> I am considering a move to the mid west and was wondering if there is a
> scene in the region.
Yep, a big old fat mo-hunkin' one.
> What do you in the mid west think of being a triathlete
> in the mid west?
To be perfectly honest, I think it'd be easier to be one in the south or out
west, but I can't complain. We have great swimming programs (but they've
got that down south and out west, too, don't they?) The only big difference
is that you can't cycle for a lot of the year. So, I spend a lot of the
year on indoor trainers, cyclosimulators, and stationary bikes.
> Are there good facilities?
Yeah, I think so.
> Do locals know what lycra is?
We live in the stuff for half the year.
> Are there quality races?
Well, the "midwest" is a big place. However, some of the notable races are
Mrs. T's (largest triathlon in the world) at least two non-m-dot ironman
distance races and tons and tons of other triathlons of all distances.