What happened to the Nordic Skiing Newsgroup?

What happened to the Nordic Skiing Newsgroup?

Post by Big Hitte » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 02:39:21


Last time I was on here this was a pretty decent newsgroup. I know there was a time when a lot of spam showed up and kind of ruined it. I notice a few old timers like Terje, Gary Jacobson. What happened to everyone else? I'm up to 185 pounds or about 84 kilos now so I've got some work to do if I want to get back in ski shape...
 
 
 

What happened to the Nordic Skiing Newsgroup?

Post by Bob Schwart » Wed, 31 Oct 2012 06:25:20


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> Last time I was on here this was a pretty decent newsgroup. I know there was a time when a lot of spam showed up and kind of ruined it. I notice a few old timers like Terje, Gary Jacobson. What happened to everyone else? I'm up to 185 pounds or about 84 kilos now so I've got some work to do if I want to get back in ski shape...

Couldn't say where the skiers have gone. Most of the cycling activity
has moved to facebook, since you have some tools there to limit
disruptive activity. Also, it's becoming more unusual to have newsgroups
included with your internet service.

If you do any cyclocross this fall let me know. Us fat old guys need
to stick together so no one has to go off the back by themselves.

Bob Schwartz

 
 
 

What happened to the Nordic Skiing Newsgroup?

Post by g.. » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:42:10

On Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:39:21 -0700 (PDT)

Quote:

> Last time I was on here this was a pretty decent newsgroup. I know
> there was a time when a lot of spam showed up and kind of ruined it.
> I notice a few old timers like Terje, Gary Jacobson. What happened to
> everyone else? I'm up to 185 pounds or about 84 kilos now so I've got
> some work to do if I want to get back in ski shape...

For a few years, a lot of comments were generated by a couple of
argumentative types and many were driven away by that distortion of the
group.  Then there was a web forum that formed (followed not long
after by the death of its founder).  And there's fasterskier, which has
picked up a lot more interest since Topher and his partner took over.
Still, several of us are still around.  

Talking about weight, after a month as part of an overfed tour group in
China I was up to the same range as you.  Now, a long weekend
trip to LA being treated to dinner every night has added another two to
three kilos. Got a lot of work to do. Good thing x-c skiing and cold
burn calories.

Gene

 
 
 

What happened to the Nordic Skiing Newsgroup?

Post by gr » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:41:57


Quote:
> Last time I was on here this was a pretty decent newsgroup. I know there was a time when a lot of spam showed up and kind of ruined it. I notice a few old timers like Terje, Gary Jacobson. What happened to everyone else? I'm up to 185 pounds or about 84 kilos now so I've got some work to do if I want to get back in ski shape...

Snow is coming and all will be well!
 
 
 

What happened to the Nordic Skiing Newsgroup?

Post by Gary Jacobso » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 12:39:47

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> Last time I was on here this was a pretty decent newsgroup. I know there was a time when a lot of spam showed up and kind of ruined it. I notice a few old timers like Terje, Gary Jacobson. What happened to everyone else? I'm up to 185 pounds or about 84 kilos now so I've got some work to do if I want to get back in ski shape...

There are probably many factors why the group isn't as active. Last winter was a bust in terms of snow in much of the USA. Here in New York State's Mid Hudson area we have a very active group with many members- The Mid Hudson Cross Country Ski Society (MHXCSS) which I founded on this group many years back. Skiers may be more tied to local groups. For me skiing involved pursuing Worldloppet, and now with the cost and hassle of flying and the poor exchange rate it's not realistic for me to travel like that. Blogging is a means of sharing ideas in community that probably took a bite out of this group. Backin the days of great activity here, grops were a relatively new means of exchange among people using new technology. Interest in high level racing may be hurt by doping. It's affected my interest in international racing. As I grew older and grew more satisfied with "just doing", the technical aspects of skiing lost importance. Cell phones have given good reason to consider rollerskiing as a safe activity.  Unique to me, or maybe not, is the aging process which unfortunately has as a consequence physical health issues. Skiing is hard work and can be *** the body!  I enjoy being in snow and don't have much fee time. Now I snowshoe more than I used to.

These factors above came to mind without much thought. Despite them, my fantasy is to get back in to skiing. If I can do that, I would hope that I would make contributions to this fine group, and get back all that I used to when I was more active in the group. This community really helped me focus and added a dimension to skiing that was very rich and pleasurable.

Gary Jacobson
Rosendale, NY

 
 
 

What happened to the Nordic Skiing Newsgroup?

Post by terje.mathisen at tmsw.n » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:32:04

Quote:


>> Last time I was on here this was a pretty decent newsgroup. I know
>> there was a time when a lot of spam showed up and kind of ruined it. I
>> notice a few old timers like Terje, Gary Jacobson. What happened to
>> everyone else? I'm up to 185 pounds or about 84 kilos now so I've got
>> some work to do if I want to get back in ski shape...

> Snow is coming and all will be well!

The main 19:00 NRK news program showed people skiing in Oslo yesterday...

We got more snow this morning, but it is supposed to rain a bit for the
next 3 days or so. :-(

Terje

--
- <Terje.Mathisen at tmsw.no>
"almost all programming can be viewed as an exercise in caching"

 
 
 

What happened to the Nordic Skiing Newsgroup?

Post by gr » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:32:46


Quote:

>> Last time I was on here this was a pretty decent newsgroup. I know there was a time when a lot of spam showed up and kind of ruined it. I notice a few old timers like Terje, Gary Jacobson. What happened to everyone else? I'm up to 185 pounds or about 84 kilos now so I've got some work to do if I want to get back in ski shape...

> There are probably many factors why the group isn't as active. Last winter was a bust in terms of snow in much of the USA. Here in New York State's Mid Hudson area we have a very active group with many members- The Mid Hudson Cross Country Ski Society (MHXCSS) which I founded on this group many years back. Skiers may be more tied to local groups. For me skiing involved pursuing Worldloppet, and now with the cost and hassle of flying and the poor exchange rate it's not realistic for me to travel like that. Blogging is a means of sharing ideas in community that probably took a bite out of this group. Backin the days of great activity here, grops were a relatively new means of exchange among people using new technology. Interest in high level racing may be hurt by doping. It's affected my interest in international racing. As I grew older and grew more satisfied with "just doing", the technical aspects of skiing lost importance. Cell phones have given good reason to consider rollerski

ing as a safe activity.  Unique to me, or maybe not, is the aging process which unfortunately has as a consequence physical health issues. Skiing is hard work and can be *** the body!  I enjoy being in snow and don't have much fee time. Now I snowshoe more than I used to.
Quote:

> These factors above came to mind without much thought. Despite them, my fantasy is to get back in to skiing. If I can do that, I would hope that I would make contributions to this fine group, and get back all that I used to when I was more active in the group. This community really helped me focus and added a dimension to skiing that was very rich and pleasurable.

> Gary Jacobson
> Rosendale, NY

Skiing hard work? Only if you push yourself, like a racer! Slow down and
it is as easy as hiking, only easier on the knees.
Gary
Rochester, NY
 
 
 

What happened to the Nordic Skiing Newsgroup?

Post by Ben Kaufma » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:05:38



Quote:
>Last time I was on here this was a pretty decent newsgroup. I know there was a time when a lot of spam showed up and kind of ruined it. I notice a few old timers like Terje, Gary Jacobson. What happened to everyone else? I'm up to 185 pounds or about 84 kilos now so I've got some work to do if I want to get back in ski shape...

It's because Goolge group posters no longer have word wrap and it drives us
crazy.  :-)

Ben