Winter Guy

945am. Went skiing.

Im a winter kind of guy. We dont usually get to much winter around here anymore. Its pretty good today but the weather dudes are calling for rain over the weekend. All we can do is hope is minimal. Temps in the mid 30’s today and near 40 on Sunday. I think we have enough snow to survive that if it doesn’t rain too much…

So last nite a few of us tried the Tuesday nite ride with the key word tried. Super soft deep snow had me walking more than riding and I immediately bailed. Loaded the bike back on the car no more than 20 minutes after unloading. The snow is just not good right now with the moderate temps and all the snowshoeing in the world isn’t going to help.

Maybe after the warm weekend, when the temps drop again it will be good. Just gotta wait it out. Temps stay below freezing starting next Tuesday.

Yesterday morn I spent three hours on the groomer and the ski trails are as good as they have ever been.

Yesterday morn

The trails groomed up to near perfection. I, in fact, grabbed the ski’s and headed out this morn for the first ski of the year. It did not go well. I had my knee braces on but still skied in pain. But I’ll call it tolerable. This was maybe my forth time skiing in two years as I dont think I got out last year more than three times.

But Im pretty sure I got a little better as time went on and finished stronger than I started. I use to bang out two laps on the trails I groom pretty easy but these days Im set at just one. Im pretty sure in time I will get better at it. I was pretty good maybe 5 or 6 years ago. But like I said, my form was getting better already before I finished today. Takes time to get that back.

I do enjoy it no matter how slow I go. It’s just another way for me to get out in the winter. Long gone are the days skating up and down the hills. Now its just a slow shuffle on the woods in winter and thats just fine by me.


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