Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Zorro Birthday

A 9.4 mile skijor run on June 1st for Zorro's 8th Birthday!
9.4 miles on June 1st?!? Sweet!
Flying... Just flying along January (in June) conditions :)

I tried to write how incredible a June 1st outing this was; but words could not do it justice. Just watch for yourself as today's video is a compilation of tons & tons of fun skijoring Rabbit Ears Pass on June 1st.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

A few things to notice in the video... First, if your volume is up then the "clicks" you hear are slush bombs flying off Max & Zorro's feet and into the camera case (and my face! :)  Second, near the end of the video we get to a narrow/dangerous water crossing. You'll note that I do not need to ask Max & Zorro to "slow down" for the crossing. When they hear my skis scrape for an extended time (e.g., a few seconds), they automatically slow down themselves as they know that scraping sounds means to slow the pace to preserve the human. "Better to slow down than break the human toy and end the season!" say the smart pair.

Not many sled dogs in the Northern Hemisphere get to spend a June birthday on snow! Such fun!
"I'm ecstatic, just plain giddy!" declares happy Zorro.
"Fun indeed, what a ride today!" states happy Max.

Finally, for today's humor... Every once in a while one of Max or Zorro will instigate an "unapproved trail interaction" by dorking with the other. For our first 6 years of skijoring, about 75% of these shenanigans were started by Zorro. But, for the last year, about 95% (maybe 100%) have been instigated by Max. We have been laughing all year that Zorro matured at age 7 and turned into an "all go, all business" sled dog. Well, look below.... Zorro turned 8 today and rolled the clock back to his 6 and under years. Tuning in to Channel Z being broadcast from Planet Z as Zorro dorks with Max while sprinting along the trail!
"Hehehe, I'm back from Planet Z!" declares Zorro dorking with Max without breaking stride.

An incredible run on June 1st to celebrate Zorro's 8th birthday: 9.4 miles traveled with 850 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 149 days on the trails covering 1253.5 miles with 136,550 feet of elevation climbed.

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