This weekend is the Noquemanon Ski Race. That means the restaurants in town are going to be packed with skinny skiers and probably some old guys wearing spandex.
On Saturday, the race starts in Ishpeming or Negaunee (depending on the length) and ends at the dome (a block from our house). I think the race follows a similar path to the Ore to Shore bike race in the summer. One of my friends, Nikki, is going to skate the shorter race (25k) and wants to finish under 2 hours.
Last year they had to shorten the race because it was too melty and there was not enough snow. I might walk down the road and watch some people collapse at the finish line while I'm sipping my tea.