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by LewLasher
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2017-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 321

17 Feb 2018 - Trapp's

Skied today at Trapp's. Conditions generally good. A little on the fast side, but that will change as the temperature goes above freezing the next couple of days. In other news, the trail formerly known as Owl's Howl is now known as Yerrick's Yodel. Sources at the cabin confirm that Charlie Yerrick ...
by LewLasher
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Would-be Olympic skier from Tonga
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Would-be Olympic skier from Tonga

For those of you who haven't been following this exciting Olympic story, the guy from Tonga did (barely) qualify for the Olympics, and, there he is, with his biggest accomplishment being - wait for it - parading around shirtless during the opening ceremonies. Online magazine Slate ponders the questi...
by LewLasher
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger

Magnus Johansson wrote:The reasonable thing to do would have been to not visit this forum if it was suspected that so-called spoilers could appear.

The problem with your suggestion is that spoilers would still appear if people use the "Unread posts" feature.
by LewLasher
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger
Replies: 14
Views: 376

Re: Incredible race by Simen Hegstad Krüger

Magnus Johansson wrote:
Neuro wrote:I make a thread about no spoilers ...

Do you think you own this forum?

He made no such claim.

All he did was to make a polite request, to avoid posting spoilers if you can, with which any reasonable person would have been happy to agree.
by LewLasher
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: Sovereign Lake (BC)
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Sovereign Lake (BC)

Today I was able to get out slightly further into the Sovereign Lake trail system, and I enjoyed skiing on the (intermediate-rated) trail called "Carl Wylie". Both for the heated cabin located roughly halfway along the trail, and for the excellent design of the trail itself. In fact, I kep...
by LewLasher
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Canada
Topic: Sovereign Lake (BC)
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Sovereign Lake (BC)

This week I'm at the Sovereign Lake cross-country area near Vernon, British Columbia. Conditions have been consistently good here - I've been following the weather and trail reports the last few weeks. Note that the weather forecasts for "Vernon, BC" are for the town of Vernon, which has b...
by LewLasher
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the latest in cold prevention?
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: the latest in cold prevention?

Neuro wrote:The new thing has been to take paracetamol and C-vitamin pills

Paracetamol is called acetaminophen in the U.S., and is even better known by the brand name Tylenol.
by LewLasher
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Would-be Olympic skier from Tonga
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Would-be Olympic skier from Tonga

I think that skiers should have to go through qualifications for the Olympics. This is basically true. It isn't as though someone can just show up at the Olympics as the best (or only) skier from their country. There is a skier, Tucker Murphy, who has competed on behalf of Bermuda. I believe that h...
by LewLasher
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2017-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 321

17 Jan 2018 - Trapp's

A slight little bit more snow.
Still some ice on lower Owl's Howl, and a big ice patch at the junction of Luce and Telemark.

Otherwise, good conditions on (among others): Hare Line, Chris's Run, Russel Knoll, Telemark, Fox Track, and (with a few anomalies, well marked by traffic cones) Morrison.
by LewLasher
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: NorthEast
Topic: VT - Stowe - 2017-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 321

16 Jan 2018 - Trapp's and Rec path

After rain on Friday, there has been just barely enough new snow for good conditions in most places. Skied at Trapp's this afternoon, conditions generally good, except for a few icy spots on lower Owl's Howl. Skied part of the Rec Path this evening - semi-monthly evening tour sponsored by the Stowe ...
by LewLasher
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Would-be Olympic skier from Tonga
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Would-be Olympic skier from Tonga

The U.S. public radio sports show "Only a Game" has a story this week about a man from the Polynesian nation of Tonga who is trying to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics: http://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2018/01/12/pita-taufatofua-tonga-winter-olympics This is based mostly on a recent artic...
by LewLasher
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boutique CAD ski companies?
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Boutique CAD ski companies?

On the other side of the ledger, it could be that it is more attractive to be a boutique producer in bicycles than in skis because the consumer price of a boutique bicycle is approximately 10 times as much as of a good pair of skis. However, to evaluate this side of things, it would be useful to kno...
by LewLasher
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boutique CAD ski companies?
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Boutique CAD ski companies?

It seems like short run boutique CAD companies helped revolutionize the biking industry. Is there any potential for something like this in skiing? Where a small company could go to a large ski maker and order small batches of skis to their own specifications online at cheap unit prices which they t...
by LewLasher
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Where are the best deals?
Topic: older Fischer waxable skis, Weston MA
Replies: 1
Views: 148

older Fischer waxable skis, Weston MA

Weston Ski Track has a few pairs of Fischer Country (waxable) skis for $20. Also (even fewer) Fischer Sport Glass for $40. And, for extra fun, an assortment of off-brand waxless skis for $5-10. Lacking rock skis, I decided to throw $5 at a pair of waxless skis, made in Finland, labelled "Erik&q...
by LewLasher
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: As for Skimo
Replies: 3
Views: 189

As for Skimo

There hasn't been much discussion in XCSkiForum about "Skimo", but I noticed that, in Vermont, the Catamount Trail Association is sponsoring a series of Skimo races.

This led me to wonder (and here is the part that is Off Topic) whether Spanish speakers pronounce it "Eskimo".

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