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The Finish Area at the 2010 City of Lakes Loppet

In a perfect world, I would have written something about the 2010 City of Lakes Loppet and posted it for yesterday. However, after finishing the event, Frank and I had to hunker down for some serious Super Bowl watching, and the chronicling of the day's race had to wait until this very moment.

The above image is from bib pick-up on Saturday. They had some cool events like some races for kids and some races for elite sprinters and all that stuff. Now, I could sit here and talk to you about those things. However, I'd prefer to talk about this picture in which we see a dude all trussed up in his shiny shoes like White Goodman from "Dodgeball" (which was awesomely on right after the super bowl by the way). Look at him hover hauntingly in the middle of the image...I was kind of afraid he was going to run over and confiscate my camera when I took this. In case you can't get a good look at the guy in white, let me provide a close up.

Now, isn't that guy amazing? In fact, I think CyclovaXC might have to adopt a similar look for our warm-ups in a couple of seasons. Or maybe we can use this guy's outfit for our warm-ups for our BICYCLING gear! Imagine how we'd get into everybody's head if we showed up at all the bike races dressed like it was -30 like this guy!

The other thing that was weird about the start area of the 2010 City of Lakes Loppet was that there were all these girls strutting around in fishnet stockings and high heels. Let's face it, most of the time women walk around on high heels it looks like they're about to topple over (I'm always concerned about things like that...oh and note to all the 16 year old boys who read this page, when you're walking along with a girl wearing high heels...walk SLOWLY! It's not a turn-on if they topple over while running to catch up with you [then again some of those high-heel girls are surprisingly agile, I met this girl in Ecuador once to the other story]). For me all thought of trying to look "sexy" kind of goes out the window when I can't feel my toes and my lips are blue...but hey, I guess that look would work if I were starring in "Avatar."

I'll have more awesome stories for you about the 2010 City of Lakes Loppet tomorrow, the next day, and probably right up until I do the Pre-Birkie (which is going to thoroughly kick my ass I can tell already). Just for the record, I wore my awesome Go-Pro head camera for the race, and even though it made me look like a total idiot at the time, I'm happy about it now because I have all sorts of cool pictures.

Tune in tomorrow race fans!

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  1. I saw this guy on Saturday too. He cut quite a figure walking down the middle of the luminary loppet trail with skiers moving around him. I was working at one of the rest stops and I swear he went by twice AND he was wearing a number...maybe he forgot his skis.

  2. It seemed like he was hanging around for most of the weekend. I also saw him on both Saturday and sunday, wearing the exact same getup.