On Wednesday, February 28, the Nordic Silver Streaks met. Head Nordic Streak, Gigi Estes, writes, “It was a beautiful spring day, bright sun, blue sky, 46°F, as 17 Nordics gathered. Three Nordics stayed at the South End, the others drove to the North End. The snow was packed but soft and the conditions were much better than we expected. Most of us started out without hats, but we were still getting too warm skiing up Lower Osceola. Off came our jackets, tied around waists which covered our behinds. A colorful picture (see photos below)! We could have skied in T-shirts today as some young high school skiers did who whizzed by us. We stopped at a couple of junctions to face the sun, soak up Vitamin D and relish the warmth. The brooks were gurgling, being mostly free of ice. There was a sense of an awakening of nature, promising new life. We returned to the Nordic Center with smiling faces for lunch and goodies and enjoyed the camaraderie.
“One Silver Streak member, who does both alpine and Nordic skiing, made an interesting observation. He said that at the beginning of the season he had some problems with downhill skiing. His legs didn’t work as well as he expected. After he had done a fair amount of cross-country skiing, he discovered that his downhill skiing had vastly improved and attributed it to the cross-country workouts. Hmm, something to ponder.
“I expect that we will have decent conditions after the rain last Friday for some more good skiing on Wednesday, March 7. See you then.”