(Henry, one of our regular commenters, lives in London, ON, where he is still recovering from the trauma of leaving the Rockies for going on 29 years now!)
Hi Bob, I humbly admit that in about 40 years of skiing I have almost never cleaned the assortment of dirt from the wax
containers. A geologist would have a field day with them.
These waxes would probably have seen a lot more of the world had they not been stuck to the bottoms of my skis and the slow poke who was running them. I’m sure these waxes have run over their fair share of snow fleas too!
This collection started mostly in Calgary in 77. Some of the originals are still in the collection, I’m sure. These have seen diverse places like Snow Dome and Blueberry Hill, from the Selkirks and Monashees to Killarney and Algonquin Parks, tours like the Lake Louise Telemark and the Canadian Ski Marathon, and the Traversee de Charlevoix, and so many of the places that readers of Skier Bob writes about. All by an average guy. So, I urge those who might be sitting on the fence regarding the joy of cross country skiing to go out, buy every wax they need, and start living their ski dream. And do it with friends and family!
Bob, keep up the good work on the blog site.
Gord Newel sent in this photo of his wax kit…