Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Photos from Kearsarge

Super thanks to Ray Rhatigan for braving the cold fingers and taking some photos of the Kearsarge race last Sunday.  This isn't everyone, but it's a nice smattering of photos.  Glad to see the juniors at least holding their technique together til the end!  

Coach Al

Coach Alex

Allie, too fast for focus

Boys up top, post race.


Adam, from Ford Sayre

Gavin, overall winner!

Group shot at the top of the hill, missing some of the masters who raced.




Julia, overall women's winner!

Coach Maddy, master women's winner!


I swear, Will started this race wearing a helmet... what happened to it, only Will knows.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Kearsarge Classic Race Results

A big thank  you to John LaChance for organizing the second roller ski race up Kearsarge.  (And thanks to Alan McEwen for helping out as John had to fly back from China the night before the race).

Congrats to Gavin McEwen for blowing away the classic course record.  Also congrats to Julia Kern who also crushed the female record.  Nice work by you both!  And coaches Al Innamorati and Alex Jospe won the Masters categories.

Here are the results:

Mt. Kearsarge Roller Ski Race - November 16, 2014
Time Skier M/F Age Technique
25:44 Gavin McEwen M 17 Classic New Classic Record!!
28:07 Adam Gluech M 15 Classic
28:27 Will Rhatigan M 16 Classic
30:07 James Kitch M 14 Classic
30:19 Julia Kern F 17 Classic
33:02 Jackson Hardin M 14 Classic
33:17 Maddy Wendt F 26 Classic
34:19 Albert Innamorati M 55 Classic
34:24 Alex Jospe F 30 Classic
35:13 Meg Yoder F 18 Classic
35:55 Allie Skahen F 17 Classic
36:02 Eli Bucher M 18 Skate
37:14 Erik Lindhal M 16 Classic
37:23 Jamie Doucett M 60 Classic
42:50 Clara Cousins F 18 Classic
50:57 Cindy Glueck F 43 Classic
57:56 Andy Sheehan M 51 Skate

Monday, November 10, 2014

Weston Clean Up!

A big crew of CSU Jrs., CSU Masters, BKSLers, high school team and perhaps a few others joined in FOLJMs' cleanup of Weston Ski Track (Leo J. Martin golf course) yesterday.  Chris Doyle estimated that over 80 people helped out with the cleanup, which completely surprised the DCR staff.  Great job by everyone to rake those pesky leaves and pine needles that always get in the tracks on windy days.   Everyone worked enthusiastically for a few hours and its amazing how much stuff got raked up.  No one got hit with an errant golf ball either!  I think we raked up as much goose stuff as leaves.
Shea with Rocket Pack prepared for take off

Great job everyone!

There are many photos on the FOLJMs Facebook page, but this is one of my favorites.  Rakes?  Who needs rakes?  Global warming CO2 emissions?  Ah, so what when you have a large MOTOR on your back! 

Emily, Lewis, Jackson and James go on the attack!  

Sunday, November 2, 2014

CSU Rollerski Race

It was quite a morning for a rollerski race!  I got up early and checked the radar about 100 times.  That storm was off the coast but backing up!  Crap!  However, I went forward since it was only spitting rain and was amazed at the turnout!  Chris City brought the whole Harvard team, a hardy crew of CSU juniors and a bunch of CSU masters all braved the elements.  I got dropped right off the bat at the start and so I watched everyone disappear up the hill and missed all the action up front.  It was pretty brutal out there for everyone though with the howling wind on the back side of the course, the rain pelting down and changing over to snow, the cold spray coming up off the wheels and it was cold!  Everyone was way slower than last year, and Gavin's winning time in the 2 lapper is all that much more impressive given those conditions. He prevailed over Soren and Akeo of Harvard.  Hannah Barnes and Annie Harvieux of Harvard prevailed with Maddy coming in 3rd.  Lewis won the junior 1 lapper followed by Jackson and James while Meg nailed down the 1 lapper followed by Clara and Emily.  As for the older crowd Albert hung on for the win over Rob and Bob B and Jody was the sole masters woman.  Results are below along with some really nice photos from Chris City.  Thanks Chris!!

Many thanks to Chris Li at Bikeway for donating prizes and to Bob Haydock and Lisa Doucett for timing, Alex, Jim Miller and Dan Cousins for watching corners and keeping cars at bay. 

Gavin leading it out

The train going up the first hill


Rob leading a couple Harvard women