Category: Skiing

The Training Camp that Wasn’t

No rest for the wicked: it’s been a crazy month for your humble correspondent.  There’ve been days when I didn’t have time to change my mind. Finally, after all the frantic insanity, the family and I zoomed up to Lake…

Ski Travel Agents

One steamy August evening, I chilled out in Chelsea, attending the ski.com media party in New York City.  Don’t ask how a cross-country skiing diehard got on their mailing list; I can’t figure it out myself.  But any opportunity to talk…

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…

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…

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…

Strength Training for Cross Country Skiing

It’s nearly summer.  Whether you’re running, riding, or getting ready for next winter, you’re hitting the gym, right?  If your strength training routine is getting stale, check out some of the moves in these videos.  Some of them are familiar;…

Kris Freeman Cut from U.S. Team: The Wrong Decision

On his blog, Kris Freeman wrote that he had been cut from the U.S. cross-country ski team for next year.  Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising.  At 50th in the 2012-13 FIS standings for distance skiers, he falls outside USSA’s objective criteria.…

The Spy Who Loved Biathlon

Gadgets?  Check.  Fancy car?  Check, although snow tires are advisable if the brakes lock coming to full stop.  Wild chase scene?  Just bring it. Who knew that James Bond was a crackerjack biathlete as well as alpine skier?  In a…