Monday, March 14, 2016

27 MPH

The GPS clocked us at our top speed ever this morning - skijoring 27 MPH! Zoom!
What 27 MPH looks like from behind Max & Zorro with the GPS recorded top speed
overlaid in the upper left corner. Zooooom!

Today proved that we have been operating under two false hypotheses...

Hypothesis One: We had believed that our top skijor speed was 26 MPH as we believed that was Zorro's top speed. Zorro is shorter than Max, so we always thought tall Max's top speed was probably more than 26 but we would always top out at 26 as a team as that was Zorro's top speed (you are only as fast as your slowest dog). Well, today we hit 27 MPH - so this hypothesis was wrong...

Hypothesis Two: Max turned 9 years old last month so his "top speed days" were behind him (he's shown no signs of slowing down at all, but he is 9). Well.... 27 MPH at 9 years old - hypothesis wrong!

Here we go from today's record outing...
"Hey little bro - can you do it? Can you top 26? Try to keep up with me!" whispers Max
to Zorro as we sprint along the trails.

Today's video highlight is actually two short excerpts from our outing combined into one clip. I am sure that it was at some point during these two excerpts that we were clocked at 27 MPH. Watch, hang on and come along for the fast fun - wheeee!
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

"Told you I could! Told you, told you, told you!" yells Zorro the hovercraft to Max
as he had proven us all wrong today about what is our top speed.

What an amazingly fast day. One more parting shot of the record outing:
27 MPH Hovercraft!

I knew we went fast today and totally expected a top speed on the GPS of 25 or 26 MPH. Little did I know we were setting a personal record! 8.3 miles traveled with 1100 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 27 MPH!

2015/2016 Season to Date: 96 days on the trails covering 817.1 miles with 88250 feet of elevation climbed.

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