by George, Helen, Emily, and Sam R.
|the ENTIRE team!|
|speeds at twilight|
This weekend we headed up to the Craftsbury Outdoor Center to partake in the final Eastern Cups of 2012. After skiing the course, we drove back to the rented house: not such an easy task.
Earlier in the week we had christened our van “The Yeti” and decorated it with various upbeat knic-knacs.
Sunday began at 6:00. The Cheri Walsh memorial race:5k for J2s, 10k for women, and a long 15k for men. Despite the incredible conditions, and the firmness of the snow throughout the day, it took a lot of energy to get around the course 3 times. We all managed to keep our poles intact, even with the mass start for all races and the assortment of baskets left on the race course. The only causualty of the day was the squirrel that Helen hit while speeding down the last hill of the course. It survived the collision, but the same cannot be said for Helen. As the fog was burned off by the persistent sun, many people rocked our new trucker hats throughout the weeked and in the races. The crew had some decent and quality races throughout the weekend, and were cheered on by our new, slightly unsettling team mascot: the Horse Head.
Many goals were met, and many more to work on. Let’s hope that the bobble hula dancer on the dash keeps the gas cap together until repair! On our return trip we had our traditional annual stop at Dunkin’ Donuts. This tradition is thoroughly enjoyed by all.
|the van is FULL when the whole team travels!|