AM/Lunch: 31.1-mile ride. HR 162.
Bell's (the beer) Iceman Cometh. Rode my buddy Joe's fat bike. The course is point to point on season roads from Kalkaska, Michigan to Traverse City, Michigan. The course is two track with some single track. Wooded and seasonal roads. It was very muddy. Thick peanut buttery goodness. 4000 people and things were so clogged we had to get off and stand in line. Didn't enjoy that as I dislike stopping in running and riding. Gave it a hard effort and had fun despite some frustrations when the chain came off and was so packed with mud it wouldn't track on the front sprocket.
I love running but the race after parties and expos for cycling are really something. Good short trip with Megan.