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Climb to the Castle (Rollerski race)

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:49 pm
by dcpattie
Anyone here ever race the annual Climb to the Castle rollerski race in Wilmington, NY (Whiteface Mountain)? How did you train?

https://vimeo.com/137899759

Re: Climb to the Castle (Rollerski race)

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:14 am
by Magnus Johansson
Dave, maybe you should come here to Scandinavia and warm up with Lysebotn opp:

https://vimeo.com/177542838
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2ev5LOArPc

Re: Climb to the Castle (Rollerski race)

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:11 am
by dcpattie
Amazing scenery, its all about power-to-weight ratio!

Re: Climb to the Castle (Rollerski race)

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:11 am
by jt10000
I haven't done that race, but twice raced up that climb as part of a bicycle stage race. Took me about an hour each time, including 2 to 3 miles of similar climbing outside the gate, following 70 miles of racing to the base. There was snow on the sides of the road one time - I think it was May but maybe late June. Very very steady grade.

Locals also ski on snow on that road, particularly in the early season.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u24Do8kjhik