Starting in May each summer, the Weekly Race Series kicks off with a biathlon at Soldier Hollow. The Biathlon is a classic event. Pure fun. It consists of a 1 mile mountain bike loop, followed by pellet gun shooting on the 2002 Olympic shooting range. You race 5 laps, and shoot 5 times. Each round of shooting has 5 targets. For every target you miss, you do 1 short penalty lap. Once when doing this, I had to do 13 of a possible 25 penalty laps.
It is a really, really fun way to race a bike.
But this year rain has taken out a retainer on Wednesdays. It is raining as I type. It rained a bit last week, and the week before it rained so hard that the weekly race was canceled. Will today’s scheduled biathlon also be washed out? I hope not. Either way though, whoever allowed Wednesday to sign a contract with Rain ought to be fired.
UPDATE: The race tonight is … cancelled.