I'm at camp and there was a foot of snow on the ground. It snowed more last night and this morning. My fiance wanted to go look at used cross country skis. When we arrived at the shop just outside Lake Placid NY, we were met by a friendly young woman that knew all about x-country skis. She showed us the used section and answered any and all questions. There were a lot of different items. There was nothing that was going to make a complete package of used (cheap) equipment.
During the conversation with the with the woman, she mentioned they had a good entry level package. We measured our feet, picked out boots and my fiance took two different styles outside and tried them out. I picked mine out without trying them. A little while later we were headed out with new skis, boots, bindings and poles. It was more than I planned to spend, but they should be good for a long while.
I hadn't x-country skied since a teen in the Scouts. When we got back to camp, I threw on the shoes and attached them to the skis and I was swooshing around the lawn. I spoke to a fellow at the store who had just given lessons to a couple. He was a local hunting and fishing guide. I was sold when he said how much easier it would be to hunt with skis than snow shoes. I'm looking forward to that next winter.
Tomorrow I am skiing with the fiance. Hopefully I will be upright the whole time.
Edited by daytime dave, March 20, 2013 - 06:13 PM.