Monday, January 23, 2023

Passing 600

Flying, literally FLYING, past 600 miles for the season this morning!

Flying! Look at that freshly groomed perfect trail!!!

We were able to add a new leg to our tours around Breckenridge Nordic Center this morning. There is a side trail to the main nordic loop that needs a LOT of snowpack before it is safe to skijor. Well, the snowpack is finally sufficient and Jack, Rudy and I made full use of this trail to add to our outing this morning. What did the kids think of their first run on this section of trail? Zoom!

Cannonball Jack & Missile Rudy showing that they approve
and know what to do with this trail :)

We know that Mondays are a scheduled groom day for Breckenridge Nordic Center to clean up the trails after a busy weekend. But, the groomer does not run at a set time - just "sometime on Monday". Well, we timed it perfectly this morning! We were either first or second tracks on the freshly groomed trail just about all morning long. A fresh groom all to ourselves! Zoom!

Cannonball Rudy, missile Jack, snow poofs behind them and stunning
views to our right. It doesn't get much better than this!!!

Come along for 75 seconds of "pedal to the metal" skijoring behind Jack & Rudy. The kids were crushing it today on the freshly groomed trails. You might notice me slowing us down about 52 seconds into the clip. Well, around the upcoming corner is a trail intersection that is known for having loose dogs and/or tourists standing in the middle of the trail (don't ask why they stand in the middle of the trail, it just happens all the time :). Once I get a clear view of "no obstructions", it's pedal to the metal again. Top speed in this clip: 25 MPH. Zoom!

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Of course all this super fast skijoring leads to very serious "cool your jets" snow angels at turnaround time!

"Aaaah!" summarizes the expression on both faces :)

I don't know if we've ever had a faster day at the Breck Nordic Center (average moving speed, not top speed). The kids we flying all over the place this morning! What a way to earn end of run treats!

"We zoom, you treat! Great plan!" says the happy, happy kids.

Zooming: 10.6 miles traveled with 1200 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 25 MPH.

2022/2023 Season to Date: 69 days on the trails covering 601.5 miles with 54,000 feet of elevation climbed.

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