Miss that race! Saw pics of grooming in prep for it and made me sad I am not skiing more. So yeah, enjoy the skiiing times!! [I still have Bogburn tights. Elastic might be kinda gone though...]
They don't give out the tights anymore, which is a real shame. Those things are $$!
I want to know how someone falls in a river in the middle of a ski race. Is that something that someone has to plan in advance and take deliberate actions to accomplish?
And then there is the whole question of why someone would want to fall in the river in the first place.
I can state definitively that around here, it is 100% impossible to fall into the river during a ski race.
Since Jess isn't on Attackpoint (hmm, I wonder if she'd be a good candidate for Ski-O … hmm) …
Apparently she was going down the same hill I was. It was fast, bumpy and sketchy, especially if you were catching up with someone and trying to scrub speed and plan a pass (which I was doing, caught an edge, fell in powder, and had a branch rake across my face and split my lip). She fell to the other side and skidded off the trail in to a drainage ditch. River might be a bit of an exaggeration, but there was flowing water. It's the Bogburn, you have to expect it!
I thought at first that it was Bogbum and that you'd have been running up and down an Irish marshy hillside, sliding down the steepest bits.
Neil, that sounds like a fantastic activity!
Swampfox, the main difference between where you live and where I live (or at least, where I go skiing) is that in winter, your rivers are frozen solid. My rivers are still wet. Maybe someday, east coast rivers will achieve the frozen status of Laramie Range rivers.
And our rivers actually have water in them, unlike rivers in the West.
Hey, a couple of summers ago I was biking by one of our dry rivers right after it rained, and the streets were definitely wet!