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by david-dermott
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ski trail maps, new and old from Norway
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Ski trail maps, new and old from Norway

VIEWER WARNING: the images linked to here may be disturbing to some viewers. Skiforeningen is the organisation that, amoung many things, manages the ski trail network in Oslomarka (around Oslo, Norway). They have the Marka Database https://www.skiforeningen.no/marka/ which has extensive information ...
by david-dermott
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bjørn Løkken skied 50 nordic miles in 48 hours!
Replies: 6
Views: 566

Bjørn Løkken skied 50 nordic miles in 48 hours!

WOW! I managed to ski 169 km in 2 days on the Canadian Ski Marathon, but that's nothing compared to this: Norwegian article and video from NRK: https://www.nrk.no/ho/gikk-over-50-mil-pa-ski-pa-to-dogn-1.7526784 In March 11-12,1983 Bjørn Løkken skied over 50 nordic miles in 48 hours on the 3 km light...
by david-dermott
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DIY klap skates and winter triathlon in 1990
Replies: 2
Views: 448

DIY klap skates and winter triathlon in 1990

This might be off-topic, but maybe people would be interested in this trivia. The idea of using cross-country ski bindings on ice skates to get a "free-heel" action seems to be independent of development of the klap skates for competitive speed skates. The XC-ski binding on skates didn't b...
by david-dermott
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Birkebeinerne- the movie
Replies: 0
Views: 4622

Birkebeinerne- the movie

There is a new movie "Birkebeinerne". For some reason the English title is "The Last King" !! The story of the rescue of Haakon Haakonsson (ca 1205) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4738360/ Trailer on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKbnq_3gL20 From the trailer I was reminde...
by david-dermott
Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skating (and skiing) expedition in Lapland
Replies: 0
Views: 6463

Skating (and skiing) expedition in Lapland

This was a skating expedition (they also skied a bit) in Lapland, Jan 11 to 16 2016 by 3 members of Stockholm skating club SSSK, led by Oskar Karlin. The main goal was to skate on lake Vastenjaure, which they accomplished on day 4 , possibly the first recorded skate on that lake. The total distance ...
by david-dermott
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video: Sweden vs Norway at IKEA store
Replies: 0
Views: 6599

Video: Sweden vs Norway at IKEA store

:-) Sweden vs Norway at IKEA; from NRK (Norwegian National Broadcasting)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH-zVXN8OMg
by david-dermott
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vasaloppet 2016, and new option for 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Vasaloppet 2016, and new option for 2017

Vasaloppet 2016 results in English: http://tinyurl.com/j33srvu In the women's category winner is Katerina Smutná 4:17:56 In the men's category only 3 seconds separated the top 10. John Kristian Dahl 4:08:00 Video highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbxrZsfC4bg And for 2017, a new option is T...
by david-dermott
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Review of Nordic Ice Skates
Replies: 4
Views: 3755

History of the Steinmetz skate

> The wood skates in question were manufactured by the Dutch skate >company Zandstra for a few years around 1990- Zandstra now makes skates > with aluminum bases. They were developed by Bert Steinmetz 1987-1989, There is now an English translation of the original Dutch article about the history of t...
by david-dermott
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CBC news: Great horned owl vs skier
Replies: 3
Views: 1234

CBC news: Great horned owl vs skier

This was in in Red Deer Alberta http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/owl-skier-attack-1.3430392 The interview with the skier in the audio starts at 9:04 I have skied on those trails in Red Deer, Alberta Here in Nova Scotia, about 10 years ago, while skiing in the woods in deep, fresh snow near my h...
by david-dermott
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jackrabbit Classic: CBC news article
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Ski waxing (fartage) trivia

The mention of the French word "fartage" in the Jackrabbit Classic: CBC news article reminded me of ski wax humour from the 1970s-1980s. Cans of ski wax were labelled in several languages, and in French they were "Fart de ski". However, modern Swix cans are now labelled with the ...
by david-dermott
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jackrabbit Classic: CBC news article
Replies: 3
Views: 1418

Jackrabbit Classic: CBC news article

The inaugural Jackrabbit Classic, a 103-kilometre cross-country ski event from Mont Tremblant to Montebello, Que., attracted 275 skiers Saturday, including CBC's Loreen Pindera. She recounts a day in winter wonderland. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/jackrabbit-classic-blog-pindera-1.3429474
by david-dermott
Sat May 16, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Way Off Topic
Topic: Happy 17may
Replies: 1
Views: 2965

Happy 17may

Happy 17th May to all Norwegians.

From last year - 200th anniverasy in Eidsvoll, Sissel sings "Spring" by Grieg-
you can't get any more Norwegian that that!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6MgWc1FoEg
by david-dermott
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kvikk Lunsj ad
Replies: 0
Views: 9063

Kvikk Lunsj ad

Not 100% concerning xc-skiing but I'm sure anyone who has ever skied in Norway understands the connection. This is an ad from the Norwegian chocolate bar Kvikk Lunsj( made by Freia): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDIjsg8_mfA "To all those who made it possible, Thanks for the Tour" It pay...
by david-dermott
Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bikebeinerrennet 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1691

Bikebeinerrennet 2015

Saturday March 21, Birkebeinerrennet (Birken for short) was held in glorious conditions, 54 km from Rena to Lillehammer. Birken now has more skiers than Vasaloppet (17000) The course is more in wilderness, there are long sections in the "vidda" ( lit: "the wides", or "wide o...
by david-dermott
Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vasalopps TV: highlights of Vasaloppet week 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1656

Vasalopps TV: highlights of Vasaloppet week 2015

These are highlights of Vasaloppet week Feb 26 - Mar 8, you can get English sub-titles by clicking "CC" on the lower right of the TV screen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jY-2JbObzc and highlights of the main event on Mar 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aujQwbIldc

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