This past Sunday, I ran the God's Country Off Road Duathlon long course at the Kansas River Trails in Lawrence, Kansas. Part of the God's Country Fat Tire Festival weekend, it was the Sunday event while the Saturday mountain bike race was canceled due to the rain received earlier in the week.
Luckily for us duathlon fools on Sunday, the trails dried out and were perfect for the race Sunday.
We were greeted with bright sunshine, temperatures in the 60's and 70's and a great event. The only unwelcome spectators were garden snakes infesting the transition area. A few racers were seen flipping snakes out of their helmets before the race, but no snakes and no people were hurt in the making of this duathlon.