Author: Peter

Personal trainer specializing in functional strength and weight loss, serving northern NJ. Husband, father, cross-country ski racer, trail runner, road rider, writer, gardener.

Mike Gallagher: In Memoriam

Oxygen Fed Sport has learned of Mike Gallagher’s passing, reported by Jim Galanes on Facebook and NENSA. For decades, Mike Gallagher was a key figure in American skiing .  He competed in three winter Olympics: 1964 Innsbruck, 1968 Grenoble, and 1972…

Two Views on Chris Horner

Chris Horner won the Vuelta a España, becoming the oldest rider to win a grand tour.  Those of us who are master blasters have a glimmer of hope.  Or do we?  As he closed in on the overall win, there…

Photo of Liz Stephen with Peru Nordic Goes Viral!

Two generations ago, every pimply-faced teenaged boy either wanted to be an athlete or a rock star.  In the era before social media, it was either this: or this: Tastes and times change.  I’m still waiting for the record royalties…

Northeast Roller Ski Race Calendar

Short and sweet, here it is: a handy roller ski race in one spot, no matter who the organizer is.  Additional events will be added as OXF becomes aware of them. 15 September:  Climb to the Castle, Whiteface Mountain, Wilmington, NY.…

Petter Northug May Skip Tour de Ski

Last year, Norway’s Marit Bjoergen skipped the Tour de Ski due to a heart arrhythmia.  Sidelined by a virus, Petter Northug may skip the Tour de Sk this winter. Sweden’s Expressen reports that Northug contracted a virus last Friday and…

Flaming Leaves Festival, C2C

If you want to see some of the best jumping and skiing in the U.S., make it to Lake Placid for the Flaming Leaves Festival, the weekend of 12-13 October.  There’ll be a NYSEF jumping competition on Saturday and nordic…