Zooming along the trails behind Zorro the Flying Z - Wheeee!
|I love this section of trail as the morning sun is at the perfect angle to showcase Flying Z!|
Out-stretched & airborne flying sled dog!
Now, let's think about this. If I put both skis together in the skinny track then I provide no friction. So, if I provide no friction then Zorro uncorks it to full throttle. But, if I am trapped in a skinny track then I cannot provide any friction to keep us (okay, ME) safe. See the problem? :)
So, what you get instead is the photo below. I have one ski (right leg) in the groomed track and the other ski (left leg) out of track and in side powder. If I shift weight to the right leg then Zorro gets the frictionless feel and floors it. But, if I shift weight to the left leg, then Zorro feels friction and slows to my pace. Needless to say, my legs were quite sore after today's fast & furious skijor :)
|Weight to the right = Zorro flying.|
But, notice the left leg hanging out in the powder as the "emergency brake" should I need it.
|In the morning shade on super fast groomed terrain!|
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End of the day's run and here comes today's comical Jack entry. We did not hook Jack up to run along Zorro; but did hook him up for a gentle "walk" to end the outing. We always end a fun day of skijoring with "pork treats" for the hard working sled dogs:
|"Such a fun day, ready for end-of-run treats!" declares super happy Zorro.|
"I may not have run; but I can taste the treats already! Yum!" demonstrates silly Jack who is
very ready to receive his treats :)
|"Zoom - I had a blast!" declares happy Zorro at a turnaround point on the trails.|
Zooming Zorro Day: 7.9 miles traveled with 450 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH.
2017/2018 Season to Date: 26 days on the trail covering 186.3 miles with 16,050 feet of elevation climbed.