Sunday, November 23, 2014


It was fast day laying fresh tracks in 3-5 inches of fresh snow - wheeee!
Synchronized, out-stretched sprinting machines - zoom!

We spent the day running a semi-circle at Gold Run Nordic Center and added 4 out & back spokes to give us some mileage. The nordic center is not open for the season yet; so the trails are not nordic groomed. Instead, we had 3-5 inches of fresh snow on the trails all to ourselves today - yay! We actually prefer untouched terrain to nordic groomed terrain - it is a lot more fun to be out in the wilderness by yourself. We had the throttle open most of the day on this easy network of trails...

Approaching a fun right turn in the trail and still zoom, zoom, zooming.
A flat stretch along the trails and still zooming!
The tracks you see to the left are our "out tracks" from going out & back on this spoke.
With a fun 3+ inches of powder, nobody wanted to reuse our "out tracks" on any spoke as we
laid fresh tracks on both sides of the trails on all the out & back legs.

Ok, three sprint shots above, now let's put it all together into a video clip that represents the action from most of the day - wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Pausing at a "T" in the trail, which way to go?
"Left looks fun to me!" exclaims happy Max.
"Left looks interesting to me!" states focused Zorro.
Ok, left it is and off we go again (that is an old, abandoned mining cabin in front of us).

A fast day covering 8.2 miles with 700 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 22 days on the trails covering 175.0 miles with 19050 feet of elevation climbed.

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