Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I’ll keep this short and sweet today. I’m guessing the vast majority of my readers are runners. I’m not sure what effect my writing about skiing has on you. It probably causes a lot of you to tune-out. If you’ve never skied before, you probably don’t want to read about it. Heck, maybe you live in a state that doesn’t have snow. Not sure why you would want to do that, but that’s a different issue. Anyway, you probably don’t have any frame of reference regarding the sport. Or maybe you are curious about the sport.

Whatever the case may be, here’s a great video from the City of Lakes Loppet. Scott B. wore a camera on his head during the race and then edited down the video to less than 5 minutes and included some music. It’s the best video I’ve seen for getting a sense of the sport. Thanks to Scott L. for sending it to me.

City of Lakes Loppet 35k Freestyle from Scott Brown on Vimeo.

Quote of the day;

“I love the feeling of putting it all on the line. It’s something unequaled in anything else I have experienced. I seem to be able to redline it at will and just hang in there.” – Jared Mondry


Beth said...

I loved it! I showed it to my skiing son, too, and he liked it. I can't believe how fast they are going! I really got a kick out of seeing the parts of the course I was on. I think I'm going to have my parents check it out... they have never cc skied and it will give them a sense of why I want to learn to do it. Thanks!

Julie said...

Hi Chad,
Awesome video!! I am in total awe:) It makes me want to try cc skiing again!!