I don’t know about you, but every time we hit February, I start coming down with a pretty intense case of BIRKIE FEVER! Last weekend, Badger State games was the perfect prep, with finish line temperatures hovering at around 40 degrees. It was the type of day where the warm-up jacket was literally too hot to wear after the event!
Fortunately, it seems like we’re getting a bit of a cool down, and the word is that the Birkie trail is in good shape. Many of us are going to find out exactly how good when we head up there to do the Pre-Birkie this Saturday (don’t forget, online registration closes tonight—Wednesday Feb. 8—at midnight).
In celebration of the Pre-Birkie, Frank has organized our most ambitious wax clinic yet. On Thursday, Feb. 9th at 6 PM waxing guru and master of fast skis Jerry Slater of the Toko Tech Team, along with CyclovaXC’s master waxer Frank Lundeen, will present the inside scoop on how to prep your skis for the weekend’s Pre-Birkie. This clinic will include hands-on stations where you will be shown how to iron, scrape, and brush. Essentially, this is going to be the ultimate wax clinic for erasing all your lingering doubts about whether or not you are waxing correctly. It’s time to put those fears to rest and wake up on Birkie morning CERTAIN that your skis are going to be ROCKET SHIPS!
Also, with the Birkie on the horizon, the ski season is wrapping up so we need to move our remaining inventory to make room for all the awesome bicycles we’re about to bring in. As a result we’re offering 20% OFF all wax and wax tools, and 30% off all skis, boots, poles and ski clothing (note that bindings are not included in this sale). This is a great time to stock up on the best equipment possible for this year’s Birkie and next year’s season! The sale begins tomorrow, so get in soon to ensure that you find a pair of skis that fits you properly!
See you all up at the Pre-Birkie, and make sure you head up to Redberybooks afterwards because Walter Rhein will be there signing copies of “Beyond Birkie Fever” from 5 PM to 7 PM (check out his latest article about the Inca Trail here).
Oh, and Tommy K, Greg and I will be doing some laps at Troll Hollow tonight starting at about 5:15. If you can make it, it’d be awesome to see you!
It’s also time to start thinking about the INCA TRAIL with Martin Koukal. Roberto and I have set the dates as June 20th through the 29th, and you really need to make an effort to come down and do this spectacular trip with the Olympic medalist from the Czech Republic. I’m working on Roberto to get the price down a little bit, but check the details here!
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Good Luck at the Pre-Birkie!!!