Saturday, February 6, 2016


A fast & fun 10 mile skijor today on the trails with dog sled teams from Good Times Adventures.
Beautiful shot of the perfect bluebird morning as we fly to the finish to end our run for the day.

One of our favorite activities is to encounter and run along with the dog sled teams from Good Times. Here is a nice shot of one of the teams as we paused to let them cross in front of us at a meeting of trails.
"Hi guys! We'll be right behind you!" declare Max & Zorro.

We came around a corner and found a team paused on the trail. "No problem, we all thought, we'll just wait for this team to restart and then run behind." But, as we were waiting, another team came from our right wanting to use this same section of trail. It was now a logjam of two 8-dog sled teams and one 2-dog skijor team - all of us wanting to use the same path! Max was determined to keep our slot as second in line to start down this trail:
"Hey - no cuts!" yells Max the bucking bronco at the second team approaching from the right
to join our logjam. You can see the first team paused ahead of us to the left.

You might be wondering why the angle of the last photo is so weird (with Zorro almost out of the camera angle). Well, I have my skis perpendicular to the trail as this is the only brake I have to keep Max the bucking bronco and Zorro the lunging loon somewhat still on the trail. That is, if my skis were pointed forward (and thus, the camera centered) then I would have no chance of preventing excited Max & Zorro from launching forward and cutting in front of the team in front of us :)

Watch the video to see for yourself as my bucking bronco is showing little patience waiting for his turn until finally it is "GO!" and we launch down the trail behind a sled team.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

So fun to run the trails with other dog sled teams: 10 miles covered with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 72 days on the trails traveling 610.7 miles with 64450 feet of elevation climbed.

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