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  • Who's excited about XC ski season?

    My new rollerskis shipped today. Went top shelf with V2 XL150S with speed reducers and emergency brake set-up. Also got new Alpina Rollerski (breatheable) boots. Total cost was $750, but they should last a good long time and I will get my money's worth for sure. I can't wait to get out on the trails around here on the new wheels and get the crazy looks from all the NorCal folks who have never seen rollerskis! It's only a few short months until the snow falls in Tahoe and we can wax up the skinny skis and start racing!

    Anyone else XC ski for fitness? We should all meet for the Great Ski Race in Tahoe this March. 30K race from Tahoe City to Truckee. A blast of an event, I have completed it three times now and can't wait to see how my primal training compliments my skiing.

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    Seriously psyched...like all years. We have greaqt trails,very well groomed, in Anchorage with maybe 40-50 km w/ lights. The Tour of Anchorage (25-40-50 km race) through the heart of Anchorage is a great time. First weekend in March, timed with the start of the Iditarod.

    OneDeltaTenTango....over and out

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    • #3
      I am pumped about downhill skiing and snowshoeing, so close but not the same. The roller skis sound awesome though!
      You'll never see the light if you're in someone else's shadow, or said another way, life is like a dog sled team, if you're not the lead dog, the scenery never changes

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      • #4
        absolutely

        I am always excited about the start of the XC season. Hiking the hills at Kincaid with poles, mountain biking, swimming, sprinting, and paddling to get ready. Hope we have a repeat of last year's great snow. Ski season is the high point of the Alaskan year.

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        • #5
          Wow cool, I've never even heard of roller skiing! Now I live in the Canadian Rockies, so... we get lots of winter! lol I'm way excited to get snowboarding! <3 It snowed a little yesterday, but just a teaser.
          The more I see the less I know for sure.
          -John Lennon

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          • #6
            It's been years since I have XC skied. I try and find someone to go with me each year, but never succeed. I might have to go solo this year...

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            • #7
              I have never done it, but I plan on trying this year. We can rent skis and stuff from the Outdoor Rec, so I can see if I like it before I invest in my own equipment. The season here is quite long, so if I like it I will definitely buy my own stuff.
              Meghan

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              • #8
                i've been XC skiing since, like, 7th grade. love it. except in ohio, you can't really get the good stuff in until about january-february, which is a bummer.
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                • #9
                  YES!! I Love XC skiing! being in the middle of Sweden helps! I have done the Vasaloppet (90K) twice, and will do the ½version in february. Love, love, love snow!

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                  • #10
                    I L O V E S N O W!!!! that's why I live where I do (Winter Park? Hello!!) I can xc practically outside my front door. Day or night (head lamps, Ya!). I also love to tele at the resorts (I live by 2) and snowboard, and snowblade This year I want to add snowshoes to my pile of snow toys. Bring it! I'm ready

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                    • #11
                      First Rollerski tonight will be a blast. I took them to a parking lot to get used to them this morning. It only took a few minutes. They really respond a lot like skis. I've got a helmet just in case!

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                      • #12
                        How did the first Rollerski go? I have a pair I bought years ago. Vladimir Smirnov V2s. No brakes on mine (actually needed them in Maine, but not in Michigan). I never used Rollerski poles, just my regular poles. I always get funny looks when I go around the neighborhood here.
                        ma blog: http://happybeehive.wordpress.com/

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                        • #13
                          I've never seen rollerskis! How cool!

                          I'm excited for snow, and I know that snow = cross country skiing in New England. I'm most looking forward to our annual Christmas all day cross country ski fest. Jews gotta do something on that day .

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                          • #14
                            hee hee, you're cute gini I usually work that day (live in a ski town). I love going at night during a full moon! a-wooo!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by gini View Post
                              I've never seen rollerskis! How cool!

                              I'm excited for snow, and I know that snow = cross country skiing in New England. I'm most looking forward to our annual Christmas all day cross country ski fest. Jews gotta do something on that day .
                              Where i am from they go to the movies and out for Chinese food. Our family for the past 10 years or so would do our Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve since my mom works in the hospital from 3-11 on Christmas Night. We started going to the Chinese Buffet for Christmas Day dinner since no one wanted to cook, mostly Jewish folks there

                              Of course we are no longer in NJ, so back to 'normal' Christian Christmas traditions
                              Meghan

                              My MDA journal

                              Primal Ponderings- my blog- finally added some food pron :P

                              And best of all my Body Fat Makeover!!

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