A small crew tried the VT hills for training this weekend. Saturday featured a beautiful roller ski in the Pleasant Valley area that had the combined nice pavement, rolling hills and zip for traffic. The Vt. country is quite charming, but it the backside of the Mansfield range had an ominous look as it was partially shrouded in the clouds. Walker and Chris Bean joined Madeline, James, Carina, Chris Burnham and I for this new classic roll. I had thought about going to the Jericho roller ski course, but this loop was much closer and really nice.
That afternoon we braved the sunny 85 degree weather and went boating on the Waterbury Reservoir for a casual paddle. Lots of splashing between the boats with little regard for the coaches as Madeline and James worked on their quick strength by seeing who could dump the most water into the opposing ship. A short swim and we returned home to cookout.
Sunday the same crew braved a 5 minute shower to climb up Mt. Mansfield in the early morning.