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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly; the Keith Bontrager diary

Rolling into Sagres - Cal Burgart.

Rolling into Sagres - Cal Burgart. (Image credit: Keith Bontrager)

I've been putting this one off for a while. I have my reasons of course; I had a lot of work to do since I got back and there have been some compelling sports events on TV. Of course, I also find it much easier to be distracted from these when I haven't done well. But I leave for England and the 24 hour race we are putting on tomorrow and I have to get it done.

I'll start with the good stuff first. That way I can delay the part about my results. This is going to jump around a bit, and it will be too long, but it was a long event with a lot to tell about.

Garmin/TransPortugal 2006

The concept of this race is similar to the other off road stage races, but with some twists that make it unique. It's an eight day long race. The course runs the entire length of Portugal. The days are hard, with lots of climbing. That's where the similarity ends.

Read the rest of the Keith Bontrager diary, part one here. Part two is here.

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