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 September 23, 2010: Volume 11, Number 21

Foggy Sunglasses

Why do my Sunglasses fog up when skiing, biking and now running when it is cold?


Your glasses are fogging because your warm and moist breath is being trapped between your face and the lenses. Cold air is hitting the front of the glasses. The cold lens makes the trapped moist air condensate and collect fog on the inside of the lens. 


To avert this, adjust your nosepiece and temples to move the glasses farther away from your face for better air circulation between your face and lenses. If you do not have nosepieces that adjust, it may be time to get a pair of glasses that do adjust to allow you to position the lens father away from your face. 

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Barry Makarewicz a.k.a."The Lung" is an author!
Triumph, Tragedy and Tedium:  Stories of a Salt Lake City Paramedic/Firefighter - Sugar House Years - chapters range from humor to despair and everything in between.  The book chronicles experiences of Barry Makarewicz, a twenty year veteran of Salt Lake City Fire Department, sixteen of those years as a paramedic. 

Jackson Touring Center to Host Swix and Fischer Concept Shops

Jackson, NH - Two of the world's leading ski companies are working with Gorham Bike and Ski Shop at the Jackson Ski Touring Center to create "concept shops" where skiers can experience for themselves the latest skiing innovations, from skis to ski wax to tuning techniques.

Swix, a Norwegian manufacturer of ski wax, poles and ski wear and Fischer, an Austrian ski company, will create an educational retail environment where skiers can view and compare an extensive range of companies' product lines. This information-rich setting will foster a dynamic that lets skiers feel confident in their purchase decisions, share feedback with the manufacturers and maximize the performance of all their gear, new and what they already own.

Jackson is pleased with the prospect of skiers able to see, feel and in many cases demo a comprehensive selection of the products these two manufacturers offer.  In addition, both Fischer and Swix will provide additional product training for GBS staff and skiers.  Examples include planned demo days for skis and roller skis, plus ski waxing and race tuning sessions over and above Jackson XC's already scheduled programs. Fischer and Swix have their roots in the skiing villages of Austria and Norway  their decision to invest in Jackson for this growth initiative is a tribute to the way Jackson's residents, businesses and skiers have worked together over the past 30 years to become a world-class Nordic destination. For more information visit Jackson Ski Touring Foundation.  


McCabe Artwork 
After the Storm
after the storm

Sean McCabe, husband to U.S. Olympian Laura McCabe, was an award-winning art teacher, climber and avid cross-country skier. Combining his vocation in art with his outdoor interests, Sean established himself as a unique artist portraying these outdoor sports with his colorful and sometimes whimsical style. Sean completed his Fine Arts degree at the University of Utah. His graphic designs can be seen on The North Face, Patagonia, and Black Diamond clothing labels. Sean's illustrations have been featured in American Alpine Journal, Climbing Magazine and the Alpinist. Sean was also the recipient of a prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award in 2001.

Sean lived in Mazama Washington in the Methow Valley of north-central Washington state and is survived by his wife Laura and his two young daughters. 
His inspiring artwork is available at


November 23 - 27, 2010


Join thousands of skinny skis in West Yellowstone, Montana for a week-long celebration of cross-country skiing.  Olympic athletes to first timers descend on this small, mountain town to make their first tracks of the season over the Thanksgiving holiday on perfectly groomed corduroy.  With the fourth Thursday in November falling late in the month, another successful snow packed festival is anticipated.

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When in West Yellowstone stay at the Holiday Inn Resort.

It is the host of the nightly Ski Industry Expo and daily Ski Clinics. 
For rates and reservations 406-646-7365 
 Holiday Inn West Yellowstone
USSA SuperTour Schedule 

Nov. 24-27 West Yellowstone, MT
Sprint Qual x 2 C & F, 10/15km F, 5/10km C

Jan. 2-8 Rumford, ME
Sprint C, 10/15km C, 20/30km F MST, Sprint F
Jan. 14-15 Lake Placid, NY
5/10km C, 10/15km F
Jan. 22-23 Minneapolis, MN
5/10km F, 10/15km C MST
Jan. 29-30 Houghton, MI
Sprint C Qualifier & 5/10km C, 10/15km F MST
Feb 12-13 Aspen, CO
5/10km C, 21/21km F MST
Feb 19-20 Madison, WI
Sprint C, 7.5/10km Criterium F
Feb. 26 Hayward, WI
52/52km F MST  American Birkebeiner

Mar. 18 Truckee, CA
Sprint C

Mar. 26-Apr. 2 Sun Valley, ID
50/30km C MST, 2.5/3.5km F, 7.5/10km C MST, Sprint C, Hill Climb
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