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Re: norway

Posted: December 18th, 2020, 7:15 pm
by katastrofa
Opss...
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Re: norway

Posted: December 21st, 2020, 2:00 am
by katastrofa
Marmite er forbudt! :-O

Re: norway

Posted: December 27th, 2020, 2:38 am
by katastrofa
three hours of skiing today. The nice piste was done by a single skier. I added some variety to it, including stamps of my derrière in the snow and mischievous rides into the bushes. Everything planned and under control.
Now the rain has come to punish the white element for my bruises. But I'll be back on Monday!

Re: norway

Posted: December 27th, 2020, 3:50 am
by bearish
Very nice! Looks like you went with French skis. You may not have paid attention at the time (I know for a fact that I didn’t), but Valentyna Shevchenko won the Holmenkollen 30K in that neighborhood in 2008.

Re: norway

Posted: December 27th, 2020, 6:40 pm
by katastrofa
The guys at XXL, who advised me with the equipment, decided that I wasn't Norwegian enough ;-)

My family has actually been more into winter sport competitions than the summer ones. Shevchenko and Justyna Kowalczyk were two ladies to follow.

Re: norway

Posted: December 27th, 2020, 8:13 pm
by Cuchulainn
Have you got to Ibsen yet?

Re: norway

Posted: December 29th, 2020, 6:57 pm
by katastrofa
10 km yesterday. Only 4 falls, ok, maybe 5. I came back home and almost died. Still recovering. Going for more tomorrow!
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Re: norway

Posted: December 30th, 2020, 3:12 am
by bearish
I’m proud of you! Your pictures bring back old seasonal memories.

Re: norway

Posted: December 30th, 2020, 11:24 pm
by katastrofa
I lost count at 10 falls today, but there were certainly several dozens. I was in Tryvann, more hilly and the snow well trodden by a crowd of people. To make things worse, my wicked skis tended to go backward rather than forward. Must have gotten infected by my Deep Learning codes. I suspect tomorrow I'll spend all day in bed - on my belly :-D

Re: norway

Posted: January 2nd, 2021, 6:56 pm
by Paul
K, can we see a picture of you in a hat?

Re: norway

Posted: January 2nd, 2021, 11:38 pm
by katastrofa
Bilde av meg med en katt? Absolutt!

Re: norway

Posted: January 8th, 2021, 8:46 am
by katastrofa
I broke my supadupa carbon fibre pole on the trail the last time I was skiing. It was around -15C and apparently CF gets brittle at low temperatures. Diving equipment materials have a similar problem, but they reinforce them. Otherwise x_x. Anyway, I came back almost 4 km with one pole, or actually without using any - I decided they are redundant and it's more pleasant to glide without them. I'm getting new poles only out of decency!

Looking back at this time a year ago, the hell can freeze over :-)



Imma snow lion :-)

Re: norway

Posted: January 11th, 2021, 10:13 pm
by katastrofa
I was trying to take a photo of the light dispersion on ice crystals covering the twigs. The sun was very bright and the air shimmered under it with red, yellow blue and green colours. More beautiful than rubies, emeralds, blue and yellow sapphires. Sadly, the iPhone camera ignored them.

Re: norway

Posted: January 11th, 2021, 10:49 pm
by katastrofa
Another power outage. Yay...

Re: norway

Posted: January 17th, 2021, 12:21 pm
by katastrofa
I'm wondering if they make fjellpulk for pets. I saw dogs pulling, lots of people skiing with dogs dressed in funny warmers and shoes running beside them. I thought I could take Leela for a ride.
I knew that Norwegians loved skiing (so do I!), but I didn't realise they were so obsessed with it. I often see children around 3 years old skiing like pros. I think they start teaching them when they are around 2. Younger they pull behind in fjellpulker. Yesterday I saw a child of a size of a newborn. Good that they managed to cut the umbilical cord before the crazy father snatched it. If it's safe for them, it should be safe for a small cat.