Wednesday, February 17, 2021


Oh those silly three year old kids starting unauthorized "tag & wrestle" on the trails this morning:

"Hey bro, let's wrestle!!!!" says play bowing Rudy.
"We all know I can take him!" adds Jack glancing back up at me before
accepting Rudy's challenge :)

Jack may be smaller than Rudy, but he is also more wily and can certainly flip Rudy in a game of wrestle. Big Rudy, on the other hand, only has one basic wrestle move, the lunge. Either the lunge works or Rudy misses and gets flipped by the wily Jack :)

Aside from unauthorized trail wrestling, we had a great time skijoring around the Sally Barber Mine this morning.

We did two laps on the front side of the mine - a fast and wide trail. Zoom!

Flying along the front side of Sally Barber Mine.

In between the laps on the wide front trail, we did two laps on the narrow Trail of Tears backcountry connector. As you can tell by all the snow on the trees, it has been snowing almost every day recently. We have not had any big dumps, but a few inches a day will still add up. As a result, the backcountry trails have been getting narrower from daily snow. This morning, we could only fit single file on these trails. Still a great time jogging along narrow backcountry terrain:

The usual "single file configuration" - Jack in lead.

After 2 laps on the front and 2 laps in the backcountry, it was time for a final lap on the lesser used, but still wide backside of Sally Barber Mine:

Zooming again on the backside of Sally Barber Mine. Wheeee!

Today's video highlight: a fun section of the Sally Barber Mine Trail as we start out cruising along a straightaway, then cut left & right around two corners and then finally put the pedal to the metal on the next open straightaway. Wheeee!

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Fun, fun day - let's tell Zorro all about it:

"We had a blast!" says happy Jack.
"Cruising day!" adds chilling Rudy.
"Sounds like 'end of run' treats are in order!" suggests focused Zorro.

Some fast time on wide trails and some technical time on narrow trails: 8.1 miles traveled with 600 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 22 MPH.

2020/2021 Season to Date: 87 days on the trails covering 703.7 miles with 61,600 feet of elevation climbed.

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