Saturday, January 21, 2023

Patience Rewarded

Cool shot of Jack & Rudy in sync cruising along the trail at Breckenridge Nordic Center.


Nancy and I were talking the other day about how Rudy has not done one of his patented fox-like rodent dives in a while. Our hypothesis was that the snowpack was not deep enough to warrant a high arching dive. It's been snowing quite a bit lately, so the snowpack is building. We were laughing that there are two character traits Rudy will NEVER outgrow: rodent dives and wooing. Well, we were right - he's back....

"I sense rodents under the snow!" declares hunting Jack.
"Huh? What? Rodents? INCOMING!" joins Rudy back with one of
his beautiful high arching rodent dives.

Hunting for rodents aside, we had a zippy fast day flying around the upper elevation trails at Breckenridge Nordic Center. Here's a cool shot of the speedy kids near our high point of the outing (around 12,000 feet elevation):

Cannonball Jack and Missile Rudy FLYING along the fast trail.

Today's video highlight shows my great partners. The clip starts at a turnaround point on the trail. Jack & Rudy had already rolled snow angels (as they do at most turnaround points :) and were ready to restart. But, I had to adjust my headgear and needed a bit longer before restarting. So, come along as the perfect gentlemen are so patiently waiting for me at the beginning of this clip. Then, once I give the verbal release, OFF WE GO! Patience rewarded as we then topped 23 MPH skijoring along this stretch of trail. Wheeee!

[watch on youtube if no video loads below]

We redid quite a few sections of trail at the nordic center this morning (we were going so fast that we were running out of trail so had to keep repeating). Well, here's the standard turnaround photo :)

Turnaround... Roll Around!
"Aaah, feels so good!" declares Rudy.
"Rub a dub dub!" adds Jack.

Thanks for being so polite and patient my great partners. How about some end of run treats?

"You bet! Dish them out!" says the patient again great kids.

Flying around the nordic center all morning long (w/ one rodent hunt along the way): 10.4 miles traveled with 1100 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 23 MPH.

2022/2023 Season to Date: 67 days on the trails covering 581.2 miles with 52,000 feet of elevation climbed.

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