Race Previews

Worth 3000 Words...

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Sometimes words aren't enough. Pictures do a much better job. You've heard the expression ,"A picture is worth a thousand words," haven't you? It's probably true, but how did the poet or philosopher or chronic drug user who coined this expression arrive at such a round number. Aren't some pics worth only 936 words? Aren't some worth, say, 1014? We digress.

The Lakefront Days Triathlon, the 5th edition thereof is Saturday, is a very cool event. Too bad it's full, huh? Record turnout, actually.

This Mosquito Won't Suck...

MOSQUITOGear West Bike & Triathlon is always trying to come up with ideas to get their customers excited about multisport events. They always look towards the functions they would like to attend themselves, and find a way to bring those to everyone. They feel they have accomplished this with the Gear West Duathlon, Gear West University, and with the Midwest Multisport Series and its giveaways. That said, they have come up with a new concept for multisport racing: the Mosquito Man Duathlon.

The Mosquito Man Du is a run-bike-run-bike-run event, designed solely for fun and enjoyment. This will be a professionally produced event with as much emphasis on the fun as the competition itself. And there will be plenty of competition.

Mosquito Man Du will feature the following:

Frightfully Lifelike....

p & BBelieve it or not, the big guy and the big blue cow in the photo here are NOT real. Amazing detail and biological correctitudinousness, huh!

Whoever crafted these totally lifelike replicas of Paul Bunyan (of Brawny Towels fame) and Babe the Blue Ox ("Ox" is Ojibwe for "Big Cow") was a true master of the sculptorial arts. Mike D'Angelo, Ro-Dan and Leonardo Da Caprio--considered by many to be the greatest stone chiselers of all time--got nothing on this guy!

Who is he?....

Brewhouse Preview...

bich famAfter 14 Bichful years, the Brewhouse Triathlon will be a Bich-Free Zone on Sunday, August 1. It's gonna feel strange.

Since the turn of the century, Duluth family man / college professor / stud triathlete Brian Bich has won 40 races, was named US Master of the Year (2008) and collected nine MMAs, four for Triathlete of the Year. His first of nine victories at Brewhouse was turned in in 1998.

Soft spoken and classy, Brian has been both the face and the soul of this great race. A perfect poster boy, if such a poster were...

Great Stuff About Waseca...

fire deptWaseca, Minnesota, home of the Waseca 1/3 Iron & Sprint triathlons, is a wonderfully quaint community.

It promulgates its "Old World" charm via the steadfast resistance to all forms of modernization. It's fire department (photo), for instance, looks much the same today as it did in the Lincoln era. Sure, departmental response time is unimpressive and an inordinate number of local homes and businesses have burned down over the decades, not to mention the fact that the streets (cobblestone, of course) are terminally littered with horsey poop, but such is a small price to pay for pastoral charisma.

Continuing the yesteryearish theme, Waseca doesn't have a mayor or city council (but it does have an old fashioned butterfly net-wielding dog catcher!)...

Brewhouse Goes Bichless...

After 14 Bichful years, the Brewhouse Triathlon will be a Bich-Free Zone on Sunday, August 1. It's gonna feel strange.

Brewhouse Preview will be posted on Thursday morning...BHT WEBSITE

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