SederSkier – Bold Goals

So, I know that everyone has been daily checking the Ski Classics Visma website like I have, waiting for the race calendar to be released. Well, it finally has, and the managers, coaches, wax techs, athletes, masseuses, and media members of the Shovel Lake Nordic Ski Club (that’s six roles filled by two people) is bristling with excitement over the possibility of planning out a European segment to the competition calendar.

Now, the team does not run a super large budget, and our favorite hotel is the Jeep with Ajee or couch surfing, and if the proposed schedule is upheld, the amount of couch surfing which will likely be undertaken could be large. However, we believe in “making your dreams become reality,” and we’ve already started training with the following races in mind.

Plus, we’ve got SederSkier mugs likely to hit the market any day now, and I’ve already earned 0.53$ of ad revenue on my site. Malt-o-Meal has not reached a deal with us quite yet, but we are confident that once they see how heavily I rely on them for carbohydrate replenishment, they will cave in. Speaking of caves, another potential sponsor could be Cave of the Winds National Park. Just think of the publicity we could give them! The first athlete sponsored by a national park, too …headlines baby.

Well, as my dad used to say when we’d ask for a go-cart, my answer, if you ask me if I’m actually doing this is, “……we’ll see.”

Maybe I should go ask mom.

January Races –

Noquemanon Ski Marathon – Michigan – Jan. 22 -24

February Races –

Alley Loop – Crested Butte – 42k CL

Frisco Gold Rush – Frisco – 25K skate

Owl Creek Chase – Aspen – 21k CL

Leadville Loppet – Leadville – 44k CL/FS

American Birkie – 55k CL

March Races

March 7 – Vasaloppet – Mora, Sweden – 90k CL

March 13 – Arefjallsloppet – Valadalen, Sweden – 55k CL

March 20 – Birkebeinerrennet – Rena, Norway – 54k CL

March 27 – Blavegenlopet – Mo Rana, Norway – 45k CL or Flyktningerennet on March 28 in Nordli, Norway – 42k CL

April 4 – Taivalkoski Ski Maraton – 50k FS

April 10 – Reistadlopet – Setermoen-Bardufoss, Norway – 50k CL

April 17th – Yllas-Levi – Finland – 70km Classic or Fossavatnsgangan – 50k FS/CL in Iceland on the way home to America


Published by rsederquist

My name is Ryan Sederquist.  I am a man of many passions and dreams, and this website is the outlet for many of them. I am currently teaching 5th grade remotely in the Adams12 school district in Colorado. I have been an elementary music teacher in Alamosa, Colorado, as well as a 7-12 band director at Lake County High School in Leadville, Colorado. I am also in the final, final stages of acquiring my M.S. in Exercise Science from Adams State University. In 2018-2019, we spent a year in Presque Isle, Maine as I coached the UMPI Nordic ski team. I currently live in Leadville, Colorado with my wife Christie, a special education teacher, and our border collie-German shepherd mix, Ajee. Even though it is not my full-time job, ever since I was a child, I had the desire to do one of three things professionally - pro sports, writing about pro sports, or being a radio talk show host. This website is where I pretend to do the latter two, and when I'm out pretending to do the former, I listen to podcasts, think about topics, and pursue my wild dream of someday, at some event, in either running, biking, or skiing, wearing a team USA uniform. This website contains articles, podcasts, pictures, and journal entries that have to do with my passion and involvement in endurance sports. Our flagship project is the Seder Skier Podcast, which talks mostly about nordic skiing and attempts to interview influential individuals in the ski world. I also rant about the Big 4 sports, with a lean towards Minnesota teams (Vikings, Twins, Twolves, and MN Distance Running). I sometimes try to write Sports Illustrated like 'feature' articles about athletes as well. In addition to a focus on sports, you will find the occasional article or show that discusses the intersection of theology and society ...which is ...obviously everywhere. We place these in our Skieologians podcast. The heading at the top of my homepage reads, "Search for Truth. Play with purpose. Strive for success." It is the underlying theme for my coaching philosophy, which can be downloaded from this site. Basically, I'm always looking to search for the truth in my pursuit of knowledge, whether that is knowledge regarding the best methods for waxing skis, training a quarter miler, or defending my Christian apologetic. Searching implies a dedicated pursuit for knowledge, and that is what I'm about and what this site is about, even if it is simply for providing viewers with an accurate description of a product. Play with purpose has to do with living out our passions because they are fun. I ski because its fun. I play music and teach young kids because there is joy in it. This blog is about celebrating the joy and fun that inherently exists in the pursuit of excellence and in the activities themselves. Finally, strive for success is built on the principle that true success is the realization that we gave 100% effort to become the best that we could possible be. It requires 100% in preparation, competition, reflection, mental effort, etc. If something is worth doing, I believe it is worth doing with that level of effort. Someday, I hope to race the Visma Classics - the entire season, wear a Team USA singlet, and have a job that involves writing or talking about sports or theology all day. If you know of any body I can reach out to to help me accomplish these goals, please email me at

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