I was born and raised in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. I've been skating and skiing since I was a little kid, and I still love it.
I am heavily indebted to the New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and Maine Nordic skating communities. In particular, none of this would exist if Jamie Hess hadn't hung up the Nordic Skater shingle in Norwich twenty odd years ago. His enthusiasm for the sport and his tireless support and encouragement have been and continue to be absolutely critical.
Thanks to Evan Perkins for his advice and inspiration, thanks to Bob Dill for sharing his knowledge on the Lake Ice website, and many thanks to all the other northeastern Nordic skaters, both the ones I know personally and the ones I only know as names on the computer. Your stoke is infectious!
And thanks to all of my skating partners! Sarah Thomson and Bethany Fleishman foremost amongst them.
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