Heading to Snow

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Packed up this morning and am now driving the 450 miles up to Cable to cross country ski for a while. There is tons of snow up in Cable , so that isn’t a problem. The problem is the temperatures. It is going to be okay through Saturday, then get super cold, like high temperatures nearly double digits below zero. That isn’t conducive for skiing. Guess we’ll be doing some snow shoe-ing. That is a pretty great work out in deep snow.

Bill, Keith and Catherine are headed up from Topeka, so we’ll meet up with them tonight.

I might of over did it yesterday playing Frisbee. Trudi’s nephew, Parker and I played in the street for a long time. My shoulder was telling me to stop, but I didn’t listen. Might be a bad trade-off for skiing all day.

That is exactly what is on the agenda for this weekend. Saturday is the double Birkie ski. That is big group ski of about 90 K. Since Telemark is closed, I’m not sure what the 1/2 way lunch stop is going to be. It usually takes 6-7 hours, so it’s a long day on your feet.

Okay, just a mobile update. Better get back to driving.


Nice, behind the back, form, huh?

Bromont’s position.

3 thoughts on “Heading to Snow

  1. joe river

    Steve,,,,sorry buddy but even -10F is good skiing…maybe you don’t have all you need….Back in the ’80’s I raced a few times at… -25F yes it is true and both of the them were 50K’s. I grew up racing in skiis…and way way below zero…of course not they say that you can get asthma from racing in temps this cold…so I think they won’t start now if it is below -5F…I say pussies….I don’t believe the asthma claim for one minute….racing in those temps was not easy…but it made racing on the bike seem easy…joe

  2. Steve Tilford Post author

    joe-I agree with ya. The first month I started skiing in 1991, I never skied above 0 degrees. Lots of times it was -10 or below. I only knew how to wax with Start green. I did a race in Superior, a marathon, that the start was postponed until noon because it was -15. It wasn’t so bad.

    But, saying that, I’m “used” to the 20’s, so -20 is going to be the same as the 60’s. I’m thinking about going for a little ride just to see what it feels like again. I rode up in Grand Forks North Dakota when it was nearly 30 below. WIthout a hat. Big mistake.

    It takes me at least a week to get used to real cold, then I’m good with it.


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