Jan 21, 2012

Another Winter Saturday in The Parc de la Mauricie

I packed up the car with my red skis, (red is great, red means fast, red means fun) and drove westward to the Parc de la Mauricie.

It was a chilly morning.  The conditions weren't fast.  And my rusty climbing technique (which needs to mature a little anyways) didn't help my speed on the uphills either.  But, it was a blast.  How can it not be in the Parc de la Mauricie?!  It's my favorite place to ride my bike, and my favorite place to cross country ski.

We melted a few articles of clothing when we stopped in a cabin mid-way through the run.  A few of us learned a lesson on how NOT to dry clothes on a wood stove and ended up with some extra holes in our gear.  Even if you put a newspaper between your gloves and the hot stove, you are not in the clear.  I was a lucky one.  I learned from observation.

It's going to be a bit milder tomorrow, and it's going to be just as much or more fun in the Parc de la Mauricie.  Yeehaw!  I love cross-training on my cross country skis.

Want to learn more about my favorite place?  You can check out this link: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/qc/mauricie/activ/activ_hiver-winter/activ10.aspx

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