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by bauerb
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How wide is too wide to skate your skis?
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: How wide is too wide to skate your skis?

haha. now my head is full of images of ducks skating around a frozen pond.
by bauerb
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Whitefish Mountain Feb 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 4588

Re: Whitefish Mountain Feb 2021

I haven't unpacked yet, but I wanted to make a note about what I packed for a 30 day trip to Montana. I brought 2 very large bags of gear: 1) a huge rolling duffel bag 2) a massive rolling suitcase 3) a single pair ski bag. Montana weather had nearly a 100 degree temp range while I was there. we had...
by bauerb
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How wide is too wide to skate your skis?
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: How wide is too wide to skate your skis?

when I was in high school , as part of training for XC racing, I would go out on these super long roller ski routes. I would chase down people on bicycles and double pole past them...I found that possible mainly into strong headwinds. it was fun
by bauerb
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How wide is too wide to skate your skis?
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: How wide is too wide to skate your skis?

I watch as much world cup nordic racing as I can. the organizers caught on a few years ago to the "skip the kick wax and double pole up all the hills". they are usually pretty good now about throwing in steep hills. although some of the city-based sprints remain flat...but those are really designed ...
by bauerb
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Whitefish Mountain Feb 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 4588

Re: Whitefish Mountain Feb 2021

well I made it home last night. it took 12 hours door to door. got to bed at 2:30am. flights were delayed. there is a lot more oxygen here, but a distinct lack of snow and mountains.
by bauerb
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why I bought an AT setup...after 35 years of only skiing Tele
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Why I bought an AT setup...after 35 years of only skiing Tele

if I were racing, I would get a skimo setup. for training purposes, I think of the the extra weight as "strength training". back when I was a Cat 3 road cyclist, my race weight was 185, and it was hard for me to maintain that low a weight. I had to have a super strict diet. much lighter guys would f...
by bauerb
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How do I ski the bumps in tele??!!
Replies: 70
Views: 4265

Re: How do I ski the bumps in tele??!!

I went through a phase where plenty of hard pole plants were my method to keep from falling over. but then I watched Star Wars a bunch of times and learned to feel the force.
by bauerb
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Whitefish Mountain Feb 2021
Replies: 83
Views: 4588

Re: Whitefish Mountain Feb 2021

well I just skinned up for the last time. it was great. there was a steady line of people going uphill. some faster, some slower than me. at the 2/3 mark, I young woman caught up to me while I got water out of my pack. I was determined to keep pace with her to the top. her pace was about like mine, ...
by bauerb
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: How wide is too wide to skate your skis?
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: How wide is too wide to skate your skis?

ok, I feel old now. I was a nordic racer during the exact period of time that "skating" became a Thing. Bill Koch was my idle, and he was the skating pioneer. I still remember as a teenager when there was no division between skating and classic. we would agonize over the decision before a race: am I...
by bauerb
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Telemark Talk Forum
Topic: Why I bought an AT setup...after 35 years of only skiing Tele
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Why I bought an AT setup...after 35 years of only skiing Tele

yes, my OutlawX have 2 diff height risers that aren't too bad.