Nordic skiing to the rescue. Was putzing around this morning and the sun was peaking through a bit, temps were moderate so I figured what the hell, this is the exact reason I bought this gear. Supplement everything else I do and snag some miles here and there. So that is exactly what I did and I'm glad I made the call.
Snow was soft and pretty slow on the flats but it was great for climbing. I am starting to feel at home on my setup. Balance was good, rhythm was better. I wasn't flying but I was much more efficient. I was contemplating using the headlamp-esque GoPro mount to get some really boring footage but I just couldn't bring myself to be that much of a tool. Too bad though I did end up having to gap a small drainage, would have looked GNARLY.
Also got to witness a J2 race that was going on. Pretty funny scene. There were teams from all over: NH, Maine, Mass. Lots of spandex and really ridiculous glasses/goggles. I really don't get the eyewear that is prevalent in the nordic scene. Some of those things are incredibly silly
I like all the international flags. I wonder how many Russians were at this race?
I was hoping to overhear some sketchy wax/drug deals going down but I think everyone was too busy visualizing for their upcoming classic sprint heats.