Friday, October 18, 2013

First 20MPH of the Season

Today we hit a 20 MPH skijoring sprint for the first time this season!

Ok, so it was 19.9 MPH... That's 20 to me :-)
What is special about our first 20 MPH of the season? Well, our first 20 usually happens in mid to late November and it is mid October! In order to hit speeds above 20 MPH, there needs to be enough snow that I know I will not catch a rock or cut down into dirt/mud (which would lead to a painful wipeout).

We have now been out skijoring 4 of the last 5 days and are pushing for a fifth tomorrow. That is an amazing run for this time of year. It has been a wonderful October storm!

"Hi! We are having the best time laying fresh tracks all day long!" says a happy Max & Zorro
as they glance back to show me their approval.
Laying fresh tracks up French Gulch.
Laying fresh tracks down French Gulch (those are our "up tracks" to the right).
Notice the theme in those last three images: laying fresh tracks. We were first on the trail for most of our outing today. Fresh, new snow all to ourselves - wheeeee.

Today's tally: 7.4 miles with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

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