2009 Wakely Dam Race Report

What is the Damn Wakely Dam Ultra? It is a race along 32.6 miles of rugged technical trail in a remote area of the Adirondack Park Wilderness. There are no crossroads. There are no aid stations. There are no DNF’s unless you are carried. There are 3903 feet of vertical climbing, and 3478 feet of […]

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Tupper Lake Tinman 2009 race report

Helen and I got an early start. I pretty much already had the car packed. I just needed to put the last stuff in, and mount the bike rack and bike on the back. We dropped the dog off at boarding kennel, and headed on our way.We took back roads. I kept my speed down […]

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Tupper Lake Tinman 2009 – The Swim

It stopped raining, and as race time approached, we donned our wetsuits, and bright green swim caps, and headed down to the corrals. I had bought a tinted swim mask as recommended for this race. But I hadn’t had a chance to swim with it yet. And since it was cloudy, I opted for the […]

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Tupper Lake Tinman 2009 – The Bike

I headed to my bike rack. Eric and Bob were still there. They seemed amused that I backstroked nearly the whole way. They were gone in a minute or two.I took the transition slowly. I didn’t want to forget anything. I got out of my wetsuit. Dried off. Wrapped a beach towel around my waist […]

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Tupper Lake Tinman 2009 – The Run/Post Race

Now I was back in transition. It had stopped raining, and now was starting to get warm. I changed out of the bike shorts, into running shorts. I put on some fresh dry socks, and my running shoes. I drank a little more Pepsi, kissed my wife, and headed out on my way for the […]

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