Copper Harbor's entire economy exists on mountain biking. It is all about mountain biking except for one weekend a summer when it is all about triathlon...Ok, it's all about triathlon for about 4 hours. Then it is once again all about mountain biking.
I suggest bringing some skills, some pads, some suspension or riding on the kiddy trails.
In years past I gave a little thought to the Copperman Triathlon but did not secure accommodations in time. They fill fast unless you have gear to camp. (Airstream renovations underway).
...it did not guarantee a good night of sleep. The crooked lamp shade says it all.
This was my first triathlon in four years. 800 M swim, 23 mile bike, 5 mile run. This distance was manageable. I knew the event would be fun. I log hours of endurance training between what my is offered in my basement and out my backdoor. Attempting to coordinate minimal swim opportunities with childcare is a big fat joke though. So I just decided that a few swims would be good enough and I wouldn't stress out about it.
Ironic that so much of my time is spent managing dwaddling children. Teaching them to efficiently remain on schedule and task. After nearly 2 hours of racing I showed up to the finish 1 minute late. A bit of a shame as I'm certain I could have shaved off a minute from somewhere. I'm sort of hoping the same could be said of my competitors.
I really was over joyed with my day because the race just seemed to capture everything I have always loved about the sport and I got to share the day with my family. Onward with the weekend of mountian biking, swimming, playing at parks and eating ice cream. It really was a banner weekend.
As Isaac would call it "King King." Don't be fooled by his offer to share. He'll hold out his cone as if to share and then say "No!" and take it away. 2 year old pride!