Sunday, March 06, 2005

Lake Louise Loppet 2005

I had a great start to this race and had a decent gap after doing the loop on the lake. Up the first uphill I was slipping a lot on the ice. On the next big downhill I fell on a icy corner. I believe this is when I broke a ski, although I didn't realize it at the time. At the bottom of the big downhill I fell again when my grip wax grabbed on the power snow. My skis were really slow on the Telemark loop and I had to ski out of the track the whole way. The Fairview loop was not much better since my skis were slow in the fresh tracks but not enough grip. In the old track I had absolutely no grip. I ended up 2nd overall, but still managed to win the 20-29 category.