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Iceman Cometh Challenge – November 3, 2018

The Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge is a 30 mile point-to-point mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Traverse City, Michigan.

Held traditionally on the first Saturday of November (except for years when the first Saturday of November is the 1st), the 29th annual Bell’s Iceman will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018.

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Iceman Cometh Challenge On Facebook

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You made it to the weekend! Where are you riding? Racing or riding, it's time to ramp things up for summer. November is going to sneak up on you! ... See MoreSee Less

You made it to the weekend! Where are you riding? Racing or riding, its time to ramp things up for summer. November is going to sneak up on you!

 

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Iceman Cometh Challenge, Did you catch who took the top step today on the worlds stage in Nove' Mesto ? Current 3rd place world ranked UCI MTB woman and 2018 Iceman champ Chloe Woodruff ! HAUL ASS !

Long ride on the Vasa and new sections with friends who have never rode it before. Next up, out and backs to prep!!

been riding

Am I allowed to ride my road bike?

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Nice to have a hand (up) mid-race, isn't it? With hundreds of first-time racers lining up each year, what's your best nutrition advice to help them tackle 30 miles of hills, singletrack, and sand this November? ... See MoreSee Less

Nice to have a hand (up) mid-race, isnt it? With hundreds of first-time racers lining up each year, whats your best nutrition advice to help them tackle 30 miles of hills, singletrack, and sand this November?

 

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Heed and extra sodim Clifbloxs!

It’s a short race, eat breakfast drink whiskey.

It's the biggest helicopter-leasing event in the Western Hemisphere... Since 1990 #catalinawinemixer2019

3 cheeseburgers & a handful o gummy bears’ll getcha there!

Several IPAs the night before and a fireball shot mid race.

Carb load beer and pizza heavy the night before. A good dose of ibuprofen before bed and upon wake up:). Lots of water with the ibuprofen

Hammer Nutrition products. Heed, gels, Anti fatigue, Electrolyte and Race Caps Supremes for me. Fully charged before race. Finished with Recoverite following.

Always take the PBR hand-up

We handed up 20Lbs of Bacon near "The Rock". We plan on that again this year.

Just think about the beer at the finish.

As a first time racer the only thing I've seen here that makes any sense is eat breakfast, drink water and take a PBR if one is offered.

NO Gatorade or Powerade EVER too much sugar and high fructose corn syrup!!

Grab the whiskey shot mid race (but keep that quiet it's my secret)

Holy moly some of you take more than I do during an Ironman 70.3. It’s short. A gu pack should be good for most.

Eat food and train all year...

Hydrate hydrate couple of days before the race. Gu on the 45's. Worked for me. Oh, if ypur not shivering at the start, you are already overdressed😉

Twizzlers and meat sticks! 😂

Two hour or less race = two gu packs and some water.

A triple decker pb&j before the race

Nutrition? Work on endurance, train on sand dunes, especially the uphills!

Lots of miles and electrolytes.

Baby food (preferably has beets and bananas), Hammer Perpetuem and Fizz, a flask of pure maple syrup as a emergency backup.

One bottle of jet fuel pre race. One during. 🚴🏻💨🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Whiskey in the Camelback.

Steel cut oats overnight in almond milk and a banana with some coffee for breakfast. Guu before start. Nuun in a bottle and Cliff blocks during. Small bottle mixed with Skratch and a Mocha Guu for backup.

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Storming into the weekend! We hope you can dodge the rain and weather wherever you are. Put down some miles and let us know; where are you racing or riding? ... See MoreSee Less

Storming into the weekend! We hope you can dodge the rain and weather wherever you are. Put down some miles and let us know; where are you racing or riding?

 

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Maybe Avalanche Boyne City MI, tomorrow.

Did the "Divide Outer Loop" this afternoon. Great day for riding. Last year when I rode this the mosquitoes were do bad you couldn't stop at all. Not one bloodsucker out here today it was great.

Almanzo 100

Rode Aspen Park Today, Gaylord MI

Arcadia Grit n Gravel

Arcadia Grit n Gravel tomorrow.

So I Have a fun loop. I call it the killer miller. 12 miles. By Summer's end I want to do it twice. Great mix.

Brown County State Park, Nashville, IN

My first Arcadia Grit and Gravel tomorrow.

Brown county Indiana!!!!!

...still got a couple more days on the trainer til the collar bone is ready 💪💪💪, but u best bet lookin at blom100 next weekend 😎

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SPOTTED: Your biggest fan.
After 30 tough miles, there's nothing like hitting Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort and seeing a familiar face or two cheering your name all the way to the line. Who do you always love seeing when you roll in?
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SPOTTED: Your biggest fan. 
After 30 tough miles, theres nothing like hitting Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort and seeing a familiar face or two cheering your name all the way to the line. Who do you always love seeing when you roll in?

 

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My girls❤️

Carrie Macchia

Peanut !!!!

Whoever is handing out the cookies.

Kaity Denney

The Medic

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