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BIATHLON AND RAIN(8 posts)

BIATHLON AND RAINmollythedog
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! nmFattrax
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.