Tag: Peru Nordic

Lake Placid Loppet: Return to Forever

In repose, the goddess awaited. Cresting the height of land on Mount van Hoevenberg’s Porter Mountain trail, I led a train of skiers past the abandoned timing hut left over from the 1980 Winter Olympics.  Swathed in snow, the graven…

Dewey Mountain: Cookie Clash of the Titans

The crash, right after the start.  Until Peru Nordic’s Cookie Clash on Saturday, I’ve managed to avoid mass collisions at the start of mass start races. It’s a no-frills, all business race on a technically demanding loop.  Four 2.5 km laps,…

Doug Diehl Wins 2013 Peru Nordic Sufferfest

If you’re not early, you’re late.  Chalk it up to my type A personality, or to the magnifying effects of time and distance.  If I wasn’t gonna win the summit of the Peru Nordic Sufferfest, at least I was the…

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…

As the Cookie Crumbles: Peru Nordic’s Cookie Clash

– words by Peter; all photos by Laurel Minde Each time I crested the aptly named Killer Hill, my legs flooded with lactic acid.  Naturally, there was no rest for the wicked: from the height of land, a gradual descent turned…

Eric Seyse Wins Lumberjack Scramble

Under bright skies, Eric Seyse ran away with Saturday’s Lumberjack Scramble at the Tupper Lake (NY) Cross Country Ski Center.  Leading from start to finish, he won in 18:09.  Around 20 skiers showed up for the revival of a race…

Rollerski Race Season is Here

While there’s some real skiing out west, in the east we’re still dealing with pavement.  Whether you’re looking to go straight uphill or work high-speed techniques on flatter terrain, there’s something for everyone all over the northeast in the next…