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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Do you know what's happening today??  It's the first Middle School race of the season at Kincaid park.  Between 3-5pm over 400 kids will be racing on the Snow Making Loop and a lot of parents will be there cheering them on.  So, if crowds just aren't your thing, maybe today would be a good day to check out the trails at Bartlett!

Tuesday, January 27,2015

Matt was out early this morning and took out all the track in the Kincaid Stadium and removed the best line on the Snow Making loop.  He reset the skate lanes and added new track.  Should be good skiing today...at least it's a little warmer!
Yesterday, Ricky took the snow machine out and groomed the skate lanes on all the Lighted Loops, Mize's Folly, Compression, Old 6, Easy St. and the World Cup.  Today, he is grooming the Sisson and the Long Lekisch.  It's been a long time coming and the trails have missed you!

At Beach Lake, Bill groomed the Junkyard, Coach's Cutoff, Executioner, Serpentine and Meander.  The track that has been set is "as is" for the time being, until we get more snow.

Tom is working this afternoon on the Hillside.  He's groomed the skate lanes on the Lighted Loops and the Double Bubble.  He hopes to make a pass or two on the Richter and Ridge this evening. 

Monday, January 26, 2105

Boy, is it chilly out there!  Craig will be staying off the Snow Making Loop and Stadium at Kincaid today due to some much needed mechanical repairs on the Pisten Bully.  So, for those of you who are interested, those trails have been set with double best line track throughout, which is leftover from yesterday's race...Pia's Classic.  Once it warms up a bit, Ricky's goal is to brush up the skate lanes with the snow machine today on all the Lighted Loops.  Stay warm and wax up! 

Bill has groomed the trails at Bartlett High School with track.  He took the snow machine out this morning and made several passes on the trails pulling the Elliot track sled.  Be aware that the track may be closer to the middle of the trail in some places because of difficult maneuverability around corners.  It's a bit soft, but he thinks it will set up nicely.  In some spots the tracks may be a bit dirty still, so watch for that.
He also stopped by Beach Lake and groomed the Christy Loop, the Stadium, No Way and a few connectors.  He was able to set a shallow track on the Christy, Swamp, Low Rd., and Mama's with the Elliot track sled.  He still needs a few more inches before he will take the Pisten Bully out on all the trails at this venue.  Stay warm and enjoy!

Tom is on the trails at the Hillside this evening.  He plans to clean up the skate lanes on the Lighted Loops, Gas Line, Double Bubble and the Spencer.  He is concerned that if he pulls the current track out, the new track won't be any better and he might compromise the condition of the base.  So, he may just leave them "as is."  It's cold out there, so layer, layer, layer and have fun!