Monday, August 20, 2012

Rock Run & Ride

Rock with live music, Run Utah's Toughest 10k, Ride your MTB  Up & Down Beaver Mtn.

The first annual "Race Around Beaver" will be September 22nd in conjunction with the popular annual Beaver Mountain Music Festival. Bike and foot races will be help during the day for all ages so before you wax your skis and boards, oil your chain and lace up your trail runners for a day of music, food and race.

Several events for all ages include a junior mtb style race, and a 1k trail run for ages 5-12.  For the big kids try the  MTB race to the top of Beaver and back down with a few laps around the base of the resort area.  Utah's toughest 10k trail run to the top of Beaver and back down will be sure to test even the elite runners.  No matter what the race you'll be sure to have a fun time all while enjoying the music festival and good food. All race entrants get FREE admission to the Music Festival plus a race day t-shirt.  Fall leaves, cool temps, good music, food and fun for everyone.


While supporting your friends and family you will have an opportunity to sit back and listen to the sounds of bands next to the lodge at the base of the resort.  This area will give you different view points of racers coming and going during the day.

10:00am - 10k Trail Run
12:00 - Kids 1k fun trail run
1:00 - 10 Mile+ MTB bike race
3:00 - Kids MTB bike race

10k or MTB Race: $35 early registration. All race entrants will receive FREE admission to the Music Festival ($19 value) and limited race day t-shirt.

Kids 1k or MTB Race: $20 early registration.  All "kids" participants will recieve FREE admission plus on Free admission for a parent/guardian to the Music Festival plus a race day t-shirt.

Sponsered by: Beaver Mountain, Cache Valley Bank, Joyride Bikes, Runners North, Cache Valley Women's Center, Millers Autobody, Camp Chef, Troy Lee Designs


near -  norda's events and race 

Even on the noon hour there is shad on the course
the turn around point

The sign says it's easy... or is that easiest?

Gentle Ben Run Out is close to the bottom

Rock Run & Ride 10k. This is Utah's Toughest 10k. Starting at 7201' the course will start at the east end of Beaver Mtn parking lot. After a quick warm up across the parking lot, the course will head up "Little Beaver." Nothing little about that shot in the quads before heading north across "Beaver's Face". From there you will head NE and wind up "Gentle Ben". This is a double track dirt road and mostly free from loose rock. The road will switch back to the east before turning to the west. Hear you will find the 1st and 3rd aid station. After continuing you will climb to the west and then head to the south before reaching the turn around point at 8822' You will reach over an 8% grade a few times during the run. At the top and after 3.1 kilometers is the 2nd aid station and spectacular views. You will now turn and head back down the mountain using the same trail you just concord. At 9.35 kilometers you will follow the edge of the music festival in hopes of cheers from the spectators before reaching the parking lot and finish line.

Friday, January 27, 2012

don't just sit there... go outdoors - norda's rental rates

adult daily: $15
kids daily: $13
season: $99-149

daily: $10

daily: $5

all rentals can be picked up the night before.

at this time we are not offering snowboard or x-country skis but will soon...

photo by samEimages

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

USU Students Ski & Ride The Beav this Winter

Ski & Board The Beav!!

Skiers and Boarders at USU check out the best way to get college credit.
If you're lucky Sam may be your instructor.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Norda's Classic T

This week in the Downtown Logan Zombie Walk a classic Norda's T shirt (circa 2003) was spotted being worn by a local Zombie.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hammer Nutrition Perpetuem Solids Review

Straight up... I'm a fan of Hammer Nutrition products. It took me a few years to get on board but once I did I haven't looked back. When I first heard about the fuel of choice in an easy to use tablet I was excited of the possibilities for my running and cycling activities. Hammer has long been a world wide choice for multi-hour fuels with natural ingredients and Perpetuem leads the way. Normally Perpetuem is consumed either in a water bottle (not bad if your on a bike) or mixed into a pan cake type paste and carried in a smaller flask (this is my preferred choice of use). But the interest of a smaller tablet to carry that is not effected by heat or time intrigued me (the down side to using a flask/bottle is a max usage time 5 plus hours depending on temperature).

Like most products I test, I'll sample them before an activity. My initial taste test of the Strawberry Vanilla flavor was noticing the large size of the tablet, not like the Smarites Candy I was hoping for but more like a couple of Alka Seltzer tablets stuck together. I noticed the flavor was good like all Hammer products, mild and not too strong however the almost chalky feel and powder texture soon left my mouth very dry. That said I was not willing to give up on the idea of an easy to carry unit of sustained energy.

My first outing with the new Solid was an early morning trail run in the wind and with my wife. An hour into the run I reached for my first tablet, the size was not as bad as I had anticipated but still a bit large for the likes of me. Once I started chewing I reached for a sip of water, make sure H2O is close at hand, then the ease of getting the fuel down was a bit simpler. I did notice an almost pasty texture getting stuck on my teeth. Hammer recommends 1-4 tablets per hour (based on other calorie intake). I would not want to consume the tablets during high output or heart rate periods in fear of choking. I thought my wife who loves Perpetuem would appreciate the tablet and ease of the product but her first bite was her last... too big and too chalky. For me the overall result of Perpetuem was the same as a flask/bottle, no stomach issues and a sustained energy.

The Solids can be purchased in a reusable 6 tablet container ($3.95) or a large 90 tablet ($36.95) container in 3 tasty flavors; Strawberry Vanilla, Orange Vanilla or Caffe Late flavors.

  • Taste: 4 out of 5 wheels

  • Performance: 4.5 out of 5 shoes

  • Size: 2.5 out of 5 chains

  • Cost: 4 out of 5 water bottles

  • Total: 4 out of 5 races
I recommend the product for race days and ultra training. The ease is not worth the large tablet or dry powder in your mouth for your mid range activities less then 3 hours when regular Perpetuem will not go bad. Stick to mixing the powder Perpetuem when time is on your side but for the mid range miles/time and ease of use the Solids will provide the energy to finish strong. My recommendation to Hammer Nutrition: Make them a bit smaller and thus easier to consume (assuming a gel type tablets can not be produced without preservatives) then we can just chew more tablets instead of one big one.

From the Hammer Website:

The search for a convenient, yet high-quality, solid fuel source is over. With Perpetuem Solids you have the same exact, time-proven Perpetuem formula in easily chewable, easily consumable tablets.

  • Convenient, easy-to-chew-and-digest tablets

  • Stays fresh and tasty even in the heat

  • Consistent, stable energy

  • Minimize lean muscle tissue cannibalization

  • CaffĂ© Latte contains caffeine

  • Contains GMO-free soy protein

  • Gluten-free and vegan friendly

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Winter Break...a little late

Better late than never, a gratuitous edit of our snowboarding over Christmas break. Featuring the Rupps gettin' Xtreme at Beaver Mountain and Snowbasin. Filmed with a GoPro HD. Now back to the AZ heat...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Beanie Gap

Next to a good helmet gap I like the brain freeze look, but not so well known, beanie gap. It's often an under appreciated look on the ski hill but this fine lad was sporting the style at Snowbasin Utah.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


I call it "enthusiasm." In front of me at the local bagel shop was a 12 year old ready to ski. He hopped of the car with his jacket zipped up, hood on and ski boots buckled. He was only a smear of cream cheese and 34 miles from Beaver Mountain ski resort but ready to ride.

"Buckle up son."

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wax & Tuning Clinic w/ Beaver Mtn Ski Team

Last week Norda's Logan hosted a wax & tuning clinic with Tom Reinerth from Dominator Wax Co. for the Beaver Mtn Ski Team. Tom is a World Cup Technician and very insightful with different techniques. The night was very informative with had tuning, edge filling and waxing the skis. Thanks to Tom for his time and knowledge.

Tom Reinerth educating proper ski waxing techniques

Thursday, February 10, 2011

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