This is my favorite time of year. It has nothing to do with the change of seasons. Nothing to do with pumpkins, Halloween goblins, and all that.
The Iceman is coming!
“What’s the Iceman”, you ask?
Iceman is a 27-mile point to point mountain bike race that I’ve done nearly every year for the past 20 years. It’s held in the first week of November, regardless of the weather, and I’ve done it in wind, rain, snow, and less frequently, warm sunny temps. It draws over 2000 participants to Michigan’s North Woods as one of the largest races in the US.
It’s one of those things that for both me and my family has created good memories that will last a lifetime. It’s one of those examples of how fitness has made a difference in my life and why I have a passion for helping others improve their fitness so they can create their own memories.
I’ve written about the Iceman before on this blog and in two separate magazines in the Chicago area and Michigan. Since it’s coming up this week I thought I’d share that story with you again.