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Adventures, anecdotes, stories, but not hard news

Cayuga Nordic Classic: A Trip in the Wayback Machine

Phobia de calcitrant crescimentum quoque calefiebat: Latin for “fear of kick waxing too warm.”  If you can phrase it more elegantly than Google Translate, let me know.  But I think I’m afflicted. In my ideal world, I like getting at…

Skiing at High Point

Early on Sunday, Leonard showed up at my house and we drove to High Point XC.  Groomed trails, right here in the Garden State.  Proprietor Hans was out in the Prinoth touching up the trails when we arrived. Originally, I’d been psyched to…

Organizing a World Cup Ski Race: Not so Easy

It oughta be easy to organize a World Cup ski race in the U.S., right?  All you need is snow.  Not so fast.  It takes planning, talking a Eurocentric organizing body into the idea, and money.  Read “No Races For…

Kingston Roller Ski Races: Hey Kids! Only Dopes Wheel Dope!

“U.S. Anti Wheel Doping Association.  Let me see your roller skis.” If such an organization existed, half the field at the Kingston Roller Ski races might have been disqualified. Forget about Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton and the rest of the…

First Tracks at White Grass – Earliest Skiing in the East

– words and photos by Andrey Revyakin [From the editor:  The world is truly upside down when a hurricane brings early season snow to the mountains of West Virginia, while NJ and New York City get pummeled by 90 mile…

The Wrath of Hurricane Sandy

– updated following a writing prompt from my friend John. Personally, I could have used a little more rain and a little less wind.  Hurricane Sandy, how you doin’?  We interrupt coverage of endurance sports for musings on current events.…

Cycling with the Boys

It was supposed to be an easy ride.  Then Dave called. Sunday morning, Lars and I met at his place in Hackettsktown for what we figured would be an easy ride.  Lars has been taking it easy this year with…