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More photos fromt the 2009 Muffin Race
More photos fromt the 2009 Muffin Race

More photos fromt the 2009 Muffin Race

3/5/2009 - By Peter Bruning

Here are more photos from the 2009 Muffin Race at the Cross Country Ski Headquarters.

GRNST takes Black Mountain Classic Team Award

3/4/2009 - By Ed Anderson

GRNST skiers won the men > 50 division and placed a strong second in the men < 50 division in the Black Mountain Classic. These wins were enough to give them the overall team win for the day while the women's division was won by the Straits Striders.

Team NordicSkiRacer at the Sapporo Skimarathon
Team NordicSkiRacer at the Sapporo Skimarathon

Team NordicSkiRacer at the Sapporo Skimarathon

3/4/2009 - By Allen Sorgenfrei

Team NordicSkiRacer.Com was at the Sapporo Skimarathon this winter, one of the Worldloppet events.

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Blue skies on Black Mountain

3/3/2009 - By Ernie Brumbaugh

We awoke to temperatures in the single digits, squeaky powder snow and lot’s of it, clear skies and a bright sun steadily shortening the shadows. It would be what the locals call a perfect, “black and blue” day.

Baic and Hardin win 6th annual Black Mountain Nordic Classic
Baic and Hardin win 6th annual Black Mountain Nordic Classic

Baic and Hardin win 6th annual Black Mountain Nordic Classic

3/2/2009 - By Denny Paull

In what has become standard weather protocol for the event, a storm dumped 12 inches of snow on the mountain one day before the race, leaving event organizers scrambling to prepare a viable course. The grooming resulted in great tracks.

Michigan Cup standings: Juniors on top

2/27/2009 - By Mike Muha

Patterson and Baic look to have wrapped up the junior standings. But could the Strait Striders take the top two senior places this year?

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Vigland and Baic top Traverse City Sprints this week

2/27/2009 - By Mark Esper

Todd Vigland and Brendan Baic had the fast times at Traverse City Freestyle Sprints this week at Timber Ridge.

Wax recommendations for the weekend racing scene

2/26/2009 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Swix and Toko for the weekend's Michigan Cup (and other) races. Check back for updates!

Black Mountain Nordic Classic update

2/25/2009 - By Denny Paull

The race starts at 10:00 on Saturday, Feb. 28 with the 10 k tour starting at 9:30. An added feature of the tour this year will be an option for tour skiers to take an alternate route back to the finish thus avoiding the hilly sections of the race course n

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Good info
Good info

Good info

2/24/2009 - By Pharme138

Rebecca's race got off to a sketchy start as she forgot her water bottle and carrier in the van and didn't have time to track it down before the start. That meant racing without any drink on her until she could get feeds somewhere along the 50 km course., , , , , , , , , ,

Biac, Hallstrom, Patterson and Kamm top Muffin Pursuit
Biac, Hallstrom, Patterson and Kamm top Muffin Pursuit

Biac, Hallstrom, Patterson and Kamm top Muffin Pursuit

2/23/2009 - By Mike Muha

Who would have believed it? After 14 inches of fresh snow in less than 24 hours, the tracks for the 4 Km Classic + 4 Km Freestyle Pursuit Muffin Race were rocket fast.

Wax recommendations for the weekend racing scene

2/19/2009 - By Mike Muha

Wax recommendations from Fast Wax, Solda, Swix and Toko for the Birkie, Muffin Race, Race for the Groomer and other races. Check back for updates!

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