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by Neuro
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Midwest
Topic: SD - Anyone ever hear of "Wharf Resources" in northern Black Hills?
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: SD - Anyone ever hear of "Wharf Resources" in northern Black Hills?

Very nice event and Sovereign Lake looks a top spot with interesting and undulating track.

Have you done this kind of guiding of the visually impaired before?
by Neuro
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)

It's approaching a travesty. There should be no problem for anyone to sort out a fair reaction to hard evidence, but the lack of both is more than baffling. About general doping control, the Johannes Durr case from Austria showed how bad the whole program is. I mean the guy passed 14 tests and his d...
by Neuro
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin skis taking over?
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Skin skis taking over?

I believe it's as much to do with brushing as well. Just a few strokes of brushing should help keep the glide of a scraped ski, so the scraping need not be done that often, I think I saw somewhere just a couple of times a season was enough.
by Neuro
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Turnamic binding for NIS
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Turnamic binding for NIS

It's great that the manufacturers offers interchangeability like this, but about the Turnamic itself I can't help to think the knob is just to fasten and release the binding, when in the new Rottefella it moves the whole binding.
by Neuro
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 56
Views: 3277

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

Martin Sundby during his press conference before the season opener at Beitostølen now, says he really wants proof of the doping in the latest athletes' cases as he can see none and finds the whole thing strange. He says it's more difficult to understand in Legkov's case as he even wanted out of the ...
by Neuro
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PSA: Save 40% on ThoraxTrainer through Kickstarter
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: PSA: Save 40% on ThoraxTrainer through Kickstarter

Interesting machine, never seen that before.

A bit OT, but the article made a bold claim that would be nice to get confirmed:

"Nordic cross-country skiing is considered one of the most physically challenging sports because it activates more muscles than any other sport in the world."
by Neuro
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 56
Views: 3277

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

Wow, what a left field, presumptuous and prejudicial post. I meant my post as a compliment to the nordics, but it did not work, so I take it back and start over: the nordic confined, self-congratulatory and satiated existence (see "hygge") stripped you of critical thinking ability, and le...
by Neuro
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 80 year old car speed record finally broken
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: 80 year old car speed record finally broken

I know, although they had all the answers to the car already with 750 hp and aero as good as it gets, so maybe the tires were on that level too.
by Neuro
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 80 year old car speed record finally broken
Replies: 2
Views: 35

80 year old car speed record finally broken

The Koenigsegg car just beat the flying 1000 meters at an average speed at 445,54 kph (276.9 mph), but the staggering part is the record from 1938 that stood so long: Mercedes-Benz W125 Rekordwagen (750 bhp) of 432.7 km/h (268 mph), driven by Rudolf Caracciola. That speed in 1938 with a 'normal' eng...
by Neuro
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIY klap skates and winter triathlon in 1990
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: DIY klap skates and winter triathlon in 1990

Fun and interesting stuff. Never even heard about winter triathlon before.
by Neuro
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 56
Views: 3277

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

The take by commentators here on these latest actions is that it's just a move by IOC to allow Russia to enter the olympics, showing that something was done. But they call out the hypocrisy by IOC to allow Russia to enter when its really the country that's been cheating, and IOC have zero tolerance ...
by Neuro
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early winter here in NW Montana....BUT!
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Early winter here in NW Montana....BUT!

Recently had the same although more severe, needing surgery. Both doctor and physio recommended against classic skiing, skating only at first. And first meant 2 months IIRC. Just walking every day before that. The risk of a new rupture in the same place is very high. So 3 months in your case must su...
by Neuro
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The danger of roller skiing
Replies: 22
Views: 1315

Re: The danger of roller skiing

Another World Cup skier with medal chances at the Olympics, Didrik Tonseth (Norway), had a nasty spill in Italy now . Concussion and scrapes. Going 50 kph downhill and a gravel road side road had spilled gravel onto the main which stopped Didrik's wheel. He said he was lucky and could have been muc...
by Neuro
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin skis taking over?
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Skin skis taking over?

Do any of the current skin skis allow for the 'skin' section to be totally removed and replaced with a flat surface which could be glide waxed for DP courses? Yes, the Atomic Redster skins are fastened magnetically which means changing is done in seconds, so you could switch between a skin and an i...
by Neuro
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin skis taking over?
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Skin skis taking over?

In the best (and oldest) sports shop here in Oslo they only sell top of the line stuff. Not just because lack of space, it's just their thing. You go there to get help from people who know and to get the best gear. It costs more but that's the deal. I was there now and the XC skis are out. Guess wha...

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