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Lake Placid Loppet: Return to Forever

In repose, the goddess awaited. Cresting the height of land on Mount van Hoevenberg’s Porter Mountain trail, I led a train of skiers past the abandoned timing hut left over from the 1980 Winter Olympics.  Swathed in snow, the graven image of the Goddess of Anaerobic Threshold, a deity sacred […]

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Dewey Mountain: Cookie Clash of the Titans

The crash, right after the start.  Until Peru Nordic’s Cookie Clash on Saturday, I’ve managed to avoid mass collisions at the start of mass start races. It’s a no-frills, all business race on a technically demanding loop.  Four 2.5 km laps, straight up, then straight down, followed by a twisty bit […]

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Photo of Liz Stephen with Peru Nordic Goes Viral!

Two generations ago, every pimply-faced teenaged boy either wanted to be an athlete or a rock star.  In the era before social media, it was either this: or this: Tastes and times change.  I’m still waiting for the record royalties to roll in from my own time as a musician, […]

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As the Cookie Crumbles: Peru Nordic’s Cookie Clash

– words by Peter; all photos by Laurel Minde Each time I crested the aptly named Killer Hill, my legs flooded with lactic acid.  Naturally, there was no rest for the wicked: from the height of land, a gradual descent turned into a plunging, corkscrewing ride requiring utmost concentration.  Including a […]

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Eric Seyse Wins Lumberjack Scramble

Under bright skies, Eric Seyse ran away with Saturday’s Lumberjack Scramble at the Tupper Lake (NY) Cross Country Ski Center.  Leading from start to finish, he won in 18:09.  Around 20 skiers showed up for the revival of a race that had been a popular local fixture for decades before […]

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Rollerski Race Season is Here

While there’s some real skiing out west, in the east we’re still dealing with pavement.  Whether you’re looking to go straight uphill or work high-speed techniques on flatter terrain, there’s something for everyone all over the northeast in the next few weeks. 10/30 2011:  Eyes For the Pies, Pineland Farms, […]

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