer in April which is a "sprint" triathlon that includes a mountain bike division (the only one I have found).  This is a well run very fun event that I would recommend it to anyone.  The swimming is short and indoors, the bike course is flat and the run is three laps around the quad.  I finished 17th for the the men in 2012 and 10th in 2013.

While I did the Freezer, the next day several of the "old men" did the 2013 Mudslinger which is 30+ miles and around 6000 feet of climb.

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