Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Another early morning outing, another day with a perfect spring crust to let us glide all over Vail Pass!
Trotting along a perfect spring crust with great views developing all around us.

The temperatures at Vail Pass got well below freezing overnight and there was a thick cloud cover to keep the morning sun from softening the terrain too fast. We did our favorite climb up Shrine Pass, then looped around Shrine Mountain and finished with a fast sprint back down Shrine Pass. The top crust was frozen enough to hold us all morning! What fun...
"Yes, great day! How about some speed!" suggests happy Max.
"Indeed, let's get this team going!" says happy Zorro.

Okay, you asked, so here we go - pedal to the metal...
Wheee - sprinting along the top crust! What perfect conditions!

End of a fun day, time for the 'end of run' pork treats!
"If I kiss you, will you hand out the treats faster?" asks sweet Max.
"If I pierce you with my intense stare, will you hand them out faster?" asks intense Zorro.

We have been logging some impressive "May miles" this month as the snowpack and cool morning temperatures have made for a great first 1/2 of the month! 8.4 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 139 days on the trails covering 1166.1 miles with 128,250 feet of elevation climbed.

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