Happy New Year!!! With the holidays behind
us, it's time to get back to training, racing
and fulfilling all those new year's
Our spring training season has just begun.
Welcome new and returning members. We look
forward to an exciting new year and hope to
see you training and racing with us in 2010!
|Spring Season Kicked Off January 25th
Registration for the Spring Season is still
open! We will be training for Too Cool's
Mighty San Gabriel at Lake Georgetown on
April 24th. If you know of anyone looking to
learn more about adventure racing or our
training programs, please invite them to
attend one of our practices for free (must
check in with organizer or coach first to
sign waivers). Guest limited to one free
practice per season; club race excluded.
If you haven't registered yet, you will have
the option to sign up for one season (new
members: $135 or returning members: $110) or
the entire year of
training (spring, summer and fall seasons
included) at a discounted rate of $275.
|Adventure Racing Is....
By Fayza Elmostehi
If someone would've told you two weeks ago
that you'd actually pay money to get your
butt handed to you two (and sometimes three)
times a week, would you believe 'em? And if
someone would've told you that you'd merrily
bid your friends adieu at quittin' time as
they raced to happy hour, leaving you to slog
through hydroponic bayou water in a plastic
blow-up boat, would you believe that, either?
You'll be pushed to your limits, experience
gear envy regularly, be torn out of your comfort
zone, and be forced to put your faith in a
motley group of strangers. And you'll always
want more of it, 'cause you'll love every
minute of it.
Experienced any of that yet? Don't worry;
that's normal. That's adventure racing.
Importance of Proper Hydration
By Steve Mertz
The body is made up mostly of water, and as
you exercise you loose that water through
sweating, which is the body trying to cool
itself. If you don't replace that water, it
causes the water in the muscle to be used to
cool the body, so the muscles become less
loose and tighten up, cramping.
|Gadgets, Gear and Grub (G3)
By Scott Shoaf
In an effort to keep you up to date on the
latest in the world of all things related to
endurance sports, I give you G3. A spot to
wax poetic about things I've tried, want to
try or can't afford, but just wanted to write
Sole Custom Footbeds
First up is a new hi-tech foot bed that I
purchased in December after a 10 mile beating
in my current shoes.
Some of you might recognize the name, they
were a sponsor of a couple of Terra Firma
sprints last year and also part of the USARA
Nationals. I have the socks to prove it.
Don't forget about our referral program as
you gear up for the spring season. This
program, made possible by our sponsor Volant
Solutions, rewards current members of Houston
Fit AR for referring new members. With one
referral you get $25 off your membership.
With two, you get a free jersey. And with
three or more, your spring season membership
"My Fit Foods, Real People, Real Food, and
My Fit Foods was started with one mission in
mind: To make being healthy simpler. Their
meals are based on a 40/40/20 breakdown: 40%
low glycemic carbohydrates, 40% lean protein,
and 20% healthy fat. The saturated fat,
sodium, and sugar is kept to a minimum, while
flavor is maximized with herbs and spices.
The spices used contain high levels of
anti-oxidants that combat the aging effects
of free radicals and other pollutants.
The meals are preservative free & packaged in
microwave-safe containers, which are easily
stored and portable. You can purchase online,
in store, and even stop by one of their 15
Houston locations to enjoy your meal.
USARA Nationals (10/23/2009)
TexasAdventureRacing.com II - 5th
MOAT 2 - 17th
Werewolves of Austin - 19th
HFAR Knights - 22nd
HFAR Nomads - 25th
TexasAdventureRacing.com I - 32nd
Huntsville Hammer (11/14/2009)
HFAR Knights - 2nd Coed
HFAR Chick'n Nuts - 3rd Coed
TexasAdventureRacing.com - 4th Coed
Werewolves of Austin - 6th Coed
Rhumb Runners - 1st Masters Coed
HFAR/BlewBye-U - 2nd Masters Coed
Time Bandits - 1st 2 Person
Chupacabras - 2nd 2 Person
Team Ho'mance - 3rd 2 Person
Mexican Hairless - 6th 2 Person
LoneStar/HFAR - 1st Masters
The Winning Crew - 3rd 2 Person Male
HFAR/K Squared - 2nd 2 Person Female
The Tortoise and the Hare - 3rd 2 Person
VenBav - 4th 2 Person Coed
Big Chill (01/23/2010)
HFAR-Knights/Bikesport - 3rd Coed
Chilly Dogs - 1st Coed
HFAR OMNI - 2nd Male
Squirrel Parade - Female
Swinging Monkeys - Coed
(from top left to right):
Team TexasAdventureRacing.com I & II braving the
cold at USARA Nationals 2009. | BlewBye-U plots their
course at the Huntsville Hammer AR. | Katie &
Katherine (K Squared) hammering through the water
run at Huntsville Hammer. | The Werewolves plot their
next leg during the Huntsville Hammer. | HFAR Sprint
racers (Carlos, Kathrin, Katie, Sabrina, Katherine, &
Manuel) had a great time at the Fall target race, Texas
Adventure Racings Huntsville Hammer. | Tracy &
earn their 3rd place finish at Too Cools Big Chill 24
If you've got something to say, we want to
Email Cody & Bambi at organizer@
with your articles,
photos, story ideas or suggestions, and we
will try to
include them in our next issue.
- 2/04 - Social
- 2/07 - Spring Online Registration Closes;
register in person thereafter
RACES AND EVENTS
- 2/06 - Terra Firma Dirty Dozen/Super Six
Mountain Bike Race
- 2/09 - Bayou City Outdoors Rock Climbing
101 (REI Galleria)
- 2/11 - Advanced Bike Maintenance (REI
- 2/13 - GHORBA Short Track Stampede
- 2/20 - SteelSports Heartbreak Duathlon
- 2/20 - GHORBA Short Track Stampede
- 2/21 - Texas Adventure Racing - Nav Texas
- Clinic & Race
- 2/21 - GHORBA/Bike Barn Skills Mini
Clinic (Cypresswood Park)
- 2/27 - Too Cool Wild Wendigo Adventure
- 2/27 - SteelSports Rock & Roll Adventure
- 2/28 - TMBRA Warda Race
- 2/13 - Buffalo Bayou Partnership - Taft
Tributary (understory planting)
- 2/23 - Bike Houston Regular Meeting
- 2/27 - Buffalo Bayou Partnership -
Buffalo Bend Nature Park (tree planting)
- 2/14 - Valentine's Day
- 2/15 - President's Day
- 2/16 - Mardi Gras
- 2/05 - Justin A.
- 2/11 - Eric L.
- 2/23 - Rodney S.
- 2/24 - Pam R.
- 2/26 - Brandon J.