Flashback-Ironman Wisconsin Bike Course

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A Facebook friend linked a page that sells “Fine Art Cycling Prints”. All the posters were of Tour de France or other European similar venues or events. All except for this one in North America. It immediately brought me back to Witte Road at Ironman Wisconsin’s bike course. That narrow sliver of pavement passing multiple dairy farms was the closest thing to a cycling roller coaster that I have ever experienced. Downhills scare me, and Witte Road was the only point in the race that I hit 40 mph that day (clutching the handlebars in a death grip as other cyclists flew past me) and grinding my way up the next hill in granny gear, struggling to maintain 6 mph a mere 20 seconds later…

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