The Senior in Winter: Skating Past Pain and Prejudice at 67

I’d skied classic XC since 1981. But learning to skate 40 years later was a challenge because of changes in my body and my own prejudice against change.
February 1963: I (front left) recreate the World War 2 Battle of the Bulge with brother Russell (right front) under identical conditions. Sister Dianne (back right) and neighbor Arlene prefer the swings.
The top image is skate skiing. The bottom is classic.
Champagne or prosecco corks are great for protecting pole tips and providing realistic traction. Plus, it gave me a new appreciation for the taste and price point of Korbel and Cook’s.

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Ken Schreiner is a pro videomaker, musician, former journalist, corporate survivor, Nature, soccer, and winter sports enthusiast, living in Duluth, Minnesota.

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Ken Schreiner is a pro videomaker, musician, former journalist, corporate survivor, Nature, soccer, and winter sports enthusiast, living in Duluth, Minnesota.