Lake Minnewaska: Back Where it All Began

It took me 10 hours over two days to dig out of the blizzard of 1 February.  Moving over two feet of snow, I needed a rest day.  The following Thursday, I drove to Lake Minnewaska to take advantage of all that fresh powder. When it was still privately owned, […]

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Ski Jumping: Original Extreme Sport

A gray November sky promised rain.  The strong breeze hinted at the gale force wind that would come in the evening.  I parked at the usual spot, the Green Pond Road trail head that’s become New Jersey’s version of overcrowded Adirondack trail heads.  I shrugged into my hydration vest and […]

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Garmin Forerunner 935: Product Review

I bought my Garmin Forerunner 935 when I realized that the battery of my four-and-a-half-year-old Forerunner 620 was giving up the ghost.  Over Memorial Day weekend, it had taken me through the Patch Sprint and the post-race self-extrication, well over six hours.  Six months later, a 10 km ski race […]

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Gore JNQ 10 km

On Saturday, I drove to North Creek, NY for Sunday’s Gore JNQ 10 km skate race. It’s been a while since I’ve driven 260 miles in a snowstorm, and the first time in my new / used diesel Jetta.  What’s generally a four-hour ride turned into a six hour slog, […]

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North Creek Nordic Fest at Gore

At the eleventh hour, I signed up for the 10 km classic race at the North Creek Nordic Fest last Saturday. In October, I’d torn a hamstring during a hard interval workout and limped back to my car.  It’s been a long road with careful, and dare I say, banal […]

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