As those who followed our race coverage from this summers Furious 3 know – It wasn’t exactly a textbook race for me… But a taco’d wheel and a brief jaunt off-course aren’t enough to deter me from wholeheartedly recommending that you add the Furious 3 to your race schedule next year.
All the things that drew me into the race the first time are still what make this race fantastic – things like:
- The clover leaf formation that allows for one ‘main’ base-camp (family friendly)
- Easy access to Fernie and everything it offers (whether you’re enjoying downtown, or going for a hike)
- The slightly shorter days that allow you to use your afternoons to relax and/or recover
For 2012, there’s even more to look forward too – Next years course promises to be even better – Which, combined with additional tweaks like later start times, a new timing system and even evening movies at the Fernie Arts Station should ensure that 2012 is not only going to be a better race, but do an even better job at incorporating and supporting the Fernie community.
The main struggle for me is going to be deciding whether I’m going to be rocking the single track in Fernie, Whistler, or Moab :-)
Registration sold out in 3 weeks last year, so if you want in for 2012, you better act quickly! Registration opens Thursday!
For those anxious for Whistler and Moab – You’ll have to wait a little longer, registration for those races doesn’t open until October 15th and November 15th respectively.