29 Oct '16, 5am

From the archives: "Race" Recap - Columbia Pedal and Paddle

On Sunday, I did a new-to-me event – the Columbia Pedal and Paddle. What does this entail? Well, it’s sort of a crazy event. The Columbia Association has 23 pools. So you bike between the pools (around a 45 mile bike ride) and swim a lap in each pool. Now, it’s not a race, so the rules are a bit fast and loose. You don’t have to do a lap (though the race director did indicate that you do have to go down all the slides). And a number of people completed part of the event and then dropped out. I, however, was determined. Never mind that I had never biked more than 20 miles at a time. I was going to finish this event come hell or high water. For the most part, it was a lot of fun. It’s sort of a silly event. The roads aren’t closed, so you definitely have to be careful while riding, which means most of the antics occurred at the pools. By the end of the race, a guy was doing ...

Full article: http://elbowglitter.com/blog/2014/07/15/race-recap-columb...

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