Category: Dryland

Dryland training for cross country ski racing. Includes running, cycling, roller skiing, hiking etc

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…

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.…

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…

Save the Date: Climb to the Castle Is 15 September

Mark your calendar.  This year’s edition of the Climb to the Castle is 15 September, 2013. The northeast’s premier roller ski race will start at 8 AM.  Starting at the tollbooth on the Whiteface Memorial Highway, athletes will climb an…

Ski Bounding or Roller Skiing, Which is Better?

Is ski bounding becoming a lost art?  With the online coverage of events like the Climb to the Castle, and websites that devote significant coverage to roller skiing, perhaps roller skiing is simply more visible than bounding these days.  And…

Hot Three State Ride

After a false start last year, John, Gary, Andrey and I reunited for a day in the confluence of thee states.  The scenery was worth the trip.  We convened in Millerton NY, where there’s a nice parking lot for the…