Tuesday, November 29, 2016

3,555' Before Breakfast

The first Rando Race of the season was a big success. 86 "Skimo" (ski mountaineering) racers participated. Skiers started in the base area and skied as many laps as they could up High Noon and down Ramrod. The leaders completed 5 laps. That is 3,555 vertical feet of climbing before breakfast. Not bad. I continue to be amazed by how fast these athletes go up hill. Even their transitions (putting skins on or taking skins off) is fast. Whenever I do something with my skins, I also have to change clothes, figure out where I am, get a drink of water, eat an energy bar and discuss life's issues. These gals and guys are tremendous.



8 comments:

Skidreamer said...

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Skidreamer said...

Looks like a great time Al! I am flying out from Dallas tonight for two days of early season skiing at the Basin with you. Any chance of Lenawee opening tomorrow or Thursday? See you soon!

KAinCO said...

Hey Al. I just put a new pair of tech bindings on my old skis and got some skins to boot. II'd like to participate in this sometime in the future. What are some important things one need to know before taking part?

Anonymous said...

I have a question. Is it ok to call abasin abay?
Thanks

Turbos mom said...

A bay is a body of water surrounded by land on 3 sides.

Logic said...

Well if you think about it ..... if there's snow (which is water) in a gulch (which the basin has plenty of) which has technically three sides, then you can call it abay. Plus why would we call the front row of parking the beach if we weren't in front of the bay.

John Manner said...

Whats the word on the results?

John Manner said...
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