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by dcpattie
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: ROLLER SKI AND RUNNING
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: ROLLER SKI AND RUNNING

I agree that running and nordic skiing are a great match. Another great match to nordic (especially double poling) is rowing! Rowing is almost the perfect opposite exercise of double poling yet the rhythm is similar. One of my favorite workouts is 3x5k or what I like to call the "hour-of-power&...
by dcpattie
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Hypothetically: Pneumatic a Faster Wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Hypothetically: Pneumatic a Faster Wheel?

If you were building a fast rollerski with zero resistance, would a pneumatic "air" wheel be the fastest set-up? Perhaps a harder compound wheel like what inline skaters use? Being able to soak up the bumps should be a factor as well as weight and wheel size. Thoughts? Very interesting qu...
by dcpattie
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Hypothetically: Pneumatic a Faster Wheel?
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Hypothetically: Pneumatic a Faster Wheel?

If you were building a fast rollerski with zero resistance, would a pneumatic "air" wheel be the fastest set-up? Perhaps a harder compound wheel like what inline skaters use?

Being able to soak up the bumps should be a factor as well as weight and wheel size.

Thoughts?
by dcpattie
Sun May 28, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Re: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!

I discovered the Bermuda Triangle of rollerskiing, Dog---Rollerskier---Dog. Whenever possible, do not get between two dogs on a narrow trail...highly unpredictable! Ouch, what happened? Were you bitten? The two dogs attacked each other so both owners leashes were stretched across the path like a cl...
by dcpattie
Sun May 28, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 1110

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

I think using the poles in the front would be both easier and more effective. On a bicycle the front brake does all (or most of) the work (same with cars). I use the jenex brakes, which generally do the job. I like the fact that its "right there" so I can start braking quickly if needed. T...
by dcpattie
Sun May 28, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Re: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!

I discovered the Bermuda Triangle of rollerskiing, Dog---Rollerskier---Dog.

Whenever possible, do not get between two dogs on a narrow trail...highly unpredictable!
by dcpattie
Fri May 19, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 1110

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

I had my first flat (V2 Aero RC 150) last week. I had a good streak going, about 2-years on the dot. the tires are getting pretty bald so I'm in the process of switching out all the tires. Will you use the Jenex tire changing station: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX_YA-5Bohs or maybe these tools...
by dcpattie
Wed May 17, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 64
Views: 1110

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

I had my first flat (V2 Aero RC 150) last week. I had a good streak going, about 2-years on the dot.

the tires are getting pretty bald so I'm in the process of switching out all the tires.
by dcpattie
Tue May 02, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Re: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!

I just try to get off the multi-use pathway by 0830 which is usually before the dog walkers are out in force.

Do dogs go nuts for inline skaters or skateboarders?
by dcpattie
Mon May 01, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Happy Feet Make All the Difference!
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Happy Feet Make All the Difference!

Nice to hear, Dave, that you have found a good solution. If I understand you correctly it is important to get an insole (if needed) that raises heel and toes equally so the angle of the foot isn't changed. Exactly! And most 'off the shelf' insoles will increase the heel drop - thereby throwing off ...
by dcpattie
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Happy Feet Make All the Difference!
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Happy Feet Make All the Difference!

I cannot tell you how happy my feet are since I inserted a new insole in my boots. No more pain in my arch...stability goes way up and my power and speed are up substantially. The trick is finding an insole that will not change the "heel-to-tow drop" of your ski boots. Most insoles will ad...
by dcpattie
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!
Replies: 14
Views: 382

Rollerskis and Dogs Don't Mix!

What is it about rollerskis that makes every single dog in Northern Virginia lose its mind? I've been told by "dog experts" that it's a combination of the loud clanking noise from the pole and the never seen before "gait" of a rollerskier. The little yappy dogs are the worse but ...
by dcpattie
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slipped disc
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Slipped disc

Happy to report that power and functionality is coming leaps and bounds, and now I can even walk on my heels which before seemed impossible. Finally had my first day at the gym too which feels like normality restored. Still have to wait another month before I'm allowed to try rollerskiing, but real...
by dcpattie
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 36
Views: 1197

Re: Training philosophy

I don't think there is ONE way to train so the different philosophy's are good to think through. Before I started rowing at age 19, I was really into weightlifting. I could bench press 340lbs (154kg) but my endurance was underdeveloped. However, during my first ergometer test I was able to row 1k in...
by dcpattie
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is there something that is slippery on grass?
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: Is there something that is slippery on grass?

What skis would be best for this? Classic obviously but waxless with fish scales?

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