Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Video Day

We had so many incredible video clips to select from on today's outing. I first narrowed the day down to 10 absolutely incredible skijoring clips and then finally settled on my favorite 2.
An incredible Video Day!

We had the full range of conditions today: laying fresh tracks, breaking trail and hitting 25 MPH on the Groomie Zoomies!

(1) Laying fresh tracks on a snowmobile trail with about 2-3 inches of fresh snow and topping 20 MPH.
Wheeee - laying fresh tracks!

Here is the video counterpart of the previous photo. We were flying along this snowmobile trail! Pay attention to the end of the video when we come upon an unexpected hump in the trail. I was convinced I was going to (accidentally) catch air as I could not avoid the hump!
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(2) Hitting a groomed section of trail and doing the "Groomie Zoomie" as we topped 25 MPH.
If it is groomed, we ZOOOOM!

Groomed sections of trail always brings out the "groomie zoomie" in Max & Zorro as the trail is easy & fast. We topped 25 MPH today, most likely in this section of video...
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

(3) Exploring an unused side trail and breaking trail in about 6-8 inches of snow.
Amazing - within a stone's throw of the groomie zoomie trail and we find 6-8 inches
of untouched trail!

(4) Flying to the finish as we follow a single "fresh ski track" along the trail.
Almost finished and still airborne sprinting Siberians!

You might wonder why we did not spend the entire day on the "groomie zoomie" and establish a record fast outing. Well, unfortunately, this is a little section of neighborhood groomed trail that exists far off the beaten path and it only extends for about a 2.5 mile loop. Well, we did all 2.5 miles in a blink and then needed more terrain. My pals are not too keen on repeating trails, so doing 4 laps and 10 miles was not an option. Instead, we explored the myriad of "summer trails" that are virtually unused in the winter that intersect the groomie zoomie to take you on fresh track and trail breaking extensions to the outing.

Laying fresh tracks, breaking trail and doing the groomie zoomie for 8.3 miles with 1050 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 25 MPH.

2013/2014 Season to Date: 78 days on the trails covering 675.4 miles with 79,700 feet of elevation climbed.

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