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by Pat
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 97

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: 11
Views: 709

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: 11
Views: 709

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: 77

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: 43
Views: 4597

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: 148

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: 343

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: 288

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: 578

Re: Greetings from Montana

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

Pat
by Pat
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too old to start skating?
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Too old to start skating?

Well I'm soon to be 62 and just a few months ago started doing some roller ski skating. Like you, a lot of experience running and classic skiing. It is probably a lot better to adapt to skating on snow vice concrete and asphalt, but I've found to have no muscle/tendon type issues with picking up ska...
by Pat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT 2018-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: VT 2018-2019

Not Vermont but getting some skiing in here in Philadelphia area with the storm that just came through -- mostly going back and forth over a small area but heck I'll take it. With any luck I'll find some left over on a north facing slope and do the same tomorrow.

Pat
by Pat
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking
Replies: 19
Views: 1065

Re: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking

Yeah I just got back from using them. It seems to me that after a few double pole pushes to get going on a relatively flat surface, that I make a slow right hand turn -- well before going 10meters or so. Actually seems that both skis want to go that way. I can skate, turn, stop, maneuver just fine. ...
by Pat
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking
Replies: 19
Views: 1065

Re: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking

Yep -- those are the skis.

Pat
by Pat
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking
Replies: 19
Views: 1065

Re: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking

Woodski is the manufacturer -- seem to be nice quality, light weight, and have a functional brake and slow wheels. I haven't really tried them on straight and flat terrain. That certainly makes sense to do that. I did ski around in the parking lot doing a lot of twists and turns and they felt OK the...
by Pat
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: la Feclaz rollerski track, French Bauges
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: la Feclaz rollerski track, French Bauges

Yeah that would be sweet to have a place like that. Beats the heck out of school parking lots on the weekend for training.

Pat

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