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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby Montana » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:19 pm

MN Hoser wrote:Now the plan is to go. I don't know how I'll get everything done by tomorrow....

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Justo go with the pair of skis you waxed but didn't use in the COLL. :D
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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby MN Hoser » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:35 pm

Yeah, without my coach, I didn't to bring a second set. She was off drinking coffee with a friend. Imagine, having a good time on a weekend. Anyway, she makes it known she doesn't want to haul skis. I have to do some heavy pleading to have her haul a pair skis and poles out of the Birkie start line.

Anyway, the schnow tires are on the Schubaru. Unfortunately, the schtorm keeps tracking further north.

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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby kuan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:20 am

I'm heading up today with Garrett. There have been a rash of cancellations at the Americinn. If Heidi doesn't come there will be another bed.
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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby MN Hoser » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:02 am

Let's talk Kuan. I can put on a carrier for the skis. I'm heading into work around 8:30, skiing at Phalen to test out some old soft skis, and then waxing/packing.

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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby kuan » Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:27 am

Uh well, Heidi decided to come.
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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby E365 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:34 pm

Took a little video with my phone of the 35km Top 5 Men.

http://youtu.be/P-LFPpxhOTc

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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby kuan » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:16 pm

My kid Garrett and I did the 13k together. I got him by 0.1s at the line. ;)
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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby MN Hoser » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:33 pm

E365 wrote:Took a little video with my phone of the 35km Top 5 Men.

http://youtu.be/P-LFPpxhOTc


Not the top 6?

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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby E365 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:51 pm

MN Hoser wrote:
E365 wrote:Took a little video with my phone of the 35km Top 5 Men.

http://youtu.be/P-LFPpxhOTc


Not the top 6?

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Haha! Sorry. Nice job by the way.

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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby kuan » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:55 pm

Hah hah! Jay got a horse.
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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby E365 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:12 pm

I didn't mean "haha" in a mean way. Just funny that I missed him by one.

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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby MN Hoser » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:12 pm

Race story.

-Another jammed pack day yesterday. Waxed up 3 pair with LF7 to test at Phalen, and brought along another pair with LF8.
-When to work for 2 hrs. (Work due next week.)
-Went to Phalen and found I forgot to scrape the LF7 skis (moving too quick).
-Skied a lap on the LF8 pair and then went home, scraped, and skied the LF7 pairs at Como.
-Amazingly, the old skis with LF7 were just dogs. I was surprised since one pair has a good history in warm snow and it has a warmer grind. Temp about 28.
-The LF7 pair (cold linear) was faster than the LF8 pair (uni), both Soft Tracks.

-I was excepting wet snow. I did a layer of Holm Red and then some old Solda White (which was really, really good covered with Swix FC8 in mashed potato snow at 32F in a Birkie one year, really good). Corked in SkiGo C22. This should a great pair IF the snow is wet.
-At the race, the temp was upper 20s, but the wind was frickin' cold. The skis were flying on the ungroomed snow around the start. BNS corked in another layer. (Thanks.) Skipped adding a rill (some people were rilling).
-Got a good start! Rare for me, but we got caught and the traffic was thick against a fairly strong wind and people were competing for spots.
-After 7 km into the wind, I was further back than I thought.

-I bridged up to Jon Sandborn (my age group), then up to a Dave Nelson, then up to Drew Holbrook, then to Chad Geese, then (the efforts are getting larger) to Per Nelson. I couldn't hang on to Per exiting the lake. Chad came by and I couldn't hang onto him either.
-Probably 5 km chasing, and then I realized I ain't never catching those guys (Chad and Per).
-I yelled out to a few people, "Anyone behind me?" So I was trying to back off, but usually I get caught when I start slowing down.

6th overall, pretty good race.

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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby Don Callander » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:12 pm

Awesome job Jay! Any thoughts as to why those older reliable skis were dogs with LF7? Seems like everything I tried this past week on my fleet of 2 were dogs. I was almost ready to blame the guy on them...no.. had to be the wax.

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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby MN Hoser » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:19 am

I'd say two things. It seemed the new grinds were winning and maybe those old pairs needed a few layers of wax. What I scraped off was pretty hard and the slowest pair probably has years of skiing on them (smooth).

On the pair I used, the skis were flying in the new cordoroy (I was passing people), but in drifted snow, they slowed more than expected. As I got off the lake, I was having a hard time skiing because there was new snow with old snow, and my ski speed was changing quickly, and it was lumpy. (This is where Chad went by looking like he was taking it easy.) I think that really soft layer of Solda was a mistake since the snow was not soft and wet. I'll guess that the C22 was ok, but I kind of think Swix FC8 would have been better. Live and learn. Probably didn't matter in the results.

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Re: Mora Vasalopet

Postby kuan » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:16 am

Dangit, the results say me and Garrett tied. Pretty sure the results on the side of the building had me winning. ;)

Skiing in the blizzard with glasses plain stinks. As if wearing glasses wasn't bad enough. All you lucky people blessed with good eyesight, well, good for you.
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