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Frist 1/2 marathon

eclectic2010-05-01 11:55:32 +0000 #1
Well I did it! I paid the registration and signed up for the Deadwood/mickelson trail 1/2 marathon on June 7th.

I have quite a few friends who have done it and it is beginner/walker friendly. I rode my bike on the "big Mick" a couple of summers ago and loved it so i thought it would be a fun place to start.

It is a "rails to trails" project and the 1/2 is a 3% grade downhill so not too grueling

Here is the website if you want to check out the pics (or register

www.deadwoodmickelsontrailmarathon.com: www.deadwoodmickelsontrailmarathon.com
Deborajen2010-05-01 12:02:02 +0000 #2
That sounds cool! We rode on the Mickelson trail a few years ago when we went up to see Mt. Rushmore, etc. The trail felt like mush at the time - It was like we were going uphill both ways

But yeah, the nice thing about the Rail Trails is the minimal incline (so you really won't have much hill work).
Aggie_Ama2010-05-01 12:31:32 +0000 #3
That looks gorgeous and easy on the knees!

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