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by JeffOYB
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?
Replies: 12
Views: 467

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

i thot pursuit developed as a way to make it easier to have a combi event. for awhile didn't they do it without stopping? they'd do, like, a classic race then switch gear to skating at halfway point. so the formal pursuit measures the gaps at the halfway then restarts with those gaps so they don't h...
by JeffOYB
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Video of Petter intimidating rivals and 'pre-sprinting'?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Video of Petter intimidating rivals and 'pre-sprinting'?

as we say goodbye to the Wolf, I recall a favorite race video where he catches the two lead guys a few km from the finish. i must've been a relay. or maybe a pursuit. when he caught them i recall they looked visibly nervous and deflated. then he skis w them awhile. then a quarter mile from the finis...
by JeffOYB
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?
Replies: 12
Views: 467

help -- how does biathlon get a pursuit aspect?

i see the only youtube videos of the latest hochfilsen biathlon world cup have the racers starting based on some kind of unexplained handicap. ... how was this derived? why does J. Boe get a head start? the only time in modern skiing that this happens is in the pursuit -- when the race result of one...
by JeffOYB
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: X-Adv binding compatible with Profil? [NEW SEASON! :) ]
Replies: 5
Views: 3526

Re: X-Adv binding compatible with Profil? [NEW SEASON! :) ]

there is/was a bcx-adv?

i never sensed that salomon took the x-adv seriously. haven't noticed many boots using it. or that the boots were cutting edge.

rossi bcx-10 is a cool boot. or was. hmmm... does anyone do much w the bc?
by JeffOYB
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?
Replies: 4
Views: 627

what about the salomon EXTRA STIFF skin skis?

anyone know about these? i only weigh 180 and want to lose some... but i could wear a pack! : )
by JeffOYB
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your heritage?
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Your heritage?

dutch both sides. settled in west michigan. both sides were hunt/fish adventure types. i got into all that then extended it w camping, biking ... and skiing. of all types. speed skating. paddling of all kinds. everything that was possible to do where we lived. starting during the outdoor rec boom in...
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: SkiMo videos from Catamount area...
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: SkiMo videos from Catamount area...

apparently this is a hot new ski sport. alpine-touring gear is ruling but it's getting lighter and lighter and more expensive even than it was -- and it was the most pricey ski scene. i hear that ultramarathon runners are getting into it! like it's not alpine skiers per se who are doing it. it kinda...
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Races and Racing
Topic: Video link for World Cup races -- US viewable...
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Video link for World Cup races -- US viewable...

I use a free downloaded VPN app called Windscribe. works! easy!

(I used to use the Opera browser coz it had a free built-in vpn, but now it doesn't work.)
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New ski book! "New Wave Nordic Skiing!"
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Re: New ski book! "New Wave Nordic Skiing!"

thanks! (this forum gets at least one mention)
by JeffOYB
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Touring / Backcountry
Topic: SkiMo videos from Catamount area...
Replies: 2
Views: 768

SkiMo videos from Catamount area...

Someone posted about skimo in the Off Topic but really it's not. It's a cool thing. Said there's a series on Catamount Trail. I looked it up and found this series on Green Mountain Bolton Valley. Several cute videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QhYyJhDnxs
by JeffOYB
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: XC Ski Gear Discussion
Topic: Skin ski mounting balance point?
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Re: Skin ski mounting balance point?

thanks. i'll let my friend know they tend toward glide. but i might've lost you at the last part because when you say that forward is not ideal for herringbone -- moving the binding forward HELPS herringbone, right? moving it back results in tip-drag. moving the balance point forward HURTS herringbo...
by JeffOYB
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Biking
Topic: bicycle commute helps/hurts training
Replies: 4
Views: 13971

Re: bicycle commute helps/hurts training

i don't know why one cdn't add any structure they might like to a 40min commute. ...power, intervals, speedwork. unless you don't wanna get sweaty? heck, since it's both ways it's an awesome way to get 2-a-days. For older less serious skiers I'd think this is an awesome source for huge fitness maint...
by JeffOYB
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New ski book! "New Wave Nordic Skiing!"
Replies: 3
Views: 507

New ski book! "New Wave Nordic Skiing!"

...by me! I just picked up the print-run from the press and shipped inventory to Amazon but I also sell direct from my OYB website. (You'll get it quicker and cheaper from me and I get twice as much proceeds. Amazon pays me less than half.) 172 pp. Lots of black'n'white pics. $23 shipped in US. (But...
by JeffOYB
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Road rage against rollerskiers
Replies: 14
Views: 1446

Re: Road rage against rollerskiers

interesting how the Jessie story developed. first big news item had the driver apologizing and Jessie saying that's OK, we just want to be safe. then a few days later the prosecutor got wind of it and said wait a minute we're not going to tolerate this at all, we're going to have zero road rage acce...

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