Day Off Ride Report
I couldn't resist getting out and flying the Frenzy flag in this beautiful weather!
Still, I treated the ride like a "day off", spinning at an average of 144bpm with a high of 154bpm (65-75% capacity) up Flagstaff. The sky was crystal clear and the views magnificent. The temps were just right too.
Nordic Skiing News Flash
Unless you live in some backwoods hole-in-the-ground, you know that this weekend the Skiweltcup kicks off in DÃ¼sseldorf, Germany.
Now, I'm no meteorologist, but I have walked in 145mph winds and I believe that qualifies me to make some generalizations about climate. Indeed, one thing I'm fairly certain of is that there ain't no snow in DÃ¼sseldorf in late October.
But alas! I am misinformed!! I just visited the World Cup website and learned how they make snow for nordic ski events in above-freezing temps. Fascinating!
The Snowmaking ProcessOnly a few other cities offer a 100% snow-guarantee. At the end of October there WILL be snow on the banks of the Rhine River. Since Mother Nature cannot be counted on, Mr. Snow has been hired for the event. â€œMr. Snow,â€ also known as Peter Promegger, the chief-technician of the ski dome Neuss (Jever Skihalle), is responsible for the entire snow-making operation and the preparation of the ski trail. (full story)
Just goes to show: I know nothing.