The Birthday Challenge

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Remember the Birthday Challenge?

Oh, I do. Shit is off the hook. In fact, I’ve been knocking around the idea of doing something really stupid to myself this coming April. Last April was a bit of a bust as I wasn’t that far away from injury. Anything involving a bike was out. Hell, I couldn’t even drink worth a damn then. But now I’m getting the itch. And the anger. And together, we can make some beautiful music.

We always have.

Check what Steve just hit out the park.

In 24 hours, my assignment is to complete:

47 rock climbs, on sight
47 miles of on sight single track on a rigid single speed
47 miles of road on a fixie
47 kilometers of running

Oh, you know you want to read more. My man’s even got pics. Check it out: My Blood Must Be Fully Replaced Each Year

The whole nine yards here:

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

5 Replies to “The Birthday Challenge”

  1. 47 rock climbs, blah blah blah.

    The Steve Edwards I know woulda sat on a stool and Watched 47 Videos, surrounded by 47 fish and ate 47 Habeneros while writing 47 articles about the Owl Tor.

    Gaucho Pride 1990

  2. Or maybe it’s the Steve Edwards I knew would do 30 laps on his campus board and eat 30 Habeneros? It’s been a while.

  3. No thanks. For my 30’th I rode cross country on my road bike, but that was all.

    38 is the same weekend of the SSWC in Napa. Maybe I can do 38 alcoholic beverages in 24 hours. (that will punish my liver enough i think for the rest of the year.)

  4. While not as hard as the birthday challenge there are a couple of local to Austin challenges:

    The Austin Triathalon: Start at the top of the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Run with your gear to each of the five major climbing walls, and climb one route, (about 8 miles of running, and 5 climbs ranging from 5.09 to 5.11+), then there can be two finishes: either finish off with a lap of Barton Springs (the easy finish), or bike the 5 major side loops on the Greenbelt, and use the springs to fall into at the end cause you are cooked.

    Or the more relaxed Texas Triathalon: Pre-dawn pig hunting, Boulder until midday, then finish with 18 holes of golf.