potter
did you miss the post on "longboards" below? check it out. JKal

WC #1 Bronze for Zina Kocher
Yes terday was a great day for Zina Kocher of Canada at World Cup #1 in Oestersund, Sweden for Biathlon. In the Women's 15km Zina missed only 1 target to get Bronze. She finished only ...

Rollerski pole tips durability problem on offroad
I ski on offroad V2 Jenex in park on the ground, but should go there on asphalt. Plastic on my Swix tips abraded around the ferrules after only 100 km, and finally one ferrule just fell out....

What's up with the "No Glidewax, No Grind" Kuzmin stuff?
I've been noticing this Kuzmin discussion over the past year. About how glide wax and stone grinding is not needed, slows your skis, is a bad idea. One thing that occurs to ...

Rolling Travel bag
Would anyone have suggestions for a gear bag with wheels, for international travel for a couple of weeks and races? Will probably use a sport tube for skis. rm

Rollerski wheel wear patterns
Hi - I'm wearing down a set of 100mm rubber wheels skating on eagle rabbits and swapping left/right each outing. I'm wondering if anybody thinks wear patterns can give any insight into tech...

rollerski wheels - learnings
Figured I would post what I have learned about changing rollerski wheels over the last week or so. Probably pretty basic for most but was a good learning experience for me. This is specific ...

are wombats good?
I'm not really sure whether Wombats are any good. The picture on Wikipedia looks like a horrid little Pig. Quite Obscene. Just not English. 166 ...

2 audio chunks of Pete's XC ski race stories book are now up!
I now have 2 audio chunks totalling 27 minutes of Pete's "Momentum: Chasing the Olympic Dream" xc ski race stories book up at my website. Actually, the 2-minute Intro is up, too, "Work...

where are wombats?
Can someone tell me whether Wombats live only in Australia, or also on other continents? Apart from zoos, of course. We all know that Wombats are to be found in Zoos. ...

world cup xc/biathlon video?
Hey, Looks like Mininova bit the dust. Has anyone heard of a resource for this year's season? Brian

Jay T's Thanksgiving Ski Camp '06 Day 4 and Day 5, Camp Wrap-up
Jay T's Thanksgiving Ski Camp '06 Day 4 Saturday, Nov 25: Another great day at the ski camp! Among the participants were Jerry Engen, Lori Belz, John Schmidt, Rob Belz and me, Jay...

NNN II or NNN R3 for rollerskis
Hi, If I were to choose between these two for skating, what are the pros/cons? I think I saw a few remarks about how unstable (and brittle) the R3 compared with NNN II. Are they s...

Wold cup XC skiing live broadcasts
I don't know if this is new or old news here, but you can watch Eurosport's live XC skiing broadcasts online. Todays 15 km are running right now at http://www.eurosport.com/winte...

Womens 10K classic underway at Kuusamo right now
P2P television stream seems to be constantly buffering every 30 seconds. Weather looks windy at the start. I hear the noise over audio. Some early Norwegian girls don't seem to have grea...

XC dress code
HI all, In a thread below sporthill.com was linked. They offer seemingly nice Team wear : http://www.sporthill.com/teampage2006/teams2.php?TypeID=T2070 I've never been to th...

rock and ice ultra
I received the following today and thought it might interest some on this NG: "Hello, My name is Scott Smith, I am the race director for the Rock and Ice Ultra; an annu...

Jay T's Annual Thanksgiving Ski Camp '06 Day 3
Jay T's Annual Thanksgiving Ski Camp Day 3: 11-24-06: Another great day at the ski camp. Among the skiers participating were John Schmidt, Jeff Arndt, Tom and Lee Bengel and me, J...

Clothing advice
Well, I've finally bitten the bullet and booked three days in Yllas, Finland in mid-December. I'm looking forward to it no end, but my only concern is with clothing. I normally ...

Catski
I just got my Gear West catologue and they are selling the Catski. I've seen them on the internet a while back. They looked interesting but I was a bit skeptical of something that is not in...

Jay T's Annual Thanksgiving Ski Camp '06
I'll cover the preamble and the first two official days of Jay T's Annual Thanksgiving Ski Camp in this report... Along with some history... History: Jay T's Thanksgiving Ski...

High Boots vs. Ankle Strength/Balance
Since XC boots seem to be getting higher, and stiffer, I was wondering if anyone does some of their training (roller or on-snow skiing) deliberately with softer/lower cut boots, in order to ...

Craftsbury Marathon
I've entered the Craftsbury Marathon (Vermont, USA) for the first time. Where would be a good place to stay on Friday night. All advice regarding the event would be gratefully receive...

Does Rollerskiing Destroy Boots?
Hello: I'm doing a lot more rollerskiing than in the past and wondered whether I should be considering a dedicated pair of boots to spare my regular "ski" boots. I use ...

Longboards!
Weren't a few of you guys looking for long forest skis last year? http://www.lightningboards.com/index.htm seems to have them! gr

Anyone skiing besides West Yellowstone and Alaska?
No skiing here in the midwest unless you count a couple of bunny hills at some local ski areas. NO snow in the Twin Cities, no snow in Northern Minnesota, no snow in Wisconsin and no snow in...

FYI: USST on the TV news, *rare*
I saw over on teamfsx.com that Brayton Osgood and Zach Violett were featured on a Bend OR local NBC station video. Cool. Once there I learned that Andrew Johnson was featured the previous we...

Ole Einar =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bj=F8rndalen_rules!?=
Last weekend Ole Einar blew away the entire Norwegian xc elite, winning the 10 k skate at BeitostÝlen by an enormous amount, to qualify for this weekends World Cup in Sweden. At...

Youtube old time xc video!
For anyone interested in ski history: XC/freeheel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoaZONGYRgM&mode=related&search= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3yR90VMgOk&mode...

wcsn.com
Read yesterday in a press release from the US Ski Team that www.wcsn.com will be 'airing' all FIS World Cup evetns this winter over the internet. I have tried to access their site the pas...

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