Thursday May 26 2016
It is not for the faint of heart: a hundred hard-won miles of rock, dust, elevation, uphill (19,000 cumulative feet of climbing), downhill (22,000 cumulative feet of descending), imposing mountains, plunging canyons, wild rivers, wilderness, extreme heat, suffocating humidity, extraordinary effort, and luck - good or bad, all in various doses, riding your horse across the Sierra Nevada mountains, in the dark and the light and the dark, all done within a 24 hour time limit…
With the 2016 Tevis countdown at just over two months to starting time comes the release of my new ebook, Tevis Cup Magic: Taking on the World's Toughest 100 Mile Endurance Ride.
It's my account of my monumental, magical, marvelous Tevis Cup adventure in 2009. It's not a story of a Top Ten finisher; it's not a story of someone who spent weeks, months, years strategically planning to conquer the Tevis trail. It's one of those adventures I had never, ever planned on; another one that just fell in my lap and I just had to fly by the seat of my pants. It's an epic story with a bit of excitement, tension, slight madness, humor, and that ol' Tevis Luck doled out by the Tevis Gods - good or bad. And, of course, it's with The Raven.
Some of you may have originally read it as a series of entries on my blog, but I've compiled it into an ebook short story, enhanced with additional material, and a few photos, edited by my co-conspirator and brilliant writer and editor friend, Marsha Hayes.
It won't be available as a hard copy book - only an ebook!