Every race has to start somewhere. The AuSable River Canoe Marathon starts on Peninsular Avenue in downtown Grayling. It’s a Le Mans style start that finds the fortunate running 300 yards, and the not-so-fortunate over 800, all while carrying their racing canoe and gear. It’s the most electric experience in competitive paddling, possibly the most electric moment for most athletes ever. The streets are lined with cheering fans. A right hand turn, followed by a quick dash,
It's true. I have a problem. Well maybe not a problem. But I do attend meetings. With my friends. On the river or the trails. Yes, I'm addict to endurance related gear. In the past month, I've somehow managed to acquire a new (to me) solo canoe. A new GPS watch. And...a new indoor cycling bike. Or whatever you call it. I'm not even really sure. But it's pretty freaking awesome. But for the record, I have not bought any new skis. And even though it was a really g
The first Saturday in November, the most epic cross country mountain bike race wraps up the season in Northern Michigan. The Iceman Cometh Moutain Bike race is a 30 mile point to point event traveling from Kalkaska to Timber Ridge Resort outside of Traverse City. It's a festive affair sponsored by Bell's Brewing, bringing out riders of all age and skill levels.
The course is challenging in and of itself with 2,000+ feet of climbing present. In Northern Michigan...you ne