Fascinated with the Dakar Rally (like so many of us!), Chis has spent much of his time watching what little coverage was broadcast here in the States, wondering how they raced for hours on end on unmarked courses through exotic lands like Morocco and Mauritania. Keeping a pulse on the industry, the stars finally aligned and rally apps started hitting the market; letting mere mortals dabble in Cross Country Rally Navigation and getting to see behind the veil. Our favorite part is that Chris’s first roadbook holder was an impressive tupperware container with dowels and rubber bands. And it was enough to get him hooked. His path then crossed with Phil Walker when he found out about the Rally Blitz app, and realized Phil was also a local to Utah. Fast friends, Chris and Phil have since written and ridden endless roadbooks together all over the west, navigating via roadbook and Rally Blitz.
Chris has also gone on to compete in international rallies on three continents, has fully embrace the amazing and unique Rally community, and has stories for days. Join Chris & Phil for Grit’s Roadbook Navigation course each fall!