Mtn Bike1:18:00 7.43 km (10:30 / km) +218m9:09 / km ahr:120 max:142 shoes: Reid Hercules Green bike
Things cooled down enough overnight that everything firmed up nicely. Unfortunately, all of the barebooters left what had been nicely groomed and flat very lumpy and bumpy. Had put a bit more air in the tires, so wasn't getting much cushion from them. Some sections hadn't been hit with the groomed, which ended up very narrow and uneven. Tried riding that but kept falling off one side of the rail or the other into the deeper stuff, where I'd just bog down. Took my bike for a walk along most of it until I got the the sno-mo trail, which was divine. Rode that down the hill and along 11-A, but where I was planning on riding back up was untouched. Walked my bike up that long hill - post-holing occasionally. Rode one of the narrow trails from the top of the hill down that they hit with the narrow snowdog a week or so ago - was great, other than where some dogs (or deer) had churned it all up.
XC Ski - Skate1:10:29 12.23 km (5:46 / km) +180m5:22 / km ahr:138 max:153 shoes: '02 Peltonen Skate Skis
Temps in the low 40s, maybe got to mid-30s overnight. Snow mostly hard packed - but not solid ice. Wonderful coverage on the trails - the section of Cobble coming back up along the road under the power lines was great - no grit at all. They'd made a tremendous amount of snow in the stadium earlier in the winter and spread it out in all the right places.
Slick and fast still in the shade, even though I wasn't there until after 10:00. Softening up in the sun, but not turning to slop - maybe because there weren't a lot of folks out churning it up. Some debris on the trail and dirty snow, but not as bad as I was expecting. As the more recent snow melts off the top, the dirt will keep building up as the layers holding it disappear. Hope things cool down again so they can get back out and groom - was just too wet overnight.
Skis were slow in places, but expected that with the warm temps. Think I have moly-4 on these - equivalent temp range to a red - 5 range might have been better - yellow equivalent/