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Iceman Cometh 2021

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Who else returned after 2019 to race this year?
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Who else returned after 2019 to race this year?
I raced my 1997 Trek Y bike at Iceman 2000. 馃ぃ

I've gone through the first 550 finishers, saw many familiar names from my high school and college years from working at Jerry's Bicycles Plymouth and Planet Cycle Canton in the west suburbs of Detroit. I started that work 1993+.

When I hit the pump track on Hines Drive Livonia a few weeks back, one of regular Planet Cycle racers I haven't seen in years was there with his kid. He scored in the 190s overall! 馃嵒馃憡馃憤
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Just registered for 2022! Good news is they're allowing you to drop your 2019 (mud) time and use an average of prior years for Wave assignment. Bad news is it appears the Ice Society is gone and no longer on the site. Kinda sucks because there was a group of riders I connected with only via Iceman. Most of them are not Facebook users.
Just registered for 2022! Good news is they're allowing you to drop your 2019 (mud) time and use an average of prior years for Wave assignment. Bad news is it appears the Ice Society is gone and no longer on the site. Kinda sucks because there was a group of riders I connected with only via Iceman. Most of them are not Facebook users.
That's good and bad depending on how you look at it. The past five races they're allow people to average includes 2016 which was an unusually short course due to logging so times are much lower than normal for that year. So the combo of excluding 2019 and including 2016 is skewing averages and allowing people to "qualify" for waves they have no business being in. Using this years system I qualified for wave 3 but for the past three races I've been seeded in wave 5 so that's what I requested. I suspect most people will not be that honest with themselves about their ability and based on the update e-mail we got last night it sounds like I'm right.
That's good and bad depending on how you look at it. The past five races they're allow people to average includes 2016 which was an unusually short course due to logging so times are much lower than normal for that year. So the combo of excluding 2019 and including 2016 is skewing averages and allowing people to "qualify" for waves they have no business being in. Using this years system I qualified for wave 3 but for the past three races I've been seeded in wave 5 so that's what I requested. I suspect most people will not be that honest with themselves about their ability and based on the update e-mail we got last night it sounds like I'm right.
I can see that.

My one additional comment is so long as slower riders yield the trail--especially when walking up hills, being off by a wave or 2 is not really an issue. Its just a headache when you're riding up one of this hills and blocked by walkers. The hills are really the only place I can drop time.
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