VQ. Just the initials seem to strike fear and respect into So Cal mtn biker's hearts. Vision Quest. Perhaps the premier endurance race in California, VQ and the lesser Counting Coup is a cruel day in the saddle hosted by the Warrior's Society.
I plan on finding out if the stories are true. I am signed up for next year's event. I am one of the lucky ones (lucky???) as it closed registration the same day it opened.
"Popular, this suffering is" - Yoda during his time spent endurance racing in the Toth system.
I have done one 50 miler in Brianhead, one 35 mile race, and the 45 mile 40 Something ride I did last year plus the 1st loop of the Julian Death March. That is the extent of my endurance racing and long ride experience of this past year(s).
I have some work to do. Stay tuned as I blog every so often about the prep work and thoughts leading up to the race day. I may not finish, but I don't plan on quitting. At odds? Perhaps.
"A, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" - Robert Browning, racing experience unknown.