Ski race ready for Saturday
#1 Mar 7, 2010
It is great to hear of this event in Adams. Hopefully it can become an annual race. Good luck to all the participants.
#2 Mar 7, 2010
The snow will be gone by race time.Better luck next year
#3 Mar 8, 2010
What an effort!
Hats off to ALL the volunteers.
And praise especially for Blair Mahar and the organizers for the sustained push to make it happen.
I'm proud of you guys and hope everyone else is too.
Good luck on Saturday!
#4 Mar 8, 2010
All the organizers and trail workers a big thanks! Sure is a bright spot.
#5 Mar 9, 2010
Saturday March 6th was the work-day, training run day for the Thunderbolt Ski Race. What a glorious day! Temperatures in the 50s on the bottom and 40s at the top, bright blue cloudless sky!
I hiked up with Steve C.(I wouldnt have made it without his encouragement.) The run down was intense! I crashed within 50 feet of the road, knocked the wind out of me, and thought This is going to be a long day! But by taking it easy and staying in control, it turned out to be a very enjoyable run down!
This is a very difficult trail, that doesnt let up. To quote Blair M.You pick up speed very quickly. That is so true, and unlike groomed ski areas, there is not much space to run out or slow down. When I reached the finish line I was beat, and Sunday I was walking like Walter Brennen, but it was a great day one of the best.
Lets continue to pray for good weather on Saturday.
And Most Importantly, lets thank Blair and the rest of the crew for their tremendous amount of hard (real hard) work that they did to get the trail in such great shape. Those guys are heros to me like Greenie and Rudy and Bill L.
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