Cross Country Skiing - anyone?

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  1. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Has anyone tried one of the forms of cross country skiing - Classic, Skating or Back Country.

    Mrs @Jenben and I have tried our hand at the classic cross country style and I must admit to being a bit hooked. However, boy is it hard work. I have got achy bits where I didn't even know I had bits. :Eeek:
     
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  2. Ridgeway

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    We usually go a few times a year as neither of us are keen on downhill. Classic is the way 90% of people ski unless you're super fit and then skating is possible, but i mean really super fit. The guys here that skate usually start practising around Nov on long inline roller blades just to get their fitness up.

    For the rest of us mere mortals bumbling along on the trails is a lot of fun with a small day sack, a flask and a dog or 2. Skijoring is also fun although only one of ours is capable and even then not for too long and best left for the children...

    It is a most enjoyable way to enjoy a morning but as you said it's hard work.
     
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    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    I had to look skijoring up - would have to get a bigger dog to take part in that sport. This one would rather play with a pinecone!
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  4. Anthy

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    I tried to ski two times. For the first time, I even liked it. The next time we set the task - to go through the big track. It turned out that the track very often goes in waves. Down it was nice)) I was able to climb up standing on skis only three times. I had to use an extreme remedy to feel my legs again that evening - https://provacan.co.uk/cbd-eliquid/ I love watching ski competitions on TV, but decided for myself that I will NEVER try to this torture's instrument again.
     
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    Used to telemark with daughter , but now skis are up in garage rafters , and she plays Ice Hockey ! :)
     
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    Eldest son did cross country skiing when he was in the army - loved it
     
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    Yes - we spend 2 months each winter. Both of us classic, I also skate. Mostly French and Swiss Jura.
     

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