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    2019 Iceman Cometh - Who's in - Plans - Goals, Etc

    So, 2019 Iceman Cometh in Traverse City, MI is almost here. Who's in and what are your plans?

    This will be my 4th, missed 2018. It'll be my 3rd racing Fat Bike. We have a team of 20 that will be racing. Ranging from wave 1 to about 18 and 1 in Pro Women.

    My goal is to beat the 2hr mark. We'll see. The 25% of climbing in the last 5ish miles will be a new wrinkle.

    We do a group ride of the last few miles on Friday, nice dinner at a local restaurant that night, divide up Sat AM travel arrangements, Race, have fun, cheer at the finish, party, then Sat night, all bets are off. Then, the long drive home Sun. Awesome race/event!

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    The only additional hill(s) are the headwaters section which according to strava is roughly an additional 100 ft. It's fairly fast through there as it's more rolling than straight climbing. I think the added difficulty of it comes from the fact that after you climb the headwaters you then have the small ascent after crossing the power lines then will breaker hill. By then you're pretty gassed. Smooth sailing after that though. Started from the airport and finished at Timber Ridge lodge with a time of 1:49 with 2 brief wrong turns the other day. I think the biggest difference maker this year will be the start. It's really going to separate the packs early which is a good thing. Plenty of time for positioning before hitting the first bit of single track.

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    "We do a group ride of the last few miles on Friday, nice dinner at a local restaurant that night, divide up Sat AM travel arrangements, Race, have fun, cheer at the finish, party, then Sat night, all bets are off."

    You are doing the whole experience exactly right! Have fun. See ya next year.

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    I'm in.
    Waves will be out Friday.
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