More than a dozen Sundre residents formed up a few teams to participate in the 20th annual 24 Hours of Adrenalin.
The event was held on the weekend of July 16 at Canmore's Nordic Centre.
“We had a big crew,” said Troy Fee, who lives in Sundre and was part of a five-person team called Still Slower Than We Look.
Those who decided to take part in the mountain bike race relay were mostly already connected by the local Sundre Bike n Ski Club, which meets Tuesdays at about 6:30 p.m. by the walking bridge near the Sundre Skate Park, he said.
One group, which Fee said he wasn't involved with, even went to Canmore ahead of the relay to ride the course as practice.
“Some of the people have only been riding (mountain) bikes a couple of years and it's a fairly technical course,” he told the Round Up.
Paul Shippy, also a Sundre resident and member of the Bike n Ski Club who was on another team called No Brevity, said the event is a great opportunity not only to challenge oneself but also to forge bonds with friends.
Although Fee wasn't certain about how the local teams finished — Still Slower Than We Look according to results posted on www.24hoursofadrenalin.com finished in 87 out of 104 — he said no one pulled any muscles or otherwise got hurt and that everyone successfully got through the relay.
“Everybody did quite well.”
While the event was otherwise thoroughly enjoyable and Fee anticipates registering for next year's relay, the only disadvantage this year was the weather.
“It was a mud fest. Conditions were about as bad as they could be — the only way it could have been worse is if it would have snowed!”