Vasa Newsletter Pre-Race Edition 2018 Haley's Comments:
Vasa Old timers will remember with nostalgia the
course map for
Some of us who skied that race had to stop at Peegio's to ask for directions to the finish. Now comes Paula Driesen (co-race director a few years back) who now prepares a course map for each race. You can see them on our website, and you can pick up your own copy at registration.
Speaking of which,
will be at Timber Ridge again on Friday 12-8; Saturday 7-12; and Sunday 7-10.
Vasa Nation: Remember that photo I sent you last time showing the freshly groomed Riley's loop?
It is important because it shows the combined efforts and talents of
Grand Traverse Snowmobile Council
and our own groomers
Ted Kraimer, John Roe
Riley's resembled an accident scene 10 days ago, and now it is pristine. Thanks, guys!
I was out on the trail Thursday, and it is almost INSANE how perfect that course is. And it will only improve by Saturday.
That goes double for the
Fat Tire Bike
courses - both the 42 km and the 18 km.
John Roe & Crew have worked their magic, my friends. John advises that you need to
leave your studs at home
No studs of any type
will be permitted on the trail. (That's why you will not see me out there.)
Vasa Friends, did you know that you can ski or bike the race almost FOR FREE in 2019? No, it is not part of the Tax Reform Act, but rather our way of rewarding the overall winners of the
(that always sounds like an IPA to me for some reason). Seventy-Five Bucks off the 2019 event if you are the overall winner of any of the 2018 special events.
The guy below was our "overall" winner last year (get it? God, I crack myself up). His post-race blood draw came back dirty, though, so he will not be a player this year.
at Timber Ridge on Friday 5-8 pm.
Get your carbo on!
President, North American Vasa, Inc.