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by Magnus Johansson
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 18
Views: 627

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: 118

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: 68

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: 546

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: 2194

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: 90

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: 90

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: 546

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: 546

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: 546

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: 546

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: 546

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: 546

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 ...
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Rollerski Length
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Rollerski Length

What can people tell me about Rollerski length. I currently use 530mm - I figured they'd be easy to handle. Is there any advantage to going longer? 610 mm? I use 680 mm at least. That is the shortest wheelbase I can use without having the bindings in front of balance point. I prefer roller skis lon...
by Magnus Johansson
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 35
Views: 546

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

Let's start with the standards. So WADA 2.2.1 It is each Athlete's personal duty to ensure that no Prohibited substance enters his or her body.....is is not necessary that intent, fault, negligence or knowing use on the Athlete's part be demonstrated.... 2.2.2 The success or failure of the Use or A...

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