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Old 02-27-08, 10:02 AM   #1
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Duathlete from Duluth MN

I am a college runner from MN but I also enjoy biking. I am a far stronger runner than biker but plan on getting more into biking now and want to see what I can do in duathalons.
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Hi UMDRunner, what kind of bike are you riding? Are you out riding right now, or are you snowbound?

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I am a college runner from MN but I also enjoy biking. I am a far stronger runner than biker but plan on getting more into biking now and want to see what I can do in duathalons.
Wow, another Duluthian! I am not alone anymore

Welcome to bikeforums. I had a duathalon team (me biking) two years ago for the the Duluth Duathalon... that course is brutal!
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I am a college runner from MN but I also enjoy biking. I am a far stronger runner than biker but plan on getting more into biking now and want to see what I can do in duathalons.
welcome!
I have done duathlons for a few years now, if you are a strong runner you will for sure do well in duathlons, not to mention that they sure are addictive and a lot of fun!
there is a triathlon sub forum on here and you can discuss all you need to know in there.
good luck!
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Old 02-27-08, 01:01 PM   #5
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I ride both mountain and road bike. I am very new to road bikes. I bought my first "good" mountain bike last year, it's an 08 specialized rockhopper. I rode that quite a bit with some buddies then got interested in road bikes. I bought an 08 specialized allez sport at the end of the fall. I was concentrating on cross country at that point and the weather was starting to go bad for biking so I've only been on 2 rides.
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Winter biking isn't too bad in Duluth.

Actually, some of the funnest riding is in the winter. Took a trip across the bay to Superior and back last night on my track bike
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Winter biking isn't too bad in Duluth.

Actually, some of the funnest riding is in the winter. Took a trip across the bay to Superior and back last night on my track bike
Oh lord...how many miles was that ?

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Oh lord...how many miles was that ?

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It wasn't too long of a ride, in the 20 mile range, only a couple miles were actually on the ice. Fun tho!



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I thought about doing some winter riding, but I heard it just wrecks your bike. My roomate went once and his pedals got super rusty
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It wasn't too long of a ride, in the 20 mile range, only a couple miles were actually on the ice. Fun tho!

Still, riding a track bike on ice sounds like interesting entertainment!

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I thought about doing some winter riding, but I heard it just wrecks your bike. My roomate went once and his pedals got super rusty
Sounds as if he didn't wipe everything dry. Salty roads can be pretty nasty, a lot of people have a beater bike just for winter riding.

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I thought about doing some winter riding, but I heard it just wrecks your bike. My roomate went once and his pedals got super rusty

Yup gotta clean up.... Or run up to the Rice Lake Reuse Center and pick up a beater bike (preferrably an old lugged ten speed), toss out the shifty bits and throw on some fenders to make a single speed winter beater that can be left outside and be ridden every day

I have a couple thousand miles on a bike that I built up for well under $30 (minus the rear wheel which I built to toss on a few different bikes).
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ya, I have a beater mongoos bike that I ride to school, I guess it would be fun to take that out in the snow, like the heartley trails
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ya, I have a beater mongoos bike that I ride to school, I guess it would be fun to take that out in the snow, like the heartley trails
It would be perfect .

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Yes, Another duluthian! Welcome to the forum, my friend! I go to UWS and i really cant wait for spring!
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Yes, Another duluthian! Welcome to the forum, my friend! I go to UWS and i really cant wait for spring!

Hi here. UWS alumni here ('07)
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