As most of you know, at some point CyclovaXC in association with IncaRunners is going to do an EXTREMELY EPIC trip down the Inca trail (I had to put that in all caps and I STILL didn’t convey how EPIC and LIFE CHANGING this trip is going to be).
I did this trip last summer and wrote this article about the adventure (I also did a slide show which you probably saw at the grand opening). The only thing that I regret was that I wasn’t in better shape. Still, it was an amazing trip and I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything.
According to Roberto Carcelen (Peru’s first winter Olympian and the trail guide for the Inca Trail), Martin Koukal (2003 50 km world champion) is psyched to do this trip again, and if all systems are go this summer, you’re not going to want to miss this opportunity.
I’ve been in contact with Roberto quite a bit recently and he’s committed to coming up and doing the American Birkebeiner, so that will give all of you a chance to meet him and get a taste of his enthusiasm for running the Inca Trail.
I’ve just been named an ambassador to Inca Runners, you can learn about that here as well as read a story about how the Inca trail is a great place to start your Birkie training.
So, seriously, put the Inca trail on your list of MUST DO lifetime events. I’ll be going to Peru frequently (a minimum of every other year) so if you want to travel with an expert, just get in touch!