The Rotary Club proposal asked to expand Making Spirits Bright through mid-January, which could have impacted a third of the ski season.
EDITOR’S LETTER with Joel Patenaude
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is now allowing ATV and snowmobile clubs to seek grant money from the state Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Fund. In fact, as soon as mid December, conservation program money could start flowing to the most potentially damaging of recreational activities.
Many triathletes spend hundreds of hours training in indoor YMCA pools. But when it comes to racing season, the majority of the swim legs at event take place in inland lakes. Swimming in large bodies of water, like Lake Michigan, can be far different experience.
The YMCA of the Northwoods has a new and exciting group fitness opportunity.
GEAR with Lou Dzierzak
There are more options than ever to carry water with you on your adventures. Once limited to heavy plastic bottles stored in hip belt holsters, athletes can now choose from handhelds, belts with multiple bottles and lightweight technical vests.
Training for a triathlon, especially an Olympic or half-Ironman distance, is a time-consuming endeavor. Some competitors think of balancing work, family and training as the silent but equally important fourth leg of a triathlon event.
What to do, what to do? With enough snow on the ground in late March to keep skiing but wanting to transition to spring by ramping up the biking, I couldn’t decide how to get my exercise fix. Then the thought occurred to me, as it has occasionally, that I could do both. I just needed to figure out how to carry my skis, poles and boots on the bike.
You know that joyous scene from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in which all the kids are skating on the local pond? It wasn’t exactly like that for me. My skates were painful. My feet were cold. My feet were cramping. Although I grew up in Wisconsin and came to love winter sports, I just never picked up ice skating as a kid.
USA Triathlon, the sport’s governing body, sanctions more than 2,000 triathlon events and has enjoyed more than a decade of steady growth in participation. The slow economy hasn’t changed that growth curve.
Should a newcomer to the sport of triathlon upgrade their road bike, add triathlon-oriented accessories to their current road bike or buy a triathlon-specific model?