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by dcpattie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Any Olympic skiers going to be at Birkie? Or elite Germans?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Any Olympic skiers going to be at Birkie? Or elite Germans?

Hey now, Bjorn Daehle and Vegard Ulvang have skied the American Birkebeiner :) Sure it was post-retirement. I do not know anything about what Northug is up to. Not retired, but not racing much... hiatus? I should edit my post - IMO Northug should ski in Cable, WI - it would be great exposure for th...
by dcpattie
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Any Olympic skiers going to be at Birkie? Or elite Germans?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Any Olympic skiers going to be at Birkie? Or elite Germans?

I was thinking of the real Birkebeiner - I certainly wouldn't expect Northug to show up in Wisco.
by dcpattie
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can u believe?!
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Can u believe?!

The Skierg is a secret weapon and using it while watching the olympics makes the time fly!
by dcpattie
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Any Olympic skiers going to be at Birkie? Or elite Germans?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Any Olympic skiers going to be at Birkie? Or elite Germans?

What about Northug - he was left off the Norwegian team. If there is ever a year to do it, this would be it!
by dcpattie
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can u believe?!
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Can u believe?!

76 degrees in Nordic Virginia yesterday. A whopping 5 inches of snow of the entire season! 96 inches for the season 3-hours away in WV but their snow is melting fast. Another 70+ day is in the forecast for next week. That is quite high summer temperatures here in Sweden. How long is winter normally...
by dcpattie
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we still need tracks?
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Do we still need tracks?

Watching the women's finals, it seemed liked they were out of the tracks quite a bit.

Question - is it easier to DP in or outside of the tracks?
by dcpattie
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can u believe?!
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Can u believe?!

76 degrees in Nordic Virginia yesterday. A whopping 5 inches of snow of the entire season! 96 inches for the season 3-hours away in WV but their snow is melting fast. Another 70+ day is in the forecast for next week.
by dcpattie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!

Go figure, rollerskiing is the gold standard for fairness!
by dcpattie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Importance of the "right" Wax During Olympics!

Let's be honest - maybe 6-8 countries have the waxing budgets to truly be competitive at this level. I think this is part of the reason why nordic skiing will always have a limited audience. A race should NOT be determined by the size of a countries waxing budget. It seems like classic skiing is eve...
by dcpattie
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Spoiler Alert: Sprint Final
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Spoiler Alert: Sprint Final

it seemed like several were running up and maybe also some women? maybe it relates to steepness and is a new formula. As a hill gets steeper maybe now they like to transition like this: DP > KDP > striding > running > herringbone During the women's final there appeared to be a subtle glide going up...
by dcpattie
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Spoiler Alert: Sprint Final
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Spoiler Alert: Sprint Final

Klæbo just runs up the hills. Are they waxing with glide on the ends and a super sticky (like spiderman sticky) wax pocket in the middle that will grip no matter what? I guess they're using super cold skis so during the glide phase that super sticky wax is never in contact with the snow? Only during...
by dcpattie
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: What is a good ski glove for touring down to 10°F?
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: What is a good ski glove for touring down to 10°F?

For me, anything under 25F and I need a full mitten. My hands get cold easily. I mostly use the Leki shark system and in the past Leki made a mitten for the shark system but not anymore. What I'm looking for is perhaps an over mitten - like a shroud that would fit over the grip so you can still wher...
by dcpattie
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Spoiler Alert! Women's Skiathlon
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Spoiler Alert! Women's Skiathlon

***Do not continue if you do not want to know the winner.*** ***Continue at your own risk.*** A few observations from the women's skiathlon. 1. Realistically I think there were 4 maybe 5 skiers that had a chance for gold at the startline (Kalla, Bjørgen, Weng, Østberg and maybe Diggins). It seems li...
by dcpattie
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Visma Ski Classics: Toblach-Cortina
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Visma Ski Classics: Toblach-Cortina

I just finished watching Toblach-Cortina (what a beautiful region) and here are a few observations. You can really cover a lot of territory (and fast) with using only three techniques: 1. Double poling (sorry Jeff) 2. Herringbone 3. Downhill skiing As a new skier this is attractive to me. Double pol...
by dcpattie
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 60
Views: 1512

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

That's incredible.. In a world of lies and deception, the truth seems incredible. I wonder what will happen to Sergej Ustiugov. He is not allowed to compete at the Olympics although he was never accused of any doping or manipulation. The IOC has not given an explanation. That organization is so emb...

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