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by MN Hoser
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: 2017 PreLoppet
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: 2017 PreLoppet

Five seconds to spare eh? I looked up Al's Birkie results. I'm surprised they're not better (based on his 15-25 km speed.) So guys are better short course racers. It's hard to get a feel on speed based on young guys, even guys in their 30s, because someone like Paul Olson keeps getting faster each y...
by MN Hoser
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: 2017 PreLoppet
Replies: 3
Views: 139

2017 PreLoppet

PreLoppet Ben’s report got me thinking about posting something on the Preloppet. (Nice report on the Sisu Ben.) This was supposed to be the first real test against competition my speed so that I could gauge my fitness. I did a race back around Christmas, but I had one guy for comparison, and he said...
by MN Hoser
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any growth potential for skiing?
Replies: 15
Views: 643

Re: Any growth potential for skiing?

So, I skied the Birkie trail yesterday, and then skied in MPLS today. The Birkie trail was good for this time of year (in the era of Global Warming). It had enough snow to cover everything, but not enough snow and grooming to make it smooth. Back in the late 80's and early 90's, they was plenty of s...
by MN Hoser
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 34
Views: 701

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

Thanks Lew, regarding the "birther" stuff in particular.
by MN Hoser
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone skied yet?
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: Anyone skied yet?

Ben, I waxed two pairs about the same. My "good skis" (hate to ding them up) had a layer of Briko cold 8F (basically a cold mid fluor) and a light rub of Start 92. The rock skis had Holmenkol green (basically a cold mid fluor) and a light rub of Start 92. The 92 killed the speed and it did...
by MN Hoser
Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone skied yet?
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: Anyone skied yet?

Actually, first race was today. I certainly wasn't ready to race, but what the hell. Race to get in shape. https://www.facebook.com/skinnyski/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154831418462272 I'm in the green suit. I used my rock skis (not very good in cold or soft snow) since the we got 6" of n...
by MN Hoser
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone skied yet?
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: Anyone skied yet?

Thanks for the update guys. I particularly like seeing the pictures. I too, got out for what felt like my first ski. I double poled in slow know last Sunday, but this Sunday was cold, new snow, and it was groomed. I was floored. They never get it (groomIng) right in the beginning of the year, but th...
by MN Hoser
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 34
Views: 701

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

First WADA, then the country federations. So if a US skier was involved, it would be (I assume) the United States Ski Association. I'm not sure the Russian counterpart will do much, since (of course) this is a western conspiracy against the great Russia.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 34
Views: 701

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

Just read:

http://fasterskier.com/fsarticle/mclare ... chi-games/

It sounds like the info is released to the individual agencies for them to deal with the problem.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: 1000 cheating Russians
Replies: 34
Views: 701

Re: 1000 cheating Russians

I'm purely guessing here. I read that the mode of cheating was to replace possible dirty urine samples with clean ones. It seems they now have looked at the samples (the word forensic in the report) and determined cheating occurred. They are also saying they're going to retest many samples. My guess...
by MN Hoser
Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Jessie in the 5K
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Jessie in the 5K

Ok, I guess I have to put out there something on Jessie winning the 5K in Lillehammer. We don't get to celebrate much here in the US, and it was great to see. Particularly nice was that it occurred early in the season and she usually has it dialed in to be fast mid- and late-season. In Finland, she ...
by MN Hoser
Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPX Track Editor app - make your own trail maps
Replies: 3
Views: 3600

Re: GPX Track Editor app - make your own trail maps

Cool stuff Lew. Wish I could use it.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trail fees
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Trail fees

bmullin covered the trail fees for places I ski, but here's another point: enforcement -MN ski pass. Virtually no enforcement for local golf courses (I've seen them out once in my many years of skiing). At state parks, I assume the enforcement is higher, but it may not be. Even the gateway trail is ...
by MN Hoser
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those in-between months..
Replies: 22
Views: 7187

Re: Those in-between months..

My pants from a ride two years ago (in slush).

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by MN Hoser
Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: FasterSkier 2016 rollerski review
Replies: 11
Views: 7688

Re: FasterSkier 2016 rollerski review

Woodski Classic Elpex Wasa Evolution Classic Jenex XLQ9848 Classic Thoughts? I don't know of any of them. Regarding no testing of Jenex. They used an aluminum box frame for years, and most people hated it. (Me included.) The successful designs use some type of composite shaft (Marwe started with so...

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