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Love for St. Cloud....

pam-and-darryls-legs.gifWhen the MTN Guys think about the the St. Cloud area's multisport scene, four things come immediately to mind: Pammy Stevens, teenage girls, the Apple Duathlon and "Minnesota Nice." Working from latter to former, let's break this down:

"Minnesota Nice" - There is a sense of community in St. Cloud's multi world that is, in our opinion, unrivaled in our state. The friendships are deep and abiding  and the vibe is supremely welcoming. Hang out with Pam and Daryl (photo L), Nikki, Cindy, Judy and Mike, Adam and Raechel, Cheri, Kathy, Andy Z et al for five minutes and you'll know what we're talking about. They are truly lovely folks.

"Apple Duathlon" - Started during Woodrow Wilson's second term, The Apple, which is produced and executed by many of the people mentioned above, is simply, in our humble opinion, the best duathlon in America....

Will the Fat Lady Sing?

fat-lady.gifBy Amy Bauch (amysrunningaround.blogspot.com)

Over the last week or so, a whole bunch of our appliances have shown signs of age.

First, the handle on our microwave ripped off.  Sheared the screws that held the handle in place right in half.  We did a little investigative work and discovered the microwave was built (and installed above the stove) in 1997.   More investigation revealed that they no longer make the model OR the replacement handle.  Until we have the time to go shopping for a new one, we are left with plying open the door with a screwdriver in order to nuke our food....

FTT is Back!

mtb-rider.gifED. When Suzann Mouw sent us this press release, one of the MTN Guys wet himself.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Save the Date. The Fat Tire Triathlon is Back Seeley, WI - April 1, 2016


Due to popular demand, the organizers of the Fat Tire Triathlon decided to bring the race back. One of the largest off-road triathlons in the country, the race originally took place at Telemark Pointe, a Telemark Resort property 9 miles east of the now-defunct vacationland destination.


For 2016 the Fat Tire Triathlon will be moved to a new venue at Lake Silverthorn in Seeley, WI, ten miles north of Hayward, WI. Race date is Sunday, August 21st. The event will again...

Gwen Again...Dan & Jess Rock, too....

Post-images-Partners-1.gifLIFE TIME TRI - SOUTH BEACH TRIATHLON - A pair of Minnesotans rocked socks in the "International Premier Division," i.e. pro and elite amateur, in Miami's thongiest district yesterday. Burnsvillian Dan Arlandson, 40, placed 6th overall / 4th amateur / 1st master in the men's race. He was also 4th (amateur) here in 2014. Jess Rossing, 30, of Duluth, finished 4th in the women's contest. She placed 7th here in  2015RESULTS

 

GWEN AGAIN - In 2012, St. Paul's Gwen Jorgensen placed 38th out of fifty participants at the London Women's Olympic Triathlon. This year she's favored to WIN, or at least podium, at the Rio Games....

Food, Books & Brine Napping...

tucson-float-tank.gifED. The MTN Guys love Erin's blog. Here is her latest post.

By Erin Klegstad (sweetsweatlife.com)

Loving

Floating. I spent 90 minutes is the salty float tank at Awaken for Wellness in Saint Paul post Hot Dash 10 mile, and whoa… was it relaxing and restorative. I was a little tentative to even try it because I occasionally get...

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