Raid Uppsala Adventure Race, with Alli: Team Sheep on Bicycles
My first adventure race of any kind, and it was a blast. Aside from figuring out that we don't know how to canoe, we did well and had a lot of fun slogging through the mud. Keeping our canoe straight was a bit of a struggle, as we kept zig-zagging across the river and hitting other boats and trees. After the canoe section we were 35th out of 38 teams in the mixed short class.
We then did mountain bike orienteering, which was surprisingly fun. We used Lisa's and Mats' bikes which made life a lot easier. We tended to take pretty wide route choices, using bigger roads and trails, and I think this helped a lot as all the small trails in the woods were super-muddy and impossible (for us) to ride.
After the first MTBO section, we moved up from 38th to 20th place and pretty much stayed there for the rest of the race, despite the silly navigational mistakes I made during the regular orienteering section.
The last part of the race was another MTBO bit, during which we were racing head-to-head with another team in a hailstorm. The other team had a bike towing device, which seemed like a very smart thing to have.
We raced well, had fun, and were pretty shattered afterwards. Some time in the Fyrishov hot tubs helped a lot.
Race website with results, splits, photos: http://www.raiduppsala.nu/