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by MN Hoser
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nordic spoof and training videos...
Replies: 12
Views: 3138

Re: Nordic spoof and training videos...

Kuan will be happy his video is still getting airplay. I like the other one using power tools on the skis too. Forgetting the rifle, hah, that would be me.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: better format for WC racing?
Replies: 20
Views: 1325

Re: better format for WC racing?

I think they should give tennis balls to the fans, probably one a piece. They get to throw it at anytime and at anyone. A spectator that gets to participate!

Jay
by MN Hoser
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Turnamic bindings opening during World Champ race!
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Turnamic bindings opening during World Champ race!

I can’t imagine skis coming off. I wonder if the skis were secured before the race.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie Waxing
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: Birkie Waxing

Morrie, my guess would be that Gear West and Hoigaards got the wax "close enough" or just as good as anyone else that it was the skis that made for slow skis at the end of the race. Many people have skis that run well in "normal winter conditions" i.e. 5 to 25 F, but people struggle with warm and we...
by MN Hoser
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie Waxing
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

Re: Birkie Waxing

It’s all about the skis, so I really thought about this one. I have some Yokos which are very fast in cold, and surprisingly do ok until it gets wet. I have a couple pair of Fischers (115) that are good when it’s around freezing, and really, really, good when it’s wet. They tend to drag at 25 and I’...
by MN Hoser
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie Waxing
Replies: 23
Views: 1341

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: 23
Views: 1341

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: 23
Views: 1341

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: 274

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: 23
Views: 1341

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: 530

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: 530

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 race. They were h...
by MN Hoser
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Mora (MN) Vasaloppet
Replies: 8
Views: 530

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: 20
Views: 1386

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 fantastic. On...
by MN Hoser
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 42
Views: 3444

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