Category: Roller skiing

Primary off-season training mode

Doug Diehl Wins 2013 Peru Nordic Sufferfest

If you’re not early, you’re late.  Chalk it up to my type A personality, or to the magnifying effects of time and distance.  If I wasn’t gonna win the summit of the Peru Nordic Sufferfest, at least I was the…

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…

The Big Bonk

Fifty-three miles, 4300 feet of vertical gain, 3500 calories burned, one big bonk.  Holy number cruncher, Batman. Last Sunday started out well, as I rode a now-familiar route to Jockey Hollow.  Zigging and zagging to bag a couple of favorite…

Kingston Roller Ski Races: Hey Kids! Only Dopes Wheel Dope!

“U.S. Anti Wheel Doping Association.  Let me see your roller skis.” If such an organization existed, half the field at the Kingston Roller Ski races might have been disqualified. Forget about Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton and the rest of the…