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by MN Hoser
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie: does Classic wave start first?
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Birkie: does Classic wave start first?

For the first half of the race, the classic race has a separate course. When I was finishing about 100th in the skate race, we’d catch the leaders of the classic before Mosquito Brook. No problem with the two techniques meshing, but maybe it’s more of a problem further back in the race. (I.e. with s...
by MN Hoser
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: American Birkie 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: American Birkie 2018

Thanks, and yes, I had to avoid that hole. Last week there was a branch to avoid, but the cars ground that to powder. That’s about all the harder I can go. It was the last interval, so I can see that I’m tired and trying to extend the glide. I’m also switching to what we call open field and V1 earli...
by MN Hoser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Classic vs Skate Roller Ski Tracking

The tool shown is a better way of simply putting a straight edge along the side of both wheels. There’s usually millimeter or so of slop in the fork holes so you can very slightly align skis. So I’d suggest using a straight edge next to the the wheels and then hold the ski and straight edge up to li...
by MN Hoser
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: American Birkie 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: American Birkie 2018

Everything seems to be behind this year. So I’m late in starting intervals. I did my second set last weenend with a friend who was wearing a GoPro. This is the last of three 9 min uphill intervals. (So I’m tired.) He’s younger and stronger, so he passed me near the end. For those interested: https:/...
by MN Hoser
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Roller Skis
Topic: la Feclaz rollerski track, French Bauges
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: la Feclaz rollerski track, French Bauges

That's so foreign compared to here in the US. It's great to see facilities like that. For comparison, we rollerski on Sundays as a group on local roads. Today was classic, but after about 2:30, my foot was hurting, so I switched to skate. Anyway, about 42 km total. After I say that's dedicated trail...
by MN Hoser
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A weekend with Marie Dorin
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: A weekend with Marie Dorin

I read this a while ago and never commented. I think this is probably the best post EVER in this group. Thanks for posting. Also, you posted photos. That almost never happens.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: American Birkie 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: American Birkie 2018

Just a little follow up. Had an ablation March 24th. I was surprised how much the general anesthesia kicked my ass. I took a month off and started skiing very easy and couldn't even go slightly hard. Yeah, we had some spring snow, so I was trying to ski in the hills and yet go easy, which meant walk...
by MN Hoser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a winter pic
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Just a winter pic

Pretty sure it's Whitefish, the one with a little patio outside. We stopped for ice, wifi, and a couple groceries.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a winter pic
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Just a winter pic

I don't remember the name, but I remember the bike!

Jay
by MN Hoser
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a winter pic
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: Just a winter pic

Hey Jeff, I think I ran into a friend of yours back July 1st or so at the Super One. He was probably 70 years old and riding a classic old green Bianchi. I'm trying to remember, but I think he was heading to Canada for a big ride and wanted to get in some miles that day for prep. (It rained that day...
by MN Hoser
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a winter pic
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Just a winter pic

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb173/jw_photo_bucket/1D5A6908_zpskxlmmjxn.jpg A while back, Photobucket decided to make you pay for a subscription if you wanted to use their site to simply host photos. I'm doing a little test and it looks like Photobucket has given up on their old ways. Jay
by MN Hoser
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: WI-Birkie Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

WI-Birkie Trail

I've been seeing reports from the Birkie Trail and they've been killing me. Perfect conditions, fast snow, warm, no wind, no crowds. The problem is, after a few months off, I've been struggling to complete 1 hr workouts. Last weekend we got a snow storm. Our yard went from almost nothing to this: ht...
by MN Hoser
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)
Replies: 16
Views: 1707

Re: Long distance racing, is it healthy? (article)

The doc looked at the EKG of the arrhythmia this week and said it was PACs (no problem). He also gave me the green light for workouts, so I've skied 4x this week. Yesterday I got there early enough (11 am) that the overnight grooming made for good conditions. Boy am I out of shape. The doc said that...

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