You may have noticed some changes in these parts of the Interwebs over the last few days. Firstly, Statistical Skier has an awesome new logo, designed by my good friend (and very talented in all things web-related) Cosmo. He also happens to be responsible for the best professional cycling blog in existence.
If you landed here using Internet Explorer, there’s a good chance the site doesn’t look quite right. Specifically, you might be wondering what logo I’m talking about. I suspect that some of the CSS used in the site’s changes isn’t supported by IE<1. Some Googling tells me that upgrading to IE 9 Beta might possibly fix things. But honestly, you really shouldn’t be using IE anymore anyway. Try Chrome or Firefox for a few weeks and you’ll never go back, believe me.<2 Tinkering with the site will continue, so IE issues may be resolved at some point, but until then you’re better off just switching browsers, if you care about everything looking all pretty and stuff.
If you’ve been following me on Twitter, I’ve decided to split Statistical Skier related tweeting over to a separate account. You can still follow me, personally, at the old account, but if you don’t want to hear about the random goings-on of my day to day life, stick to @statskier. Also, for those of you more into social media of the Facebook variety, this blog has its own Facebook page as well.
Ok. Now we can get to the weekly recap:
- I looked at the times for men’s and women’s 15km and 10km races, to see if there were any general trends over time.
- Since I covered the topic of talented younger distance skiers on the World Cup, I turned this week to some of the more talented sprinters under than age of 24.
- Finally, I looked at participation rates on the World Cup over time to see if there’s any evidence that skiers participate in a smaller proportion of races now than they did in the past.
If you’ve got snow, get out and slide around on it this weekend!