Monday, September 22, 2008


Resolution is the act of answering or solving, the act of determining. It can also be the point in a work at which the chief dramatic complication is worked out. Sometimes it is both.

My adventure racing team, Git Some, answered the question of whether or not we would be able to race the Moab XStream Expedition. We solved the problem of not having enough eligible teammates left to field an official Git Some team. We determined not to race. We resolved the issue. The decision was also the chief dramtic complication for our team. We had hoped the chief dramtic complication for our team would be the Moab race itself, not the decision to abandon the race. So, while it is good to have a final decision, a resolution, so to speak, the outcome is not what any of us would have hoped for and has left a bad taste in all our mouths.

I hope we can move past this issue for next year and learn from it.

1 comment:

trainwreck said...


Ighty Bighty, I fully suppport your pragmatic decision to not continue to pursue an adventure racing career. Adventure racing while adventurous and fun, tends to become quite tedious and time consuming. I predict that with the slowing economy adventure racing will go the way of the Dodo. The demands on our lives that are being made these days are adventures in themselves. You have proved you can do it and that is enough. Ride your bike, trail run, paddle, telemark, and board just to have fun.


p.s. come to my gigs instead!