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by dcpattie
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 36
Views: 530

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

I haven't followed this story very closely but could someone please answer 2 basic questions:

1) has any of the alleged Russian skiers/biathletes actually returned a positive sample from Sochi 2014?
2) is Dr. Rodchenkov the sole single source for the Russian doping/cover-up methods?
by dcpattie
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many Nordic areas in the US?
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: How many Nordic areas in the US?

Zero officially in Virginia. I've read that the Homestead resort has nordic trails but I think that's incorrect.
by dcpattie
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone skiing yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

Re: Anyone skiing yet?

I thought winters were a thing of the past? ;)

I seriously need to move to a location where I can ski locally! I've envious looking at these beautiful photos.
by dcpattie
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trail Pass
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Trail Pass

I'd pay that if I had a trail within a 1-hour drive. I guess its all relevant. I'm 25 miles WNW of Wash DC. If you had snowmaking equipment, you could probably have a 60-80 day season in Western Loudoun. We average over 100 days of sub-freezing nighttime lows per season. Unfortunately, the closest n...
by dcpattie
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PSA: Save 40% on ThoraxTrainer through Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: PSA: Save 40% on ThoraxTrainer through Kickstarter

Here is another PSA: the ThoraxTrainer is not too fun to train on - at least on my gym the pole slider action felt quite notchy and did not feel too good. I tried to like it and used it for warm-up 1-3 times a week for six months but now they have retired the machine. Of course the gym machines suf...
by dcpattie
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Kuzmin scraping and structure
Replies: 78
Views: 19114

Re: Kuzmin scraping and structure

Just as a FYI, US customers can now order direct from Kuzmin.se. I just ordered two scrapers (17 + and universal) and the Alate Grip with gloves. I'm new to nordic so I figured I can be new at waxing or new at "scraping". From reading these posts and others, it seems like you can get 85% t...
by dcpattie
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PSA: Save 40% on ThoraxTrainer through Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: PSA: Save 40% on ThoraxTrainer through Kickstarter

Interesting machine, never seen that before. A bit OT, but the article made a bold claim that would be nice to get confirmed: "Nordic cross-country skiing is considered one of the most physically challenging sports because it activates more muscles than any other sport in the world." Its ...
by dcpattie
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PSA: Save 40% on ThoraxTrainer through Kickstarter
Replies: 5
Views: 128

PSA: Save 40% on ThoraxTrainer through Kickstarter

I've always been intrigued about this machine but it was never available in the US: http://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/save-40-thoraxtrainer-nordic-ski-machine-limited-time/ My one concern would be with the "fixed" poling width. I would think that is highly personalized and if its just sligh...
by dcpattie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 80 year old car speed record finally broken
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: 80 year old car speed record finally broken

The Silver Arrow's (MB and Auto Union) may still hold the autobahn speed record. Imagine traveling at 248mph in 1930's tire technology!
by dcpattie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIY klap skates and winter triathlon in 1990
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: DIY klap skates and winter triathlon in 1990

Nowadays, winter triathlons almost always consist of a run (sometimes with snowshoes), MTN bike, and skate ski.

I wish I could skate like those in the video - they make it look effortless.

My perfect triathlon would be a row (in a single sculling shell), classic ski, and trail run.
by dcpattie
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early winter here in NW Montana....BUT!
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Early winter here in NW Montana....BUT!

I love the attitude Jeff! Your spirit will certainly help your recovery. During times of injury, I've always incorporated nordic walking as a low impact way to keep fit. Throughout the 19th century, long distance runners would do most of their training by simply walking and they were running 3hrs fl...
by dcpattie
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin skis taking over?
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: Skin skis taking over?

Do any of the current skin skis allow for the 'skin' section to be totally removed and replaced with a flat surface which could be glide waxed for DP courses?
by dcpattie
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 41
Views: 3688

Re: Training philosophy

I think its a lot of work at 130 bpm. For runners this is often coined as "junk miles"; however, I think you can do a lot more in XC skiing at 130 bpm.
by dcpattie
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stride Tempo in Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Stride Tempo in Classic

Some of the elite 5/10,000 meter guys are turning over in the low 200's. I've not sure its all that applicable to Nordic classic skiing. If you watch the "Ski Classics", their DPing the entire course (sometimes 70k or more) at a rate of 55-60 per min. As a former rower, I've come to apprec...
by dcpattie
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 15
Views: 537

Re: Cold winter this time?

Here in the mid-Atlantic it so variable that its impossible to predict. Canaan Valley, WV - about 3 hours west of Wash DC - gets about 160 inches per season (> 400cm) so you can always ski there but "when" is anyones guess. The one nordic center (Whitegrass) does not make snow so its quite...

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