Today’s guest is racer Barbara Phipps. A newer racer, Barbara shares with us her dive into adventure racing, how it has helped her to overcome her challenges, and how much she has grown as a person and a teammate. This is a deeply personal episode of The Dark Zone, and thank you to Barbara for her openness and honesty.
Today’s guest is the United States Adventure Racing Association Executive Director Michael Garrison. He joins The Dark Zone to walk our listeners through the revised entry process for USARA Nationals, the role of the team ranking system, and he shares some thoughts on the future of Adventure Racing.
United States Adventure Racing Association – www.usara.com
Chelsey Magness joins The Dark Zone to talk about her introduction to adventure racing, the allure of free pizza and yoga and how it was too much to resist, her itinerant bicycle/yoga lifestyle and how it led her to champion adventure racing and mountain biking, and how her personal challenges around family and children have opened the door for her to help others.
Jay Petervary joins The Dark Zone to talk about his introduction to Adventure Racing, what he learned racing alongside his teammates, his transition into a champion bikepacking ultra-endurance cyclist, and how he finds more fulfillment today in helping others make it to the start and finish line than in his own racing.
Website – http://www.jaypetervary.com
Sarah Goldman joins The Dark Zone to talk about her introduction to AR, what she has learned from being an Outward Bound team member, her favorite podcasts and short films (for when she’s, believe it or not, unmotivated), and why challenge and strife are necessary to building strong relationships in racing and in life.
Ferrington Family Fire Relief – https://www.gofundme.com/f/ferrington-family-fire-relief
Outward Bound – https://www.outwardbound.org/
The Dirtbag Diaries – https://dirtbagdiaries.com/
Sarah Hueniken – https://www.instagram.com/huens/?hl=en
Cody Townsend – https://www.instagram.com/codytownsend/?hl=en
Will Gadd – https://www.instagram.com/realwillgadd/?hl=en
Shawn Lemaster of http://www.361adventures.com joins The Dark Zone to talk about The Fig, his racing career, the Breakdown Bikepacking Route, and all the things that adventure racing and bikepacking have taught him over the years. We go deep into not only AR but the idea of adventure in general, doing so with friends, and how much we both hate busy roads at night.
The Fig Adventure Race – http://361adventures.com/fig
Breakdown Bikepacking Route – http://361adventures.com/breakdowning
Dan Staudigel – a stalwart companion for all things Bend Racing – joins The dARk Zone to talk about racing, life, how to be a good teammate, and what it’s like to find yourself in your underwear in Fiji. Be sure to check out Dan’s website – www.orienteer.co – as well.
Thank you to TanZ Navigation for joining as a sponsor of the dARk Zone. Visit them at www.tanznavigation.com. Email Brian@ardarkzone.com to enter a lottery to win a copy of Mark Lattanzi’s book Squiggly Lines.
Rootstock Racing’s Abby Perkiss and Brent Freedland join The Dark Zone to talk about their new 5-day adventure race – www.endlessmountainsar.com – an ARWS Demonstration Race for 2022, partnering with Bend Racing and Expedition Canada, and how communicating and working together helps to grow the sport.
Check out Expedition Alaska – https://www.amazon.com/Expedition-Alaska-Hyperion-XIII-Productions/dp/B07QY95QMT
The Endless Mountains Adventure Race – www.endlessmountainsar.com
Search many a race start list and you’ll be sure to see Mari’s name. One of America’s most prolific racers, Mari brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to The Dark Zone. Mari tells us about her introduction to Adventure Racing, her training, nutrition, and how to be a solid teammate. With her years of experience, her thoughts about the future of the sport are powerful and insightful. Thank you, Mari, for joining us for lucky episode #13.
Wilo Nater – Father, U.S. Army Veteran, Educator, and Adventure Racer – of Team Onyx tells us all about his recent experiences at the recent USARA National Championships, his introduction to the sport, and the steep learning curve that he is enjoying as a newcomer to AR. Listen along as his infectious spirit, love of all things outdoors, and his joy in being part of a team just pours out of him. Thank you, WIlo, for sharing your experience and enthusiasm with us.