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    Cycling and Shooting?

    Has anyone ever heard of a cycling event like a biathalon, where you ride (instead of skiing), and then have to shoot a target, and then ride some more? You have to ride penalty laps for missing a target.

    It seems like someone, somewhere, must have organized an event like this.

    If not, I might have to.
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    I have never heard of such an event, allthough i've always fantasized about such an event involving paint ball guns unstead of the air *****s that would be presumably used to target shoot.

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    My brother and I have talked about staging our bikes at his sportsmans club, kayaking a few miles to the club, (on a river) shooting then riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattzees
    Has anyone ever heard of a cycling event like a biathalon, where you ride (instead of skiing), and then have to shoot a target, and then ride some more? You have to ride penalty laps for missing a target.

    It seems like someone, somewhere, must have organized an event like this.

    If not, I might have to.

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    very expensive

    a cyclo biatholon would be very epensive. First of all you won't be using an air ***** outside. Just to suseptable to wind. Most likely the people who are serious will be using an Aunsuntz (sp) .22 LR, pretty much the gold standard in competition *****s. That will set you back about $6000. Add a bike on top of that lets say $3000-4000. You are going to have to have many events with prize money to make that up pushing the $10,000 mark that would make this an elitist sport. The other consideration is that you would have to be in prime shape. You have to get your heart rate down below 60% before you take that first shot. Anything higher and you will consistently miss.

    Biatheletes wear special clothing for cross country skiing that includes some sort of stiffining on their off hand to help with shooting. You couldn't ride like that very easily.

    Sounds great. Shooting is one of my hobbies. So is cross country skiing and biking. I would be in heaven, but I don't think a bikeiathalon is in the cards.

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    long distance shooting forum anyone?
    wtf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by curryjc
    ...You are going to have to have many events with prize money to make that up pushing the $10,000 mark that would make this an elitist sport.
    And cycling isn't already elitist? I don't know anything about prize monies and all that, but if you have a Ruger 10/22 ($400), or maybe a 77/22 ($700), you have a plinker that can be used nicely out to 50yds or so. And if you drop it while you're cycling, no biggie.

    It seems to me that most good outdoor shooting ranges are located in semi-rural areas anyway, and so you have some nice roads to ride by default. So you set up a loop around the range, and you stop to shoot. It doesn't have to be elitist at all, unless it becomes highly commercialized.

    Now if I could only find a few cyclists that also shoot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattzees
    And cycling isn't already elitist? I don't know anything about prize monies and all that, but if you have a Ruger 10/22 ($400), or maybe a 77/22 ($700), you have a plinker that can be used nicely out to 50yds or so. And if you drop it while you're cycling, no biggie.

    It seems to me that most good outdoor shooting ranges are located in semi-rural areas anyway, and so you have some nice roads to ride by default. So you set up a loop around the range, and you stop to shoot. It doesn't have to be elitist at all, unless it becomes highly commercialized.

    Now if I could only find a few cyclists that also shoot...
    Funny you shoud mention that, my other sport is combat shooting, with ******, as well as Three ***( ******, Carbine, Shotgun). I also shoot for distance with big bore ***** (.308 cal and .50 Beowulf) at a KD range (1000 meter).
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    Mountain bikes w/AK's targeting Islamic extremist watermelons...........

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    +1 to mountain bikes, large bores, and reactive targets in the forest.

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    If nothing else I'd love to see the cager that messes with a bunch of cyclists that each have a ***** slung across their back
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    wait a few years, i'm working on it...

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    It exists (sort of)

    According the the USBA ( http://www.usbiathlon.org/ ) there are already running and mountain bike biathlons in the summer for training purposes. No road bike races though. For some reason, precision shooting and road biking seem like more of a marriage to me than shooting and mountain biking does.
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    Road biking and shooting sounds like a marriage to you? Dude, you must have seriously ticked your wife off after teaching her how to shoot!

    Kidding of course!
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    As mentioned above, MTB biathlons have existed for well over ten years. Topeak is betting on future popularity with their new line of minipumps. The flash-supressor also doubles as a tyre-lever. A spare tube and patchkit is stowed in the buttstock.

    They also say that these will become quite popular with the bike commuting crowd. A carbon fibre version is expected next year for the roadies.
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    Oh god, I've thought of this years ago but recently the thought came back to me. Dood.. To the parent of the thread, you'd be on MY TEAM.

    My thought was with paintball guns or airguns myself. Having done some researching into airguns recently and reading up the past posts above some airguns do have some very flat trajectory with the smaller calibers. FYI, I'm not talking that old Daisy Red Ryder here as everyone thinks of when I mention airguns. I'm talking airguns that can shoot 1000-1600 FPS in .177/4.5mm, .22/5.5mm, or heck big bore it with .308/7.62mm and higher cal airguns.

    Tho, I have been wondering how one mounts a airgun to the bike for moving shooting. I come from Canada so airguns might not fly over here. Paintball guns I think you can work with as they have a shorter range then airguns.

    Sign me up!

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    Check out the "Field Target" link from this page. Could adapt to some type of bike thing http://www.airguns.net/

    I love live rounds myself (another drain on my wallet) but have a couple of spring/air type of pellet *****s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero_Enigma
    Tho, I have been wondering how one mounts a airgun to the bike for moving shooting.
    That problem was solved way back in the early days of the bicycle...

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    Sign this chick up!

    Hey, me too! I want to play. This sister shoots trap and skeet. I own bird hunting dawgs too. I just saw a video for the Beretta Xtrema2. I so want one of those!

    Where do we sign up and when's our first competition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero_Enigma
    Oh god, I've thought of this years ago but recently the thought came back to me. Dood.. To the parent of the thread, you'd be on MY TEAM.

    My thought was with paintball guns or airguns myself. Having done some researching into airguns recently and reading up the past posts above some airguns do have some very flat trajectory with the smaller calibers. FYI, I'm not talking that old Daisy Red Ryder here as everyone thinks of when I mention airguns. I'm talking airguns that can shoot 1000-1600 FPS in .177/4.5mm, .22/5.5mm, or heck big bore it with .308/7.62mm and higher cal airguns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    That problem was solved way back in the early days of the bicycle...


    What the.. Make and model please! I heart that bike setup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by curryjc
    .... First of all you won't be using an air ***** outside. Just to suseptable to wind. Most likely the people who are serious will be using an Aunsuntz (sp) .22 LR, pretty much the gold standard in competition *****s. That will set you back about $6000....
    Dunno about that. We regularly hold outdoor airgun silhouette matches at our club. Lots of fun. Also, while a full-blown olympic-grade biathalon Anshutz might be uber-expensive, I have a nice .22RF Anshutz Silhouette Model 67 that I picked up used at a *** show for $500. I use it to compete out to 100 meters with great results.

    But I have a pair of (much) lesser Remington target *****s (541X and 513T) that are tack driivers, as well. I use them for 3 and 4 position competition.
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    You know, something about bike people in lycra/spandex and guns is mildly arousing. *grin*

    Anyways a follow up on the higher calber airguns I mentioned before. As most people when they think of airguns they think of the Daisy Red Ryder BB plink guns that only shoot around 200 FPS and won't shoot through a watermelon at 10 meters.

    I'm not a hunter myself but I've seen many airgun sites of the big bore airguns take out 200lb thick skin deer, wild Russian boar, Elk (I think or was it a mountian ram? It had curling horns.), some large brown animal which I think was buffalo or bison if they still exsit, and various other small game. I've only done a little backyard pest control in my garden and that's all I've done. Any kills are returned to the local revine for the "circle" of life to feed the other animals around.

    http://pyramidair.com/cgi-bin/model.pl?model_id=307 - .355/9mm 6-shot, 1000 FPS
    http://pyramidair.com/cgi-bin/model.pl?model_id=516 - .45
    http://pyramidair.com/cgi-bin/model.pl?model_id=772 - .50
    http://www.compasseco.com/index.php?...=1&prevstart=0 - .22 pellet and .22 shotgun combo ***.

    Gamo also makes a model of airgun that sounds off at 1600 FPS now.


    Anyways if there is something being planned on already in the works let us know. I'm interested in a bikeathon shooting match.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero_Enigma
    What the.. Make and model please! I heart that bike setup.
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    Oddly enough my Great Grandfather patented the bicycle mounted machine *** in the late 1800's.
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    I do not want to carry a heavy ***** on my bike (Like an M1 Garand). Perhaps we could use only pistolos?
    A titanium revolver to match my litespeed perhaps?

    OTH, mounting a machine *** would be LOADS of fun!

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