November 6, 2004 - Another
great finish for the team. Fifth place at the Mid-America
14, 2004 - The team raced in the Great Mississippi
River Adventure Series this weekend taking second place
in the co-ed class.
January 19, 2004 - We
just returned from a nine-day trip to Mexico's volcanoes.
I'm putting together the story and pictures, so check
back soon to read all about this amazing cultural experience!
November 6, 2003 - Read
about John and Rachael's epic adventure, The
Icegirl Cometh!, as published in the January 2004
edition of Windy City Sports.
June 2, 2003 - Raid the
North was a first class event, as expected! Read about
the race from the Support
April 11, 2003 - The Bolingbrook
Sun newspaper profiled Team Orange Triangle in this
week's issue. The article included a full-color cover
photo and three more pictures throughout the article
of the team!
April 8, 2003 - Team Orange
Triangle tasted early season success with a finish at
the newly-lengthened 24-hour Great Mississippi River
Adventure Series race. Read
about the race.
25, 2002 - Five flat tires, one broken derailleur,
two sets of broken brakes, three lost bike lights, three
sick teammates, too many blisters, 300 miles, fifty-thousand
feet of elevation gain, a head-on collision with a semi,
a dead cow, and all the amazing scenery Utah has to
Sound like a disaster? Read
September 15, 2002
- Our first Wild Onion is over! Climbing the
Sears Tower, kayaking Lake Michigan, canoeing one of
the most disgusting rivers in America...what an experience!
We covered about 100 miles in 24 hours, but was it enough?
Seventy-six teams started and twelve finished.
July 31, 2002 - The team had a very successful
race at the Mid-America Xtreme in Wisconsin. Two new
teammates, good communication, good decisions, adds
up to a fun day. Read the
June 21, 2002 - Expedition race experience comes
to Team Orange Triangle! John will be joining Team Chicagoadventureracing.org
for the Four Winds Supreme, a seven-day expedition race
in Utah from August 17-24. The race will cover 350-400
miles of the Wasatch range, Utah's deserts, lakes, and
rivers. Look for a full report here in October.
June 10, 2002 - Our third race of the season,
the Watertown Adventure Challenge, is history. We had
a great time and finished successfully.
19, 2002 - Bark Lake has as much bite as bark. We
got bit, but had a great time. Read
about the adventure.
May 2, 2002 - We're off the the Raid the North
in Bark Lake, Ontario. See the race webcast live at
April 7, 2002 - Our first race of 2002 was an
exercise in suffering the cold, wind, and rain as a
team. Read about the
team's success at the Great Mississippi River Adventure
March 22, 2002 - John Chase will be speaking
at the Oakbrook, IL REI store on May 21 at 7 PM. Join
him as he introduces the sport of Adventure Racing,
equipment, nutrition, and more.
January 16, 2002 - Check out the team's 2002
schedule. We're planning 7 races this year with two
36 hour races, two 24 hour events, and three others
of varying lengths.
December 12, 2001 - We've added Raid the North-Bark
Lake to our 2002 schedule! We're still finalizing a
few more races, but most of the 2002 schedule is complete.
November 23, 2001 - We are proud to announce
has joined Team Orange Triangle's list of supporters.
Thanks Dagger for your help! Check out their line of
whitewater and touring kayaks and canoes!
2, 2001 - Team Orange Triangle is registered for
the 2002 Wild Onion in Chicago. Stay tuned for the rest
of our schedule coming soon.
August 13, 2001 - The team raced in the Pathfinder
Challenge in Kentucky this past weekend. An intense
race in rough terrain. Only two out of thirty-five teams
finished, and on a modified course no less. While Team
Orange Triangle was not one of the fortunate two, the
race was a great learning experience and we have fun
as a team. Read about
the race, and learn where you can get your own power
July 22, 2001 - Watch for Team Orange Triangle's
TV debut on an upcoming episode of Outdoor Wisconsin!
We were selected as the "Featured Team" at
this weekend's Mid-America Xtreme race. We'll list the
show times and dates on this site as soon as they become
July 22, 2001 - The team scores another successful
event at the Mid-America Xtreme in Northern Wisconsin.
Good teamwork and determination in the face of a few
mishaps brought us from the back of the pack to a respectable
finish. Read about the adventure!
June 21, 2001 - Mt. Rainier was incredible!
Read the trip
log and see the pictures!
27, 2001 - Welcome Ray Daniels as the newest member
of Team Orange Triangle. Ray's first Adventure Racing
experience was a success, helping the team score our
first win. Ray brings triathlon and biking experience,
a great knowledge of orienteering, and strong enthusiasm
for the sport to the team.
May 27, 2001 - Team Orange Triangle WINS!!!
With a time of 8:07, we topped the rankings at the Chicago
Area Adventure Racing Association Spring Race. The race
was held at Skokie Lagoons in Chicago's North suburbs.
Bruce Underwood of the CAARA set a challenging course
including 30 miles of VERY muddy biking, land navigation,
and canoeing. Thanks for a great race Bruce!!
April 7, 2001 - The team successfully completed
the first race of the year, and the first race for the
Great Mississippi River Adventure Race series. In the
surprising 90 degree temps of early April, we finished
a respectable 11th place. Mike Ehredt and team did a
great job putting together one of the most participant
focused events I've ever attended. For a new team looking
to find out about Adventure Racing, or an experienced
team looking for a well-organized event and an opportunity
to brush up on some skills, join the GMRAS!
April 3, 2001 - A third race has been added
to the schedule for 2001. We'll be racing in the Great
Mississippi River Adventure Race this weekend. A sprint
race, expected to last between 6-10 hours. We're looking
forward to getting together as a team and sharpening
the skills for the coming season.
March 30, 2001 - John wrote an article for a
corporate newsletter about the parallels between an
adventure racing team and a group of securities processing
March 12, 2001 - Team Orange Triangle will be
leading three training events with the Chicago Area
Adventure Racing Association this summer, including
a night land navigation clinic, a night biking event,
and a mini training race at Palos Hills Forest Preserve
(Southwest Chicago suburbs). We're proud to be associated
with the CAARA. Check out the group's 2001 events
March 5, 2001 - We've confirmed two races for
the 2001 season, in addition to the Rainier trip. We've
registered for the Pathfinder Challenge, a 48-hour event
in the Daniel Boone National Forest, and the Mid-America
Extreme in Northern Wisconsin. We're considering a couple
of smaller events around the Chicago area and maybe
the Wild Onion in September.
28, 2001 - We've had a very successful trip to the
Outdoor retailer show in Salt Lake City, UT this weekend.
Thanks to Camp, Bridgedale, LED Lite, and Vaude for
your support of Team Orange Triangle and Adventure Racing.
Stay tuned as more co-sponsors join the group over the
next few weeks!
January 24, 2001 - The Rainier expedition is
confirmed for June 4-8! We'll be spending five days
on the mountain learning glacier travel, high-altitude
climbing techniques, and rescue skills, along with an
attempt on the 14,410 ft. summit.
January 2001 - The team is preparing for the
upcoming season. The schedule so far includes the Mid-America
Extreme in July and the Pathfinder Challenge in August.
We're also gearing up for a summit attempt on Mt. Rainier
October 7-8, 2000 - We competed in the Odyssey.
The race kicked our butts, but not our spirits. We had
a great time and we're looking forward to visiting Don
Mann and the Odyssey Team (and conquering that race)
in 2001. Read the story.
September 30, 2000 - You can now find us at
our new home on the Internet at Teamorangetriangle.com!
August 4, 2000 - We've entered the Odyssey 24
hour race in Virginia and are preparing for October!
30, 2000 - Team Orange Triangle completes the Mid-America
Extreme in Northern Wisconsin. Read
all about it!
June 25, 2000 - Team Orange Triangle completes
our longest race to date, the Pathfinder 2000. 16th
place out of 42 teams! Follow
the team on our adventure!
June 1, 2000 - John McInnes joins Team Orange
May 21, 2000 - Training weekend in Wisconsin
preparing for the Pathfinder 2000. Night biking followed
by a 8 hour night hike in the pouring rain. It doesn't
get much better than this!
March 30 - April 2, 2000 - Training weekend
in Northern Michigan preparing for the Pathfinder 2000.
February, 2000 - Yvette McKenzie moves to France.
Semi-retired but will be back with the team again. Good
luck in France, Yvette and family!
October 12, 1999 - Pathfinder Challenge. We
gave a great effort, but just missed the cutoff for
time and didn't complete the race. We had a great time,
learned a lot, worked extremely well together as a team,
and made some good friends.
August, 1999 - Sean Carey and Yvette McKenzie
join Team Orange Triangle.
31, 1999 - Successfully completed in the Pathfinder/Transplant
Challenge, finishing in 4th place. We even made the
front page of the Chicago Tribune! See the Sponsors
page for the picture.
April 12, 1999 - Competed in our first race,
the Pathfinder Challenge, in Manistee National Forest
March, 1999 - Cindy Kienlen joins Team Orange
October 11, 1998 - Randy and John volunteer
for the Pathfinder Challenge in Kettle Moraine State
Park, Wisconsin. We're hooked!