Yesterday Molly and I had the privilege of being "founding skiers" of the first Birkie Tour. The idea is simple ... The American Birkebeiner folks sponsor a relaxed day of touring on the course with aide stations, and food at the Fish Hatchery near Hayward. Yesterday's event was shortened to 44 km due to the impending rain. My wife told me the skating conditions were great, but classic was ugly! I had fun, but six attempts at rewaxing out on the trail never achieved the ultimate combination of hard purple, yellow and klister to combat the icy tracks which had all kinds of pine needles and other debris. However, I didn't talk to any other classic skiers who had better luck. Anyhow, here are some photos and Garmin data from the Birkie Tour. The photos were taken with my GoPro wide angle lens camera (head mount). To see additional "ski cam man" photos link to MinnSki section!
Click upon the Garmin data to view full sized.