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2/1/10 12:35 P

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Clunky or not, renting in one place and skiing in another was pretty much my only option when I lived in CA. The rental shops were local, but the snow was in the Sierras!

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How about Greek Peak?
www.greekpeak.net/the-mountain/cross
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2/1/10 11:35 A

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I imagine almost any state / county park is cross-country friendly.

I imagine sporting goods stores or in Binghamton Berger's Ski Shop can probably rent them ( www.bergerssports.com/ ), however, kind of clunky to rent from one place, ski in another. Might have to consider this though if our snow cover continues to be so scanty.

Don

ps...update, called Berger's and they do not rent, nor do they know of anyone who does in the area other than Greenwood.

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2/1/10 10:56 A

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Is there anywhere else you guys can rent skis?

The reason I ask is here's another site that suggests trails, and maybe we can just go to where the snow is if it doesn't cooperate in the Greenwood area...
www.trails.com/activity.aspx?area=13
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And if you click the snowflake icon here, you can see a map of NY with snow cover on it:
www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx
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ocation=USNY1243


And here's a site listing specific XC sites with snow cover:
www.snocountry.com/index.php/cross-c
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Edited by: 4A-HEALTHY-BMI at: 2/1/2010 (12:34)
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1/31/10 9:28 P

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I'm hoping next weekend may work...let's pray to the Snow Gods & Goddesses! The weekend of the 14th I'm out of town...but hey, if the snow is there nothing's to say others may get together...? I think it sounds like a great time!

Don

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1/31/10 9:13 P

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I have ski gear now (got it in Rochester this afternoon between church in Geneva and the kayak rolling session in Batavia)

I'm available the next two Sundays (2/7 & 2/14) if you guys want to reschedule...

(After that the kayak rolling sessions resume for another 4 weeks)

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1/31/10 8:38 A

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Well.......?

Hold the thought and let's try another day...!

Don

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1/29/10 10:10 P

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Oooh! Sounding GOOD! Mid-20s on Sunday is IDEAL for cross country skiing! Crossing all my digits! :-)

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1/29/10 10:06 P

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I don't think I can make it Sunday, but maybe I can do a little Morris dancing in my living room before then to make some snow fall - it's supposed to bring whatever weather you consider "good" emoticon - when the farmers want rain, it's a rainmaker, when they need sunshine to dry the hay, it's good for that, so I bet if we need snow to ski I can make it work for ya, with a little help from NOAA: "THE HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS WILL AFFECT AREAS ACROSS PORTIONS OF TOMPKINS TO EXTREME NORTHERN TIOGA AND NORTHWEST PORTION OF BROOME COUNTY...WHERE THERE COULD BE ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES THROUGH 4 AM."

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1/29/10 6:55 P

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Okay...let's still keep the date as a possibility and do our Indian Snow Dance! :-)

We'll check in tomorrow and Sunday a.m.

Stay tuned folks...!

Don

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1/29/10 6:41 P

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Not enough snow!

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.

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1/29/10 5:35 P

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ugh!

Closed, as in for good? Due to weather? No possibility of opening when temps warm up?

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1/29/10 4:28 P

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My friend called Greenwood to ask about rentals and they said the trails were closed !

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.

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1/29/10 3:51 P

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I'm going to try to make it!

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.

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I know I'm literally two minutes away, but I don't know that I'll be able to make it! The priest is coming to bless the house which means I need to be there too, and you never know when he's going to show up. I can use all the blessings I can get! haha Have fun!

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1/29/10 3:33 P

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Okay folks!

I've been paying attention to the weather, figuring winter is half over and I STILL haven't gotten out to attempt cross country skiing yet this winter.

This Sunday looks to be the convergence of ideal temps with adequate snow to have a crack at it so I plan to be there at 2 pm. The park is open till 4 pm so that would give us potentially up to a couple hours for skiing.

I thought I'd open it up and invite anyone interested to join in. Don't worry about not knowing how and looking foolish. I'll probably top EVERYBODY in THAT department...lol! But I DO want to keep at it and see if I can get my legs under me.

Check out these videos of master Cross Country Skiers and see if THIS lights a fire 'neath you:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUfnB9_j0l4

Technically this next one is "ski-skating" but awesome to behold!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTYLJ3u84-s

The rates at Greenwood for ski rentals are $3 an hour plus a trail pass fee of $4 for the day. VERY reasonable. There is a dining area for folks to sit and watch, have conversation, etc. if folks want to accompany who don't want to ski.

Here's more info about Greenwood Park:

www.gobroomecounty.com/parks/greenwo
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and

www.a1trails.com/xc_ski/ny/ny12.html

I'm going to post this to the Ithaca / Finger Lakes SparkTeam also to see if anyone there would care to join us.

Stay warm and see you THERE! :-)

Don

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