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    • #216795

      I’ve heard of Dirty Duathlon races before, but those usually combine mountain biking with trail running. This has to be the first MTB shooting sports duathlon I’ve come across:

      https://www.facebook.com/events/807557236043163/

      For those who are wondering like I did, the guns are not transported on the bike–they’re stored at the range. Has anyone ever done this?

    • #226843

      That looks like something I could get into.  Looks like a lot of fun.

    • #226867

      Sounds like an XC ski biathlon

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biathlon

    • #230285

      Wish we had one of those here in the Midwest, I use to do biathlons in Europe 35 years ago when I was in the army and enjoyed them.  XC skiing and shooting.

    • #233253

      Sounds awesome and strangely I have previously wondered if this sort of event existed. Never heard of this in the UK though !

    • #233523

      Blackhawk in Madison, WI has done this before.  They’re full on XC skiers and ski jumpers with mountain bike trails in the summer so they hosted a summer biathlon.  I never did it.  My coworker actually hosted his own thing similar with a downhill trail that ended at a pond then you had to see how long it took to catch a fish, fastest cumulative time wins.

    • #239848

      So biathlon (XC Ski + Shoot) always fascinates me, firstly because it’s kind of just a cool sport (the Pursuit event is just cool), and secondly because it’s amazing to me that America has never medalled in a sport involving firearms.

      Accordingly, I’ve always wanted to hold a MTB-AR Biathlon; racers have AR’s that are pimped out race gun style and share color schemes with equally pimped-out bikes with handlebar racks for the AR; stages are shot from standing over a stationary bike, similar to how XC Skiers don’t take off their skis or the like.

      One day, when my skill and planning capacity match my capacity for cool ideas.

    • #239863

      “America has never medalled in a sport involving firearms”

      Not sure if you mean just this event (of which there seem to be dozens of variations of Biathlon in the Olympics) because there are a lot of American flags on this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Olympic_medalists_in_shooting

      I always loved the biathlon because I grew up XC skiing and shooting. The level of fitness and shooting skills is ridiculous.

    • #239919

      This is a great idea.   Nothing like trying to shoot at a points scoring target while being out of breath.

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