Tuscobia Winter Ultra 160 miles
- Distance Instructions
With the goal of demonstrating that “if one is healthy enough to donate a kidney they are healthy enough to live with one kidney” and return to their former lifestyle, I repeated this race/event I’ve competed in before.
Although I completed the Tuscobia 160 mile distance, I did not “officially” finish it. I went into a restricted area at around 2 AM Sunday morning to take a break. It was around -18F at the time.
I am happy that I did fulfill my effort to “ride the distance” for my kidney awareness effort.
Drop out rate was 53%. Tough, cold year.
I’m happy to say that the 30 hrs it took for me to finish did not have any negative impact on my kidney function.
All plumbing worked as it should have!
A special thanks to Bob Hingtgen who kept me company for much of the ride.
After some R&R the Arrowhead 135 is up next on January 31st. Another Winter Ultra in Minnesota.
Photo credit: Sarah Hoogland
Photo credit: Bob Hingtgen
Photo credit: Sveta Vold (previous year)