Saturday, January 9, 2021

Runaway Truck Ramp

 Everybody having a good time today?

"You betcha!!!!" exclaims super happy Jack.
"Well, I WAS until you stopped and asked!" smirks Rudy :)

We had a zippy and zooming day flying around Breckenridge Nordic Center this morning. The trails had not been groomed since either late Thursday or early Friday. As a result, the trail was pretty tracked up and fast packed near the trailhead. Not a problem, just extra work on the human to stay upright on slick conditions:

Zooming along near the trailhead. Not much groomer corduroy left for us.
Fast packed!

But, we know what to expect on these trails. Eventually we go further than most humans can make it on their own. At this point, we found a perfect and barely touched groomie zoomie trail!

Ahh, look at all that perfect corduroy on the trail!
Only 2 skiers had made it this far on their own.
I certainly couldn't make it this far from the trailhead without Jack & Rudy
towing me!!!!

Come along one of my favorite stretches of trail at Breckenridge Nordic Center. Why favorite? Well, watch to the end. The clip ends with us flying off trail into the deep snow to stop us. If you've ever driven high mountain passes, you know they have "runaway truck ramps" to stop trucks who lose their brakes. Well, this is our version of a runaway skijor ramp :) BTW, all the existing tracks you see in the ramp are our own from previous uses of the runaway truck ramp. We love flying into the deep powder to stop us, what a couple of runaway skijor partners I have :)

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Want some more fun from the day? How about a beautiful hover husky shot of Jack & Rudy as we fly around a left bend in the trail. I tell you, the kids were "feeling it" this morning!

Hover Huskies!!!

Finally, we always want at least one shot of elder, retired Zorro after we finish the day. Some days we get better shots that others, but here you go for today:

Zorro's cute face is unfortunately blocked by the shade.
Happy Jack looking on with cute Rudy in the background.

A beautiful morning for a fast outing making use of a fun runaway truck ramp for Jack & Rudy: 9.2 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 24 MPH. We've been hitting 23 & 24 MPH pretty regularly this season. One of these outings they are going to bust out a 25 or 26!

2020/2021 Season to Date: 53 days on the trails covering 417.4 miles with 37,300 feet of elevation climbed.

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