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by MN Hoser
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 42
Views: 3371

Re: Winter season 18/19

That's better than my imagination. :lol:

After some freezing rain, which has made the roads interesting, we have gotten a couple inches and over the next two days, we're expected to get a couple more inches. We'll see. I'm tired of riding the bike indoors.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 42
Views: 3371

Re: Winter season 18/19

I got in two workouts, Fri and Sat, on natural snow. Today, it's 40F (4C) and 100% humidity, so that's the end of the snow. It's weird because the ground is so cold that the melting creates ice. Also, today a local race got switched from natural to artificial snow.

So it goes.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 48
Views: 5856

Re: Cold winter this time?

Hey, we got snow, about 4-5 inches (11 cm). So was was enough for grooming, but with the -20F (or lower) after work and wind, I’ve been on the bike trainer. Friday. That’ll be the day to check out a local trail when it’s 90 degrees warmer (F, by wind chill). I didn’t sign up for a big local race thi...
by MN Hoser
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 42
Views: 3371

Re: Winter season 18/19

I agree that as you age, there is only so much energy you can devote towards the various exploits life presents. I too thought about racing yesterday. The temps (in Duluth) were around the legal limit, and the winds were gusty, but the race was in the woods. For some reason, it seemed better (and le...
by MN Hoser
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 42
Views: 3371

Re: Winter season 18/19

It was quite a storm. I’d say we now have a 1/2 cm in the woods. I made the decision to sweep the sidewalk, although today the sun came out, so the sweeping was just some added arm work.

Jay
by MN Hoser
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winter season 18/19
Replies: 42
Views: 3371

Re: Winter season 18/19

Another weekend up north, my 5th in a row. It seems like tonight is the first snowfall I've seen this year, but probably not. It looks like a 1/4 inch (1/2 cm), but it was beautiful. I skied classic the last two days since it was cold (below 0F). Yesterday was frustrating since there was pine needle...
by MN Hoser
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cold winter this time?
Replies: 48
Views: 5856

Re: Cold winter this time?

Another update. I’m still thinking we may get snow this winter. I’ve been up north every weekend for a while now. The Birkie Trail has snow, but it’s now at a point where I’ll use my rock skis (on the northern sections). There’s too much tree material mulched in with the snow to tell if they’re drag...
by MN Hoser
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Add to my quiver?
Replies: 4
Views: 601

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: 48
Views: 5856

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: 48
Views: 5856

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: 48
Views: 5856

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: 902

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: 902

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: 902

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: 7970

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

That's exactly what the FIS/WADA is doing. That's why the athletes are pissed.