Iceman Cometh Challenge 2010

Photo Credit: Bill Furry
Last weekend we headed up to Northern Michigan for the Iceman Cometh Mountain Bike Race. It was truly a family affair, since Ed’s brother Greg somehow managed to persuade us to join his entire family and then we all conned Ed’s parents into coming with us for support. Did I mention it was freezing? Frigid actually. As in snowing!!! I suppose they do call it the Iceman for a reason…

Anyways, we had a great time and aside from the fact that I acquired a cold earlier in the week…which for me means my asthma kicks into high gear and made riding my bike harder than it should be…I had fun. Hard to believe, but I would even consider doing it again. Everyone did a great job in the races (including the nephews, who competed in the 8-mile Slush Cup) and we were extremely grateful to have Ed’s parents with us. Hopefully they enjoyed it too and had fun celebrating Ed’s Dad’s birthday with the whole crew.

Greg did a great job summing up our weekend adventure, so I’ll point you toward his blog at Transparent Agenda for the details.

Greg finishingGreg Finishing~~~Photo Credit: Bill Furry

This weekend my family and I competed in the Iceman Cometh Challenge. The Iceman Cometh Challenge is a 27 mile point-to-point mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Traverse City, Michigan. Depending on your perspective that sounds really hard or pretty easy. It was somewhere in between. Riding a bike 27 miles is really not that hard unless you have less than ideal conditions e.g. big wind, rain or snow. It might be hard if you never ride a bike but it is not hard for someone that rides or exercises a lot even if they are not an experienced rider. The course was not too technical for an experienced rider at high speed and my wife didn’t seem to mind it and usually she is fairly cautious. Read More

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