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by Pat
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 85
Views: 15578

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Hey thanks -- that was a good training video. I don't think my skating technique on roller skis is very good. I think I keep my legs too far apart and from that video I can see that they were bringing their legs close together before pushing off. I'm pretty knock kneed on the left side and I never s...
by Pat
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Anyone rollerskiing yet?
Replies: 85
Views: 15578

Re: Anyone rollerskiing yet?

Oh yeah -- a couple times a week. Mix up classic and skate -- also using the Skierg a bunch and the Nordic Traks. Makes up the bulk of my workouts. But I always prefer to get outdoors providing weather and work don't get in the way. I have to say in all the years that I have been doing this sport I ...
by Pat
Fri May 31, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: CLASSIC ROLLER SKIS WITH SLOW WHEELS
Replies: 1
Views: 92

CLASSIC ROLLER SKIS WITH SLOW WHEELS

Hey Folks -- I know this subject has been talked about before but would like opinions on classic roller skis with 4 slow wheels. Per my previous posts I'm mostly interested in the workouts and not about cruising around some lake for miles (sounds great but not an option where I live). So I already h...
by Pat
Fri May 31, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Weekend trip to Mount Everest?
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Weekend trip to Mount Everest?

Yeah just doesn't look like a whole lot of fun to me.

Pat
by Pat
Mon May 27, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: XCSkiForum
Topic: XCSki Forum Update / Outage / Issues - 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: XCSki Forum Update / Outage / Issues - 2019

Yep certainly do appreciate the work you put into keeping the forum up and running. It has been a great source of info about our sport.

Pat
by Pat
Fri May 03, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Crossover roller blading, roller skiing and skating
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: Crossover roller blading, roller skiing and skating

Well you are outside and getting a good workout and having fun so seems to be a plus to me. I used to use inlines with poles and always looked forward to the workout. I was never good trying to stop with them and would pick my downhills carefully, but maneuvering was better than what I can do on rol...
by Pat
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Zero to Vasaloppet in 30 days
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: Zero to Vasaloppet in 30 days

Yeah thanks -- that was fun to watch and we've all been there in some event -- hiking, trail running, marathoning or long ski event. Hope everyone is well.

Pat
by Pat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 3209

Re: VT - Stowe - 2018-2019

Hey Lew I did stay/ski at Craftsbury last week for 4 days. Enjoyed it very much and the entire setup there. Great folks, meals, trails, snow, advice and some excellent athletes. So thanks for the advice and coaxing to go there. Sort of related question and that is advice on skis with metal edges. I ...
by Pat
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: better format for WC racing?
Replies: 20
Views: 1514

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: 255

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: 20
Views: 3209

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: 460

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: 983

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: 501

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: 20
Views: 1596

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