Sunday, December 2, 2007

First XC Ski

Got my first xc ski of the season in this morning with Mark.

Since I've lived in Ottawa, this is the earliest in the season, that I recall, in which there was enough snow down to ski on.

I wasn't on skis, last year, until January - snow was an issue, but also a mending broken arm kept me off the planks as well.

Two years ago I was skiing on December 20 after a big dump of snow - everyone was stoked about getting so much snow, so early.

This year is unbelievable! I could have skied the last two weekends actually. However, a lingering flu/cold wore me out.

I was very happy to get out today. It got my fat arse out of the house and my mind out of the gloomy, unmotivated pit that it's been hiding in.

Sorry. No photos today. I took the camera with me, but the batteries died.


Anonymous said...

Hey Dude

Can you keep me in the loop for XC skiing? I'm always looking for motivation to go.

The Evil MGE! said...

Dude, I'm such a pansey compared to you guys. I thought riding my bike in the rain at 5 am in the morning with temps in the low 30's F made me a semi tough guy. I just want to be able to drive to get to snow, don't want to live in it.

Golonghardman said...

I got out for a quick skate ski last weekdend and it was fantastic, didn't mention it to anyone since it was last minute and i needed to turn around on a dime to stay on schedule. Anyway, we just got home from a trip to NYC ,which got extended because of Mon snowfall, good decision on our part. This is going to be one hell of a ski season folks! Don't forget to sign up for CSM. Your on my list Tobin.

the original big ring said...

Tobin, Rick - you guys are too fast for me!

Goat - you got to get up here one day and give skiing a try. Backcountry xc skiing is a hoot!