Well, here’s another video from the link you posted that hasn’t been found yet by the skating hegemon monster. I gotta say, classic XC really speaks to me, in a deep way. Thankfully the lakes are skiing well now in NH.oldschool47 wrote: ↑Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:53 pmCross-country skiing is the best sport in the world. Swear to God. Cross-country skiing = classic style and skate skiing. Best sport in the world means that it gives your brain more feel-good energy per hour and your body a better aerobic and anaerobic workout per hour than any other sport in existence.
This video of Bill was available for viewing worldwide a few years ago. It's a great clip. I posted it on Epic and Pugski. Why is it no longer available for viewing in the U.S.? Out of sight out of mind? Somebody doesn't want us to see someone, especially a living-legend like Bill, skiing parallel on XC skis? Some sinister group is attempting to Manufacturing Consent?
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1. I remember standing on the start line when I was 4yo, they used a starter pistol to start the race and I just stood there and cried because the loud noise scared me
2. I won alot of races back then, so getting the Monday paper was a big deal because my name was in the race results. i also clipped the newspaper to put in my scrapbook next to the little blue ribbon. my name was always spelled wrong because at that age I didn't write my "U" properly and it was recorded as a "V" - Baver not Bauer....
3. -40 degrees at some race in Maine, NH, VT. so called that "everything" froze and then thawed out in howling pain.
4. giant torches used to melt klyster behind the big station wagon in some snowy parking lot.
5. being intimidated by the racer next to me at the start line( we often started in pairs) because he had all the latest/expensive equipment and my gear was old....it took me a long time to understand that I could beat these guys on my hand me downs and that having used gear and winning was a point of pride, not something to be upset about
I could go on and on about the life lessons learned and experiences I will never forget