Cross-country Skiing: A Complete Guide
Add to that a superb aerobic workout and you have the perfect cold-season sport. It's as easy-going as a spin around the nearest meadow, as thrilling as telemarking down a mountain, as rewarding as hut-to-hut touring in the backcountry. Includes full-color illustrated, step-by-step sections on the basics, and advanced instruction on telemark and skating technique.
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CHAPTER ONE NORDIC ORIGINS 7
CHAPTER TWO GEARING UP 19
CHAPTER THREE ON THE LEVEL 47
CHAPTER FIVE DOWNHILLS AND TURNS 71
CHAPTER TEN THE FITNESS FACTOR 151
CHAPTER ELEVEN GOING FARTHER 163
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