Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Changing Lanes

Beautiful morning for a fun skijor on fast packed trails in French Gulch!
Jack & Rudy in a synchronized sprint tuck in the little bit of shoulder powder while Zorro
sprints down the fast packed middle.
The highlight of today's skijor - young Jack realized you can "change lanes at high speeds" while skijoring. Come along and watch as Jack starts the clip on the left and masterfully changes lanes to the right. A perfect "back off slightly, change lanes and then launch back into the pack" :)  You might wonder why Jack wanted to change lanes. Well, I have come to discover he prefers running in soft powder over hard packed snow. If you watch closely, he is changing from the hard packed middle of the trail to the shallow layer of soft snow on the right shoulder. Talented guy that Jack!
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Further along in the outing and...
There's Jack in the soft snow to the right again (notice the snow poofs and footprints behind him)
while Zorro & Rudy fly along the hard packed center of the trail.
Short break at our turnaround point of the morning and...
"You said 'wait', I say 'roll'!" demonstrates silly snow angel rolling Jack.
"I think we could continue this way, let's break trail!" says Rudy studying the untouched
snow in front of us.
"I agree, we should break trail!" adds Zorro.
Not yet young Rudy, you need to be a little older before we let you break trail!
End of the day, end of the run pork treats to share:
"<smack>, I had fun today!" says affectionate Zorro.
"You have my full attention!" adds focused Jack.
"Me too! Me too!" adds intense little Rudy.
Fast day in French Gulch with some talented lane changing skills from Jack: 4.2 miles traveled with 400 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2018/2019 Season to Date: 28 days on the trails covering 147.4 miles with 13,300 feet of elevation climbed.

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