Author: Peter

Personal trainer specializing in functional strength and weight loss, serving northern NJ. Husband, father, cross-country ski racer, trail runner, road rider, writer, gardener.

Peru Nordic Sufferfest Postponed

Peru Nordic have postponed the date of the Sufferfest to Sunday, 3 November.  The start time remains the same, 11 AM. The 5-mile freestyle roller ski race is held on the Veterans Memorial Highway on Prospect Mountain in Lake George, NY,…

Ski Travel Agents

One steamy August evening, I chilled out in Chelsea, attending the ski.com media party in New York City.  Don’t ask how a cross-country skiing diehard got on their mailing list; I can’t figure it out myself.  But any opportunity to talk…

Mike Gallagher: In Memoriam

Oxygen Fed Sport has learned of Mike Gallagher’s passing, reported by Jim Galanes on Facebook and NENSA. For decades, Mike Gallagher was a key figure in American skiing .  He competed in three winter Olympics: 1964 Innsbruck, 1968 Grenoble, and 1972…

Two Views on Chris Horner

Chris Horner won the Vuelta a España, becoming the oldest rider to win a grand tour.  Those of us who are master blasters have a glimmer of hope.  Or do we?  As he closed in on the overall win, there…

Photo of Liz Stephen with Peru Nordic Goes Viral!

Two generations ago, every pimply-faced teenaged boy either wanted to be an athlete or a rock star.  In the era before social media, it was either this: or this: Tastes and times change.  I’m still waiting for the record royalties…

Northeast Roller Ski Race Calendar

Short and sweet, here it is: a handy roller ski race in one spot, no matter who the organizer is.  Additional events will be added as OXF becomes aware of them. 15 September:  Climb to the Castle, Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington, NY.…