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by Pat
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How to promote rollerskiing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1523

Re: How to promote rollerskiing?

Can any pair of roller skis, either skate or classic, be fitted with very slow bearings which would hopefully cut out some portion of the speed? Myself I'm just looking to get the hard workout in and slow speeds with hard effort is fine. So my question is can most roller skis be retrofitted with slo...
by Pat
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Skierg with Rollerskis?
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Skierg with Rollerskis?

Yeah interesting. I have been very happy with my Skierg and the varied workouts I do on it. So not actually using the roller skis but a variety of different foot moves and double pole, double pole kick, free style, classic and having been a former competitive kayaker, I have found that sitting on a ...
by Pat
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bonking in the cold
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Bonking in the cold

Dave -- well I'd say the worst I had was during the JFK 50 Miler Trail Run when I started to run out of gas with about 15 miles to go. Cold and wet too which brought the issue on quicker plus legs giving out. I can't say I really recovered after finishing until I was warm and dry for a couple hours ...
by Pat
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Jay Peak, Vermont
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Jay Peak, Vermont

Thanks Lew -- certainly appreciate the scoop.

Pat
by Pat
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: Jay Peak, Vermont
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Jay Peak, Vermont

Lew -- Is there one particular Nordic Center in Vermont that you would recommend to plan a ski vacation around? I usually take a trip once a year to ski other than where I live. Usually I go to the Tug Hill Plateau are in New York because they get a lot of great snow off of Lake Ontario. So if you w...
by Pat
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: How to promote rollerskiing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1523

Re: How to promote rollerskiing?

Well -- staying on the subject of promoting roller skiing... Rarely a time when I am roller skiing that the people that see me doing it don't say "hey that is way cool!" I think it can be a safe sport with reasonable risk management. I use the V2XLA9848 skis with speed reducers -- I also h...
by Pat
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 1038

Re: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)

Seems like a sensible article and reviews what most of us know to alternate hard easy training and not to jump into some Level 5 effort if you haven't trained to that. Certainly as I get older I pay more attention to inflammation caused by a hard training day and make sure to recover. I also think t...
by Pat
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the High Country
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Hello from the High Country

Welcome aboard -- I've vacationed in Frisco a couple of times to hike some peaks and always wanted to come back in the winter to go to the Nordic Center there. Little snow in Colorado -- sorry to hear that.

Pat
by Pat
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can u believe?!
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Can u believe?!

Dave -- have you ever tried going up to the Tug Hill Plateau area in New York? It is about an hour north of Syracuse and that area averages around 300 inches of snow every year. I make and annual pilgrimage up there and have never been skunked for lack of snow. It is about a 5 hour drive for me livi...
by Pat
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Training philosophy
Replies: 44
Views: 6367

Re: Training philosophy

Looking for some further comments on the Concept 2 Skierg. If I can't get outside to do some double pole work (either roller ski or snow ski), I'll do my indoor workout using surgical tubing to simulate the double pole work. Works fine for the strength side of things but doesn't exactly get me gasse...
by Pat
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Olympics 2018 Pyeongchang
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Olympics 2018 Pyeongchang

Do the Olympic venues tend to have challenging courses? I watched the sprint race that was in Slovenia and thought it was a lot of fun to watch because there was a lot of uphill and some real sporty down hills with hard turns. I felt that it was more of an all around skills event than a flatter even...
by Pat
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: do hobbies/sports typically have no forums?
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: do hobbies/sports typically have no forums?

Well I'm just glad that so many of you have a lot of experience and can give good advice to many levels of folks asking questions. But I do agree that I would expect that there would be several other sites that had this type of info, and highlighted by the fact that it is mostly the same small group...
by Pat
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is your stride equal on both legs?
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Is your stride equal on both legs?

Thanks Magnus for the input. I know for sure when I do balance poses while doing yoga, that one side is easier to balance than the other. I think one of the fun things I like about XC skiing is that it makes you think about technique, and generally seems to payoff when you make the corrections.

Pat
by Pat
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Cold to Ski?
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Too Cold to Ski?

I think my threshold varies as to whether I'm skiing when the sun is down or not. I seem to suffer less with cold hands if the sun is up, but since most of my workouts end up being early in the morning, I'd say I call the limits when it is single digits. Double digits to preserve my digits.

Pat
by Pat
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Is your stride equal on both legs?
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Is your stride equal on both legs?

Question -- I've always found that my left leg is stronger and a little bit shorter than my right leg. So it always seems to me when I am skiing classic stride, that my push offs are not as strong/solid on my right side. I pay a lot of attention to my technique mostly because where I live the snow i...

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