Oosik – Denali Nordic Ski Club

Oosik

Denali Nordic Ski Club presents:


The 17th Annual Oosik Classic Ski Race/Tour – March 17, 2018

A fun and funky 50km/25km cross country classic ski race and tour followed by a great party!


Celebrate the end of the ski season Talkeetna Style. The Oosik Classic puts the “country” back into cross country skiing. This one of a kind classic race and tour features a new and different course each year with fun and unexpected technical challenges. Distances are approximate and trail conditions are variable. If the skies are clear, expect fantastic views of the Alaska Range.

Oosik

Strange things have been done in the Midnight Sun, and the story books are full.
But the strangest tale concerns the male, magnificent walrus bull!

I know it’s rude, quite common and crude, perhaps it is grossly unkind.
But with first glance at least, this bewhiskered beast, is as ugly in front as behind.

Look once again, take a second look, then you’ll see he’s not ugly or vile.
There’s a hint of a grin, in that blubbery chin, and the eyes have a shy secret smile.

How can this be, this clandestine glee, that exudes from the walrus like music?
He knows, there inside, beneath blubber and hide, lies a splendid contrivance — the Oosik!

“Oosik” you say — and quite well you may, I’ll explain if you keep it between us.
In the simplest truth, though rather uncouth, “Oosik” is, in fact, his penis!

Now the size alone of this walrus bone, would indeed arouse envious thinking.
It is also a fact, documented and backed, there is never a softening or shrinking!

This, then, is why the smile is so sly, the walrus is rightfully proud.
Though the climate is frigid, the walrus is rigid, pray, why, is not man so endowed?

Added to this, is a smile you might miss, though the bull is entitled to bow.
The one to out-smile our bull by a mile, is the satisfied walrus cow!

(Anonymous)
 

Hello Everyone ,

I just want to Thank all of you for coming to this event ..
It turned out to be a fun filled day.

Here’s just a couple of pictures. That I was able to snap while visiting with the aid stations. I hope that everyone had a good time. And I’m happy to report that everybody came into the finish healthy happy and in one piece!!!

That’s the kind Oosik want to have every year...
Thank Again for participating.

And thank you from my heart and soul to all the volunteers that worked so hard to help me make this race what it is.

Be safe, happy skiing, and I hope to see everybody again next year.

Lauri
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Sunday March 18th, 2018 - 4:11 pm

Hello Everyone ,

I just want to Thank all of you for coming to this event ..
It turned out to be a fun filled day.

Here’s just a couple of pictures. That I was able to snap while visiting with the aid stations. I hope that everyone had a good time. And I’m happy to report that everybody came into the finish healthy happy and in one piece!!!  

That’s the kind  Oosik want to have every year...
Thank Again for participating.

And thank you from my heart and soul to all the volunteers that worked so hard to help me make this race what it is.

Be safe, happy skiing, and I hope to see everybody again next year.

Lauri

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Thank you!!!

Fantastic event - thank you!

My first Oosik and very fun!

You put on a great event! We will be back. Thanks!!!

What a great event. Bravo Talkeetna and thank you.

You all did such a great job! Many thanks for a super event!

Great weekend! Thanks Oosik & Talkeetna!!

Had a wonderful time! Great course and great grooming! We’ll be back next year.

Awesome awesome day. Thank you

And how to thank you ALL for putting on another fantastically fun event!

Great job on every aspect! Especially Patrick McGowan and his waxing crew. Got it spot on.

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Hi there! Any lost and found from the after party? Missing wallet 😔 ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday March 18th, 2018 - 3:05 pm

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I think I have your wallet at the hangar. Call 733-7929 tomorrow after 11am!

Once again the weather goddesses were with us making for an enjoyable day. The trail was awesome! Thank you trail misters. Also, I love the fact that in cross country skiing the first place woman is 56 years old and the 2nd place person was 16 years old. A great sport for all ages. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday March 18th, 2018 - 10:22 am

There is going to be a shut off all day long that will go for the gravel pit to the hanger to the lodge. The lodge will also have a shuttle until five. So please know that you will be able to get to where you need to go. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday March 16th, 2018 - 7:52 pm

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Awesome!! Shuttle . Way to avoid parking issues.

What is a shut?

Hi everybody,

It’s still snowing hard in Talkeetna. It’s going to be an amazing race. I sent a mass email out but it seems that no one has received it. Bib pick up is going to be between 9 AM and 11 AM tomorrow morning at the Hanger downtown
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Friday March 16th, 2018 - 11:22 am

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Yes! So excited.

That will be to wax stations at the start in the gravel pit

When is the waxing tonight? I heard there was something at the Hangar? And what time tomorrow can we drop off skis to be waxed?

Are you doing the kids race again? Details would be appreciated.

Now

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Is bib pickup downtown or out at the start (DOT gravel pit)? Website is pretty vague on this. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday March 16th, 2018 - 8:44 am

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Be at the hanger

Also shuttle information would be helpful, if there is one. Thanks!

I’ve hired a shuttle that will run from 8 AM to 8 PM they Will be going between the Hanger and the race all day long

Paul Beberg or someone...can we get info on if the shuttle runs from the lodge to the gravel pit? I've been asked this a few times.???

Hi everyone,
Well this is it you have one more day to sign up. It’s going to be a huge race this year. There is tons of snow in Talkeetna and it’s still snowing..
Let’s have fun and be safe..
You have until 11:59 tomorrow night to sign up..

So come join the fun and happy skiing
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Wednesday March 14th, 2018 - 4:04 pm

Sarah June Stevens added a new photo to Oosik Classic Ski Race's timeline.

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Tuesday March 13th, 2018 - 8:09 pm

Checked out the Oosik trail today by dog team. Shout out to this years trail crew, they did an amazing job again. Trails have been cut and groomed, country explored no Oosiker has seen before and bridges are build. Trail is firming up nicely. Thanks guys! ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday March 11th, 2018 - 5:36 pm

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Henry!

Leslie Robertson

Annette Woodard!

Nice