The reason there haven't been any posts in the past week or so is because I'm busy riding a motorcycle across North America.
And unless I'm grossly mistaken, Canada isn't on the interweb so there likely won't be any UAA Ski Team blog posts for another week or ten days when I return to civilization in Alaska.
In the meantime, here are a couple of today's sights.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
A bunch of UAA skiers have recently been in Maui, Hawaii, doing a little tropical training to kick off the summer training season. There was some biking, hiking and swimming, but I'm pretty confident there wasn't any hillbounding with ski poles or rollerski time trials up Haleakala.
|Pati, Tim, Davis, Synnøve, Mackenzie, Lucky|
|Mackenzie & Synnøve|
|Synnøve, Mackenzie, and the race marshal|
|Sunrises bring euphoria to some. For others, melancholy.|
|Synnøve, Mackenzie, The Black Knight, Lucky, Tim Williams, Étienne, Bella Andreini, Pati.|
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
Yesterday was May 1 and according to Lucky, this meant it was the first training day of the year. To celebrate, Lucky brought me to Hatcher Pass for some crust skiing. When we got to the parking spot, we found we weren't the only ones who'd gotten up early for some training.
|Eric Packer, Lukas Ebner, Reese Hanneman|
|There was some climbing to get to the Snowbird Basin.|
|Snowbird Basin - our turnaround spot|
|There was good skiing on the lake.|
|It was this warm.|
|Eric Packer; Team Stratton; a little norpine action.|
|It got a little soft in a couple spots near the end of our trip. Here's Lucky doing his "moose" imitation.|