Molly and I had a great time today skiing as novices in the Minnesota Biathlon. In fact, I did not realize Molly had never fired a gun in her life ... what a first for my dear wife and on Nordic Skis! We both actually hit 9 of 10 targets in the longer 7 km cross-country ski race, and thus avoided taking all but one penalty lap. The folks from the Minnesota Biathlon Organization are to be commended for running a great event. Of course, blue skies and temperatures of 45F did not hurt either (results)! Last week's Birkie seems so long in the past.
I hope you enjoy my photos and video of both the experienced race, and the novice race in which Molly and I competed:
- Novice Skier Biathlon Race: Ski Cam Man (head cam photos)
- Experienced Skier Biathlon Race (regular camera photos)
- A Musical Mashup of the Day's Races (slideshow)
Please also visit my MinnSki (Nordic Skiing in Minnesota Web Portal) where you'll find more head cam photos, a custom built search engine which focuses upon Nordic Skiing in the Northland, and Garmin calculated trail difficulty measurements / ratings. For example, view my Garmin data from this race.
If you prefer, the video embedded below may also be watched on YouTube, but I think this version loads quicker and is of equal quality. It was a fun day!