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Discussion: Transition season

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2018-04-08

Apr 9, 2018 4:12 PM # 
I'm still in the "live in winter" camp but I agree that transition season is rough. I'll run in slush if I'm not damaging the trails but sometimes I bail out and run rail trail, gravel road or even treadmill at this time of year. As mountain bikers, we are also itching to get onto the trails but we have to wait even longer than we do for trail running. Sometimes we drive down toward the city and ride on their network of paved paths. It's worth it to have a good XC ski season though, right? Right?!? ;)
Apr 10, 2018 1:28 AM # 
I'm wondering when the snow mountain in my sister's backyard in Baerums Verk will finally disappear. Maybe sometime in May?
Apr 10, 2018 12:55 PM # 
May is not a bad bet, especially if it's shaded! We have quite a huge pile in our tiny yard thanks to snow falling off the roof, I think we'll have a little glacier for several more weeks. Even the open fields next to us still have knee-deep snow (as I discovered this morning when I tried to take a "shortcut") despite having zero shade and no extra dumpings.

I've been moving more into the "visit winter" camp each year. I love skiing but I can live without it, which means I can live with only doing it on a few select trips per year. Having trails to run on, though... that's nice to have all year round. Hmm, where do I know of that has awesome trail running year-round?
Apr 11, 2018 2:20 AM # 
I think I saw a place like that in one of my yoga videos today.

Apr 14, 2018 9:42 PM # 
I want to be there
Apr 15, 2018 2:07 PM # 
Portland is very much a "visit winter" city it seems. It only takes about an hour and a half to drive to the mountain...

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