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by MN Hoser
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie Backup Plan --GBC or Pepsi Challenge
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: Birkie Backup Plan --GBC or Pepsi Challenge

Both are quality events. Go ahead and do the Pepsi, great race, but don't blow it out on the first lap, The Bear Chase is easier if you're looking to nail a tine. Much, much smaller hills, but you could also end up in deep snow if it snows.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkebeiner Course Info
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: Birkebeiner Course Info

I was best man in a wedding where the bride backed out. We (groom, bride and I) went back to the house and they were wondering what to do. I said, "Everything is paid for and all your closest friends and relatives are here. Go to the reception." They did. I think the Birkie is in a similar...
by MN Hoser
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkebeiner Course Info
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: Birkebeiner Course Info

The tracks make it look like they took out a big groomer. I have a photo in this thread from a couple days ago without those tracks.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkebeiner Course Info
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: Birkebeiner Course Info

Jeff, I think it's smart to pull the plug if you have money on the line. I have free lodging, so I just burn some vacation preparing to leave. The storm track now appears to "come up short" of Hayward. TV is showing 3-4 inches. Of course even if there wasn't a storm, the Birkie folks have ...
by MN Hoser
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkebeiner Course Info
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: Birkebeiner Course Info

Initially, the storm track was a bulls-eye for Hayward (and MPLS). then the track wandered south. "Typical" I thought. Now it looks like the track is wandering north again and kind of a bulls-eye for Hayward again. Huh.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkebeiner Course Info
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: Birkebeiner Course Info

Well UPrSKr, you didn't get your answer. The Birkie got blasted in the opinion circles last time (2000?) they waited until Fri night to cancel the race. "They made sure everyone came to town before they cancelled," was the complaint. There might be a point there. Blckdmnd, do you have any ...
by MN Hoser
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkebeiner Course Info
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: Birkebeiner Course Info

Looks like the course is holding up well:

Image

Jay
by MN Hoser
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkebeiner Course Info
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: Birkebeiner Course Info

Yeah, I agree. The snow will not dry out on Tue, Wed, Thr, and then the crew has to groom snow that's turning to ice (or is ice) on Fri. (Pushing the Korte to Sat.) The webcam is now not showing the start, but OO looks like gray ice. It's hard to know if equipment (snowmobiles) can go across this af...
by MN Hoser
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Exel Straps
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Exel Straps

I had those straps on my bounding poles until recently. I'd just replace the grips and straps to something current.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lowell Bailey - Biathlon 20km World Champion
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Lowell Bailey - Biathlon 20km World Champion

Hmmm, where's the USA anthem?...check the box in the corner....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc44PIdg7iE

Jay
by MN Hoser
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkebeiner Course Info
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: Birkebeiner Course Info

They've been saved by a snow storm in the past. That's why moving the race one week earlier would sometimes be a big problem. It used to be that the race had to be in the end of Feb or it might be -20F on race morning. Now they should consider moving two weeks earlier.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: 2017 Biathlon World Championships Men's Pursuit
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: 201 7 Biathlon World Championships Men's Pursuit

I watched the link, and I believe that was the first biathlon race I've watched. Wow, great. Loved it.

I'm chair bound (sick) drinking hot liquids.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkebeiner Course Info
Replies: 49
Views: 1633

Re: Birkebeiner Course Info

Not only are the low temps going to be 40F for a few days (wow), but there is talk of significant rain, 0.25 to 0.75 inch.

I'd say we basically didn't have winter this year. I was able to ski about 6 times on natural snow around here (MPLS). It looks like fat biking may become the new skiing.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: broke my arm ... rats!
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: broke my arm ... rats!

I guess you take "Go big or go home" seriously. Take care of that arm. You did some serious damage.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: What makes skis faster? ...Narrowness or Length?
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: What makes skis faster? ...Narrowness or Length?

The reason wider tires are being used in cycling is the larger air volume (more shock absorption on rough roads). You can also run lower tire pressure without pinch flatting.

Jay

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