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by JeffOYB
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Are "no DP" zones really affecting races?
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Are "no DP" zones really affecting races?

maybe another way to ask is: Are there No DP Zones in WC classic distance races? Before the No DP Zone concept was anyone DPing entire WC Classic distance races? ...Or was it just a Sprint thing. I wd think all WC courses are hilly -- but I suppose there is variation. Hmmm: Does a "somewhat&quo...
by JeffOYB
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Are "no DP" zones really affecting races?
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Are "no DP" zones really affecting races?

If classic races didn't have the "no DP" zones would they be mostly DP or much more so? Basically, when skiers are allowed are they DPing the big long uphills which are so common on WC courses? ...and doing this to overall advantage. I just glanced at the Holmenkollen 50k classic highlight...
by JeffOYB
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Holmenkollen 50: classic faster than skate!!! ???
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Holmenkollen 50: classic faster than skate!!! ???

I noticed that the 2017 50k classic Holmenkollen was won in 2:02. Hmmm... pretty fast. Have classic WC 50's gone under 2 hrs yet? I glanced back at a couple previous years done in Skating mode and saw winning times of more like 2:07. Well, this year's was 2:01. Is the general idea that Mass Start ra...
by JeffOYB
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How to promote rollerskiing?
Replies: 26
Views: 980

Re: How to promote rollerskiing?

i think pro is common in rollerblading and would be comparably accepted in rollerskiing. ...but didn't rollerblading drop off the map in recent years? i've heard, tho, that it might be making a comeback. i wonder if it somehow acquired a mainstream that got too extreme and regular ppl felt left out?...
by JeffOYB
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Innovations in today's rollerskis?
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Innovations in today's rollerskis?

what are the skis that are well known to be good on chipseal -- nonsmooth pavement?
by JeffOYB
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Michigan having a crazy SNOWY April!
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Michigan having a crazy SNOWY April!

Michigan is getting snow after snow! ...In April.

Up north they've had 34" in 3 days -- and that's the lower peninsula!

Downstate here we're supposed to get more snow again soon.

The UP just had a low of -24degF and the Keweenaw notched up over 300".
by JeffOYB
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonking in the cold
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Bonking in the cold

It's been awhile. I find that cold weather adventure takes a different kind of fuel. The last time I bonked was doing a 4 hr hilly ski using gatorade and powerbars. They didn't cut it! Then I learned about Deluxe Pizza! Since then I've always taken fat'n'protein out on long cold outings and haven't ...
by JeffOYB
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trail design: is XC keeping up w the times?
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Trail design: is XC keeping up w the times?

Have many XC trails revised their lines in recent decades? Or since the trails were built? Seems like most trails probably built in the 1970's -- for wood skis, 75mm boots! Nub's Nob is a famous old upnorth Michigan ski resort. It also has an awesome XC trail that I visit each time I ski at Nub's. I...
by JeffOYB
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 22
Views: 1662

Re: Cold winter this time?

We lost our winter early here in Michigan but then got it back -- but only up north. They've been getting a fresh foot of snow every week for awhile now. Not spring like either, but 15-20degF with wind. Kind of crazy! I've gone up a couple times to the newly re-opened Mt. Mancelona and to Nub's Nob ...
by JeffOYB
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 66
Views: 2432

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

ah you beat me to the IBU thing
by JeffOYB
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: anyone watch Icarus?
Replies: 0
Views: 30

anyone watch Icarus?

like it?
by JeffOYB
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: IBU headquarters raided by police? whoa....
Replies: 0
Views: 30

IBU headquarters raided by police? whoa....

http://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/police ... y-general/

...relating to Russians

(anyone notice that the FS site is formatted badly -- it cuts off a little text on my laptop and a lot on my phone.)
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How to promote rollerskiing?
Replies: 26
Views: 980

Re: How to promote rollerskiing?

maybe one of the reasons the question of PR comes up is seeing all those sweet videos of European pro rollerski racing. They seem to be able to make a "thing" of it -- so why can't we? So it makes ppl think "If we just set it up right, maybe..." Our regional metro area had a crit...
by JeffOYB
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Technique: Why are skate poles longer?
Replies: 9
Views: 430

Re: Technique: Why are skate poles longer?

Classic poles are shorter because you can get the power of your shoulders over them easier while striding, and skate pole are longer to give better reach and a longer push, because you are essentially double poling while moving your legs, and when you double pole with skate poles you can push furth...

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