Roll Until the Snow Flies

By: CXC Team Member, Chris Pappathopoulos 

In September I wrote “Summer is doing a bit of protesting this week, but soon we’ll be seeing our breath in the air in the morning and frost on the roofs.” Turns out summer has been doing more than a little protesting. As much as I like my Marwe Roller Skis, Craft summer wear and Rudy Project helmet, my feelings wouldn’t be hurt if they were put on the shelf for a few months.

T shirts and shorts getting more use than normal this year.

T shirts and shorts getting more use than normal this year.

It’s tough to get a good picture of training this time of year. It mostly looks like this.

Teaching the wind who is boss before the November storm rolled through.

Teaching the wind who is boss before the November storm rolled through.

In other news, the Nelson Rd Nordic Center of Excellence has been undergoing extensive upgrades in the last week thanks to eBay and the Madnorski swap meet.

The slide board was the find of the MadNorSki swap. $5 well spent.

The slide board was the find of the MadNorSki swap. $5 well spent.

The first Up Up and Away 10K is being held Nov 14 at Blue Mound State Park. With about 900 ft of elevation gain, it is a tough course. This year it is an informal time trial. Hopefully next year it will be an organized race. For anyone interested we are planning on starting at 10:30am at Ryan Rd and F. There will also be an easier 5K option which is the first half of the 10K course.

Up Up and Away 10k Course

Up Up and Away 10k Course

Last but not least Snow Machine 1.0 is in the middle of a big volume Nordic training block now that it is back on the road.

As everyone knows, the true measure of a car is how well it can take Nordic jumps.

As everyone knows, the true measure of a car is how well it can take Nordic jumps.

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