October 9, 2013
Nordic tune up - A small but energetic and fast group of nordic athletes, from as far away as New Jersey, raced in the village of North Creek in the Capital Region Nordic Alliance’s second annual Nordic Tune Up on Sept. 29. A two-loop 6km or four-loop 12km race distance was used to get the skiers ready for the upcoming season. U.S. Paralympian Augusto “Goose” Perez roller skied the 12km distance on a downhill snowboard with four wheels and a custom seat imitating what he will use when he represents the U.S. in the upcoming Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. CRNA President Russ Myer sends a big thank-you to the people who cheered the skiers as they traveled the course from the train station to Circle Drive, to 28N, to 28, and back to the train station from the far village entrance. “Then there was that family on Circle Drive that kept getting larger and cheering louder for all the skiers, so it is appreciated,” Myer said.