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Discussion: 2020 FL Sea to Sea

in: Adventure Racing; General

Feb 27, 2020 4:49 PM # 
The 2020 FL Sea to Sea kicked off at 11:00a today. They're heading west to east this year and can expect some pretty cold conditions. The first paddle has already been cancelled due to the wind.

Tracking can be found here:

There's a number of AP'ers competing including DML and Sony on Untamed New England, StrongMachine and glewis on Strong Machine as well as Work4justice on Girls Will Survive. It seems like forever since there's been a race to follow.
Feb 27, 2020 5:33 PM # 

1- 25k Paddle/Trek
2- 85k MTB
3-16k Trek
4- 50k MTB
5- 22k Trek
6- 58k MTB (60 hr cut-off here)
7- 60k Paddle/Trek
8- 12k Trek/O-course/SUP
9- 60k MTB
10- 16k MTB
11- 40k MTB
12- 20k Paddle
13- 65k MTB

Most of the treks appear to be optional o-courses.
Feb 27, 2020 9:42 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
Thanks for the info! Interesting choices on the bike to 10, the non paved road doesn't look too bad on satellite but who knows on the ground.
Feb 27, 2020 10:28 PM # 
I suspect the smaller non-paved roads are all sand, some rideable some not.
Feb 27, 2020 11:34 PM # 
Seems some of the trackers are fading in and out of connection. Strong Machine is one for sure (which of course I'm noticing in particular, but seems there are a few others). Hopefully the RDs will update the scoreboard occasionally so CP tallies are accurate. Otherwise it will be tough to follow since there are so many CPs (!!) and difficult to confirm who is on full course.
Feb 28, 2020 7:29 PM # 
Friday afternoon: looks like teams are approaching Newnans Lake.

(on the bike after Alachua o-course)
1. ARGeorgia
2. Strong Machine
3. TanZ
4. Untamed

(in an o-course SE of Alachua)
5. Team Disoriented, Sites Set on the East, No Complaints, Adventure Capitalists, McGinley Ortho, 4050 AARP

i remember paddling across Newnan's Lake in 2015 and it was v memorable! dark, night 2?, windy, hallucinations, cold...awesome.
Feb 29, 2020 6:14 PM # 
did strong machine just pass AR Georgia?
Feb 29, 2020 6:26 PM # 
Yup :)
Mar 1, 2020 11:01 AM # 
Way to go StrongMachine, glewis, and Kit!
Mar 1, 2020 11:04 PM # 
The wind on Newman lake was no joke! 0/10 would not paddle board again.
Mar 1, 2020 11:25 PM # 
Awesome job!
Mar 1, 2020 11:55 PM # 
You had me at paddle board.
Mar 2, 2020 6:57 PM # 
Glad I could kayak instead of paddle board. I would have ditched it and hiked the cypress swamp.
Mar 3, 2020 12:20 AM # 
Thought about doing that, but I was committed to it after I turned the corner
Mar 3, 2020 2:29 AM # 
Congratulations, all!
Mar 4, 2020 3:36 PM # 
That was a fun one! @glewis is working on the race report as I'm still trying to dig myself out of my writing backlog, with Eco-Challenge (and 2 Rivers 2019 :) still mostly unwritten. Should be a good one - it was very tight racing out there, with a lot of interesting strategic decisions that we were lucky enough to have pay off for us.

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