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Iceman Cometh (Read 189 times)


Needs more cowbell!

    Anyone else in?  I just registered for my first.  Perhaps I can pray that a flying monkey makes it up this far and takes me out of my misery pre-race.  I haven't even been on a bike outdoors since this happened >3 months ago...

    I shoot pretty things! ~

    '14 Goals:

    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


    A Dance with Monkeys


    Needs more cowbell!

      Running is stupid.

       

      Not as stupid as mountain biking, I'm starting to think...

      I shoot pretty things! ~

      '14 Goals:

      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

        wow, that looks painful. Hopefully a current xray looks much better.


        Needs more cowbell!

          wow, that looks painful. Hopefully a current xray looks much better.

           

          Everyone I know who has done this race says it is WAY tougher than the 29 mile distance would suggest.  4k riders.  It sold out in <30 minutes.  DH has done a 100 mile XC race (Lumberjack) and said Iceman is not really significantly easier, even though it's a fraction the distance.  Weather can really be hairy and mud can make a lot of the miles nearly impassable.  Runners are at an advantage during stretches like that.

           

          X-rays now are great...the heavy ligament damage is the limiting factor, now.  I just finished a month of PT, but still have a long way to go to regain close to full strength and flexibility.

          I shoot pretty things! ~

          '14 Goals:

          • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

          • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

          yeoldefatguy


          Resident Nickelback Fan

            It used to take months to sell out in the 90s. I remember when Tinker Juarez would show up and win.

            Of course it's a real gun, it's a real race.


              Needs more cowbell!

                It used to take months to sell out in the 90s. I remember when Tinker Juarez would show up and win.

                 

                Months?!  Wow, I can't even imagine.  All my MTB friends have been tweaking about whether or not they'd get in for weeks.  Last year they had major server crashes and the whole process took 5 hours.  This year USAC decided to use Amazon servers, so things were relatively better.

                I shoot pretty things! ~

                '14 Goals:

                • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                yeoldefatguy


                Resident Nickelback Fan

                   

                  Months?!  Wow, I can't even imagine.  All my MTB friends have been tweaking about whether or not they'd get in for weeks.  Last year they had major server crashes and the whole process took 5 hours.  This year USAC decided to use Amazon servers, so things were relatively better.

                   

                  Lol. Keep in mind this was before the interwebz. In the olden days we had to mail our entry in with a check.

                  Of course it's a real gun, it's a real race.


                  HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer

                    In the older days, we had to run over there, with pelts tied on our back to pay. Trying to outrun the pony express was our primary type of training.

                    It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.

                    yeoldefatguy


                    Resident Nickelback Fan

                      In the older days, we had to run over there, with pelts tied on our back to pay. Trying to outrun the pony express was our primary type of training.

                       

                      Yeah, but I did it uphill. BOTH WAYS.

                      Of course it's a real gun, it's a real race.


                      Needs more cowbell!

                        In 3 feet of snow...with a headwind!

                         

                        Oh, wait...that could happen at Iceman. *knocks on wood*

                        I shoot pretty things! ~

                        '14 Goals:

                        • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

                        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)