In light of my recent post on my snow riding failure, I thought I’d post my motivation to go out and continue to give it another try until I get things right. This guy certainly has it figured out.
Back Story (Condensed version):
Mike Curiak is an endurance racing Badass who can outlast most anyone you put in front of him. Suffice it to say, he has ridden the longest and hardest endurance races and won them all.
[i:oaonxrhc]For more of his Bio click here:[/i:oaonxrhc]
One of Mike’s many impressive achievements was winning the Iditasport Invitational. For those of you who are now scratching their head saying, "what?", the Iditasport Invitational was a bike race across the full 1100 mile Iditarod Trail in Alaska, in March, starting right after the dog sled teams headed out on the same "trails".
Last year Mike decided he wanted to up the ante a bit and do the whole thing [i:oaonxrhc]unsupported[/i:oaonxrhc]. In Mike’s words…"No resupplies, no warm buildings, no nothing. I have it, or I don’t." Make no mistake about it, this is bike packing on steriods.
[i:oaonxrhc]For Mike’s blog post description of what he was in for, click here:[/i:oaonxrhc]
Lucky for us, he documented the whole this with photos and some short video clips which had me glued to the computer screen. Mike broke the whole thing up into three parts, one of which has yet to be released on his blog. I will link up part three as soon as it is released as well.
BTW, Mike’s blog is fantastic and has a lot of other related information regarding this trip and many others he has been on. Check it out if you want to get really inspired or maybe just really jealous.