Category Archives: Skijoring

Stuck in the Polar Vortex With You

So, it’s been awhile. We’ve been skijoring here and there as the weather has allowed, but unfortunately it didn’t as much or more than it did. Like most of the country, we were stuck with temperatures that made it downright … Continue reading

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But What If…? or, Coming Down

One of the most asked questions I get from people who are curious about trying skijoring is “but what if they don’t listen and try to chase something irresistible?” These are people who understand that dogs (and apparently my dogs … Continue reading

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Turn, Turn, Turn

It’s been a bit of a weird transitional time this week. The scooter has been retired to the basement for the winter, and the skis have taken their place on the back porch. Last week, it snowed right before I … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Winter

Well I guess we’re going to have to keep up with this skijoring thing, because we’re officially signed up for the 2014 Barkie Birkie and the 2014 City of Lakes Loppet 3K Skijor Race. Now all we need is some … Continue reading

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April Skijors Bring…. something something.

In the weeks following my last post, enough snow eventually melted to break out the scooter for a couple of runs. Although the dirt trails were still way too muddy for the scooter (deep, sucking, wheels-can’t-turn muddy rather than simply … Continue reading

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Sins of the Skijorer

We’ve been able to sneak in some late-season runs this week, with today probably being the last of the season as we’re in the middle of a stretch of 35ish degree F days; the snow is melting, the trails are … Continue reading

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Laughter, the Best Medicine

Just when it looked like winter was going to be over, we got some more snow yesterday. The roads were too much of a mess to go out for a run yesterday, so I planned to go today. Until I … Continue reading

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Mind Like a Sieve

I realized tonight that I forgot to post this. It’s spectator video from the Barkie Birkie. If you don’t want to watch the whole thing we are around 3:20 and around 11:40. ALSO I neglected to say so when Squash … Continue reading

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Deep Snow and Dog Butts

We got a dumpload of new snow Monday overnight. Tuesday saw school and business closings galore, but of course all I could see was fresh skijor and GoPro meat. We waited until the morning rush hour was over, at least, and … Continue reading

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Unanticipated Incidents Not in the Script

After my abysmally disappointing, unfocused attempts at getting race videos at the Loppet and Barkie Birkie, I broke down and bought a GoPro camera. I used it for the first time today, and it’s safe to say that I’m as … Continue reading

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