Races

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    Mar 03, 2015 6:53 PM GMT
    I'm now registered for all my races and bike tours this year. It's going to be another very busy summer because I have 4 weeks vacation, too, for going camping.

    May 3 Neenah Duathlon (Riverside Park)
    (2 mile run, 20 mile bike, 2 mile run

    May 31 Green Bay Triathlon (man made lake at Ashwuabomay Park)
    (400 yard swim, 20 mile bike, 3.1 mile run)
    there is also an olympic distance which is double

    June 7 100 mile Backdraft Bike Tour

    June 20 Toughman Wisconsin Triathlon (High Cliff State Park)
    Sprint 1/4 mile swim, 22 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
    It's called Toughman because there is also a half iron
    distance, which is 1.2 mile swim, 52 mile bike, and 13 mile
    run, but I'm not tough enough for this yet, haha)

    July 12 Winnebago Area Triathlon (Lake Winneconne)
    sprint 1/4 mile swim, 15 mile bike, 3.1 mile run)
    olympic distance is double

    July 26 100 mile Gourmet Bike Tour at St. Mary's High School,
    Neenah

    July 31 Bike Tour Weekend to Ludington, MI via Badger Car Ferry

    Aug. 16 Race the Lake (Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac)
    90 mile bike race

    Aug. 22 YMCA Duathlon at UW Steven's Point
    2 mile run, 15 mile bike, 2 mile run

    Sept.TBD Green Bay Duathlon is returning to Lambeau Field
    3 mile run, 22 mile bike, 1 mile run around Lambeau
    Field

    I will also be doing 30 mile group bike rides in the evening on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights during spring, summer, and fall. Each night the ride is at a different bike shop in the area.



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    Mar 03, 2015 6:55 PM GMT
    Just another race thread.
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    Mar 03, 2015 6:56 PM GMT
    Sounds like a very exciting and productive schedule for you. Good luckicon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 03, 2015 8:58 PM GMT
    DuTriRun http://www.dutrirun.com/ organizes most of the multisport races in the area here and many running races. Race the Lake (90 mile bike race) is the highlight of all of their races and draws the most participants (over 2,000) because it is the longest all citizen bike race in the country. There is no age restriction and anyone is allowed to participate as long as you can average at least 12.5 mph. You can pick the wave that fits the speed that you want to ride. If you do not get to High Cliff, which is the half way mark by 10 am, you will not be allowed to finish the course. The first half of the course is easy and flat, but beginning at High Cliff with a very steep hill, the 2nd half is all hills the rest of the way and many riders are tempted to drop out at about 70-75 miles because those are the steepest on the course. But, if you can survive to mile 80, the last 10 miles to the finish line is all down hill and it is not uncommon to reach speeds of over 45 mph. These last 10 miles will give you the most thrilling ride of your life because riders are fighting for position at that point and it gets so exciting. Although traffic is open on all roads of the course, your feet never have to leave the pedals the whole 90 miles (except if you get stuck by a train, but if it happens, there will be someone there to take your bib number and adjust your time in the end). It happened to wave 3 2 years ago. Every intersection is either controlled by the sheriffs or a volunteer. The course involves the sheriffs departments from 4 counties around Lake Winnebago and they do an excellent job of controlling traffic at busy intersections, so that you never have to slow down or stop. There are 6 rest stops with porta potties and energy bars and drink to refuel, if you need to. But if you are racing, best to carry everything you need in your pockets and have at least 2 water bottles. There is a bottle exchange half way at High Cliff. You do not have to race, if you do not want to. You can ride it more like a bike tour if you want, stopping to rest at the rest stops.

    If you complete at least 5 races of DuTriRun, you can do a 6th race free and you will be scored on your 5 best races and have an oppportunity to win awards in your 5 year age group. Everyone who does at least 5 races, gets invited and can bring a guest for a free banquet at the Aurora Bay Care Sport Medicine training facility in Green Bay, where all the awards are given out and also door prizes. Last year I tied for 1st place in my 50-54 age group in the 5 star race series. It's my 2nd year in a row for 1st place and going for 3 years in a row this year.
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    Mar 03, 2015 10:02 PM GMT
    DefensiveEnd saidJust another race thread.

    But not the kind of race thread I was looking forward to.
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    Mar 03, 2015 11:58 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    DefensiveEnd saidJust another race thread.

    But not the kind of race thread I was looking forward to.

    is big dick a race now?icon_mad.gif
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    Mar 04, 2015 1:11 AM GMT
    Ah this is the 1st ever inspiration "race" thread. icon_biggrin.gif