Search found 22 matches



by Gorf
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too old to start skating?
Replies: 17
Views: 1274

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.. It can be irritating, especially when the snow base prevents setting track, but the skate ...
by Gorf
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the latest in cold prevention?
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

Re: the latest in cold prevention?

Emergen-C is good for me as a preventative. My grandparents drank a little brandy which helped, and I've had success with a bit of Cider. Vitamin C is important in preventing colds and Zinc is great at reducing their impact and lessening their duration. Cold-Eeez is a great product for this. As for ...
by Gorf
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 19
Views: 866

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 Russ...
by Gorf
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: better format for WC racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: better format for WC racing?

MN Hoser wrote:I think they should give tennis balls to the fans, probably one a piece. They get to throw it at anytime and at anyone. A spectator that gets to participate!

Jay


I've been told that Norwegian fans throw hot dogs at ski racers. It's expected!
by Gorf
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: better format for WC racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: better format for WC racing?

it's not well enough at all. i haven't noticed any PR being done with Jessie and Kikkan's first-ever gold. also xc and xc racing aren't growing in the us in any reasonable way. JFT's silly mockery is pointless. i'm suggesting a mtbike type broad-based democratic counterpoint to the monochromatic ro...
by Gorf
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 37
Views: 2243

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. ...
by Gorf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: better format for WC racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: better format for WC racing?

No disrespect intended, but when did Jessie Diggins ask for managerial advice? Do tell! I think you might be in the wrong sport, after all cross country or Nordic ski is thousands of years old. But given your suggestions, I have to ask: Have you ever heard of Alpine Skiing? Freestyle is an Olympic E...
by Gorf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too old to start skating?
Replies: 17
Views: 1274

Re: Too old to start skating?

I'm definitely too old for Skating, bit I'm not that old. On paper anyway. If I want to skate I'll put on my ice skates, not a 6 foot plastic skate. Seriously skate skiing is cheating. Twice the speed with half the effort. And it's only one technique! Back in the 80's, some guy couldn't hang with re...
by Gorf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 37
Views: 2243

Re: Winter season 18/19

Great season overall. Skid about 400 km total since December 5th. Rain and slush now but hoping for maybe a few more Lake miles if it refreezes.
by Gorf
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 19
Views: 866

Re: World Cup 2018/2019

That was an interesting race, especially to see 1234 to Russia!

I wonder what happened to Niskanen, he seemed to dissappear.
by Gorf
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: better format for WC racing?
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: better format for WC racing?

I don't think XC racing is at all boring, and I'm kind of wondering:

If you feel this way why watch it at all?

Can't we just leave well enough alone?
by Gorf
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 48
Views: 5352

Re: Cold winter this time?

It's hard to believe I'm saying this, but right now it's too cold to ski: minus 30 Fahrenheit with windchills far below. That's -34 C which is crazy, never experienced this cold. Worst was doing alpine skiing in -24 C. Had there been no wind I might have gone skiing. When I went outside I was think...
by Gorf
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 48
Views: 5352

Re: Cold winter this time?

Front page news over here in Norway how the biggest ever air mass from the Arctic is going down America so Midwest to get very chilly indeed. Here it has hardly been below -10 C, but still February to go of course. It's hard to believe I'm saying this, but right now it's too cold to ski: minus 30 F...
by Gorf
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: XC Skis for firm, bumpy trails
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: XC Skis for firm, bumpy trails

I wonder if skins are good for off trail? I don't mind a bit of wax personally, and find the metal edges of the Voss surprisingly versatile. I'm not too worried about speed though considering I ski them mostly off trail. They can really fly downhill though!
by Gorf
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Wax and Waxing
Topic: Best easy glide for zero deg F ???
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: Best easy glide for zero deg F ???

For glide I've been using CH4 and LF4 on and off for the past several skis, with a polar and green mix for kick. I did clean my skis before waxing and they were kinda dirty. It must have helped, as I could ski with decent glide considering the conditions, but I was more worried about if I had enough...

Go to advanced search