The Atmosphere Raid the North Extreme Adventure Race is set to kick off next week in the West Kootenay mountains of BC. This isn’t your average race either… it’s a 6-day race through wilderness that includes mountain biking, paddling, trekking and fixed-rope rappels and ascents.
What is your team doing to prepare for the big race?
Nothing different. We train and race all year. RTNX is going to be a big one so we make sure we taper enough.
In a longer race you’ll surely need to catch a bit of sleep; can you talk about your sleep strategy?
Nope, maybe afterwards OK, here’s a bit… We’ll try to sleep more than we usually do.
How about footcare during a race?
Condition before the race, lubricate, and dry off when possible.
What does your gear box include in regards to:
- pack – We use the Gregory line of rugged packs.
- bike – Our trusted full-suspension Turner Flux
- lights (headlamps and bike lights) – Light and Motion Stella 300, Seca 900, and Solite. We’ll be the best lit team on the course.