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Cross Country Skiing, Rollerski -

Summertime means a transition from snow skiing to roller skiing. With that transition comes the opportunity to check your roller ski equipment, replace worn wheels, or upgrade to a new ski.    The simplest spring maintenance that you can do is to replace last season’s roller ski ferrules on your poles. ...

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Pain from the cold does not gain you anything. Just more time in the warming house and less time pretending you are Bjorn Daehlie - or our favorite Birkie Champion, Alayna Sonnesyn.

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Cross Country Skiing, Training -

Often around June I can start feeling some of the nagging aches and pains created from my spring activities and transition to running after a long winter. Likely I rushed into running too quickly or just got excited as the trails dried. Either way, early June is a good time...

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Cross Country Skiing, Rollerski -

Where to go- If you are just getting started – stick to the two P’s. Parking Lots. The best spot to gain familiarity with being on rollerskis is an open, flat parking lot. This will give you the opportunity to work on balance, slowing down, and stopping. Paths. Once you’re...

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WHAT TYPE OF SKI IS BEST FOR YOU? * Helpful information for those new to the sport of xc skiing, or, who used to ski and have been away from it for some time, or, have gear but it may not be right for you now. Our goal is to...

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Cross Country Skiing, Service -

The best way to get skis ready for next season is to get them stone ground and storage waxed before putting them away for the summer! Ski bases will be in need of care after a season’s worth of skiing, racing, and waxing. The stone grinding process will re-establish a...

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Cross Country Skiing, Cycling, Training -

Having bought my first mountain bike in 2014 because my best friend (and 2018 Birkie Warrior Inga) Eleanor Bacso traded her rollerskis for fat tires upon moving to Duluth. It became increasingly apparent that when visiting her and her husband Mason – shredding single track was the activity, and it...

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(Photo: David Norris) I’m David Norris and I am a professional skier and part-time bookkeeper. I grew up in Fairbanks, AK and skied NCAAs for Montana State University where I graduated with a degree in accounting in 2014. I currently live in Anchorage and ski for the Alaska Pacific University...

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Suggestions on dressing for cold weather and best practices for cross country ski racing apparel. Cold weather is always a shock to the system when the weather has been drizzly all fall and into winter. Even after cross country ski racing for 31 years I have to take extra time...

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