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Adventures, anecdotes, stories, but not hard news

Rain Rain Go Away: Harry Eldridge Memorial Race

The weather forecast was so bad, our wonderful motel landlady called to ask if we really wanted to drive north.  Fifty degrees and “rain… heavy at times” for Saturday’s Harry Eldridge Memorial Race in Lake Placid.

Skiing NJ: The Living is Easy

Following the Christmas break, it’s been a tough road to get back on a regular schedule.  Laurel’s school had only a half day on Thursday,  anticipating a storm that didn’t show until 5 PM.  Perhaps more disturbing was the reappearance…

The Training Camp that Wasn’t

No rest for the wicked: it’s been a crazy month for your humble correspondent.  There’ve been days when I didn’t have time to change my mind. Finally, after all the frantic insanity, the family and I zoomed up to Lake…

NJ Trail Series Winter Race Report

It’s something I’ve delayed doing for a few months.  First, I was in no shape to run.  Then, other commitments got in the way.  Secretly I’d hoped that a big snowstorm would open Prospect and delay this day a little…

Guilty as Charged: Wheel Doping at the Kingston Roller Ski Races

This year, I showed up at the Kingston Roller Ski races with fully doped roller skis.  Bought the inline skate wheels, might as well use them. The Wings of Skitan been great at the Climb to the Castle and the Prospect…

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…

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…

Flaming Leaves Festival, C2C

If you want to see some of the best jumping and skiing in the U.S., make it to Lake Placid for the Flaming Leaves Festival, the weekend of 12-13 October.  There’ll be a NYSEF jumping competition on Saturday and nordic…