Friday, January 12, 2018

First Tracks

First Tracks on the freshly groomed trails of Breckenridge Nordic Center.
A perfect "fast & fun" day flying with Zorro!
Perfect trail as we are first tracks on the newly groomed zoom track!
We got up early yesterday morning to enjoy the nordic trails before they got tracked up for the day. To our surprise, though, we were actually First Tracks on the newly groomed trails! Wow, what a fun day Zorro and I had. The only tracks we encountered all day were our own tracks on sections of trails we repeated. A whole nordic center all to ourselves! Zorro was in top form enjoying this fast terrain. If he was not flying as you see above, he was hovering over the trail instead:
Zorro the skijoring hovercraft zooming along the trails.
This area of nordic trails has some nice weaving trails that wind you through the forest. Zorro loves to cut the corners tight and hug the inside shoulder...
Zorro starting a nice lean into a right corner. Notice that polite Zorro stays just outside the
"classic ski track" to our right. He will cut the corners as tight as possible without hurting
the classic track. What a polite trail user!
Today's video highlight is an extended clip (1+ minute) showcasing many of the fun corners along the trail. Come along as Zorro "cuts the corners tight" while I have to use all my ski skills to swing wide and then cut tight to keep up with fast & flying Z! What a fun & winding trail.
[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

Done setting first tracks all over the trails and time to hook up little Jack for a fast & furious sprint to the finish:
"Wheeee, come with meeee little bro!" says happy Zorro towing me fast.
"I'm coming, I'm coming!!!" says happy Jack giving it all he has to keep pace with Zorro.

First tracks on groomed nordic trail all day - fun!
"Fun and FAST!!! Keep up if you can!" declares happy Zorro at a turnaround point on the trails.

A fun "groomie zoomie" day on nordic trails: 9.1 miles traveled with 750 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

2017/2018 Season to Date: 24 days on the trails covering 170.1 miles with 15,000 feet of elevation climbed.

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