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by Magnus Johansson
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Under 30 minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Under 30 minutes

dcpattie wrote:Downhill?

Ha, ha! No, cross-country with massive climbs. But one may wonder how fast they skied in the downhill parts of the course. Maybe 60-70 km/h.
by Magnus Johansson
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Under 30 minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Under 30 minutes

In today's World Cup race for men over 15 km in free style in Toblach, Italy, Simen Hegstad Krüger, won with a time of 29.58. I believe this to be the first 15 km World Cup race with a winning time of under 30 minutes, meaning Simen had an average speed of a little over 30 km/h on that challenging c...
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 18
Views: 663

Re: Cold winter this time?

If we had a trail with snowmaking in northern Virginia we'd be skiing. 19 F (-7 C) this morning! How hard would it be to cover a 1km loop? Snowmaking is not very easy or inexpensive. See for example https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowmaking But maybe you could initiate something up there in Nordic V...
by Magnus Johansson
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Good glue for regluing base to tip?
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Good glue for regluing base to tip?

Here is Saul Goldman giving instructions on how to repair a loose ski base: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaQIuf8vujI
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ski trail maps, new and old from Norway
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Ski trail maps, new and old from Norway

david-dermott wrote:VIEWER WARNING: the images linked to here may be disturbing to some viewers.

Thanks for the links, David! The only thing I found disturbing is that so many trails are not groomed yet.
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 35
Views: 565

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? 1. None of the ...
by Magnus Johansson
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Your favorite free software?
Replies: 14
Views: 2240

Re: Your favorite free software?

Neuro wrote:Finally found a good free program to easily fill out those pesky PDF forms:

PDFill PDF Editor https://www.pdfill.com/free_pdf_editor.html

Thanks for the tip! I use Master PDF Editor: https://code-industry.net/masterpdfeditor/
by Magnus Johansson
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bjørn Løkken skied 50 nordic miles in 48 hours!
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Bjørn Løkken skied 50 nordic miles in 48 hours!

LewLasher wrote:
Magnus Johansson wrote:Today it is 10 km but a Swedish mile used to be 10 688 m, and a Norwegian mile 11 295 m

So, 10 km is the metric nordic mile.

Correct.
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bjørn Løkken skied 50 nordic miles in 48 hours!
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Bjørn Løkken skied 50 nordic miles in 48 hours!

LewLasher wrote:
david-dermott wrote:Bjørn Løkken skied over 50 nordic miles in 48 hours on the 3 km lighted loop in Harestua.
...
His final count was 159 laps for 513 km

What is a "nordic mile"? About 10km?

Today it is 10 km but a Swedish mile used to be 10 688 m, and a Norwegian mile 11 295 m.
by Magnus Johansson
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 35
Views: 565

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

MN Hoser wrote:For the US readers, there's a pretty amazing documentary called Icarus featuring the Russian director, Rodchekov. It's on Netflix.

Isn't it available world-wide on Netflix?
by Magnus Johansson
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 35
Views: 565

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

MN Hoser wrote:This is what I've gathered from reading half of the report.

What report? Do you mean the IOC DC decision against Legkov?
by Magnus Johansson
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 35
Views: 565

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

How do you explain non-physiological salt levels being present in urine samples? Right, I see that some salt is found, but maybe that could be what was added when the bottles were opened. In itself it's a bit weird to have something as easily detectable as non-physiological salt when the whole thin...
by Magnus Johansson
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 35
Views: 565

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

He could easily have done the scraping too. Yes, to me it looks like a sort of false flag attack like e.g. the John F Kennedy assassination or 9/11 although not as deadly at this stage. There's a huge anti-Russian campaign in every area for the last year(s), and then suddenly there's a defector wit...
by Magnus Johansson
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 35
Views: 565

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

That is no summary of the rules but the decision of the IOC Disciplinary Commission where paragraphs 422 and 423 show the lack of methodological stringency I mentioned earlier. 1. It's a 46 page summary. 2. The rules begin on page 10 (that I was paraphrasing) Please explain how paragraphs 422 and 4...
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 35
Views: 565

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

https://stillmed.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/IOC/Who-We-Are/Commissions/Disciplinary-Commission/2017/SML-006-Decision-Alexander-LEGKOV.pdf This is a 46 page summary. The rules (I call them standards since they are the standards to which the athlete is held) begin on pg 10. That ...

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