Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Groomie Zoomie

Our first Groomie Zoomie (groomed trail) of the season.
Our first 26 MPH top speed of the season - zoom!
A rarity for us: groomed trail! ZOOOOM!
GPS report for the day: top speed of 26.4 MPH and 10.5 miles run.
We have never skijored Rabbit Ears Pass "in season" before. Our previous use of Rabbit Ears had been early season (October) and late season (May) because it typically has early snow and late snowpack. We have known that Rabbit Ears gets groomed "in season"; but we have never seen it in this December through April time of year. Well, we decided we would visit Rabbit Ears a couple of times this year "in season" to see what we would get. I know the terrain is endless without too much elevation; yet I never imagined what what we found today! Rabbit Ears is much farther than we need to drive to trails this time of year; but we found that it is certainly worth a once a month Groomie Zoomie Party.

We rarely run on professionally groomed trails and, whenever we do, it is zoom, zoom, zoooom!

Today's video highlight is where we hit 26 MPH. The beginning of the video starts out a little slow as I know we are approaching a fast patch of trail. You can see me getting my skis situation and then Zorro getting situated before we launch into a dead sprint (Max is "situated" and ready to launch the entire time :)  Oh yea, I was having a great time too, turn up your volume and you can hear my joy near the end of the video as I knew we had been flying - woooo hoooo!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

A great "sprinting exchange" along the trail today....
"Yo Bro - Groomie Zoomie, let's floor it!" says airborne Max to Zorro.
"You got it, stomping on the gas!" replies airborne Zorro to Max.
It is so fun to watch them exchange glances when running at speeds over 20 MPH!

A fast 5+ miles and time to turnaround and head back...
"What, really?!? Do we look tired to you??? We could go ALL day!" say the 'we sure do not
look exercised' pair :)

A fast Groomie Zoomie day covering 10.5 miles with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 26 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 28 days on the trails covering 226.2 miles with 24,650 feet of elevation climbed.

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