Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Today's skijor outing can be summarized in one word: ZOOM!
Shoulder-to-shoulder all out sprint - wheeee!

Normally I have an idea when we hit our "top speed" of the day and I can usually isolate it on video. Today's top speed was 23 MPH and there were at least 15 different times, over the course of about 12 miles, that I was convinced we were hitting top speed. The Siberians were pumped to go fast today! Here are 2 of the 15 "maybe we hit 23 MPH" video clips of the day:

Sprinting along an open stretch of Lime Creek Rd. 23 MPH? Maybe...
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Sprinting through a narrow and curved section of Shrine Pass Rd. 23 MPH? Maybe...
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

The day started "moderately" as we climbed Shrine Pass using the snowshoe trail. But, when we ascended Shrine Pass in record time, despite using a slower trail, I should have known what was to come when we hit the wide open snowmobile trails. ZOOM!

Climbing Shrine Pass via the snowshoe trail. An uphill & narrow trail and we still ascended
Shrine Pass in near record time (the "record time" usually happens when we take the
wide & groomed Shrine Pass Rd up).
Flying into the sun :-)
Another one of the countless times we may have hit our top speed of the day.
Zoom, zoom, zoom!

A fast trip up Shrine Pass, down Shrine Pass, up Lime Creek, down Lime Creek, up Shrine Pass and down Shrine Pass: 11.9 miles with 1500 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

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