Got the løypebas on my side

8 Apr

Got up early, took a bus, walked a lot and finally got 45 minutes of skiing in. Only two people had been over the tracks before me, but they were professional trail-trashers. The skater left big, deep, frilly slashes in the soft snow that froze up into glide/neck breaking obstacles.

“Pigging” with my poles offered no respite because someone had been with a dog right down the middle of the trackset. Glide was replaced by thumpa-thumpa-thumpa over fat hound tracks. Amazing what damage two can do. Wonder if they were a couple?

But screw them all. I’ve got the løypebas on my side. On my return trip back towards the train station he had passed with his machine. Lovely man. Felt a bit guilty because his work didn’t have the time to firm up before I skated over it. But what sweet glide on fresh laid corduroy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: