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  • A Look Back at 2018 on the Bow Valley Trails: Our Highlights
    January 10, 2019

    A Look Back at 2018 on the Bow Valley Trails: Our Highlights

    2019 is here already and in a few months we’ll be back on dry trails. Tons of racing, adventures and wicked days out will likely entertain our Summer, but first, let’s take a few seconds to look back at 2018 on the local trail running scene. Lots was acomplished, records were broken and tons of miles were raced. Here are nine of our highlights, in no particular order. What are yours?

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  • Winter Running 101
    February 12, 2018

    Winter Running 101

    As soon as the temps get colder and the snow starts falling people change from running to winter sports like cross country skiing, backcountry and resort skiing and other winter sports. Running is a winter sport in many areas while others stay clear of it. Growing up in Manitoba made me a winter runner and many days were spent running in -30C weather. So what are some things to think about when heading out for a run in colder weather?
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  • The equipment I started backcountry skiing with...
    October 30, 2017

    The equipment I started backcountry skiing with...

    Last Saturday was my first day out of the season on the skintrack. It was awesome to glide on snow again, make a couple kickturns and enjoy some turns. As we were skinning up, I couldn't help but notice what other skiers were hauling uphill and it made me think of what equipment I started touring on before I got to that weight I consider being the "sweet spot" for me. Here it is.
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  • Why Are You Here?
    July 29, 2017

    Why Are You Here?

    Why are you here? It's a great question that businesses should ask themselves when they are starting out. What do you want to accomplish or achieve by doing what you do? It's something that we have been talking a lot about as we are getting ready to open our doors this fall. Why are we here? And we get it, that you should sell something to keep those doors open. But beyond that. What gets you up in the morning? Keeps you up working on the thing late at night? There are shops everywhere selling things and doing that. Some well, some not so well. But beyond selling something, what is your purpose?
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  • Slow then fast
    July 16, 2017

    Slow then fast

    We are well into renovations for our new space at 906 Bow Valley Trail. It’s great to be able to say that 8 days after getting the keys. Scott and Nicole, my brother and sister-in-law came in last minute to help with renovations and we were so thankful to get a big head start and some great knowledge on ‘how tos’ from them. I guess that is what we can say about so many things since we started this idea to where we are now. We are grateful for the community that is out there to help and give great advice.
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  • Skin Waxing - Lessons from Skimo Racers
    May 1, 2017

    Skin Waxing - Lessons from Skimo Racers

    "My skins were glopping so bad, I was carrying the entire skintrack uphill."

    Spring. Powder in the morning, corn in the afternoon. Leaving before dawn for long epic missions for those lines we think of all winter. Skin failure problems and glopping, which varies greatly depending on brands.

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