Oct 28 2014

Amazing Race Scheduled for Nov. 8th

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Join us in the first ever CMC AMAZING RACE, a challenge race held in downtown Columbia on Nov. 8th at 9AM. Similar to the CBS show “The Amazing Race,” this event combines challenges that are physical mental and probably kinda weird even silly which scatters teams of two all over Columbia.

From the starting line, teams are given a clue leading them to another checkpoint and they must successfully complete challenges—following clues—until they reach the end of the race. The team with the fastest overall time (and successfully completes all the challenges) wins!

Sign up at www.columbiamultisport.com/amazingrace

Aug 12 2014

Locals take off to IronMan Canada – Columbia Daily Tribune

 

Uwe Lochner flipped through the photos and videos stored on his phone, though sometimes he had trouble getting the images to do what he intended. He had a couple of videos of bears on or near the roads in Whistler, British Columbia, where Lochner traveled to compete in the IronMan Canada.

He paused a bit while looking through photos of a lake with green mountains and blue sky looming in the background. That was the lake where the swimming part of the competition was held, and the view, he said, was inspirational.

“There’s nothing like swimming and every stroke you’re looking up as you breathe and you see mountains around you,” Lochner said. “How could you not want to keep going?”

Lochner was one of 13 members of the Columbia Multisport Club to compete in the July 26 event, which started in Whistler, home of the 2010 Olympic skiing events. Despite having eight competing in their first full IronMan event, CMC took home the trophy as the best Division II club team — the classification for teams without coaches.

Columbia Multisport Club is expecting about 115 members to travel to Chicago for the USA Triathlon Club Championships on Aug. 23-24. CMC has won the national title in its division six times.

“I actually have taken two whole weeks off doing nothing,” said Nancy Yaeger, one of the members making the one-month turnaround, “and kind of eased back into doing stuff toward the end of last week.”

The competition in Whistler was the second IronMan for Yaeger, co-founder of Tiger Endurance Company and hired last month as the coach of the Stephens College cross country team.

Mackenzie Rickman suggested the idea of doing a destination triathlon last fall. Over the course of the next few months, the idea slowly gained converts.

Yaeger was sold on going once she heard Laurie Digges would be competing. Digges was hit by a car while on her bike about a year ago, and IronMan Canada was going to be her return to competition.

“Then I decided I was doing it,” Yaeger said. “I had to be there to help her do her first IronMan.”

Lochner, on the other hand, had wanted an event closer to home. But Wisconsin filled up before he could register, so he decided to join in the party north of the border.

“For us, going anywhere was fun,” said Lochner, one of the newbies, though he had completed multiple half-distance triathlons. “We make it a social event.

“As a first-timer, I really enjoyed it. I wouldn’t do that venue again, probably, because of the expense. But I’m not against doing another IronMan somewhere else.”

IronMan triathlons consist of a 2.4-mile swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride and capped off with a full 26.2-mile marathon run. But not all IronMans are created equal.

A swim in the cool water of Whistler’s Alta Lake is different than, say, a swim in the ocean off Florida’s Panama City Beach.

And there aren’t many hills in Missouri that can simulate a bike ride through a ski-resort town that started out on the aptly named Sea-to-Sky Highway.

The riders hit a peak over 2,500 feet in elevation before climbing down onto a 30-mile flat stretch. But the course veered back into the mountains for the home stretch. In total, there was about 6,000 feet of climbing.

“It was very, very hard, but the beauty made it seem not so bad,” Yaeger said. “It was the hardest bike course I’ve ever been on, but it was just absolutely gorgeous.”

The run, a double loop around Green Lake and Lost Lake, wasn’t nearly as formidable, with only about 700 feet of climbing. Much of the marathon winded through the woods, but enthusiastic fans lined the open areas on the final stretch. Lochner said that hearing the fans ahead was impetus to keep going.

“I had so much fun engaging the kids and the volunteers,” Lochner said. “You’d go through an intersection, and there’d be people standing on the sidelines. I’d go through and go, ‘Come on, I can’t hear you!’ Egg them on, because it was fun. I knew I wasn’t going to win anything. I was just out there having fun. Everybody told me, ‘Take it in. Enjoy it.’ ”

That he did. And even just a couple weeks removed from his first outing, Lochner is already looking forward to his second.

“I’ve got the itch to do another one,” he said.

Jul 28 2014

CMC brings a championship home from the 2014 Ironman Canada!

CMC wins another championship! 2014 Ironman Canada Division II Club Champions!

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Jul 09 2014

CMC July Monthly Membership Meeting

This Thursday, 6pm, FREE food at 7pm, 15001 US Highway 40 West, Rocheport MO
Bring yourself, your family/a friend, and your lawn chair.
July Membership meeting is THIS Thursday 7/10 hosted by Mark and Amy Livesay starting at 6PM. There will be delicious food provided,  a MONSTER slip-n-slide and more! This meeting is typically a little more laid back and not as structured. Our plan is to simply have a good time and enjoy the summer, not a lot of business, just fun with friends!
Where: 15001 US Hwy 40 West, Rocheport MO.  Read these directions real quick.  Garmins for some reason lead people the wrong way when it comes to their house.  Exit at Midway, veer right onto Hwy 40.  Follow Hwy 40 for about 8 miles.  You will eventually go through a flat stretch and then pass Rocheport Gravel Road on your right.  They are the second driveway on the right after it.  You won’t see the house until you are right on our driveway.  It sits way up on the hill.  We will have signs and cones to help guide you!

Jul 03 2014

CMC Annual 4th of July Ride!!! It’s for EVERYONE!

Uncle Sam wants YOU to BIKE on the 4th of July!

Uncle Sam wants YOU to BIKE on the 4th of July!

Come join us for the most fabulous CMC yearly 4th of July ride! This is one of the best rides of the year by far. Tons of people, great support and SAG and what a way to celebrate independence… getting out and riding through the beautiful countryside of Mid-Missouri. Anyone with a bike is welcome!!! 

When: Friday, July 4th

Time: 7am Sharp!!! Please arrive at 6:30 to air up tires, etc…

Start: Quarterdeck Building @ the end of Lemone Industrial Blvd

There are FOUR options available or you can modify as needed. We have a metric century and an American century, along with 28 and 42 mile options :).

The cue sheets list where the aid stations are located. Be sure to bring some money for the gas station stops. CMC will be hosting a couple of the other aid stations along the route complete with water, popsicles, nutrition and just good fuzzy feelings.

CMC Sponsor, Walt’s Bike Shop has graciously volunteered to provide SAG services for us again this year. They will have a van out on the rides checking on everyone and in case anyone needs a ride back to the start, they will help with that as well.

Definitely bring water!

Let’s make this the best 4th of July ride EVER!

Click Below to See Routes!

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Jun 09 2014

CMC Monthly meeting and CMC KidZ!

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The meeting Thursday night 6/12/14 will be held at the Stephen’s Lake Happy Hollow Shelter. CMC KidZ relay races will start at 6:30 and the meeting will begin at 7:30. I hear that we will have a bike safety talk and food too! Enter from Broadway, go to the top of the hill all the way east to the shelter.
Come for both, you know you want to!

May 15 2014

May is Bike Month at CycleX!

Get into CycleX ASAP and check out the great deals!  As the weather turns fabulous, so do the bikes at Tom Brinker’s CycleXtreme Bicycle Warehouse.

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Cannondale is closing out some of their best 2013 womens tri and road bikes!  Discounts approach 50% off.  Sizes and quantities are very limited.  ALL OF THESE MODELS ARE SPECIAL ORDER but in most cases we could have them under you in 3-10 days.  6 mos interest free financing is available (wac).

Interested?  Please call CYCLEX at 573-874-7044 and ask for Tom.

HURRY!!!  They’ll go as fast as you on your NEW bike.

May 14 2014

CMC KidZ Olympics!

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It’s time for the CMC KidZ Olympics and your kids don’t want to miss it!

When: Thursday 5/15/14 at 6:30 pm
Where: Twin Lakes Shelter
Why: because it sounds like a lot of fun!

Right before the CMC meeting at 7:30

May 10 2014

It’s a great day to help find a cure!

It’s great weather, so come out to Flat Branch park this morning and register for the Annual CMC Jay Dix Challenge to Cure 5k/10k!

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May 06 2014

May Membership Meeting – CMC KidZ – BBQ – Swap Meet – 2014 Jerseys

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Mark your calendars … May 15th for the CMC monthly membership meeting. WE WILL BE OUTSIDE! We hope to have the 2014 Jerseys for you to pick up.  If you aren’t a member, stop by and see what the club is all about.

Patrick and Don Corwin will have the grill fired up and be grilling if everyone else will bring a side dish as noted below:

CMC BBQ!

CMC BBQ!

CMC will be providing meat. We ask that you bring the following, based on FIRST initial of LAST NAME:
A-H – salad/veggie/casserole
I-P – dessert/fruit
Q-Z – appetizer

CMC Olympic Games before the monthly meeting at Twin Lakes pavilion. We will meet at 6:30 to see how much fun we can squeeze into an hour! Bring running shoes.

Swap meet: Bring the gear you are looking to get rid of… Bikes, wheels, parts, Garmins, old jerseys/kits, etc… and see if they next guy will like your treasure!

WHERE: Twin Lakes shelter house
WHEN: May 15, 2014
WHAT TIME: Kids Olympics 6:30, Meeting starts at 7:30
WHAT TO BRING: A side dish, a smile, your tri gear to get rid of, your kid if you have one, your dog (if you want), a friend or three who might be interested in CMC.

SEE YOU MAY 15th!

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