Yesterday, Gus, August, and two Austrailian National Team members, PK and Callum, came down to Reno from Truckee to do some low-altitude skate rollerski intervals up Mario Hill. The hill is pretty solid V1, but a strong skier can V2 it. It takes a little under two minutes going all out. Callum and PK were really putting the hurt on us. It was great to get to mix it up with such strong skiers that we don’t often see around Tahoe. They are training with August in Truckee until Thanksgiving camp at West Yellowstone, then are off to do world cups.
The October surprise skiing we had over the weekend might be over for a little while now that the snow is pretty much gone, but the mountain biking is still good. Here’s a photo from a ride Gus and I did today in the foothills below Mt. Rose. Fall colors are getting good, but it ain’t New England colors.