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by dcpattie
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: World Cup 2018/2019

Klæbo can win all the sprints he wants, he won't be crowned king until he can win a 50k at the WC, olympics or at least Holmenkollen. I've been quite impressed with the all-around performances of Natalya Nepryayeva and Alexander Bolshunov, both are very balanced skiers (sprint/distance, classic/skat...
by dcpattie
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware of https://ixcski.weebly.com
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Beware of https://ixcski.weebly.com

Users beware of https://ixcski.weebly.com (crosscountryski.us). I've been using it for 2-years without any issues but today it loaded a trojan onto my iPad. When you visit the video link its always a .ru website...I guess I got what I deserved?
by dcpattie
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doping scandal in World Championships Seefeld
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Doping scandal in World Championships Seefeld

I guess he was "stuck" (see what I just did there)? :D
by dcpattie
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 42
Views: 3379

Re: Winter season 18/19

Awesome, I'm moving!
by dcpattie
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 42
Views: 3379

Re: Winter season 18/19

It was -2 in Northern VA on Thursday and forecasted for 62 on Tuesday. All hail the bi-polor vortex!
by dcpattie
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: World Cup 2018/2019

JeffOYB wrote:wow, fast!

I wonder how US skiers do in running... or what happens when you compare other nation running. doe run results predict ski results?
I recall Noah Hoffman was an excellent 5K runner (14:xx).
by dcpattie
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1363

Re: World Cup 2018/2019

about the athleticism... i'd like to know about the basic stats for skiers. how do they do in biking, running, calisthenics? i suppose those are separate sports... but i'd like to see how WC skiers do with the NENSA or Canadian Fitness test w pull-ups, push-ups, dips, box jumps, etc. ...maybe their...
by dcpattie
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: The greats share their secrets
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: The greats share their secrets

I've read that Bill Gates believes to be truly "world class" at anything you need to be fulling engaged in the sport/topic/field of choice between the ages of 11-17.
by dcpattie
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: FrankNski setup for backcountry
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: FrankNski setup for backcountry

Thanks for that. I was also thinking a combi/skiathlon boot would be better.
by dcpattie
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: FrankNski setup for backcountry
Replies: 4
Views: 503

FrankNski setup for backcountry

Why not the following set-up for backcountry with gentle rolling hills: A go anywhere ski like Fischer S-bound 125 or Voile Vector BC with an Xcelerator binding with the red flexor to make the boot/binding very stiff (i.e., very little ski drop from boot). This ski would be pared with a modern carbo...
by dcpattie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: classic faster than skate for some climbing?
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: classic faster than skate for some climbing?

While watching the last stage of the Tour de Ski (uphill stage), I noticed they were only going 6 KPH on the steep sections. I'd think running with climbing skins would be faster?
by dcpattie
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 48
Views: 5857

Re: Cold winter this time?

Here is our "Plan B" in the Mid-Atlantic:

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by dcpattie
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 42
Views: 3379

Re: Winter season 18/19

trotro wrote:Change of programme today, spent the morning repairing the holes at our local cross country area,

https://youtu.be/UlBFBBHbPiE
Nice slow-mo!
by dcpattie
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 42
Views: 3379

Re: Winter season 18/19

Not a great start for the US east coast; however, those in the southern rocky mountains (New Mexico and Northern AZ) are having an epic season!

Here in the mid-Atlantic its been mild and rainy and so far remains me of the 97/98 winter.
by dcpattie
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Stadium Biathlon
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Stadium Biathlon

Awesome. They could do this in the new Minnesota Vikings stadium!