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Some of the more-than 1,500 cyclists who showed up Sunday to ride in the 2014 Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride prepare for the ride. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

2014 Ironman Bicycle Ride: Weather for Sunday’s bike ride was one for the record books

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Since 1967, the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride has usually been held on the last Sunday in April.

In Minnesota, that can mean just about anything can happen as far as the weather’s concerned.

Last year the day of the Ironman was sunny and the temperature rose to the 60s in the afternoon.

This year the weather was actually dangerous.

So, of course, after not riding the Ironman for several years, my friend Bob Hines and I decided several months ago to try it again.

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Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

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