|BIATHLON AND RAIN||mollythedog|
Mar 26, 2003 4:41 PM
|possinly not related to the site, but what do you guys think?
I am doing a training race this weekend the weather right now is calling for rain on sunday and the temp in the upper 50's. I am fairly new to the sport I have been cycling for years, I raced for a while and loved those wet and cold days. the wether is botheing me shuld I just suck it up and race in the rain or play it safe and not race . Save the racing for the warmer days to come. What do you guys think thx d
|Race! But make sure it's a duathlon not a biathlon. . .||js5280|
Mar 26, 2003 5:02 PM
|Biathlon is cross-country skiing and target shooting. Look kind of funny showing up with a bike and running shoes to one of those events :-) Don't worry, lots of people confuse the two. Have fun! This is my 2nd season doing triathlons and they are quite fun.|
|Race! But make sure it's a duathlon not a biathlon. . .||cholla|
Mar 26, 2003 5:31 PM
|Actually, in some areas (like the NYC area), they call run-bike events biathlon, rather than the term duathlon that most people in other places use. FYI. Not sure why, and I agree that it sounds like a x-country ski/shooting event - not my thing, that's for sure!|
|Bi or du?||ClydeTri|
Mar 27, 2003 6:22 AM
|From the southern us...A Biathlon is an event with two events, such as run/bike or bike/swim, or even the olympic ski/shoot...the only duathlons I have seen have three events with one of the repeated, most commmonly run/bike/run.|
|re: suck it up, and Clarification on 'biathlon'||JS Haiku Shop|
Mar 27, 2003 6:53 AM
|"I raced for a while and loved those wet and cold days."
If you loved wet & cold days racing, you'll surely love a wet & cold duathlon. Another character-building opportunity.
Biathlon: A competition that combines events in cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.
Duathlon: A competition that combines events in running and cycling.
Triathlon: A competition that combines events in swimming, running, and cycling.
|So what would you call the ultimate competition?||Matno|
Mar 27, 2003 7:06 AM
|Biking and shooting. Could anything possibly be cooler than that?! (Answer: NO).
I think people pretty much call two-sport events anything they want. My brother did a "biathlon" last year that combined swimming and running (talk about leaving out the best part of the triathlon!)
|I call that biking in DC! nm||Fattrax|
Mar 27, 2003 7:51 AM
|Yeah right. DC doesn't allow guns!||Matno|
Mar 27, 2003 9:18 AM
|It's like living in a communist country there sometimes. NYC (where I live) is the same way. Sad.|| |