XC sking



  • Mostly what I do these days. The snow was a bit sticky yesterday...
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  • Did you have the wrong wax on, or are those no-wax skis?



  • Isa is on Fish scales/. it was 0% c I was using V60 red. It was fun but slow on the downhills, I could kick and glide fine on the flat but any time you went up hill for an extended time I balled up big time and any time you stood still you had to scrape the skis to get going again. Isa had the same experience on her fish scales. I doubt extra blue would have given me any kick as even with special red I would slip backwards going up hill unless I stomped my skiis which got them to stick but started the balling process instantly. Fun outing but not fast...



  • Is this the thread where we finally learn the answer to the ultimate XC skiing question -- "What wax works on pine needles?"



  • Too technical for me

    I just like lookin' at the pictures



  • did about a 15k loop this afternoon through the fields and woods. Right out my back door. Snowmobile trail freshly groomed but its a rather obscure section of trail so almost never busy with actual snowmobiles. usually just me and the moose.
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    Did some bushwhacking to make my ski a loop.
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    Top of the ridge as the full moon rose behind me.
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    Forgot my headlamp but it worked out fine.



  • beautiful morning.
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    Skinned up Mt wish I could tell ya.
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    The local crew has a hut.
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    Our friend John who invited us.
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    the food was stellar.
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    The drinkers and smokers suffered terribly on the 2nd run.
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    some folks ripped it.
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    A great time was had by all 🙂


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