February, 2014

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SWIX Wax ~ New for the 14′-15′ Season

SWIX Wax of Norway will be overhauling their entire glide wax line for the 2014-2015 Season. Always brining top level products to the Nordic Market this next season they will do that again. The CH, LF, HF, HFBW line will now carry an X after the number ie: CH4X, LF4X…… An entire new group of Cera Products a NEW HVC COLD liquid among many other things. Look for this new stock arriving to the shop in the Fall of 14′

– Along with the #5 product which has only been available in Race Service will now be available to the Public.

It was just Great to be Out There~ Birkie 14′

Another one is in the books. The ’14 Birkie was one that will be discussed for awhile. From 15″+ of New Dry Snow that arrived just over a day before, to Wind, Cold and more. As folks discuss the race many are not overly pleased with their time, others their skis etc. We always need to reflect on Nordic Events much differently than cycling, running and many other events. Things to always consider:

1. Event organizers are always trying to deliver the BEST conditions. This can be made difficult by Mother nature not delivering small, frequent amounts of the proper moisture snow followed by a drop in temp. We did well this year as Europe has suffered poor to no snow and events like the Tartu Marathon in Estonia had to be cancelled.

2. Few sports have as many variables. From Training (A Big One), equipment, wax, grinds, temps, wind snow moisture……

3. Your personal energy level

4. If you have are competitive: How did you do in relation to others.

(But do you know what they did to prepare?)

Probably not, so don’t sweat it. Some days are your and others not.

5. Just remember~ You were Out There. First, middle or last there is a whole entire WORLD of people who will never take on a challenge like Nordic Skiing and you DID.

So look back at it as a great life experience that you can challenge yourself and others to again. With today you have 363 days to go so Get Out There!

 

Intro to Biathlon Clinic

The Wisconsin Biathlon Association invites you to venture out into our beautiful winter weather and join us at our competition venue to learn about biathlon, the Olympic winter sport that combines cross country skiing with rifle marksmanship.

INTRODUCTION:

The basics of biathlon shooting techniques and safety fundamentals will be presented. No previous biathlon experience is required. The clinic will consist of indoor presentations combined with outdoor instruction and practice on the biathlon range. The clinic will take place regardless of snow, trail or weather conditions.

For complete details:Safety Clinic Flyer

 

BIRKIE FEVER!

Well Folks the Birkie is just over 1 week away! The weather is going to throw us a FAST ball with temps early next week in the upper 30’s! Keep any eye out for wax reports. If you are one of the folks that signed up for our Birkie Wax Service remember all skis must be to the shop no later than Noon on Tuesday!

We will have a Team at the Giant Ski on Friday. Start time is Noon on Main Street in Hayward. Be sure to be Out There and Cheer them on!

Nikkerbeiner & Family Ski will follow up at 2:15 so get out the woodies and tar them up. Join folks in vintage ski attire and vintage skis.

Today we have learned that Sarah Murphy – Team Out There sponsored athlete and World Cup Biathlete will be joining us for the 2014 American Birkie. She will be racing in the Elite Women’s Skate wave so make sure to Be Out There and Cheer her on!

If you are looking for great deals on clothing, race suits, skis & more be sure and stop in soon!

See you Out There!

NorthEnd Classic

The North End Classic ski race is scheduled for Sunday, February 9, 2014.

Start Time: 10:00 AM • Start and Finish: North End Trail Head, Cable, WI

Registration: Sat., Feb. 8, 4:00-7:30 PM & Sun., Feb. 9, 7:30-9:00 AM at the Ideal Market/Rivers Eatery

Food, Age Class Awards & Random Drawing Pick-up following the race at the Ideal Market/Rivers Eatery

ENTRY FEES: $35.00 UNTIL JANUARY 31 • $40.00 UNTIL FEBRUARY 8 • $45.00 ON RACE DAY

COOKIE Classic is free!!!

YOUTH RATES (UP TO AGE 18): $20 per person in advance – $25 per person on race day

Race Application – pdf

On-line registration

For further information contact: Ron Bergin 715/798-3599, rbergin@cheqnet.net

Pre-Birkie

Once again this year we will be offering the Shuttle service to the Pre-Birkie. We will take racers from the shop to the start of the event. At race time take your stuff ( so you can stay warm as long as possible) then be Out There at the Finish for you! This is by reservation only. We take 8 people. First come first serve. So Let us know ASAP! Post race we will head to the River’s for Pizza

FULL! – 12.31.13

Wow! In less than 24 hours we are almost FULL!

To reserve your spot email us at info@outthereshop.com

You can also sign up for event wax service for this event.

NorthEnd Masters Clinics

Keep an eye out for more opportunities like this coming soon out there!

Masters Cross Country Ski Clinics

Take your cross country skiing to the next level.  Seven sessions of technique, training, and coaching in both classic and skate skiing with USSA Certified Level 100 Coach Mike Mandli.  All fees will go directly to the grooming and operations of the North End Ski trails.

On-snow sessions will be held at the OO lighted ski trails at 6:00 PM on Thursday nights.

 2013-2014 Schedule

November 16, 2013 – 1:00 PM  North End Trailhead, Cable Dry Land Training, Goal Setting, and Making a Plan for the season. Bring your ski poles, running shoes, and workout clothes. Roller skis, if you have them, and boots.

December 19, 2013 – 6:00 PM  OO Lighted Ski Trails – Think snow! Everything you want to know about the double pole and V2.  Skaters bring your skate equipment and classical skiers bring your kickers.  Video feedback.

January 9, 2014 – 6:00 PM OO Lighted Ski Trails – Skate Technique How to fly and climb like a goat.  V2 alternate and V1. Video feedback.

January 16, 2014 – 6:00 PM OO Lighted Ski Trails  – Classical Technique Efficient diagonal stride and climbing hills.  Video feedback.

January 23, 2014 – 6:00 PM OO Lighted Ski Trails – Skate and Classical Technique Downhill speed, turns, and transitions.  Using the tracks and knowing when to jump out. Video feedback.

January 30, 2014 – 6:00 PM OO Lighted Ski Trails – Skate and Classical Technique Knowing when to switch gears and how to feel the snow.  Video feedback.

February 6, 2014 – 6:00 PM OO Lighted Ski Trails Race strategy, imagery, and enjoying the process.  Skills review and video feedback.

The sessions will be movement oriented with very little standing.  Fundamental skill development will be based on individual needs and goals established during the first meeting in November.  All levels of skiers are welcome.

Fees will be $75.00 for non club members and $50.00 for club members. Please forward the completed information form, signed waiver, and full payment to: North End Ski Club, P.O. Box 192, Cable, WI 54821 or bring to the first session. Questions: Call 715/798-3599, rbergin@cheqnet.net.

 

 

Closeout Deals!

up to 40% off Closeout Race Skis, Poles, Boots & More. Get Out There soon as the supplies on these items are very limited!