Author: Peter Minde

Yevgeny Dementyev Comes off Doping Suspension, Resumes Training?

Olympic medalist Yevgeny Dementyev has finished a  two-year doping suspension and is eligible to resume racing, according to langd.se  Winner of the gold medal in the 30 k pursuit race at the 2006 Winter Olympics, Dementyev tested positive for EPO…

Rollerskiing Central Park, NYC

Yesterday, I went to New York to rollerski with Nat Herz, current Columbia graduate student and former editor at FasterSkier.com.  I’d been looking forward to hanging  out with Nat, and I’m always into a change of scenery.  We met at…

Before and After the Deluge

So we drove to Pennsylvania last week for a vacation with the extended family.  The rental house was on a bucolic lake surrounded by state gameland and farms.  With tree stumps mid-lake, reaching for the sky, and several low-lying islands,…

Sandes and Clemons Win Leadville Trail 100

South Africa’s Ryan Sandes and Leadville, CO native Lynette Clemons won the Leadville Trail 100 in Colorado on Saturday.  The “Race Across the Sky” starts from one of the highest municipalities in the U.S.  The out and back course ranges…

Leadville 100 Starts Today

The Leadville Trail 100 starts at 4 AM Mountain Time.  I’ll be traveling this weekend, but will look to post race results and possibly an interview with a competitor.  You gotta love Colorado: 60% chance of precipitation today, including “numerous…

Whiteface Climb to the Castle Rollerski Race – 2011 Info

Instead of being a day late and a dollar short, the 2011 Climb to the Castle is scheduled for approximately three weeks earlier than last year:  Saturday, 17 September, 2011.  Everyone that can’t steal a weekday off to beat themselves…