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November 21, 2010

Winter Arrives

Filed under: Goolsbee News — chuck goolsbee @ 9:07 am

Winter has arrived in Central Oregon, and with it a new pastime.

Nick has been running Cross-Country competitively for many years, and the XC season ends as soon as the snow falls. But now that we live in the mountains instead of at their feet he’s taken up a new sport: XC Skiing.

His new High School has a Cross Country Skiing team and he’s decided to join, despite never having put on the skinny skis… ever. The team started practice, in the form of running and general exercise after school a few weeks ago, but yesterday was their first venture “on the snow.”

We drove up to Mt. Bachelor and they took to the Nordic Center courses en masse. I tagged along with my camera.

Wax on, wax off.
Wax on, wax off.
He's getting the hang of it.
He's getting the hang of it.


  1. For years, I used to use a Nordic Track for exercise, and had never gone Nordic trekking. The first time I did cross-country skiing, I had all the body knowledge necessary. This reminded me of Ender training for war in Ender’s Game.

    Comment by GlennFleishman — November 21, 2010 @ 9:51 am

  2. But you never fell off of your NordicTrak Glenn!

    Comment by chuck goolsbee — November 21, 2010 @ 9:54 am

  3. He’ll get good with Dr. Zog’s Sex Wax…;)

    Comment by vrooomie — November 30, 2010 @ 8:32 am

  4. […] in the fall, and at the urging of several of his teammates, decided to give Nordic skiing a try. The very first time he ever put on XC skis was on November 20, 2010. Three months later, last weekend he competed at the Oregon State High School Championships… […]

    Pingback by Nick Update. « — March 5, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

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