MIDDLETOWN: WIRY CHARACTER SIGHTED

mtown wire figure 121014The odd presence of a sketchy figure, seen leaning against a utility pole on Hubbard Avenue near West Front Street in Middletown Wednesday afternoon, seems to cry out for explanation – and puns. Got one?  (Photo by Trish Russoniello. Click to enlarge)

ROAD WASHOUT WIPES OUT TRIATHLON

swimThe bike and run portions of Saturday’s event have been scratched, but 1.2- and 2.4-mile swims in the Navesink will be offered. Below, the planned bike route. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

tri-bike-mapRoad damage from Tropical Storm Irene five weeks ago has prompted organizers to pull the plug on this Saturday’s Red Bank Triathlon, redbankgreen has learned.

The problem is Hubbard Avenue, which was undermined when Shadow Lake overtopped its banks and is still in the process of being repaired, says race organizer Doug Rice.

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