Sunday, July 4, 2010

Duluth Boys Are Tough

4 laps of the long course for Ek and Buffington!

Let me know what you think of this year's all-the-way-around format. I know it's not for everybody, but there has to be a race where tough guys can show us what can be done.


  1. Did you see the 2 tough ladies and the "kid" who did a 2:09 out there in the heat? Great work everyone out there. What a fun time! What a fun crowd! That's why I do it.

  2. Chris,
    Awesome event ! Great riders, swag and trails... what more can a mtn biker ask for. This is the BEST event in WI hands down. keep up the great work...
    and I just can't tell you how sweet of a job your doing with the trails... keep it up !
    Your #1 fan,
    Kate Heil

  3. I loved this course. Too bad it was on a bad weekend. I liked it better in the fall.

  4. Immediately post-race I would have told you that's a HUGE lap. But now that the pain's subsiding, and digesting your words spoken at the last Aid Station, on the 4th lap, as I was whining about how the incessant hills were killing me, "Good, it's supposed to be tough", I love the course. SO much harder than last year's short lap course.


  5. Great course! I loved the long format. It forces one to plan for all scenarios. The most physically demanding course of all WEMS. Well done. Bravo Schotz!!

  6. The Wagner'sJuly 6, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    Loved the long course!!

  7. The long course with the heat had me hallucinating and making me think I saw my 9th grade biology teacher and my 10th grade chemistry teacher at the aid stations. Crazy!

    From a beginner’s point of view and this being my first organized MB event it was a great experience. Even though I only did the 3 hour ride on the long course and it took me forever I learned a lot from all the other riders. I think I’m hooked – I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I’d recommend keeping the long course. See you next year!


  8. Chris I am considering myself part of the Rhinelander team now due to my residence in tomahawk. With that being said, I don't think the course was gruelling enough. I want more sustained climbing. Oh how I love the pain...please no 4th of july weekend this year.