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by enevala
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 37
Views: 2256

Re: Winter season 18/19

MN Hoser wrote:. I'm tired of riding the bike indoors.


.....At this point I just want all of this to be done so I can go ride my bike outdoors.

e.
by enevala
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Biking
Topic: bicycle commute helps/hurts training
Replies: 4
Views: 14152

Re: bicycle commute helps/hurts training

I think it all helps, to a point. Agreed, I ended up working from home for most of the summer, and my mileage for the riding season dropped considerably--and I'm feeling it going into ski season this year. While all of the miles may not be of the "highest" quality, they do make a differen...
by enevala
Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Bad to change screw-bindings on race skis?
Replies: 1
Views: 1483

Re: Bad to change screw-bindings on race skis?

I'm thinking of buying some 5/10 yr old skating and classic Fischer race skis. They have Pilots installed. I'd want to remove those and install NNN instead. Is this a bad idea? Are new(ish) skis too fragile? ! Several years ago I was gifted a pair of Fischer skatecuts from a friend of mine. As they...
by enevala
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: More stable skate ski.
Replies: 8
Views: 3242

Re: More stable skate ski.

Thank you for that info jt10000!! I guess I should of taken advantage of a local demo day a few weeks ago at Craftsbury, VT. I probably weigh more than 215 after I get all suited up so I would imagine I would need a very stiff ski. I will try to find another demo day or rent a pair of skis soon. I ...
by enevala
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Back to the sport after a 25 year absence - holy crap!
Replies: 9
Views: 3742

Re: Back to the sport after a 25 year absence - holy crap!

DG, Don't overthink it--it sounds like you're focusing more on the fitness and fun aspects, and based on your description, you have put together a system that will work well for your needs. Keep it simple, keep it fun. As far as the last part of your question goes I think the general consensus on &q...
by enevala
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used Atomic WC Skate, need advice
Replies: 6
Views: 3218

Re: Used Atomic WC Skate, need advice

The skis are are 190 length, so I believe that is the correct size for me. Im 165 lbs. What Im not sure of is the flex rating of the ski ( soft medium hard ). What identifying marks will be on the ski to tell me the flex rating. I havent seen the skis yet. Should see them this weekend You may want ...
by enevala
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: NIS binding/mounting plate problem
Replies: 9
Views: 6075

Re: NIS binding/mounting plate problem

midlife wrote:Where are you guys getting R3 bindings? I don't see them on Rottefella's website - looks like I'd have to hunt around for old stock.


In the US:
http://xcski.gearwest.com/product/fisch ... 83/1854398
by enevala
Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Heavy Guy
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: Heavy Guy

I am about 230 and am looking for used XC skis. Is there a general rule of thumb about what lengths ski the best weights? What are my best options in a used ski? I don't plan on skating this year but does weight play the same with skate skis? Thanks. Nick Generally, at your weight, you're going to ...
by enevala
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Biking
Topic: bicycle commute helps/hurts training
Replies: 4
Views: 14152

Re: bicycle commute helps/hurts training

My commute is about 40 minutes of bicycling, mostly L1, with touches of L2 when I stick-it-out in a lower gear for a brief climb. It's not a long-enough duration to be a normal L1 "long slow" session. I've tried stretching it past an hour, by running before the commute, and taking longer ...
by enevala
Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: 2014 Pepsi
Replies: 5
Views: 4075

Re: 2014 Pepsi

I'm doing the Bear Chase this weekend, but agreed--the weather and conditions should be fantastic! Good luck!

Eric
by enevala
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: I'm not sure I like Nordic Racing
Replies: 4
Views: 2823

Re: I'm not sure I like Nordic Racing

Having been in road races (running), I have a good grasp of the general etiquette, particularly with self-seeding. Sorting things out while running seems relatively easy to me. I feel the stakes are higher in a Nordic ski race. There's the part of me that wants to get a decent start, yet I wouldn't...
by enevala
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: I'm not sure I like Nordic Racing
Replies: 4
Views: 2823

Re: I'm not sure I like Nordic Racing

I did a small race recently. There were about 30 entrants. It was my first. I was not entirely familiar with the course. I 'm fit, but I started in the back because I didn't want to get in anyone's way. Of course, I got stuck behind skiers who were much less fit than I. The course started on a long...
by enevala
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skate ski newbie... choosing between Zymax and Intrasonic
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Re: Skate ski newbie... choosing between Zymax and Intrasoni

Both Rossi and Madshus make decent skis. Go with whichever ski is the best fit for your weight and needs (the ski shop can help you with this). I'll underscore what steener says about the boots--try them both and go with whichever one fits best. Good fitting and comfortable boots are key to you bein...
by enevala
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Xenon gas as the new PED?
Replies: 10
Views: 5433

Re: Xenon gas as the new PED?

People on FB post fantastic stories from Slate.com all the time. They sure have the news scoop on everyone else. Is that really a reputable news source? Ok....how about The Economist?? http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21595890-obscure-gas-improves-athletes-performance-breathe-it...
by enevala
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie reports?
Replies: 30
Views: 8823

Re: Birkie reports?

First Birkie--the view from wave 8. Prelim Stuff: Drove up with a friend of mine (also a first time Birkie skier) on Friday afternoon. While the roads were icy and snow packed, traffic moved ok as long as you kept your speed in check. The drive from the Cities to Hayward was 4-ish hours, not bad ove...

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