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  • Ercolina – Upgrade Your Fitness Routine

    Ercolina – Upgrade Your Fitness Routine

    Upper body and core strength is the foundation of cross country skiing. The Ercolina is the perfect solution to increasing and maintaining your power and fitness through your off-snow season. Local CrossFit studio owner, Dave Prois, gave us insight into why he uses Ercolinas in his gym, CrossCut CrossFit.   “Our CrossCut CrossFit members range in age from teens to 80-plus. We like the Ercolina because it is adjustable for height, shoulder width and resistance, making it a versatile piece …Read More »
  • A Farewell to the Birkie Trail, Spring, 2019

    A Farewell to the Birkie Trail, Spring, 2019

    Saturday, March 23: If you don’t hit the snow early this time of year, you may as well forget it. It’s maple tree-tapping time with overnight lows in the teens and daytime highs in the 50’s. After some French toast, I strike out at 9 am on our local Brook trails, which also serve as the lead-in to the Prince Haakon race. It is brick hard underneath with a half inch of powder revealing some snowshoe tracks probably made this …Read More »
  • Bikepacking in the Northwoods

    Bikepacking in the Northwoods

    There’s nothing new about touring with your bike, camping for overnights, and seeing the countryside. But over the last few years, as mountain biking has become more popular, a different form of bicycle touring has become more prevalent-bikepacking. Traditional road bike tourers ride mostly on roads or bike paths while using panniers to carry their belongings. Bikepacking utilizes bikes that are designed for off-road cycling and that are comfortable over long distances. Riders use mostly dirt, gravel, and single-track trails …Read More »
  • “Shifting” Gears to Spring

    “Shifting” Gears to Spring

    Right at this very moment, you’ve got a choice to make if you’re going to enjoy the day outside because (up here) you can literally take part in almost every sport that makes Hayward great—skiing, fat biking, snowshoeing, road biking, hiking, running, fishing (okay, ice fishing)—and all in the same day. While most of our local customers are still enjoying that amazing, yet fleeting, spring skiing, Moonies Dustin and Ian are on to other adventures—training for the Hungry Bear 100, …Read More »
  • Spring Skiing and Fat Biking Continues!

    Spring Skiing and Fat Biking Continues!

    When the weather is constantly changing and in-between winter and spring, you don’t have to give up your daily ski or bike. In fact, if you are able to plan ahead, you might just have some of the best skiing and biking of the year! This past weekend, was one of perfect spring skiing. Ian held a wax clinic at OO and he said this about the trail, “It was ideal spring skiing with a firm and fast deck, but …Read More »
  • Speed Into Spring – Specialized Style

    Speed Into Spring – Specialized Style

    Even Californians get pumped about the seasonal change into spring, and bikes are definitely on our brains now as we watch the snow start to really fade away. To help spur on those new bike desires, Specialized has launched their largest spring sales promotion ever, the “Speed into Spring Sale”. We are currently switching over our retail floor to showcase bikes once again, so the timing works out great. From now through the end of March, select models all the …Read More »
  • Rex Clinic Recap

    Rex Clinic Recap

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of hosting the Hecker family on behalf of Rex Ski Wax for a liquid wax clinic at the Samuel Johnson Nordic Center at OO (in our fancy smancy New Moon Wax Room no less!) Another perk of the job is that I was able to get out for a short bit to enjoy a bit of top notch spring skiing. We sprayed, we brushed, we conquered. It was a great way to showcase …Read More »
  • Spring Skiing & Fat Biking?? Well, Yeahhh!

    Spring Skiing & Fat Biking?? Well, Yeahhh!

    Friday, March 15, 2019: We are keeping our fingers crossed here at New Moon for our favorite skiing and biking on the year. We seem to have weathered the big thaw, (no pun intended) with a lot of snow pack intact! Now we wait for temps to slowly creep back below freezing. As of this morning, brisk winds have locked in out of the NW are we even received a skiff of new snow overnight. Click below for the live …Read More »
  • Fat Bike Demo Fleet Liquidation Sale!

    Fat Bike Demo Fleet Liquidation Sale!

    It’s that time again when we have to clean up and make room for our upcoming summer season. That means we need to find new homes for our winter fat bike rental and demo fleet. SHOP NOW! We are offering our used Specialized Fatboy SEs at $1100, discounted from $1600. These Fatboys are equipped with up-to-date, industry-standard 150mm front spacing and 197mm rear spacing for maximum compatibility with fat biking components and clearance for all fat bike tire sizes 3.5″ …Read More »
  • Trailside Liquid Wax Demo With Rex Wax – 3/16 11am-2pm

    Trailside Liquid Wax Demo With Rex Wax – 3/16 11am-2pm

    We’re not done with winter just yet… Come learn about the liquid revolution in waxing with Rex Wax of Finland! The Hecker family of Nordic Sports International, our distributor partners, will be joining us to showcase product during an on snow waxing demo at OO Trailhead from 11AM-2PM. Then come down to New Moon for a “happy hour” from 4PM-6PM featuring some light snacks and beverages along with a brief presentation and Q & A about Rex product, focusing on …Read More »
  • Big Fun at the ’19 Fat Bike Birkie!

    Big Fun at the ’19 Fat Bike Birkie!

    Yes, the Fat Bike Birkie is a race, but like the American Birkebeiner, it’s so much more. The more, in this case, is FUN – pure and silly fun.   Ian,  Dusty, and LJ from the shop took on the 21K race. Each had a unique approach to their plan, fashion plan, that is. Dusty stormed his way to 13th overall and 2nd in age with a conservative and safe outfit. Next, LJ donned the semi-retro, early 2000s, New Moon …Read More »
  • Lumi Experiences – Amazing Nordic Ski Adventures

    Lumi Experiences – Amazing Nordic Ski Adventures

      Back in the fall, we featured an article about Lumi Experiences, a company founded by New Moon alum and cross country Olympian Garrott Kuzzy. Lumi Experiences offers cross country ski vacations to some of the world’s renowned destinations and events. All photos are courtesy of  LumiExperiences.com Just in case you’ve been dreaming of a fully-curated Nordic Ski vacation of your own, take a look at some of these amazing photos of Lumi’s trip to the 2019 Nordic World Championships. Caution, skier …Read More »
  • PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – March Wax Specials

    PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – March Wax Specials

    Ski into Spring with some awesome wax specials going on through March.   First up is Swix FC8XWS. Original MSRP was $109, now only $79 while supplies last. Joel says, “Super spring ski wax! Works well over liquid, ideally crayoned on and roto fleeced.” This block form provides exceptional economy, allowing dozens of applications when crayoned in lightly. Like powders, though, 8X can also be be ironed like a traditional fluoro powder, just be sure to apply more heavily before ironing. …Read More »
  • Spring into Savings with Auclair Gloves

    Spring into Savings with Auclair Gloves

    Auclair Performace Gloves have been a mainstay in Canada, sponsoring winter athletes since the 1970s. Auclair works directly with skiers like cross country ski champion Alex Harvey, getting their feedback on products throughout their off-season training and during in-season preparation for world-class competition. These insights allow Auclair to push research and development to new heights. One of their sponsored athletes, mogul gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury says this about Auclair gloves, “I’ve been called the most accomplised mogul skier of all …Read More »
  • 2019 FAT BIKE BIRKIE Preview!

    2019 FAT BIKE BIRKIE Preview!

    Oh yeah, it’s time for that annual, bouncy-tire, bike party we all know as the FAT BIKE BIRKIE! There are some new twists this year and even more fun, prizes, yummies to be had. Here are a few notable items. Lets roll with Joe V, Ben Popp and yours truly… 1. Bib pick and Expo – Great Hall, Birkie Start Area. New Moon will be on hand Friday and Saturday supporting our great partners TOKO Gloves,  GU Energy Labs, and …Read More »
  • Trail to the Birkie Wrap Up

    Trail to the Birkie Wrap Up

    Hopefully you’ve been watching Trail to the Birkie along with all of us. The video series was created to share our passion for cross country skiing and the admiration we have for our customers and friends. After each video, find out how our skiers fared this past weekend. Ashley Shuman Ashley was looking forward to skiing the Korte, but unfortunately did not get clearance from her PT to ski in this year’s event. “I was really bummed, but was able …Read More »
  • Birkie Video Highlights

    Birkie Video Highlights

    There were so many great moments over Birkie week! Here are just a few that were memorialized for the ages. First up is New Moon’s first running of the Giant Ski. While Chris, Joel, and Judy held down the fort at the shop, a group of intrepid adventurers including Ian, Kristy, Daryl, and a couple of friends competed downtown on Friday evening. Let’s just say they made quite a scene. Thanks to Sawyer County Record for this and the next …Read More »
  • Fat Bike Birkie Is On Deck

    Fat Bike Birkie Is On Deck

    Although some of us are still recovering from Birkie Week, we can’t forget our next big race—the Fat Bike Birkie! Fat Bike Birkie is the world’s largest fat bike race on the legendary Birkie ski trail! 1000+ bikers will tackle the 47K Big Fat or the 21K Chico races through the north woods of Wisconsin. Two full days of fun! Course opens for pre-riding on Friday with the Vendor Expo, bib pick-up, and bike demos. New Moon can help you with …Read More »
  • Get Out Of Your Wax Comfort Zone

    Get Out Of Your Wax Comfort Zone

    This year has been really weird for fans of Swix or Toko wax. Wax has been out of stock and race wax recommendations have been scarce. Seems the US importer is stuck in some kind of legal jeopardy with the US Environmental Protection Agency. All we have at New Moon are assurances that next year will be better, and that each of the wax brands will get the EPA’s attention in their turn.  In practical terms, this means your favorite …Read More »
  • Worldloppet Master, Jay Wiener, Returns for Birkie ’19

    Worldloppet Master, Jay Wiener, Returns for Birkie ’19

    With Birkie Week at hand, we caught up again with our friend, Jay Wiener. Some readers have followed our stories on Jay over the last few years and have gained insights and inspiration  to fuel their various skiing goals. For those just meeting Jay now, take a moment to familiarize yourself with this story teller and fifteen-time Worldloppet Master Passport holder. We first interviewed Jay in 2017. You can read more HERE. A year later, we talked again after the …Read More »
  • Trail to the Birkie Video Series, Part 4 – Final Installment: Roger

    Trail to the Birkie Video Series, Part 4 – Final Installment: Roger

    Trail to the Birkie has been a lot of fun. But now Birkie Week is upon us. And that means WAX WAX WAX!  With dozens of fast Birkies under his belt, our friend Roger simplifies waxing a bit for the Birkie masses. We encourage you to go back and review  the Trail to the Birkie video series. You will find helpful tips, a touch of humor, and inspration for your 2019 Birkie or whatever your skiing goals are. Part 1: …Read More »
  • Trail To The Birkie Video Series, Part 3: Lauren

    Trail To The Birkie Video Series, Part 3: Lauren

    For week three in our Trail To The Birkie Series, we chat with Lauren as she preps for her first full-length Birkie. Let’s cheer her on come race day – we know she’ll do great! If you missed Part 1 last week, take a minute to view that segment featuring Ashley Shuman. Catch up with our week 2 feature with fast skier, Dakota Dale. Enjoy, and let’s get Birkie Fever goin’!Read More »
  • Birkie Week Special Guests

    Birkie Week Special Guests

    Birkie Week at the Moon is always full of surprises, and 2019 is no exception. Outrageous sales…check; great camaraderie…check. We’ve even got some special guests you’re gonna definitely hang out with.   First up, is Leena Peltonen, CEO and Co-Owner of Rex Ski Wax. Rex is one of the most successful wax companies in Nordic, and with her at the helm, Rex has been on the cutting edge of wax technology. Leena will be in and out Weds. through Fri. talking …Read More »
  • Birkie ’19: “Year of the Volunteer”

    Birkie ’19: “Year of the Volunteer”

    Each Birkie seems to take on a life of its own – the Blizzard Birkie, and Half Birkie, The Non-Birkie, etc. Getting ahead of the game this year, organizers have set out to preordain the 2019 event and “the Year of the Volunteer.”.And rightly so; there are 2500 of them, in fact! These are the tireless foot soldiers which make the Birkie possible. Envelope stuffers, parking marshalls, medics, food station workers, and on and on. In the spirit of the …Read More »
  • Trail To The Birkie Video Series, Part 2: Dakota

    Trail To The Birkie Video Series, Part 2: Dakota

    Next in our Trail To The Birkie Series we meet Dakota, up and coming masters elite. Dakota shares some training tips, why he loves classic technique, and a look at the twin Dale brothers rivalry. If you missed Part 1 last week, take a minute to view that segment featuring Ashley Shuman HERE. Enjoy, and let’s get Birkie Fever goin’!Read More »


 

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