Happy Holidays

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This holiday season I went to Maine to visit my family. In typical New England fashion, we got a half inch of ice the day I arrived. While this wasn’t the best for skiing, it was really pretty.

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Air travel with skis can be often a pain, this time was no exceptional. On arrival there was a hole I could fit my head through in the bottom of the ski bag. It was for good reason I left all my good skis at home in Truckee. Luckily my cat was more than happy to help me sew the bag back together. (While blue jeans are what you might typically sew up a ski bag with, mine now has pockets)

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On Saturday the local ski area had a fun biathlon race, which my brother and I participated in as both of our first ever biathlon races. The race was put on by a local biathlon club using air rifles and had some seriously stiff competition…. (the field for the 6km and 3km race)

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The race went great, so well I’m considering retiring. I hit all the targets, which the lead over my brother (who did not hit all his targets) and the win. The trail system here has one of the better ideas I’ve ever seen at a cross country ski area. At the high point of the trails was a “Snackbox”. It’s really a just mailbox filled with snacks and candy, but is quite delicious. I can think of a few cross country centers that should do something similar  in the Tahoe region.

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I will meet up with the rest of the Far West group in Soldier Hollow in a couple days and am excited to race at U.S. Senior Nationals.

About Spencer Eusden

Spencer returns to the Elite Team for his third year. Orignially from Maine, and a graduate of Bowdoin College, Spencer was part of the inaugural summer college program and returned to California after graduation. Last year he put in a big volume push and looks to build of off that results-wise this year. Spencer can also claim to be the hungriest member of the Elite Team.

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