ski-o race 1:20:00  14.0 km (5:43 / km)
Race 1 at Tahoe Donner. Got a foot of snow overnight, so they started grooming everything fresh this morning. Trails were actually pretty solid, so not too many problems there. First few went ok, and I was feeling good with the skiing, wax was great (on one good ski + one rock ski), so I was getting into it. Then at about control 4 I found out that since I was one of the first starters (the first on blue) it was apparently my responsibility to make sure the dotted trails existed. So I lost a few minutes bushwacking through bottomless powder to get to the next trail (the alternative was a km and 10 contours). The next few were fairly uneventful, until #7 where there was an entire solid green trail that wasn't groomed. Spent a few minutes thinking I was lost, then confused, then just pissed because I had to set more bushwack trail. Lost at least five minutes to dad on that one. After that we started to loop back through parts of the map we'd already been on, so I knew which trails existed or not, and we had also finished all the wicked climbs, so things were good to the end. I think I finished fourth, a whopping 25 minutes behind Margus Hallik, and a few minutes in front of Randy and Dad.
skate ski 1:00:00  2.0 km (30:00 / km)
We got there early, and they were still grooming trails and setting controls, so before the starts they sent Dad, Randy and I out into the nearby beginner trails to create/pack the dotted trails. Much fun wading through powder. Until you lose your balance and your poles go in up to the handles.
skate ski 1:00:00  5.0 km (12:00 / km)
Control pickup in the afternoon, with no poles and no map.