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by davidb
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 60
Views: 1512

Re: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)

As I read this, I can't help wondering how Johaug feels.
by davidb
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Dead Last at Seefield.
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Dead Last at Seefield.

I hung around after the broadcast of the men's 15 @ Seefield. (Thanks Vinnie!) The last few moments of the program focused on the absolute last place guy. He was off the pace by a ton, but to my eye, he had excellent technique, good tempo, and it looked like he had some power too. Can anyone explain...
by davidb
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skate ski camber and slipping on push off
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Skate ski camber and slipping on push off

It's not the skis; your weight is too far back. Bend those knees.
by davidb
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Diggins at Davos?
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Diggins at Davos?

I'm not convinced. I think she needs to get her arms up in front of her face and out of the slip stream. I wouldn't be surprised if the Norwegian tuck position was developed in a wind tunnel. Also, I wonder about her supposed "sloppy technique;" maybe her head wobbles back and forth a bit ...
by davidb
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What made you start XC skiing?
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Re: What made you start XC skiing?

I was 35, grossly over weight, smoking 3 packs a day, and having daily chest pains. The doc insisted that I quit smoking, lose weight and exercise. I was OK with losing weight and quitting smoking, but there was no way I was going to jog, or even walk further than to the fridge for another beer. But...
by davidb
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trail Pass
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Trail Pass

So, I'm thinkin': Ah crap, I'm paying the highest price for a trail pass in the Western world-$32 at Mammouth Lakes,Ca.! Anyone paying more?
by davidb
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Rollerski Length
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Rollerski Length

In my completely unqualified opinion, longer is better. This is based on pretty much nothing but the musings of a aging brain, but I use Rollerskishop's pursuits ( kinda short) and the newer Roillerskishop skis (the ones with the red wire suspension forks) which are longer: the longer skis are much ...
by davidb
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is V2 necessarily more difficult?
Replies: 14
Views: 846

Re: Is V2 necessarily more difficult?

So for us Americans: gear one is herringbone skate; gear two is V1; gear three is V2; gear four is V2 alternate; gear five is free skate? NO wait! sorry, I think I've got it backwards. I've got forwards? No just gear three is V1 alternate? Wait, I'm really getting confused! Ah, crap just forget it! ...
by davidb
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Therese Johaug doped
Replies: 50
Views: 10089

Re: Therese Johaug doped

Wait! Are you suggesting Saarinen rummaged around in Johaug's trash to find the specific package she used?
by davidb
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Therese Johaug doped
Replies: 50
Views: 10089

Re: Therese Johaug doped

You seem to be missing something called context. Jones, Armstrong et al didn't freely admit to missing a logo on lip balm packaging ( does anyone know for sure it was even there?) Johaug was up front all the way. The dopers that need to be punished, and aren't,employ complex, inconceivable masking s...
by davidb
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Therese Johaug doped
Replies: 50
Views: 10089

Re: Therese Johaug doped

I see you're from Oslo. Sometimes, I wonder if Norwegians, generally, have a real difficulty with the concept of "The punishment must fit the crime." One example: Brevic's 20 year sentence for murdering 80 kids.
by davidb
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Therese Johaug doped
Replies: 50
Views: 10089

Re: Therese Johaug doped

Disproportionate and unjust!
by davidb
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The danger of roller skiing
Replies: 22
Views: 2364

Re: The danger of roller skiing

Jeff- I don't think rollerskiing destroys technique at all. Maybe it requires 5-10 minutes first day on snow to adjust kick, but other than that, technique is usually improved dramatically, due to strength/balance gains. I've never fallen because a pebble got stuck between the frame and the wheel ( ...
by davidb
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Therese Johaug doped
Replies: 50
Views: 10089

Re: Therese Johaug doped

I've concluded that Johaug is basically innocent, and that the punishment meted out by FIS/Wada etc, borders on cruelty. Consider: beyond the 18 month suspension and the destruction of her good name, she has lost, what? 10 million dollars in endorsements. Probably close to that if future deals are c...

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