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Craig Storey
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If it wasn't for Craig, you wouldn't know about XC Ottawa. He is the brains behind our website and an excellent liaison within the Ottawa-Gatineau ski community. Craig has been skiing a long, long time and is focussed on training smart to remain injury-free. He had a tough 2007-2008 season with injuries which allowed him only to compete in skating events but he STILL managed to WIN the 2008 Gatineau Loppet 29km skate event, during which he rescued Megan from a near-bonk and helped her move up to finish 5th in the 53km skate. Craig is preparing to defend his Gatineau 29km skate title this year.

Craig also takes a light interest in physics. When not training he spends time working at the NRC but we would have to kill you if we told you what he does there.

Hometown Sudbury, Ontario
Personal Sponsors: Infinity
Best Results: 1st, 29km Skate Gatineau Loppet 2008
1st, CAN Rollerski Championships, 2006
8 Ontario University medals
Top 10s in Canada Cups
Performance Goals: Top-25 in Canada Cups and Nationals, winning gold in the relay at National Championships
Other Pursuits: The Internet, Physics, Batteries, www.xcottawa.ca
EQUIPMENT
Skis: Karhu, Ski Trab, Slegar
Poles: Infinity
Boots: Salomon
Rollerskis:
Skate: Ski Skett Shark
Classic: V2 910K, V2 920

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Craig's Articles...

Waxing Tips Saturday Update: 2016 Gatineu Loppet Waxing   (2016/02/25)
CSM * Updated * 2016 CSM Wax Guess  (2016/02/18)
Waxing Tips 2015 CSM Vauhti Wax Guess  (2015/02/06)
CSM 2013 CSM Vauhti Wax Guess  (2013/02/07)
Waxing Tips Vauhti K-line Grip Wax: Kryptonite for Tricky Snow  (2013/02/03)
Waxing Tips Vauhti Waxes we use most often.  (2012/02/17)
Waxing Tips Why We Use Vauhti Waxes  (2012/02/16)
Waxing Tips That's an excellent question: Preventing debris build up on grip wax.  (2012/02/13)
Waxing Tips 2012 CSM Vauhti Wax Guess  (2012/02/09)
XC Local NCD Banquet and Dance Party, Sat. April 2nd, 2011  (2011/03/15)
Waxing Tips 2011 CSM Wax Guess  (2011/02/10)
Ski Gear Apprentice Serviceman's Report #2 - How to test skis, waxes and structures.  (2011/02/09)
Ski Gear DIY Cross Country Ski Boots and More!  (2011/02/04)
Gatineau Park Does this answer your questions about skiing in Gatineau Park?  (2011/01/25)
Gatineau Park 26 Pictures on the way to the Firetower and Back Today  (2010/03/16)
Waxing Tips 2010 CSM Wax Guess  (2010/02/11)
XC Local SkiTrails.XCOttawa.ca - New Ski Trail Conditions Reporting Site!  (2010/02/01)
Gatineau Park Last Ski of 2009!  (2009/12/31)
Gatineau Park Gatineau Park Ski Photos from April 12th, 2009  (2009/04/12)
Gatineau Park Gatineau Park Ski Photos from April 9th, 2009  (2009/04/09)
Gatineau Park Gatineau Park Ski Photos from March 31st, 2009  (2009/03/31)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: Hairies, Zeroes, Multis, Micro and Rub Skis?  (2009/03/09)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: Why they groom the backcountry trails in Gatineau Park  (2009/03/04)
Waxing Tips That's an Excellent Question: Waxing for Loppets!  (2009/02/12)
Waxing Tips 2009 CSM Waxing Guess  (2009/02/05)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: Trail Names in Gatineau Park?  (2009/01/21)
Waxing Tips Apprentice Serviceman's Report #1- Daily Schedule  (2009/01/12)
Interview xczone.tv Winter 2009 Interview  (2008/12/14)
Training Watch out for the late summer ruts and grooves  (2008/08/27)
Training Log Training Log: Slow steady progress  (2008/06/19)
Ottawa-Gatineau New Website about Cycling in the Ottawa-Gatineau Area  (2008/04/28)
Gatineau Park Gatineau Park skiing photos, April 17th, 2008.  (2008/04/17)
Gatineau Park Gatineau Park Photos from April 13th, 2008.  (2008/04/13)
Ski Gear Stone Grinding and Structuring Cross Country Skis  (2008/04/05)
Race Report PenguinMan Report #3 - Slow and steady.  (2008/04/02)
Gatineau Park Grooming Requirements for the Gatineau Park  (2008/03/28)
Training The Joys of Crust Skiing  (2008/03/22)
Photos and Videos Pictures from today's ski.  (2008/03/08)
Environment 2008 a Record Snowfall Year for Ottawa-Gatineau?  (2008/03/06)
Workout of the Week Develop your feel for the `Ski Gears`  (2008/03/04)
Athlete Diary Lessons about flying with skis!  (2008/02/29)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: Hotboxes  (2008/02/18)
Q & A 2008 XCOttawa.ca Facelift and Statistics  (2008/02/15)
Photos and Videos Photos from a ski during the BIG Storm  (2007/12/17)
Environment Weathertainment!  (2007/12/15)
XC Local Current Grooming Issues  (2007/12/13)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: Apres ski changing routine.  (2007/12/09)
Gatineau Park Skiing pictures from Dec. 5th, 2007  (2007/12/06)
Ski Gear DVD Review: Nordic Ski Training Secrets for High Performance Sport  (2007/11/30)
Training Things to try your first few days on skis  (2007/11/29)
Q & A What's with the webcam?  (2007/11/28)
Gatineau Park Ski photos of first grooming of 2008  (2007/11/23)
Contest 2007 1st Snowfall Contest Update  (2007/11/19)
XC Local Nakkertok Nordic Centre Continues to Improve!  (2007/09/26)
Photos and Videos 2007/04/16 - Skiing Pictures  (2007/04/16)
Gatineau Park 2007/04/14 - Grooming Pictures  (2007/04/13)
Photos and Videos Photos of skiing today, March 14th 2007  (2007/03/14)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: What Makes a Good Wax Iron?  (2007/02/19)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: Where to ski at night in Ottawa-Gatineau  (2007/01/23)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: Classic Wax Pocket Length  (2007/01/15)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: Waxing in the (cold) Garage  (2007/01/11)
XC News Laurentian Nordic Trails Need Your Help!  (2006/12/02)
XC Local From rollerskiing to skiing in the Gatineau Park this morning!  (2006/11/05)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: Use of Fast or Slow Rollerskis?  (2006/10/19)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: How to keep your heart rate monitor strap up?  (2006/09/18)
XC Local 2006/04/05 - Spring Skiing Pictures  (2006/04/05)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: Summer Storage Waxing  (2006/04/02)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question: Do Waxless Skis Work in Slush?  (2006/03/30)
Gatineau Park 2006/03/22 - Pictures of the Current Ski Conditions  (2006/03/22)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question - Klister Covered by Hard Wax  (2006/02/17)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question - Warmup Routine for Long Distance Races  (2006/02/15)
Q & A That's an Excellent Question - Cold Weather Waxing  (2006/02/15)
Waxing Tips CSM Waxing Suggestions (guess).  (2006/02/10)
XC Local Nakkertok Eastern Canadian Championships: What you can expect.  (2006/02/01)
Environment Crazy Weather calls for New Forecasts!  (2006/01/13)
Race Report Hard Tracks at Hardwood Hills; Sprints and Mass-start Classic  (2006/01/01)
Race Report Race Preview: Ontario Cups #1 & #2, Hardwood Hills  (2005/12/28)
Photos and Videos Dec 6th Grooming Pictures  (2005/12/06)
Race Report 2005 Silver Star Report - Part 1  (2005/11/23)
Ski Gear Do-It-Yourself Pursuit Boots  (2005/11/13)
Travel-Tourism 2005 Foret Montmorency Camp Preview  (2005/11/10)
Ski Gear Make Your Own Ski Boots?  (2005/11/09)
Editorial XCOttawa.ca has a new look!  (2005/11/08)
Workout of the Week Penguins and Turkeys  (2005/10/13)
Workout of the Week Get in Stride  (2005/07/15)
XC News Alex Nilsson: Cross Canada Skier!  (2005/06/11)
Race Report Craig's 2005 American Birkie Report  (2005/03/03)
Editorial Bonk Series: Sibley Ski Tour  (2005/02/18)
XC Local 2005 Ottawa Sun Winterlude Triathlon is on Feb. 7th  (2005/01/25)
XC Local Chelsea Nordiq Sprints 2005 Schedule  (2005/01/01)
Editorial Amazing Rollerski Race Video  (2004/12/10)
Editorial Nakkertok Nordic Center  (2004/11/28)
Travel-Tourism Cooled Track and Ski Tunnel Skiing  (2004/11/23)
XC Local Oct. 22nd 2004: Snow has arrived in the Gatineau Park!  (2004/10/21)
XC News Keski Climb Rollerski Race set for Gatineau Park on Oct. 23, 2004  (2004/09/24)
Gatineau Park Guide to Fall Rollerskiing in Gatineau Park  (2004/09/24)
Race Report 2004 Le Grand Prix des Couleus  (2004/09/24)
XC Local MASTERS XC SKI TRAINING with Natalya Kuziak  (2004/09/15)
XC Local Ski Lessons by Natalya Kuziak, Feb. 28th & 29th, 2004  (2004/02/23)
Race Report Greg's Chelsea Nordiq Sprints #2: Feb. 3rd, 2004  (2004/02/03)
XC Local Beckie Scott Fundraising Dinner at Relais Plein Air  (2004/01/30)
XC Local Nakkerloppet 2004 Info...  (2004/01/20)
Race Report Greg's Chelsea Nordiq Sprints: Jan20th, 2004  (2004/01/20)
Gatineau Loppet Keskinada 2004 News  (2004/01/05)
XC Local Greg's Chelsea Nordiq Sprints 2004 Info.  (2004/01/01)
XC Local Man-Made Snow Rumours #3 - Cancelled!  (2003/11/20)
XC Local Man-Made Snow Rumours #2 - The Lafleur Sprints are now Nov. 30th!  (2003/11/12)
XC Local Man-Made Snow Rumours...  (2003/10/31)
XC Local Wayne Dustin joins XCOttawa.ca for 2003/2004 season  (2003/10/16)
XC Local XCZone.tv Free Movie Screening at Camp Fortune: "Unlimited" - Oct. 7th!  (2003/10/01)
Current Events Harry Nowell Photography Workshops, April 2003  (2003/03/03)
XC Local Norway Day in Gatineau Park 2003  (2003/02/21)
XC Local Greg's Chelsea Nordiq Sprint #5: Feb. 19th, 2003  (2003/02/20)
XC Local Nakkerloppet 2003 Info...  (2003/02/15)
XC Local Greg's Chelsea Nordiq Sprint #4: Feb. 5th, 2003  (2003/02/05)
XC Local Greg's Chelsea Nordiq Sprint #3: Jan. 29, 2003  (2003/01/29)
XC Local XCOttawa.ca partners with Harry Nowell Photography - www.HarryNowell.com  (2003/01/24)
XC Local Greg's Chelsea Nordiq Sprint #2: Jan. 22, 2003 - Cancelled due to cold.  (2003/01/21)
XC Local Greg's Chelsea Nordiq Sprint #1: Jan. 15, 2003  (2003/01/15)
XC Local NADC Charity Time Trial Results  (2003/01/10)
XC Local XCOttawa.ca on "Breakfast with the NewRO"!  (2003/01/10)
Gatineau Park Gatineau Park Ski Trails: Current Conditions  (2003/01/09)
XC News David Zylberberg Qualifies for Ontario's Canada Winter Games Team  (2003/01/07)
XC Local NADC Ottawa-Gatineau Charity Time Trial  (2003/01/01)
XC Local 2003 Chelsea Sprint Series Info  (2003/01/01)
Ski Gear World Cup XC Skiing Race Videos  (2003/01/01)
XC Local NADC Ottawa-Gatineau Official Opening  (2002/12/29)
XC Local Raising the Bar - Greg Joy & Sue Holloway  (2002/12/16)
Race Report Classic Time Trial Results - Gatineau Parkway  (2002/11/23)
Training 'Twas the Night Before Ski Training  (2002/10/21)
Race Report The Ricky Skvaridlo Mini-Putt Challenge 2002  (2002/08/08)
XC Local XCZone Summer 2002 Newsletter  (2002/06/29)
Race Report XCOttawa.ca Scrapbook of Press Clippings.  (2002/05/01)
Editorial Drug Rage: Salt Lake City Olympics 2002  (2002/02/25)
Race Report XCOttawa.ca Gets the 2002 Season Rolling!  (2002/01/13)
Training Karl and Megan?  (2002/01/09)
XC News David Zylberberg wins 2002 Brent Wilson Memorial  (2002/01/04)
Race Report Open 8.5km Classic TT Results.  (2001/12/22)
XC News Infinity Ski Poles Partners with XCOttawa.ca!  (2001/11/27)
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