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by MN Hoser
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie Waxing
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Birkie Waxing

NOAA (in their short summary) does not list snow for Fri night or Sat am, just Sat pm. Low 23, high 35. So that simplifies things for many.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie Waxing
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Birkie Waxing

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Interesting that this is exactly what Zach predicted.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie Waxing
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: Birkie Waxing

Just for discussion, it seems that snow falling at 28-29 F has a good chance of being wet. Given that, once you have an inch or two of wet snow on the ground, how much does the ground temp matter? I don't have experience waxing for that. It seems like wet snow would ski as if it's warm. A Cera F (8)...
by MN Hoser
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: One Way Extra Hot?
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: One Way Extra Hot?

One of the more humorous threads on this forum.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie Waxing
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Birkie Waxing

It's easy this year...if the race was Friday. As of Tue, the prediction is for snow to come in Fri night and Sat morning. It doesn't sound like a lot of snow. The existing snowpack is cold (from what the locals say), and it was -13F up there this morning (in Hayward), probably colder on parts of the...
by MN Hoser
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Mora (MN) Vasaloppet
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Mora (MN) Vasaloppet

Ben, I love your stories, each of 'em (even if I don't comment). I've been sitting on my ascii trying to get over this cold, and I typed in a year of workouts into Excel. So I have been looking for trends trying to correlate Birkie results to something. The best predictor I found is that afib has a ...
by MN Hoser
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Mora (MN) Vasaloppet
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Mora (MN) Vasaloppet

We have Wed 5 km races. It's a skate followed by a classic. As I was standing at the start line for the classic, my HR went up to 150 and said, "Ut-oh, I think I"m in afib," and the race officials looked worried. My HR started dropping and they started the race. No problem with the ra...
by MN Hoser
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Mora (MN) Vasaloppet
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Mora (MN) Vasaloppet

Don, I hope you're doing well this week and didn't get sick. I picked up a cold, so I obviously pushed the body hard. I'm not sure why it felt so cold. The official temps were -4F at start time, -4 an hour later and 0F two hours later. There wasn't that much wind, but everyone complained it was cold...
by MN Hoser
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: World Cup 2018/2019
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Re: World Cup 2018/2019

First, 14.xx is my 3k time. Second, I enjoyed the video. Third, we now have snow. We've had a few 5-6" systems come through, and the various local golf course have been grooming. I have a cold, but I'll get out there in a few days....I hope. I did a little classic last night and it was fantasti...
by MN Hoser
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 28
Views: 1523

Re: Winter season 18/19

Dave, come on to town. We got about 6” so 10” in the last week. Things look white. Birkie trail got it too, so they’re happy. Hopefullly it’ll stay cool for three weeks, and then my cycling season begins with an NC training camp. Really a beer drinking trip with some mt biking.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 28
Views: 1523

Re: Winter season 18/19

That's better than my imagination. :lol:

After some freezing rain, which has made the roads interesting, we have gotten a couple inches and over the next two days, we're expected to get a couple more inches. We'll see. I'm tired of riding the bike indoors.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 28
Views: 1523

Re: Winter season 18/19

I got in two workouts, Fri and Sat, on natural snow. Today, it's 40F (4C) and 100% humidity, so that's the end of the snow. It's weird because the ground is so cold that the melting creates ice. Also, today a local race got switched from natural to artificial snow.

So it goes.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 48
Views: 5056

Re: Cold winter this time?

Hey, we got snow, about 4-5 inches (11 cm). So was was enough for grooming, but with the -20F (or lower) after work and wind, I’ve been on the bike trainer. Friday. That’ll be the day to check out a local trail when it’s 90 degrees warmer (F, by wind chill). I didn’t sign up for a big local race thi...
by MN Hoser
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 28
Views: 1523

Re: Winter season 18/19

I agree that as you age, there is only so much energy you can devote towards the various exploits life presents. I too thought about racing yesterday. The temps (in Duluth) were around the legal limit, and the winds were gusty, but the race was in the woods. For some reason, it seemed better (and le...
by MN Hoser
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 28
Views: 1523

Re: Winter season 18/19

It was quite a storm. I’d say we now have a 1/2 cm in the woods. I made the decision to sweep the sidewalk, although today the sun came out, so the sweeping was just some added arm work.

Jay

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