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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 08:15 AM 10/27/06 (CST)
Have any of you heard much about this or know any one who has competed in it over the years? A buddy and I are thinking about competeing in it next year.

If you haven't heard about it its a pretty intense 4 day event that incorporates Biking, running, canoeing, and orienteering skills.

The race starts in southwest Minnesota, the first day is a 210 mile bike ride north toward St. Cloud. Day 2 is a another 210 mile bike ride farther north. Day 3 is a 50 mile run, and day 4 is a 50 mile canoe paddle with the last two miles taking you into Lake Vermillion.

You can compete with a relay team of up to 4 people so one person doesn't have to do every mile of the race but since the race covers over 500 miles each person is asked to contribute alot.

My buddy and i want to do this but I would like some info from someone who has actually done it before. This is a pretty big undertaking and I am a little nervous about how my body will handle 4 days of extreme competition.

So does anyone know someone who has done this race or have any of you done it?


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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:57 AM 10/27/06 (CST)
The paddle alone would snooker me.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 11:16 AM 10/27/06 (CST)
The paddle part should be tough, it includes portages up to a mile long. But I have done 20 miles a day in the BWCA with portages up to 1/2 mile during that 20 mile day. We were also portaging all of our gear so we had an 80 pound canoe and 70-80 pound food packs.

Bascially since you have a team of up to 4 people you need to ride your bike 50 miles on day 1 and 2, and on day 3 you need to run 13 miles and on day 4 you need to paddle 25 miles with a partner. I have done all three things but never 4 days in a row. That is assuming you have a 4 person relay team.


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 11:42 AM 10/27/06 (CST)
I've just entered the recliner to the remote to the fridge and back traithlon... laugh smiley




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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 11:57 AM 10/27/06 (CST)
On our father son trips we would put in on the Kawishiway below lake 1 ,go through1,2,Hudson all the way throughInsula to the begining of Alice. I'd have my 80 lb.canoe with our personal pack & double back for the 80 lb. pack.There were 2 -180 rod portages getting into insula.Many 20-40 rod portages & with 4 dads & 5 boys we could get ther in 7 hours.



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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 01:47 PM 10/27/06 (CST)
When my cousin is my canoe partner we can fly through portages and we can cover alot of water in a day. He's probably one of the strongest guys I know. Last time i was out with him he had an 80 pound food pack on his back already and he just bent over and grabed the canoe by the gunnels and lifted it right out of the water and flipped it up over his head and onto his shoulders. The canoe is one of the heavier plastic canoes that weight in the 80 pound range.

I haven't seen someone do that before. Picking up a canoe just laying on the ground is hard enough but picking it up straight out of the water is something totally different, the suction of the water adds alot of weight to it. I was seriosuly impressed.


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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 03:19 PM 10/27/06 (CST)
I'm impressed.Just straightening out the legs is a chore,then up the hill full of roots. Now way I could. If I had a Mn II then it would be a different story with 30-40 less lbs.



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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 03:34 PM 10/27/06 (CST)
The last time out I had one of the 80 pound packs on my back and i was double packing with one of the smaller Duluth packs on my front and i was carrying the canoe paddles as well. I had to go up this hill that was really rocky, I ended up triping and falling over. I totally know what a turtle feels like now. I was on my back with probably 120-130 lbs strapped to me. All I could do was kick my legs and wave my arms a little. I was completely helpless until my canoe partner came along the trail to help me get the packs off so I could stand up.


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