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Skiing: the argument in favour
By:  Karl Saidla   (2009/08/26)

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The following pictures come from the collection of pictures that either Megan or I took over the last 4 years or so. They aren't necessarily the best, most important, or most representative, but they did strike me as ones which provided good examples to use if I were to argue about the "worthiness" of spending an obscene amount of one's time (and maybe money too...) in some way related to long, skinny skis.

There have been great moments for reflection:

Revelstoke, BC in October 05

Chic Chocs QC in April 04

Algonquin Park ON in September 06


31 Mile Lake QC in October 08



Gatineau Park QC in October 05



There has also been some simply superb scenery along the way:

Chic Chocs QC in April 09


Pras De Lys France in January 06


St. John's Newfoundland, July 08


Lake Superior ON in August 08


Foret Montmorency QC, November 07


There has been some incredible skiing in some diverse places.

Black Forest Germany, January 06


Haig Glacier, AB, October 05


Saalfelden, Austria, January 06


Moena, Italy, January 06


Nakkertok QC, February 08


Silver Star BC, December 08


We've enjoyed training with many great teammates and friends:

Stowe Vermont, May, 09


Gatineau Park QC, October 08


Mont Tremblant QC, September 04


Mooney's Bay Ottawa ON, August 05


OWL Rafting ON, June 08


South Wyndham Vermont, May 06


Coach John at Owl, June 07


In various ways, all of the above are related to what's found below: going as fast as possible on cross country skis:

Chasing Chris J; just like the old days at Nakkertok.




We can't forget that there have been many great lighter moments as well:

Tom McCarthy - Nordic Dork of the Week


Megan and Steve B. - Steve's Farm


Cornelius Brandt - The Champ, April 05


 
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