RNST alumnus Ian Torchia was recently selected to the U.S. Development Nordic Ski team. Only 2 U.S. skiers were selected to this group and it places Ian in a strong position to continue his development as one of the top U.S. Nordic skiers. At (almost) the other end of the age spectrum, Joey Keillor is far from being over the hill as he displayed at the Drake Relays last weekend. In the 800 meter race, Joey finished a comfortable 0.5 second ahead of the 2nd place finisher. you can see a full replay of the race here:
https://www.facebook.com/centurygirlstrack?fref=nf(scroll down a ways, Past Aly Welch and Kaitlin Miller, until you see a video on a blue track. It should just start playing without needing to hit the play button.)
Open to all students in grades 6-12 in the Rochester area and surrounding communities. No experience necessary, just a desire to ride and have fun!
Try it out session: Wednesday May 18th, 6-7:30pm at Eastwood Park. Bikes will be available to ride and try some trails. Current team members will be present.
Sign up/Information Session: Wednesday, May 25th, 6-7pm Century High School Forum
Practices: July-October M, W, Th evenings
Bike Races: 9/11, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16 and 10/29-10/30
Henry Walker is planning a shipment of skis to Caldwell for grinding and analysis early this summer. It is far cheaper to ship a large number of skis at one time and receive a quantity discount from Caldwell Sport, so the more the merrier. Anyone interested in having a really good analysis of skis and grind selection is welcome to combine with his shipment. Caldwell does nothing but Nordic, his grinds and ski choices are common in the elite waves and podium spots worldwide and they are no more expensive than other excellent grinds. We need 10pr to obtain a group discount and save a bundle on shipping costs.
Contact email@example.com if you want to grind your skis. Use the grind chart on Caldwell Sport to decide your best grind option and fill out the grind form. http://www.caldwellsport.com/grind-menu/ The forms will be combined into one and a single payment sent. Grinding skis now will reduce stress come next fall when you want to ski instead of wait for your skis to be ground.
With Spring in the air and the start of the new cycling season we thought it would be a a good time to roll out our new logo. This has already been incorporated into our ski suits and we plan to make it the new logo for the club going forward. Thanks to Henry Walker for working with a professional designer to make sure we got something that would work for all our activities.
Thanks to all the work put in by Dave Halloway, we raised $7490 for fat bike grooming in Rochester! And we're the top 45NRTH fund raiser!!! That means we have won an additional $3000 to fund the grooming equipment and trailer. Thank you to everyone!
$3000 check from 45NRTH that goes to our new Fat bike grooming equipment
With outstanding fall weather, our mountain bike trail crew has completed another challenging loop. Most recently we have added a connector section that will allow us to make a long loop with the new trail going around the “south” point. This is a scenic ride along the lake with a challenging climb at the end.
Temporarily, we will use the Scout road (in red) that will take the riders to the “Rolling Thunder” campsite. Proceed through the campsite to the trail connector and have a fast downhill ride to the trail below. Trail markers – black arrows on a yellow background have been placed to guide you. Please refer to the map below.
Many thanks to all who have worked hard on weekdays and Saturday mornings to make this happen. The temporary trail will be replaced with a trail that will run through the woods behind the scout camp sites. This section has been rough cleared and will be ready for grading in the spring.
Gamehaven now has close to 7 miles of trail.