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Monday already?

I think it's more than appropriate that this particular Monday - you know, the one following Oktoberfest - is National Coffee Day. It was much needed after the exhausting-ness that was my weekend. Shall we take a walk down Memory Lane? Actually, let's not. My feet still hurt. Crit Fest was amazing! It was high-intensity, the weather was great and it opened our eyes to something completely different. I tried to get some good pics for you, but it was…

This Weekend: Oktoberfest 2014

It's that time of year again! Time to kick off fall right with about a thousand different options for Oktoberfest. Last year we did (what seemed like) an Oktoberfest marathon. I'm hoping this year will be a bit more low key, but I guess we'll find out soon enough! Here's the low-down for your Oktoberfest weekend(s): Daanen's Deli Oktoberfest Daanen's is hosting their 21st annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, beginning at noon. The admission is free and they'll have live music,…

What is a Criterium?

As mentioned in last Friday's post, Coeur d'Alene is hosting its first criterium this Friday as part of the big Oktoberfest celebration. To be honest, this is the first time I'd heard of such a thing, so I reached out to Jenni Gaertner, with Vertical Earth, to learn more about this unique event they're calling Crit Fest. A criterium is a timed, closed-circuit road race. This particular crit (as the cool kids call it) will feature four races divided into USAC categories.…

This Weekend: Fall Races and Oktoberfests Kick-off

It seems like there are two distinct race seasons in North Idaho 1. Early summer (May - early July) 2. Fall (September - October) So, we pretty much have August off. Except for the Cd'A Tri. Forgot about that one. I have to admit, the fall races are my favorite. Even though the earlier races include Ironman, the Cd'A Marathon and Hayden Triathlon, athletes go into those races having to worry about heat and probably didn't get to train in the…

Fall Festivities (so far)

Fall is definitely here. Cold, rainy weather has set in, but I'm not letting that prevent me from enjoying the season. Here's what we've been up to so far...Coeur d'Alene OktoberfestI'm officially Oktoberfested out. We learned the hard way this year that going to the downtown festival on Friday isn't the way to go. There were very few people, the band (while good) ended pretty early and there just wasn't much going on. I heard that Saturday was better, but…