Gore Ski Bowl, xc ski race, 1/19/2020

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Peter Minde Peter Minde
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Gore Ski Bowl, xc ski race, 1/19/2020

When Harv learned that I planned to flop in my car the night before HURT's 10 km race at Gore, he kindly invited me to stay in his pad. With all the snow, a normal 4 hour drive took 6.5 hours.  I'll admit I sweated it getting up Thirteenth Lake and Harvey Roads with front wheel drive, but we made it.  A big thank you to Harv, and it was cool to meet Scottski.

For the seniors and masters, it was 3 laps of a 3.3 km loop.



All the new snow made for a soft track at Gore.  Today, it was about good technique, if I'd tried to hammer it, I would have ended up flailing.  I herringboned the top of the A climb and the B climb, they were really tough today.  It was impressive to watch the youngsters hammering by me.



Photo of a junior skier coming off the A climb:



After the race, I wanted to get a photo of the mountains to the north, but I couldn't face going up the A climb again.  Here's the late morning sky.







campgottagopee campgottagopee
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Re: Gore Ski Bowl, xc ski race, 1/19/2020

Nice Peter

Thanks for sharing this. One of my housemates in college was a xc racer, you guys are a special breed
Harvey Harvey
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Re: Gore Ski Bowl, xc ski race, 1/19/2020

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Nice report Peter.  

Tell us all, how did you do?


It was great to help you out. And spend some time together.  It was only a coincidence I saw your post as we were traveling, when you posted. Only the corest would look at a floor to sleep on as a major upgrade.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Brownski Brownski
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Re: Gore Ski Bowl, xc ski race, 1/19/2020

Harvey wrote
Tell us all, how did you do?
I’m sure Peter did great. On the other hand there’s this...

But I believe that NYSB strives for a more supportive environment then some of the other organizations I’m involved with.
"You want your skis? Go get 'em!" -W. Miller
Peter Minde Peter Minde
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Harvey wrote
Nice report Peter.  

Tell us all, how did you do?


It was great to help you out. And spend some time together.  It was only a coincidence I saw your post as we were traveling, when you posted. Only the corest would look at a floor to sleep on as a major upgrade.
Harv, I find floors comfortable in general.  Good company is always appreciated.  I won my age group, but it wasn't easy.  Tough conditions.
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Re: Gore Ski Bowl, xc ski race, 1/19/2020

Congrats on the win!
Peter Minde Peter Minde
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Re: Gore Ski Bowl, xc ski race, 1/19/2020

@ Camp:  Thank you.  

@Brownski... you know, long after you've forgotten the race results, you still remember all the good times you had and the people you were with.  On then other hand, I do know someone with the outlook, "Never take a peashooter to a gunfight at the OK Corral."
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Re: Gore Ski Bowl, xc ski race, 1/19/2020

Way to get after it and congrats on the win. Headquarters is an awesome place to visit.
warp daddy warp daddy
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Re: Gore Ski Bowl, xc ski race, 1/19/2020

Peter : congratulations on the win.  Your persistence and dedication is an outstanding example for others .  XC is all about mental toughness and conditioning , hats off to you !

Warp
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warp daddy wrote
Peter : congratulations on the win.  Your persistence and dedication is an outstanding example for others .  XC is all about mental toughness and conditioning , hats off to you !

Warp
Thank you, Warp.  Gore Nordic is probably the hardest place I've skied at... at least until the new trails at Mt van Hoevenberg are opened.
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