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Brian Waters <[log in to unmask]>
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Nordic Ski Club <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 17 Oct 2007 14:27:15 -0400
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About that cold thing.

If you're serious about getting out, you'd better be prepared for -20
degree wind chills (and sometimes thats the baseline temperature).
That said, it can get pretty toasty in the spring. New England
weather brings it all.

-Brian


On Oct 17, 2007, at 12:58 PM, Henry Mai wrote:

> So, in an effort to cross-train and keep an aerobic base for
> cycling, I'm
> ditching the fat skis for skinny ones this winter. I've managed to
> get a
> good deal on a pair of skate skis and boots from last year's demo
> fleet and
> am looking to find more info about what opportunities are available
> around here.
>
> 1. Is there a resort that the club frequents most often? So far,
> I've seen
> Bolton, Smuggler's, Jay, Trapp, and have heard that the Burlington
> Country
> club have suitable trails.
>
> 2. Is there a weekly trip that's organized, or is it an ad hoc kind
> of thing
> with members offering rides to whoever wants to come on a given trip?
>
> 3. Passes: is it worth it to get a season's pass somewhere? The
> Triple
> Major isn't that much more expensive than a Nordic pass from Bolton
> alone
> and will let me go downhilling when the urge arises. I'm a grad
> student
> with a pretty set 9-5 schedule during the week, so weekends will
> probably be
> the only times I can get out.
>
> 4. Clothing wise: how cold/warm does it get when you're out
> skiing? I come
> from Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) and I'm used to a very similar
> climate, but
> I've only ever done downhill skiing with a pretty well insulated
> jacket and
> pants so I have no idea how hot it's going to get when you're actually
> skiing. I'm thinking that I can get away with using a midweight
> long-sleeved bike jacket and windshell with a thermal layer
> underneath, but
> correct me if I'm wrong. I'll probably be picking up a pair of
> suitable XC
> pants/tights.
>
> So yeah. Any other advice would be helpful.

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