Category: Roller skiing

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Climb to the Castle in the Clouds

Sunday was the tenth anniversary of the Climb to the Castle (C2C), the forbidding roller ski race up the Whiteface Mountain toll road in Wilmington, NY. It wasn’t my worst race, but it was far from my best. Those who…

Adirondack Summer

Adirondack summer vacation.  If there are no black flies, does it still count as summer?  In August, my family returned to Lake Placid. A different kind of vacation, where I went out on dawn patrol most mornings so we could do…

Kingston Roller Ski Races Cancelled

You’ll have to plan your training the week before Thanksgiving a little differently: The Kingston roller ski races in Kingston, NY have been cancelled for this year. In a brief email, organizer Greg Malia wrote, “due to a number of things…

Fall Roller Ski Race Madness

So here it is,better late than never: the fall roller ski race schedule in the northeast! Sufferfest, Prospect Mountain, Lake George NY.  2 November, 11 AM start.  Uphill race, five miles, not quite as steep as Whiteface.  Self-seeded and self-timed.…

Roller Ski Safety: Compelling Reasons to Wear a Helmet

Two weeks ago, Rockaway Township finished paving a critical section of Lake Denmark Road.  Smooth, fast new asphalt replaced the section near the picnic area that had turned into a minefield.  I got the county into a Twitter conversation about…

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…

Kingston Roller Ski Races: Owen Putman Dominates

Although Austin Huneck moved on to the Maine Winter Sports Center, HURT found another young phenom who owned both of today’s Kingston roller ski races. Twenty-one skiers toed the line for the 5 km classic event.  At the start, the…