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Postby lkm » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:37 am

I enjoyed the video, just the sort of thing I like to watch as Birkie fever sets in.

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Postby lkm » Fri Feb 15, 2008 1:41 am

Also, they are apparently addressing the issue of poor snow on the lake. Go Birkie!

Zuelsdorff said the Birkie and Birkie Classic Trails are covered with a firm and fast six-inch base. He identified Lake Hayward as an area where some work was needed.

"There is a thin snow base over most of the lake and recent snow has helped a lot. We've been grooming the lake for more than a week to get it ready for the Pre-Birkie, Barnebirkie and of course the Birkie itself," he said. "We'll plow portions of the lake creating a good ribbon of snow all the way across the lake bringing the skiers to Main Street for their finish."

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Postby Biffbradford » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:31 am

snowhunter wrote:
Anyway, I was contacted by the Birkie office to do a promotional interview with Birkie founder John Kotar today. If you are interested, here is the link to the interview: http://www.weau.com/newscenter13today/headlines/15587137.html
I'm the guy who doesn't look quite old enough to be a founder...not quite used to this TV interview thing yet either ;)


Very nice. Thanks for the link. :-)
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Postby Nordicnorm » Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:18 pm

Jeff M.

On the Birke Web page there is a link to the Birchleggings Club home page, this months newsletter has some info for new members.

You get to wear what is affectionally know as "the butt ugly purple bib" and hear some motivating comments on the trail such as "on your left Sir!"

Welcome to the club !!

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Postby JeffM » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:58 pm

I'm well versed with the Birch Legging Club. In the group of 6 people I go to the Birkie with there are 4 ROYAL bib wearers. The only thing I would change about the Birch Legging Club is you should get your Purple for your 21st race, after you finish your 20th.
I know I'm going to finish as long as I don't break anything during the race.

The local Wausau newspaper is running an article about our group in tomorrows paper.

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Postby lkm » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:29 am

Well, things continually have been looking better for the race. The weather guys have backed off on the idea of a meltdown. I'm looking forward to great conditions. They have already addressed the problem of poor snow conditions on the lake - the trail report says they laid snow down across the lake and have been grooming it. The rest of the trail has been good for quite some time.

Have a good Birkie week.

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Postby enevala » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:43 am

Good Luck to all who are racing this weekend!!

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Postby MN Hoser » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:31 pm

Does anyone have any info about the 2006 Birkie weather?

I ended up using LF6 + FC1 and skipped the LF4 pair. I should have used the LF4 pair. I heard good things from people with that wax job, and Sweeney (from Swix) actually recommended LF4 and, after the race, said it was the call. I seem to remember the clouds clearing and it being about 5 F overnight, maybe 10 F when I started.

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Postby E365 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:41 pm

Feb 25th, 2006.

6am -1
7am -4
8am -2
9am 8
10am 11
11am 12
12pm 16

Some light snow for about an hour overnight.

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Postby MN Hoser » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:55 pm

Thanks,

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Postby donpollari » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:42 am

I had no support at the start so picked my skis in the parking lot. With the outside temp running at -9 Fahrenheit at 6:30 I grabbed my cold skis.

Fast Wax HS-10 Teal with Rex Green Powergrip worked fine for me, I had equal or better skis than anyone I was with during the race.

Thanks for the temp breakdown E365, makes sense that my skis worked well.

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Postby lkm » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:56 pm

It is now a month after the Birkie. What's crazy is that they could easily hold the Birkie this weekend, no problem. Gotta love this winter.


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