Monday, November 17, 2014


Two great events on today's skijor outing: 
(1) We put away the early season "rock skis" and used the in-season "fast skis"
(2) We hit 20 MPH as our top speed for the first time this season - zoom!
What's more impressive: the great mid-November trail conditions, the beautiful bluebird day
or the airborne sprinting Siberians?

These two events ("fast skis" & 20+ mph) usually go hand-in-hand; but it is not often they happen on the very first such outing. Clearly my partners have been waiting for me to shed the rock skis and don the fast skis so we can really open up the throttle!

It was a beautiful bluebird day skijoring up, down and along Vail Pass. Unfortunately, my GoPro was acting up and kept shutting off unexpectedly. I would notice it wasn't on, click it back on and only get a little bit of footage before it shut off again. Hopefully this was a one day glitch and I can get it back to normal for our next outing. But, despite the GoPro problems, we still caught some nice footage...

The GoPro stayed on long enough to catch the following sprint clip (the clip ends because the GoPro shut off, not because the sprint ended :-)  Beautiful day, beautiful scenery & beautiful sprinting Max & Zorro. Wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Another fun airborne shot caught along one of the many sprint tracks at Vail Pass:
Zoom, zoom, zoom...

Always fun to pass travelers on the trail as seeing Max & Zorro towing me along brings out smiles and happy comments from all!
"Hi people, bet you wish you had us instead of snowshoes to propel you!" say Max & Zorro
to the group of travelers.

That's it, not much footage from the day; but at least we caught part of one of the many sprint episodes of the day. 10.2 miles traveled with 1250 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 17 days on the trails covering 133.3 miles with 14750 feet of elevation climbed.

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