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Discussion: Ski Races

in: acjospe; acjospe > 2015-10-24

Oct 24, 2015 11:27 PM # 
You know, there's a weekly World Championship Title you need to defend, too.
Oct 25, 2015 10:00 AM # 
I always wanted to do Lake Placed Loppet, may be 25 km skating for the first time, that Porter Mountain loop always scares me for been way too tough and to top it off right after that you get toughest climb on ladies 5K loop. they posted, that they brought some heavy equipment and "improved the smoothness" on most advanced loop trails, to be able to operate in new era of low snow conditions. I would love to see it in training and in a race for a change.
I hope you get your spousal permission on that.
Oct 25, 2015 11:23 PM # 
I'm looking at Craftsbury this year, right after getting back from the skiO's in Germany. Birkie is the same weekend as Lake Placid, so nix on that one. Rangeley on Sat and the Bretton Woods 12k Sunday, and then probably straight up to Presque Isle to work on the trails up there for the races.

Greg, I remember you chasing me for the last 2 km of my 50 at Lake Placid. You were touring around and picked me up in the biathlon area.
Oct 26, 2015 1:00 AM # 
I'm afraid I can't answer your question without the knowledge of the difference between a loopet and loppet.

Care to clarify? ;)
Oct 26, 2015 2:24 PM # 
Clearly a loopet is when you have to do a zillion loops! Thanks for catching my typo :)

I'll do what I can to come to all the Tuesday night world championships of the world, naturally. Good times.

Balter, Lake Placid loppet is a beast. Last time I did it, it did something bad to my knee from too much steep climbing in slow soft snow. But, those downhills make all the uphills worthwhile. With good conditions, it's a lot of fun. Ladies 5k is still my favorite 5k loop out there.

Ken, Craftsbury conflicts with an eastern cup, so I'll probably just end up at the EC, since watching my juniors race is pretty awesome. C'bury may wait another year. Who knows, though. I still have a relatively healthy elbow, so maybe classic marathons can be a thing this year? Maybe I can get Ed to come with me to Rangeley, and then you guys can carpool up to PI :)

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