Adirondack Summer

Adirondack summer vacation.  If there are no black flies, does it still count as summer?  In August, my family returned to Lake Placid. A different kind of vacation, where I went out on dawn patrol most mornings so we could do family stuff together later on. On Thursday morning, I doubled […]

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Kingston Roller Ski Races Cancelled

You’ll have to plan your training the week before Thanksgiving a little differently: The Kingston roller ski races in Kingston, NY have been cancelled for this year. In a brief email, organizer Greg Malia wrote, “due to a number of things beyond my control, after 11 consecutive years, the Kingston Roller […]

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Fall Roller Ski Race Madness

So here it is,better late than never: the fall roller ski race schedule in the northeast! Sufferfest, Prospect Mountain, Lake George NY.  2 November, 11 AM start.  Uphill race, five miles, not quite as steep as Whiteface.  Self-seeded and self-timed.  No sag wagons and no shelter at the finish.  Be […]

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Climb to the Castle: Burke, Stephen Repeat Wins

Liz Stephen and Tim Burke repeated their 2013 performances, winning Saturday’s Climb to the Castle.  OK, you know about that. The weather looked sketchy: 60% chance of showers in the morning, and thunderstorms in the afternoon.  I brought the [slow] rubber wheels with me, but decided to chance it running […]

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