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Training Log: 'Bent

In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  XC Skiing4 6:11:01 18.01 28.98 655
  Cycling1 1:40:00
  Running1 1:00:00
  Strength1 1:00:00
  Total6 9:51:01 18.01 28.98 655

Thursday Feb 20 #

Running 1:00:00 [3]
shoes: La Sportiva Uragano

Run in with the big boy back on his e-collar and long line. He was excellent!

Wednesday Feb 19 #

Strength 1:00:00 [2]

Workout 1, plus rehab and a little core, some lumberjack and shovelling.

Neck was sore from biking on Sunday.

XC Skiing 50:00 [3]

Ski in with AD. Fast and crusty out, but the tracks refroze a touch narrower than my skis, so slow and hard work when it wasn't fast on downhills.
May be time to get the spikes or studded tires back out tomorrow.

XC Skiing 30:00 [3]

Icy night ski home.

Tuesday Feb 18 #

XC Skiing 1:05:00 [3]

Drizzly ski in with the big boy. Got a bit of extra in.
Fast ski home- Bazingadog was on a mission.

Monday Feb 17 #

11 AM

XC Skiing 1:06:01 [4] 12.79 km (11.6 kph) +250m

Scenic with Gally, on last year’s Ski-o map.
Fast conditions.

Sunday Feb 16 #

Cycling (Fat biking) 1:40:00 [3]

Bash and I have been curious about the Highlands groomed fat bike trails, so we rented Fat bikes.

The lower trails in the cedars were really nice riding. Once we got higher up into switchbacks that had blown in with new soft snow it became a gong show. If you got anywhere near the side of the groomed track, the bike bogged down even with huge 4.6 x 27.5” tires. When you tried to put a foot down you just postholed in and toppled over like a turtle on its back, which happened quite a few times.

We ended up hike-a-bikeing a lot of the soft stuff, and judging by all the post-hole prints and full-body holes we weren’t alone.

I had gone clipless with my winter biking boots which iced up and wouldn’t clip in, and I took a pretty good beating on some sections. Dunno how you guys ride up high like that, hunched over. I definitely felt my neck after a while, even with an extra-high stem.

Mid way through we hit a wonderful trail in a cedar section that was just magic. Other parts of the woods were excellent too, in full wnter glory, then we hit the soft stuff again. Bash seemed to get the hang of it, and was riding better than me by the end.

The ride out was great, until I clipped a tree with my hand on the bar and went down again hard.

The bikes would have been consistent fun on doubletrack, but fairly narrow and twisty singletrack was tricky in soft conditons. I’d try it again on a firmer day.

Saturday Feb 15 #

11 AM

XC Skiing 2:40:00 [3] 16.18 km (6.1 kph) +405m

Kolapore with Bash. Another fantastic Ontario Backcountry ski.

Powder over a fairly fast crust made for some great downhills, especially the dreaded Gulch, which might be the toughest hill on any trail system I’ve skied in Ontario. Gusty winds made it feel like real winter!
Kolapore church to the cabin, then Dhaulagiri, county forest via JP and back on Kingsway.

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