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2013-08-29 5:31 PM

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Subject: Anyone race Superiorman?
I am looking into a HIM in 2014 and am debating between Chisago and Superiorman. There seems to be plenty of reviews of Chisago (Iraced short course this year) but nothing from 2013 Superiorman. It seems like it would be a nice venue and a mini vacation from the Twin Cities. Can anyone comment on improvements from 2012 to 2013? any complaints, would you recommend this to a first time HIM'er or suggest a late July/Aug HIM for next year?

2013-08-30 8:23 AM
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Subject: RE: Anyone race Superiorman?
It was HOT this year.

Swim: i liked the jumping off the boat start and swimming in Lake Superior. It was a little choppy on the part of the loop closest to the shore, but not too bad.

bike: bike course was good, roads were in good shape, it is an out and back, so we had a tailwind on the way out and a headwind on the way back in.

run: HOT. in the 90's. Two loops, not much shade, have to run through some areas of Canal Park where people are unaware there is a triathlon going on, so you might have to dodge some strollers and quad bikes. Part of the loop goes through a pretty boring industrial part of town west of Canal Park, so it isn't all scenic.
2013-09-09 11:48 AM
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Subject: RE: Anyone race Superiorman?
I've done both races and I would say SuperiorMan is a better race or a first timer. I've done both, in fact I did them back to back last year. Both races have equal potential for extreme summer weather. I think the SuperiorMan is a slightly easier course, especially the bike. I'm not saying that the bike course at Chisago is tough by any means, but overall Duluth is an easier course.

Also, for what it's worth, I don't think I'd travel to Chisago for a fun-filled weekend with the kids. Yeah, I know, call me crazy! Duluth is a great family getaway for a race, we've brought the kids up there for SuperiorMan, Grandma's, Voyageur 50 mile, we're taking them for Wild Duluth 100/50k next month.
2013-09-09 9:38 PM
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Subject: RE: Anyone race Superiorman?

Originally posted by Climbinggonzo Also, for what it's worth, I don't think I'd travel to Chisago for a fun-filled weekend with the kids. Yeah, I know, call me crazy!  

What are you talking about?  We have the... ummm... Well there's the one place...  OK, you may have a point.  Wonderful place to grow up and raise a family.  Very nice collection of small towns with lots of water to play on.  But not a destination town like Duluth.  

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