Perfect weather prevailed for the day on this tough course that climbed for 95% of the distance, up over 1000 vertical feet. There was no place to hide or rest. The mass start race started out with a 200m double pole section. Andrew Johnson led the pack with a powerful V2 up the first section of the course. At the 2k point the pack was cruising on a 5% uphill grade at 16.5 mph, on the flatter sections they were approaching over 20 mph on their matched roller skis.”This was a great course. Tough and challenging with phenomenal traffic control and organization. You could really just go out and ski hard…no worries about cars or dangerous sections of road which is a little rare with rollerskiing,” said Johnson.
Many thanks to Mountain Top Nordic volunteers for running another first class event! Count on this event for next year's Summer Roller Ski Series!