|Happy Huskies approaching the finish line.|
Notice the nice form - both front right legs
forward in unison, both front left legs back
Standard physics: Objects at rest tend to stay at rest.
Siberian physics: Siberians at rest tend to exponentially build their energy supplies.
I caught a bad cough Saturday morning, so we took Sat, Sun & Mon off from skijoring. Of course Max & Zorro got a daily 1-2 hour walk; but that is "at rest" for Siberians in the winter months. "We got snow - need to go!" they say. The consequence: the Siberians "at rest" built a 3-day skijoring reserve. The result: we hit 24 MPH skijoring out on Vail Pass today!
The Route: (1) Start at the Vail Pass winter trailhead to the Vail Pass Recreation Area; (2) skijor up Shrine Pass Rd; (3) hang a left and follow the Shrine Bowl trail for a while; (4) take a break; (5) return the same path.
The Conditions: We kept on the established snowmobile trails today - I did not want to overtax the recovering human. Snowmobile tracks are a Siberian sprint track. We were flying around the trails all day.
Vital Stats: 7.3 miles; 95m total time; 75m skijoring time (20m of short breaks and navigating all the skier/snowmobile traffic near the trailhead); 24 MPH top speed; 1150 feet of elevation gain.
|Max doing his typical "snow angel roll" in the snow to cool off at our break point.|
|Notice the nice hole in the snow just in front of Zorro (in front of the "V" in|
the gangline). Zorro just dug this quick hole and then stepped back to
admire his work.
|Zorro exclaims, "Nice work self, time to dig deeper!"|
In comes Max, "Hey bro, what ya got down there? Let me help!"