Bellmare Wins Chilly Boreal Loppet

On a cold day with numbing wind chills, Patrick Bellemare won the Boreal Loppet in Forestville, Quebec on Saturday, 26 February. With a time of 5:54:49, he beat runner-up Styve Gagnon by one second over a distance of 103 k. No women contested the 103 k distance.

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Prospect Mountain Tuneup

I can think of better ways to finish pre-race training than the way this weekend went. After the thaw that tormented the northeast last week, a cold snap left Prospect Mountain’s trails hard and fast. There was minimal debris: pine needles and small twigs in a few places. Once you […]

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Impatient

Possibly the longest single-day ski race in North America, the Boreal Loppet comes up a week from Saturday, and I’m impatient.  I signed on for this race last year, and the 103 k event was cancelled due to poor conditions.  This would be the  same February weekend when the northeast […]

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Conditions at Lake Denmark

The wide temperature swings of the last few days gave the local snow an icy crust. I’m just not up for skiing in purple klister conditions when the trails are self-groomed. Today I opted to roller ski at Lake Denmark. I went about three k south from the picnic area, […]

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Douglas, Jospe Win Lake Placid Loppet

Duncan Douglas blew away the field at the Lake Placid Loppet on 5 February, winning the 50 k freestyle race in 2:26:43.  On a day that started cool and warmed quickly to near freezing, Douglas skated across the finish line at Mount van Hoevenberg seven minutes ahead of second place […]

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Hello world!

Welcome to Oxygen Fed Sport, the successor to xc Ski NJ!  Oxygen Fed Sport will cover MORE of what xc Ski NJ covered:  more cross country skiing, both ultra-local and beyond the edges of the known world.  Trail running, bicycling, getting outside and finding an adventure. If it has to […]

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