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by Pat
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: better format for WC racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 724

Re: better format for WC racing?

I was staying up at Craftsberry Vermont last week and participated in their weekly race on Tuesday. The course was exactly like the discussion started on this string. It was a windy twisty mogul, single track, turns every few feet through the woods,up and down constantly and a real effort to get thr...
by Pat
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: IDENTICAL SKI SET UP
Replies: 1
Views: 103

IDENTICAL SKI SET UP

Have they ever in World Cup level racing where everyone used identical skis so that waxing techs were less important and the athletes were on a more even footing. Not saying everyone has the same ski/pole length but similar setup underneath the ski. Just curious..

Pat
by Pat
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 2061

Re: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019

Hey Lew -- I'm taking the trek up to Craftsbury in a few weeks for a 3 day stay. Looking forward to the trip. A bit of a haul from Philadelphia but wanted to get up there and with very limited snow here this year I'm taking the plunge. Thanks for the previous advice about Craftsbury.

Pat
by Pat
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My day at the Foulée Blanche mini ski marathon
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: My day at the Foulée Blanche mini ski marathon

That was an excellent race summary -- thanks for that.

Pat
by Pat
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: XC Skis for firm, bumpy trails
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: XC Skis for firm, bumpy trails

Hi Phil -- I can't help you on your question of ski set-up but I was wondering in what area of NE Pa you live in. My wife is from Honesdale Pa and we now live in SE Pa west of Philly. Hasn't been much of any snow here so far this year. Been out 4 or 5 times going back and forth in the same small are...
by Pat
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: steep waddle-oriented last stage?
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: steep waddle-oriented last stage?

I'm with you Gorf. Something about either discipline of Nordic Skiing that is contagious and makes me feel good while doing it. I also enjoyed watching the hill climb on Tour De Ski. I hadn't seen that stage before and it is OK to see elite athletes have to lay it all out just to complete the event....
by Pat
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 19
Views: 721

Re: World Cup 2018/2019

Yeah running times in the low 8s is moving right along. I was a D1 Track/XC runner back in my youth and I sure wasn't running a 3K in 8 and some change. In my mind I was, but somehow my heart/lungs/body held me back.

Pat
by Pat
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 36
Views: 2029

Re: Winter season 18/19

Lew -- northwest of Philadelphia. Had to cancel a Philly Masters indoor track meet today because the state declared a state of emergency for the weather. It's 45 degrees and light rain....

Pat
by Pat
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 36
Views: 2029

Re: Winter season 18/19

Yes big hype about a huge winter storm in eastern US. It is winter for sure, but once again getting skunked with mostly just rain. At this rate I'll be back to mowing my yard in February. Rats!!

Pat
by Pat
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: The greats share their secrets
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: The greats share their secrets

Concur with all of the comments but of course you need to have the genetic talent, be that either brains or athleticism to get there. Having said that, there was a recent article in "Trail Runner" magazine that talked about being an elite athlete. The premise being just because you may not...
by Pat
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 48
Views: 5255

Re: Cold winter this time?

Hey that was funny Dave. Outside of that November freak storm that we had I haven't been on snow. I was roller skiing at the Brandywine battlefield last Sunday and it started to flurry. The few walkers and runners thought I caused the snow to appear -- I didn't know I had those powers.

Pat
by Pat
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Lake Placid, NY 3 XC ski areas
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Lake Placid, NY 3 XC ski areas

Grief -- thanks for the report on Lake Placid. I have never skied there and that gives me an idea of what is up there besides the Olympic site. Are there off the beaten path places to stay and not be in the crush of Alpine folks at Lake Placid and seasonal rates? All of my New York skiing has been i...
by Pat
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello to everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: Hello to everyone!

Welcome on board! I've gotten lots of great advice from this forum and hope you have the same luck. Stay healthy and strong and see you in the posts.

Pat
by Pat
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Pole length
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Pole length

My question or asking for advice is --- what is a better strategy for using a slightly longer of shorter pole for classic in this case 145 vs 140 length. I fit right about in the middle with my height for the length. I don't get a lot of time on snow and most of my work is on roller skis, but I do h...
by Pat
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Montana
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Greetings from Montana

Welcome on board and I answered your post on "Too Old to Skate Ski."

Pat

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