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Old 06-30-14, 02:02 PM   #1
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had a chance to ride on this recently ...



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Cool. Reminds me of the stone arch bridge for some reason, - though it's a lot newer and a lot... oranger.





The pics don't really show it, but it's a kind of curvy like the bridge you linked above. Not as much though.
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Cool. Reminds me of the stone arch bridge for some reason, - though it's a lot newer and a lot... oranger.





The pics don't really show it, but it's a kind of curvy like the bridge you linked above. Not as much though.
cool bridge ... reminds me of the British Victorian period stuff that I ride on/see most days!
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Too bad there's no such thing as triathlete commuting.
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Too bad there's no such thing as triathlete commuting.
I have a colleague that is kayaking to work now. Some days he cycle or runs. It's 18km rt for him, so he does a weekly triathlon
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it's so... orange.
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Too bad there's no such thing as triathlete commuting.
Well since your bike portion is in the middle of the event , you can leave it somewhere,
then at the end of the day,

Run back to it , Ride, then park it somewhere for the next day,
and swim back to your Anchored out Boat.
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Well since your bike portion is in the middle of the event , you can leave it somewhere,
then at the end of the day,

Run back to it , Ride, then park it somewhere for the next day,
and swim back to your Anchored out Boat.

I used to do a sprint triathlon during my commute to help train for the real deal.
  1. short warmup ride to lake
  2. swim between buoys at beach for proper distance
  3. take longer bike route to work
  4. lock bike up and do an out and back 5k
  5. take shower and start working

Sometimes a portion of the run would take me across the bridge I posted earlier.
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Sawing a hole in the Ice for the swim, in the winter?
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it's so... orange.
Copenhagen's nod to the better bicycling facilities in The Netherlands. :-)
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Sawing a hole in the Ice for the swim, in the winter?
The portion of the Mississippi by St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge is only frozen on really cold days. The rest of the winter you just have to watch out for ice chunks... and the Falls.
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Wonder if any army guys do biathlon commutes in the winter?
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Saw that on FB today, someone thought it was P'shopped
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That thing looks like no matter what speed you are going it would feel like 100 mph. Heck, I love just riding across the bridge out in the middle of nowhere across the Allegheny River which is just straight and an old rail road bridge. That thing looks awesome to ride across.
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Sawing a hole in the Ice for the swim, in the winter?
I did this in Finland ... out of the sauna and though the icehole into the water!
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In the Station in antarctica, There is a Sauna , right near the South Pole , to play tag with the pole itself ,
wearing just your Boots.
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Today was motorcycle - bus - bicycle.

Does that count...?
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I did this in Finland ... out of the sauna and though the icehole into the water!
The Scandinavians that migrated to Northern MN brought this strange ritual with them. I was introduced to it while winter camping near the Boundary Waters, -not far from the Canadian border. We spent one night in a YMCA camp where this apparently is a regular activity. Since it was below 0 °F when we were there, there was no "pre-dipping" allowed. I guess some people will jump in the water before the sauna too. Socks are recommended for wearing between the sauna and the lake so your skin doesn't freeze to the ground.

Why do people do this sort of thing? It does bring on a sense of euphoria, but I think that feeling is natural after surviving any sort of great trauma to your body.

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The Scandinavians that migrated to Northern MN brought this strange ritual with them. I was introduced to it while winter camping near the Boundary Waters, -not far from the Canadian border. We spent one night in a YMCA camp where this apparently is a regular activity. Since it was below 0 °F when we were there, there was no "pre-dipping" allowed. I guess some people will jump in the water before the sauna too. Socks are recommended for wearing between the sauna and the lake so your skin doesn't freeze to the ground.

Why do people do this sort of thing? It does bring on a sense of euphoria, but I think that feeling is natural after surviving any sort of great trauma to your body.
There were also people beating the muscles with birch branches at a public sauna in the outskirts of Åbo/Turku.

Honestly, it really feels great on the muscles.
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There were also people beating the muscles with birch branches at a public sauna in the outskirts of Åbo/Turku.

Honestly, it really feels great on the muscles.
Feels great while it's happening or feels great when it's over?
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Feels great while it's happening or feels great when it's over?
Around here they take your whole wallet as a fee for that service, it's that good.
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you've never had a Finnish woman beat you with birch branches?



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