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    New Duathalon

    Spent the last few days unwinding down in Amish country and found a new sport...a type of duathalon, that I think would be cool: x miles canoing and x miles cycling. I think I like doing the canoe first - maybe 10-20 miles, followed by maybe a metric century on the bike. Discuss among yourselves. I'm going back out to do it again.
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    I love canoeing and go as often as I can into North Georgia and Tennessee.

    It may be more appropo to combine canoeing with moutain biking.

    Great concept, though.
    Would you like a dream with that?

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    Combine into one sport with a bicycle powered canoe.
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    Now I'd like to do that!!!!! Luv canoe/kayak!


    Have done a few duathlon relays (not the runner) where I took the bike portion - but that sounds like fun!

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    The spring Tsali triathlon here in WNC is a paddle, mtb and run race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    Spent the last few days unwinding down in Amish country and found a new sport...a type of duathalon, that I think would be cool: x miles canoing and x miles cycling. I think I like doing the canoe first - maybe 10-20 miles, followed by maybe a metric century on the bike. Discuss among yourselves. I'm going back out to do it again.
    we have some of those too! and they look like a super good time!

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    A guy here at work was thinking about doing a tri that was kayak, ride, run.
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Learn to run and start adventure racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl View Post
    we have some of those too! and they look like a super good time!
    Like organized? Kewl, I just did it on my own and thought...this would be a peachy keen sport! Thing that's nice about the canoing is that you can't get lost...unlike my bike ride where I took a wrong turn and ended up doing about 10 extra miles and about 1k more climbing (on some darned 15-20% grades!) before I found my way back to where I made my mistake. Oh well, the legs needed some work I guess...nothing a good soak in the hot tub last night couldn't cure.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
    Learn to run and start adventure racing.
    Learn to run? No thanks, I gave up running a long time ago. After doing 20 mile jaunts in boots, 50lb pack and *****, running half neekid just don't seem like fun anymore.

    I'd like to find a non-running tri-type sport. I think the perfect tri is what I did yesterday - canoe, bike, hot tub.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    I did this race as an individual a couple of times in the 80's. There used to be a few of this type in New England in years past. Not sure what's out there these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    running half neekid just don't seem like fun anymore.
    So it sounds like the perfect occasion for that little black number you've been saving in your closet

    Seriously, it does sound like a great duathlon- like RDad, I've seen the kayak tris- ocean kayaking, actually. Not for the timid.

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    Every fall my town sponsors a kayak-bike-run call Pedal, Paddle, Run. It's a bit on the short side and tends to draw more of a family type participation rather than hardcore triathletes, but it always ends up being a lot of fun for everyone involved.

    http://www.parkerandpartners.com/PedalPaddleRun/

    The date says June, but that was a reschedule of last year's rainout. It's normally held in October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Combine into one sport with a bicycle powered canoe.
    How about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom View Post
    Like organized? Kewl, I just did it on my own and thought...this would be a peachy keen sport! Thing that's nice about the canoing is that you can't get lost...unlike my bike ride where I took a wrong turn and ended up doing about 10 extra miles and about 1k more climbing (on some darned 15-20% grades!) before I found my way back to where I made my mistake. Oh well, the legs needed some work I guess...nothing a good soak in the hot tub last night couldn't cure.
    yes, official duathlons of kayaking and biking!

    and good for you btw! sounds like a fun time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    How about this?

    eh...looks like Dura-ace.
    Would you like a dream with that?

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    Not me Chip!Thats the river area in Ohio where that toothless guy with the shotgun got Ned Beatty.

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    10-20 miles of kayaking plus a metric century? This duathlon sounds like it'd take me at least two days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian View Post
    10-20 miles of kayaking plus a metric century? This duathlon sounds like it'd take me at least two days.
    Just Do It..

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    Geez, and here I thought "duathlon" was just a fancy new name for a boilermaker.


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    I think the 10 to 20 miles of kayaking was downstream...

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    What? no pic from the commuting forum showing the bike in the canoe, then the bike hauling the canoe? I figured this was what Chipcom was talking about.








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    Quote Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
    What? no pic from the commuting forum showing the bike in the canoe, then the bike hauling the canoe? I figured this was what Chipcom was talking about.
    Kewl! That HAS to be in Alabama, right?
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