Author: Peter Minde

Rollerskiing Lake Denmark

God, I love rollerskiing on miserable roads.  Your garden variety bumpy or rutted road is simply boring.  I’m talking about roads featuring Smartcar-engulfing potholes and cracks so numerous and big they pummel your body and shake your fillings loose.  Add…

Trail Run at Mohonk Preserve

Life has been upside down for the last few weeks as I’ve started a new job.  I’m getting used to a longish workday.  The usual evening commitments at home  – cooking dinner, cleaning up, looking at kid homework – haven’t…

Let’s be nice

Karl, if you’re wondering where your comment is, it disappeared into the black hole of a spam trap.  Profanity will not be tolerated in comments on OXF. Clearly, you have an excellent command of English, especially the bad words in…

Veerpalu: Tests Positive, Claims Innocence; No Responsibility

Citing illness and injury, Andrus Veerpalu  retired suddenly just prior to the 2011 World Championships in Oslo.  Strange that a big-event skier would do that, eh?  Perhaps he was aware that he’d tested positive for human growth hormone following a…

Waning Days of Winter

In the waning dark of 5 AM this morning, I ran in a light drizzle.  On pavement.  Running on pavement in the dark is my least favorite activity.  You might even say I hate it.  Today, I did easy repeats…

Winter Storm Warning

Winter isn’t over!   Last week, at Famous Internet Skiers, Lionel speculated about the potential for a storm  and here it comes.  Winter storm warning for New England and northern New York, with forecasts calling for six to sixteen inches of…

Hedden Park Intervals

Although snow remains in the woods from last week’s storm, there isn’t enough to ski on.  It’s way too early to roller ski; way too cold to ride a bicycle.