Peakbagging, Rollerski Workshop and Charlie’s Sweet Ride

High Peaks from South Dix
High Peaks from South Dix... sweet

As part of the annual Poko-MacCready 46r Challenge, members of the Peru Nordic Masters took to the High Peaks for some fun peakbagging over the past week.  On Wednesday, Jim Kobak and Jason Fiegl climbed Giant and Rocky to celebrate the life of their late climbing partner, Ed Bunk with family and friends on what would have been his 57th birthday.  On Friday, Kobak and Chris Rose spent a hot, humid, sweaty, drippy morning ripping up Nippletop and Dial Mts.

East Dix Summit (Grace Peak)
East Dix Summit (Grace Peak)

Finally, on Sunday, Kobak raced through the Dix range, shredding MacComb, South Dix, East Dix and Hough in just over 4 hours.  There is absolutely no better way to train for nordic skiing then to do some high speed peakbagging (ok there are probably better ways, but you owe it to yourself to get your butt out into the High Peaks!).

Rollerski Workshop participants work on V2 Alternate technique
Rollerski Workshop participants work on V2 Alternate technique

This week’s Rollerski Workshop was hosted by MitcHELLbeiner Skistadion and featured work on double-poling and two-skate (V2 alternate) technique.  Skiers worked on developing a more powerful pole-plant and forcing technique up short climbs on Akey Rd.  Next week’s Rollerski Workshop will take place at the Moffett Thunderdome (map) in Peru.  We will be working on V2- V1 transitions on the Mannix Rd.  Meet at the Thunderdome at 5:45 on Monday 8/31.

Too Kind!
Charlie's Kind Ride!

Charlie “Mitch of Hell” Mitchell showed off his sweet Schwinn Apple Krate bike.  This is the coolest bike I have ever seen (with the exception of the Amsterdam Beer Bike).  Expect Charlie to rip the trails of Cadyville and the Wilminton Flume on this beast soon.

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