The built-in gaiter of Maddy’s right La Sportiva Syborg boot became un-stitched and the zipper broke just before this year’s Elk Mountain Grand Traverse. The repair only took 20 minutes and helped fill the downtime between check-in and race start.
What you need to get the job done:
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(Guest blogger Tyler Newton grew up in Carbondale, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University where he fell in love with backcountry skiing. Inspired by the movie “Endless Summer” he spent 3 years in an Endless Winter splitting his time between Aspen/Snowmass and Wanaka, NZ. When he’s not working for PubWorks. he’s the current President of the Aspen Cycling Club and sits on the Snowmass Village Community Outreach Board. As a regular on the skimo scene he’s swallowed the fast and light pill so you’ll often find him in Spandex heading uphill. He’s finished 11 Elk Mountain Grand Traverses, has many top 11 finishes, and is one of the few people to have hiked and skied 11 Highland Bowl laps in a day.)
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