Wednesday, December 29, 2010

there's snow business like snow business

Au Sommet!

55 minutes of uphill, then 35 glorious minutes coming back down.

The descent after the summit passes the famous Mont Royal cross

The trip to the summit of Mont Royal on skis is one of the ultimate Montreal experiences. For significantly added fun, do it in a snowstorm.

Sure, cross-country skiing looks like it is leg exercise, but for amateurs like us there's sure a lot of triceps. Fortunately that's ideal training for the assume-the-position aspect of road cycling.

More good news: the snow conditions are excellent!

Here's a link to the official Mont Royal ski trail map. Page two is ethics and rules, please take a minute to read it. Then go and have the best urban ski experience of your life.


At 7:34 PM, Blogger moni said...

Cool. I'm looking forward to heading out there next week. I have to get my gear in order then I'll be out there!

At 9:19 PM, Blogger Pierre le Grand said...

Cross country skiing is a leg exercise. It is possible to move without poles and it is a good training at the beginning of the season.

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Cycle Fun Montreal said...

That's true. Except that we chose cycling because it is perfect for people with eye-hand-foot-coordination inabilities.

We know to get better and to enjoy any sport more, perfectionment of form is very important.

We'll work on that right after we master keeping the skis parallel.

But no matter what your skiing form, skiing is super fun, and one of the best things about winter.

Except for those downhill turns... Aieee!


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