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The weather seems to enjoy throwing rain at the race days at Mt Bachelor this season. The current (1:00 PM 12/31/09) forecast for New Years Day is br /br /Tonight: Rain and snow. Low around 28. Breezy, with a west southwest wind between 24 and 26 mph, ...

I am not exactly sure where this entry is going. The flury of holiday activity, being busy at the shop, skiing with family, racing in the rain have all kept my attention. I have today off. Dani is at work and Erin, Adam and Corbin are at the supermark...

The weather seems to enjoy throwing rain at the race days at Mt Bachelor this season. The current (1:00 PM 12/31/09) forecast for New Years Day is br /br /Tonight: Rain and snow. Low around 28. Breezy, with a west southwest wind between 24 and 26 mph, ...

I skied 4 mornings this week. The snow has been very cold. Yesterday it was -20C (-4F). Today -18C (0F). Slow, transformed snow. Like sand paper. br /br /Snow is forecast for Friday night prior to the race. Snow is forecast for race day. Overnight low ...

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WHAT’S NEWbr /br /R D in the ski business is necessary these days. From a strictly business point of view, the competition is not sitting still, so neither can any other company. In the 80’s it was the adoption of synthetic materials and P-Tex bas...

I feel blessed, at the moment. True, there are a couple of nagging little things, like some irregularity with my credit report and my tight hamstrings (not related). But I am enjoying a number of things now. It is 50 and sunny outside; not a typical gr...

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FasterSkierSeptember 30, 2009

This post is directed to those who, like me, are training without a coach and do many of your workouts alone. There is nothing new here. I just find, especially at my age, that I need a reminder every now and then, of the things that I know. This came ...

09 Kangaroo Hoppettbr /br /The 09-10 nordic racing season is open and in full swing. Recent events in New Zealand and Australia have kicked off the competitive year. br /On Saturday, August 29 Oceania’s best Nordic skiers will be contesting the Kanga...

Most road surfaces in Oregon are “chip-seal” pavement. A chip seal is an application of a binder (hot liquid asphalt) in the form of an emulsion or hot spray and an application of an aggregate (small stones) as close to single size as possible. Chi...

DOMSbr /br /Any of you who have engaged in training for anything have probably experienced Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, DOMS. It is soreness that develops in muscles 24-48 hours after stressing the muscles to a significantly greater degree than they ...

I encourage WebTeam members to submit entries for this blog. br /br /Here is one from Dan Packman (alias Stein Lager). I feel his pain.br /br /br /Stein is enjoying a working vacation in Wisconsin, taking stock of thebr /countless orange construction c...

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It’s Not Supposed to be Easybr /br /Today my wife, Dani, and I hiked along Tumalo Creek on the North Fork Trail. It is, aside from the mosquitoes, a very nice trail. It winds up the valley that channels the creek over multiple waterfalls and green, m...

I recently posted a short piece on safety and rollerskiing. A reader, Dean Woodbeck, replied with his observation about rolling on the right side of the road. This is Dean's post:br /br /"Many of the blogs and websites have repeated these roller ski ru...

The recent tragic loss of Willie Neal, an up and coming biathlete, to a rollerski/automobile collision, should not have happened. Willie was training in Maine. The New England Nordic Ski Association report stated: br /MWSC athlete killed while rollersk...

The following wax tips were not prepared by me alone. A few years ago SOLDA wax was imported and distributed by Torbjorn Karlsen. Torbjorn, along with Gordie Lange, traveled, coached and waxed for many of the best cross country athletes in the country...

There is no perfect place. Some locations come closer than others, yet all the areas of "ski country" I have seen have certain locales which, on certain days, are near perfection. At Proctor Academy in Andover, NH there is Elbow Pond, a small glacier c...

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Here we are in June, the month of weddings, reunions, graduations, summer vacation. It is green and warm in most places. Here at the shop the bike guys are attending races on weekends and nordic skiers all over the country have been upgrading their rol...