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Course Report – June 23, 2011

For the first time in several years it appears that the Tri-Loppet will happen on (almost) the full course. There is high water in the Chain of Lakes and little in the way of weeds along the way. (Remember – the paddle now starts at the North Beach on Lake Calhoun – not Thomas Beach as in past years. Official parking at the Executive Center.)

With some strong work by the Conservation Corps and the Park Board the run course is in good shape.

And the bike course looks to be in good shape as well. The weather people are predicting a short respite from our rainy season – with a brilliant day predicted for Saturday. The Conservation Corps and the Park Board did yeomen’s work over the past week and the bike course will run as scheduled except it will skip a few short single-track sections toward the end of the race course because of downed trees (between Plymouth Avenue and Highway 55). Expect a few rough segments in the bike course. Ironically, the worst segments are on asphalt – or what used to be asphalt paths – where falling trees from the tornado caused significant upheaval to the pavement. The final bike course is 7.90 miles in length.

Be safe and have fun!