Friday, October 23, 2015

Season Opener

Our 2015/2016 Skijoring Season finally got underway this morning with a fun 9.1 mile run on Vail Pass.
Zoom we go as we are so happy to finally be back on snow and running for miles & miles!

It had been a dry October in Colorado and Max & Zorro had been "chomping at the bit" to get our team back on snow. It is so fun to get that slow human back on skis so that we can go real speeds and distances. Off we go...
It was pedal to the metal from the start.

A short clip to show you the nice conditions and terrain we found at Vail Pass. It is still hunting season, so a truck had driven the pass just before we got out on the trail. This actually made for a fast run as Max & Zorro each took a "packed tire track" to run in while I got to safely glide along in the 4-6 inches of powder in between the tracks. Wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

At our turnaround point of the day and Max was in midseason form:
"Just a second, I must roll a snow angel to cool off before restarting!" demonstrates silly Max.
"Okay, angel done - lets get this team going again!" expresses Max.
"Yep, aligned and ready to go!" demonstrates Zorro.
I said, "Time to turnaround" and then the following happened....
"Okay, turned around - lets go!" exclaims happy Zorro.
"What?!?!? 'Turnaround' - are we really going to use that unnecessary command this season?
Why would we ever turnaround?" states Max in serious question of my 'turnaround' request.

Back on snow and ready for another great season! Today's tally on Vail Pass: 9.1 miles covered with 1100 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

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