The city is now posting trail conditions on their website here. Or is it here?
As of Thursday night, the lights were on. The trail is a bit rough and lots of debris is strewn about. The SW Corner is a very gnarly ride right now with multiple face-plant depressions to avoid. I highly recommend it. Overall, the conditions aren't awesome, but its worth it.
The 5K loop has seen some recent attention after Wednesday's snowfall. Here's the latest grooming report as of 5pm yesterday, care of Bill Parks:
"Trails are partially groomed...fair to poor conditions. Packed damp powder. Lights are not yet on. Conditions should be good by Thursday afternoon with 5km groomed for skating and classical"
There's a downed wire at the bottom of the Camel Humps, so beware if its dark. The lights are not on yet, which is a really big surprise! The fields behind Queensbury school have also been groomed for skating thanks to Bob Underwood.
Apparently winter is here.
You may have heard about a new NYSSRA Nordic club called the Hudson United Racing Team (“HURT”). HURT is the brainchild of Dave Kvam, a former Peru Nordic first-round draft pick who went rogue after learning that Jim Kobak was actually from New Jersey. Kvam recently stated, “I should have known because all of the signs were there! The guy’s house is littered with Jets and Overkill stuff! Weird!”
Kvam looking rattled after learning about Kobak's origins.
Kvam formed HURT not only to thwart the Peru Nordic menace, but also to challenge the annoying over-achievers at NYSEF. Kvam started off by collecting an impressive roster of nordic vagabonds from the Southern Adirondack region. Then, in an effort to make HURT a true contender, Kvam approached TeamNJS with an offer to form an alliance.
After protracted and sometimes contentious negotiations, TeamNJS has officially decided to join the HURT effort. TeamNJS will no longer be an independently sanctioned NYSSRA club, but will continue to exist as a division of the Hudson United Racing Team. Look for Farry, Diehl and South to be racing under the HURT banner this winter.
To learn more about HURT, click here or follow the link on the left side of this blog.