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by MN Hoser
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Add to my quiver?
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Add to my quiver?

Usually it's rare that a skin ski is competitive compared to a waxed ski or simply double poling. A zero ski is also a rare ski to use, but when it's needed it can offer a real advantage, but you might be able to turn your training skis into a zero ski for a day. So I guess you should look at the co...
by MN Hoser
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 42
Views: 4503

Re: Cold winter this time?

https://i.postimg.cc/CMXNsWX3/MN-Snow.jpg I'm just into the brown section and we're having record warmth today, so that should take care of the snow. I was just up in the deepest snow section (purple) and they had so much snow they couldn't compress the snow fast enough with grooming. My poles were...
by MN Hoser
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 42
Views: 4503

Re: Cold winter this time?

I just got back from the Birkie trail. Surprisingly, it was good skiing. I say surprisingly because they haven't had that much snow, but there was some rain a week ago that froze and provided a good base for the snow that followed. I used training (skate) skis and skied 00 to the Powerlines mainly o...
by MN Hoser
Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 42
Views: 4503

Re: Cold winter this time?

So, another update. We've been waiting for our first snow that's deep enough to groom. There's been some dustings and maybe 2 inches...enough to go tromp around on the golf course for a couple days, but not enough grooming or skiing for a week or two. There's a snow storm coming our way, but it's go...
by MN Hoser
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?

From the racer’s perspective, I get it. When I skied xc pursuits, the racers knew who won the first day and the second day, and even at the awards, they’d often mention that, but only give out awards for the combined. If they award the sprint, they really should award the pursuit separate from the s...
by MN Hoser
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?

Ok, I get it. There’s a sprint winner and a pursuit winner. So if you shoot clean in the sprint, you’ll likely have a good pursuit too.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?

I can't for the life of me understand what's unfair about a pursuit. It's a two day competition, right. XC used to have it too (i.e. two competitions on two days, with one overall result). Golf plays 4 days. You could even point at a 7 game series like baseball or hockey as similar.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 69
Views: 6766

Re: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)

That's exactly what the FIS/WADA is doing. That's why the athletes are pissed.
by MN Hoser
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your heritage?
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: Your heritage?

I started bike racing at age 28 (as I remember, maybe I started skiing at 28). I took up skiing as cross training for cycling after a few years of riding through the winter. (Cold as hell some days.) My training partner was also a skier and got me out skating on some 210 classic skis I bought but ne...
by MN Hoser
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your heritage?
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: Your heritage?

Duplicated post. Removed.
by MN Hoser
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your heritage?
Replies: 9
Views: 591

Re: Your heritage?

There's no Nordic tradition in my family. I'm the only skier on either side. In fact, I'm the only "athlete" that I'm aware of. My Dad started swimming a mile 3x per week when he was middle age. He didn't look very pretty doing it (he wasn't a natural athlete), so it was quite a workout at...
by MN Hoser
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 42
Views: 4503

Re: Cold winter this time?

Not mine, but the guy looked like he had new hockey skates.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 42
Views: 4503

Re: Cold winter this time?

Oh, here's a picture I took yesterday.

Image

Those are marks from ice skates and the ice is thin, but there IS ice.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 42
Views: 4503

Re: Cold winter this time?

It's the opposite of last year here in Minnesota. So, it's been consistently cool (the normal of 20 years ago). A few snowfalls have gone through, particularly up north (again, like normal of 20 years ago). Right now: -2 km artificial snow in a normal suburb of Minneapolis -0.4 artificial snow (with...
by MN Hoser
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Midwest
Topic: MN-MPLS
Replies: 0
Views: 970

MN-MPLS

It's been unusual in that this fall seems fairly normal for 20 years ago. So, we got about 2-3 inches of snow overnight and the high temp today was something like 22F. It's really the cold temps that are allowing the various areas to make snow quickly. So the Birkie Trial, Mora (I assume), Mount Ita...

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