S: ICEMAN CHALLENGE 2011
BC: Thank you Steve and Chris for letting me crash your party! I want you to know how proud I am of both of you! Helen and I are two lucky girls! Hope this book will provide you with special memories for many years to come! Love to you all! Janyl | "When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." -H.G. Wells
FC: ICEMAN CHALLENGE 2011
1: The IceMan Cometh Challenge, the largest one day bicycle race in the U.S. , is held each year on the first Saturday in November. This year , the 4,700 participants of the 2011 Bell's Beer IceMan Cometh Challenge took to the trail on Saturday, November 5th. The 22nd annual Iceman was a 29 mile mountain bike adventure from Kalkaska to Traverse City, Michigan. The course took riders through the hardwood forests, meadows and cross country ski trails of the Pere Marquette State Forest. Iceman events welcomed athletes from 2 to 72 years old from 38 states. An estimated 7,500 spectators lined the course to catch the excitement of the Bell's Beer Iceman as the competitors rolled along the trail.
2: On the road Nov. 4th, 2011 for trip to Traverse City, Michigan.
3: "Strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections than those who are most content." -Bob Dylan
4: START TO FINISH, ICEMAN CHALLENGE TRAIL MAP.
5: Grand Traverse Resort and Day Spa! | Spa for Janyl!
6: Balcony View was spectacular!
10: Packet Pick-up and Expo
11: Chris dressed and ready to go the night before the race. LOL
12: A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words
14: "Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." -Lance Armstrong
15: Ready. . . Set. . . . .GO | 10:30 am. start. Conditions sunny 40 degrees, winds light and variable.
18: Finish Time 2:44:58
19: Finish Time 2:48:12
21: "Life is like riding a bicycle, in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving." -Albert Einstein
24: Margarita's to celebrate!
26: On the way back home we reviewed some of the trails from the race! (Williamsburg Road) | Team Car. . . Toyota RAV Sport! . . . . RAVE ON !