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by MN Hoser
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Russian doping? -- (try again, on topic)
Replies: 69
Views: 6237

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: 449

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: 449

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: 449

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: 30
Views: 3801

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: 30
Views: 3801

Re: Cold winter this time?

Oh, here's a picture I took yesterday.

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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: 30
Views: 3801

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: 705

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...
by MN Hoser
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Road rage against rollerskiers
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: Road rage against rollerskiers

In past years, Jessie has skied with her coach (Jason) who was on a bike. This year, no Jason and it seems she's in town longer. I'm not sure why that is or if it's just my imagination. Yesterday I hopped out of the car, set down my skis, looked up and Jessie skied by. She's been doing some talks or...
by MN Hoser
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Road rage against rollerskiers
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: Road rage against rollerskiers

I saw Jessie and her former coach on that day (last Sunday). This is where we rollerski ever weekend sometimes Sat and Sun, and other junior groups are out there training as well, so the area sees rollerskiers all the time. We used to have such a problem with the drivers who got out of church that w...
by MN Hoser
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plough braking on rollerskis
Replies: 3
Views: 343

Re: Plough braking on rollerskis

There are variations on this method to brake, but it become really hard to do as the speed increases. So at about 25 mph, you don't dare do anything but go straight.
by MN Hoser
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Birkie: does Classic wave start first?
Replies: 1
Views: 518

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: 2135

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: 831

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...

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