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by Neuro
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nordic spoof and training videos...
Replies: 10
Views: 2639

Re: Nordic spoof and training videos...

Biathlon World Championship 2019 (Ostersund) - Relay Women: Swedish starter Linn Persson forgets to bring her rifle

by Neuro
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 37
Views: 2217

Re: Winter season 18/19

Almost had a massive crash today when I couldn't brake between the tracks as it was messed up from the slushy weekend outing and frozen solid in big bumps (from people walking with shoes etc), so just had to follow the icy tracks down the steep and twisty road and hope for the best. :? The track was...
by Neuro
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: better format for WC racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 799

Re: better format for WC racing?

Good one. Ski orienteering is surely exactly what Jeff was looking for.
by Neuro
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 37
Views: 2217

Re: Winter season 18/19

Even more snow! 30-40 cm in a few days made today's outing one of the best of the whole season. Silky smooth as it was on a hard and prepped icy base. Of course this is the last throes of winter as April is around the corner and forecast is for above freezing from now on, but what a nice surprise. S...
by Neuro
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the latest in cold prevention?
Replies: 11
Views: 1545

Re: the latest in cold prevention?

I will try good old-fashioned brandy from now instead, see how that works. Knock on wood, but can report this has worked well. Both me and the wife have staved off what felt like something brewing on several occasions. I guess doctors in the old days having a flask of brandy in their bag was for a ...
by Neuro
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too old to start skating?
Replies: 17
Views: 1267

Re: Too old to start skating?

When I was skating, I thought classic skiers should be tolerant to me gliding over their tracks when both styles were allowed there, but now that I'm classic only I much dislike skaters messing up my tracks..
by Neuro
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: World Cup 2018/2019

A surprising fade by Niskanen, but they said he had very bad skis this time. Top four spots to Russians has to hurt Norwegian pride I would think. Johaug should reclaim some of that tomorrow. Jeff Yeah Johaug winning a hilly mass start race is probably the surest bet in sports right now, but a Russi...
by Neuro
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 19
Views: 846

Re: World Cup 2018/2019

Got to hand it to Alexander Bolshunov who today became the youngest Holmenkollen 50 km winner at only 22, and has already gotten Olympic and World Championship medals. He completed all races in the recent World Champs which is quite a feat in itself, and now he's leading the World Cup as well. Unlik...
by Neuro
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: US Biathlon Article in Seattle Times
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: US Biathlon Article in Seattle Times

Yeah that was confusing, but pretty sure the structure is set by stone grinding. Glide is so important. Norwegian athletes will actually say that the skis did the race for them and you can see the difference in some races is large. The US team really had things on a roll there with Lowell Bailey sea...
by Neuro
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how sweet is carbon?
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: how sweet is carbon?

The carbon part of skate boots is rock solid. The alternative plastic is almost a joke the way they flex. And the stiffness really helps, especially for beginners.
by Neuro
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Video of the trickiest most intense race course?
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: Video of the trickiest most intense race course?

Tour de Ski Oberstdorf last year was quite something:

by Neuro
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Montana
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Hello from Montana

Welcome 8)
by Neuro
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 37
Views: 2217

Re: Winter season 18/19

Tracks were melting and it looked like the end of the season, but then it bucketed down and now it's full winter again with top tracks, so nice. Tomorrow is the start of Holmenkollen World Cup race and before my run I stood by the track and could see all the stars practicing, real close up. Bolshuno...
by Neuro
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doping scandal in World Championships Seefeld
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Doping scandal in World Championships Seefeld

Seems they all have the same coach, Estonian Matti Alaver. He used to be coach of Estonian Andrus Veerpalu (Olympic gold medalist, 6 World Cup wins) who was caught doping. (I was always suspicious of him, suddenly finding form for big events) Veerpalu's son Andreas is one of the Estonians caught now...
by Neuro
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: there are technique zones in Seefeld?
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: there are technique zones in Seefeld?

Not sure, didn't hear of anything. Maybe the courses are set good enough. Looks like it.

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