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Canada Ski Marathon

Canada Ski Marathon GoPro adventure

Last weekend at this very moment, I was participating in the Canada Ski Marathon, and of course I had my GoPro filming furiously. At least this was the case in the beginning. Filming in sustained cold weather can be a challenge. The camera fogged up after awhile, and then eventually froze to where I could not […]

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Beyond Birkie Fever

Beyond Birkie Fever book review

It is a long way from cross-country ski season. In case you are missing the sport, which I always do in the offseason, here is a way to get into the Nordic groove. Walter Rhein’s book, Beyond Birkie Fever, is a memoir about his experiences growing up in Wisconsin, and his experiences training and taking […]

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Birkie fever 2016

Birkie Fever 2016

This was my fourth American Birkebeiner Marathon or affectionally nicknamed the Birkie. Many who participate ail from Birkie Fever. Symptoms include skiing whenever possible during the winter, checking the forecast every day hoping for snow, and looking forward to a late February weekend in Hayward, Wisconsin. Afflicted with Birkie Fever I am definitely afflicted. I […]

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