As you may know, Stephanie and Michael Battisti of Jay, are riding a tandem bicycle cross country, raising money for North Country Public Radio and MountainLake public television. They checked in yesterday:
Just thought I’d drop you a note...
Canton, NY, Feb 19, 2013 — If you're one of the many cross-country skiers who enjoys the perfectly groomed trails on St. Lawrence University's golf course in Canton, here's the guy you want to thank.
Pete Ames is the chief engineer at the Best Western hotel. He volunteers every winter to lay 13 miles of trail with a snowmobile. David Sommerstein came across him while on a ski recently and has this Heard Up North. Go to full article
Vermontville, NY, Feb 01, 2010 — This morning, we begin our week-long series previewing the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver. We'll look at Lake Placid's continuing Olympic legacy and we'll profile some of the athletes heading west to compete. In all, more than a dozen North Country competitors will take part in the Winter Olympics this year.
This morning, we begin with Brian Mann's story of Bill Demong, the Nordic combined skier from Vermontville. Go to full article
Tim Burke at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Photo: Nancie Battaglia
Dec 19, 2006 — Winter sports like skiing and snowmobiling are big business in the North Country. For many people, they're also a passion and a way of life. Adirondack reporter Brian Mann chased skiable snow as storms hit parts of the region earlier this month. He sent this audio postcard from the Tug Hill. Go to full article
Jan 29, 2001 — Adirondack author Bill McKibben has written a new book called "Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously". It's the chronicle of his year on the cross-country ski circuit, training and competing with some of the world's top endurance athletes. This weekend, McKibben was in Lake Placid for the 19th annual "Loppet", the biggest cross-country race in the north country. Brian Mann tagged along and has our story. Go to full article