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Old 01-10-2010, 03:06 PM   #13051
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I resemble that remark

I think I'm going to go take a spin on my skate skis for the first time in a couple of years, should be amusing
I've been skiing a grand total of 3x in my life. Never skate-skiing tho.

Take pics and tell stories!

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Old 01-10-2010, 04:11 PM   #13052
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Sweet. Funny color, though. Why didn't you get the prettier one?
Uh - where's that picture you promised?
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:11 PM   #13053
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I've been skiing a grand total of 3x in my life. Never skate-skiing tho.

Take pics and tell stories!

M
I'm back and it was pretty good, a little wobbly but I was never a great XC skier anyways. Sorry Gummee no pics it being night here and the street lights were pretty scarce. Nice to get out for a quick tour of our local skiing. Funny, 2 days ago I could have been mtn biking on clear trails-no snow anywhere, yesterday was a pretty decent storm
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:54 PM   #13054
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Ok.

So what I wanna know is why nobody told me bibs were soooo comfortable?


You wanna make the roadies cringe? Wear bibs *over* a t-shirt. I got one teammate that just flips out over that configuration. But goddam, it's the way to tour.

P.S. The only thing stupider than telemarking is skate.

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Old 01-10-2010, 08:14 PM   #13055
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bibs are great because they dont roll down your stomach when you are in the drops end acccentuate the mid life spare tire.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:04 AM   #13056
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nice portrait Askel, you forgot to put your bibs on the outside
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:44 AM   #13057
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...the first responder on the first thread I checked was some guy named 'Askel' from 'Da UP', who'd posted a link to this page full of useful info. Nice.
Careful. He'll next be extolling the virtues of skate and tele. There's more than one shady endeavor in his past, I'd wager.

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Old 01-11-2010, 07:43 AM   #13058
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I went to www.xcskiforum.com and started looking around for the inevitable "I'm a beginner, what should I buy" threads, and the first responder on the first thread I checked was some guy named 'Askel' from 'Da UP', who'd posted a link to this page full of useful info. Nice.
That Askel guy is an idiot, I heard he even wears bibs *over* his t-shirts. I wouldn't listen to a thing he says.

But if you did, Fischer stopped making his most favorite ski ever- the Fischer Sbound Inbound Crown and it's showing up really cheap all over the place. http://www.sierratradingpost.com/Pro...x?baseno=1672N

Fits in groomed tracks, lots of fun in light powder, and way lighter than anything with a metal edge, but turns just as well (assuming you're not on blue ice). I was late for work this morning because I was out skiing up and down hills around my local MTB trails.

But the fact the Fischer stopped making it should say something about the usefulness of my advice.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:44 AM   #13059
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Careful. He'll next be extolling the virtues of skate and tele. There's more than one shady endeavor in his past, I'd wager.

It's a floor wax *and* a dessert topping!

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Old 01-11-2010, 07:48 AM   #13060
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Didya ask?

I woulda! ALL I have in my cycling wardrobe (for shorts and knickers, but not tights) are bibs. In fact, the 4 pair of PI Microsensors need replacing here in the next little while. Good thing I'm not ridin, they're SPEN-DEE!!

Have ya tried bib knickers?

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Damn you. Damn you. Damn you.

I love my knickers.

Now I love bibs.

I'm gonna be a slave to bib knickers, i just know it.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:50 AM   #13061
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Uh - where's that picture you promised?
Ooops.

Here's mine...



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Old 01-11-2010, 08:36 AM   #13062
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Ooops.

Here's mine...



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Nice but it's a crazy pet peeve of mine to have the racks not completely level, can you adjust these so I can sleep better tonight?
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:30 AM   #13063
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But if you did, Fischer stopped making his most favorite ski ever- the Fischer Sbound Inbound Crown and it's showing up really cheap all over the place. http://www.sierratradingpost.com/Pro...x?baseno=1672N

Fits in groomed tracks, lots of fun in light powder, and way lighter than anything with a metal edge, but turns just as well (assuming you're not on blue ice). I was late for work this morning because I was out skiing up and down hills around my local MTB trails.
That's a great deal on the Inbound. But the stuff I've been reading has me thinking that I want something with a metal edge; I'd actually been looking pretty hard at the Outbound Crown. It's listed at only a few ounces heavier than the Inbound.

I don't expect to spend much time on groomed tracks with these skis. And we don't get fresh layers of powder as frequently as you guys, so lots of time I'll be on messy stuff that's seen a couple of melt-freeze cycles.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:42 AM   #13064
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You have a "Jack of all Trades" bicycle! This is the kind of bike I like >> although this is a somewhat "Girlish" looking machine!!

Just kidding

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Old 01-11-2010, 09:58 AM   #13065
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It's a floor wax *and* a dessert topping!


Nordic skier cross? Now who would have thought of that? For myself I'll stick to my AT gear for that kind of foolishness. Gonna get out for a little more skate today to warm up for my beach vacation starting tomorrow
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