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Race Run Down

Race Run Down

So Partner and I have done a lot of races and I have shared nothing.  Probably better for you all, but tough luck.

So, I’m going to give you a brief run down.  Mostly because it’s been so long that I really don’t remember much of anything more than “Yup, did that one!”  But also because, well how much do you really want to read we solved this clue and went here.  Then this one and went here.  So, following is my attempt to spare you.

Jessica and the CitySolve Urban Race Los Angeles Partner and I are officially a traveling team. Somehow, we convinced the Hubs Sir Sweets to participate.  Good thing he did, he had to push me up a hill. Seriously.  We didn’t take the shortest route to 2nd.  Although, it did allow us to stop at the Disney Concert Hall and convince strangers to spell SILVERSCREEN with their bodies.

We proceeded to the bar we were originally headed to to complete our blind pictionary task.  Though, I prefer to call it Sensosketch.  Got on the underground Metro thingy they have in LA, lost phone service, I solved a cypher clue.  Finished 12th, got bumped up to 6th.

Jessica vs. Manhattan (Great Urban Race)  I sincerely apologize for not writing about the trip partner and I won to New York sooner.  I know you have been dying to hear about it ever since I posted our award-winning video.  And now all you get is a blurb!   We should have bought the 7 day subway pass.  We solved some clues. Didn’t understand uptown vs. downtown. Partner would call it utter failure.  I declare a rematch.

Jessica vs. Pacific Beach Urban Dare  This one we totally rocked.  I had done a ridiculous amount of preparation.  We immediately left starting line to catch a bus to a park a little ways north.  We stopped at the statue we had to find (knew where it was due to my preparation), then went to the park.  Here is where we messed up.  We had most of the clues solved (with the help of Sir Sweets via phone), but one was giving us trouble.  We decided to go ahead and head back south to get started on some of the clues.  Turns out that clue was EVEN FARTHER NORTH.  And this time we had no luck catching a bus.

Jessica vs. CityScape SD  This one was too much “find vintage clothing”, “find a coke bottle” than solving a clue that took you to a specific place to satisfy my clue solving urge.  So, yeah.

Jessica vs. San Diego GUR  Here I met LMFAO (sort of), we made an awesome run to the bus, rode a two-person bike, ate some gelato, and partner had to wear stinky boxing gloves.  Finished top 25 (23, I think) but opted out of going to championships in New Orleans.

 

 

 

Jessica vs. Sin City  CitySolve Urban Race 2011 Championship Race.  Las Vegas, NV.  Very cool.  Met some fun people, ran a decent race, (ok, probably below average), bummed we didn’t consider anywhere off the strip besides downtown.  Partner wouldn’t take me to Thunder Down Under.  Oh, but she did take me to get some yummy cupcakes.

 

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This concludes season 1.  Thanks for watching!

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Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Urban Adventure Racing

 

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