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Old 02-15-06, 10:49 PM   #1
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Short-track Speed Skating Kicks A$$

It definitely more than reminds me of bicycle track racing and it's making me super winsome for the Kissena twilight series.

Apollo is hot too.

I am full of longing.
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Old 02-15-06, 10:52 PM   #2
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I will have to agree with you on the racing part.
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Old 02-15-06, 10:55 PM   #3
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wait, nevermind
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Old 02-15-06, 10:55 PM   #4
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You should check it out, it's a blast. I don't know where you are, but there are clubs in most major cities. Mine is Boston based.

Of course, it's not for people who aren't willing to rock the full spandex suits, not piddly roadie spandex.
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Old 02-15-06, 10:55 PM   #5
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speed-skating is EXCELLENT x-training for cycling.

ask eric heiden
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Old 02-15-06, 11:24 PM   #6
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i just watched three girls get thrown into the walls whilst skating the short track. it was so much fun.
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Old 02-15-06, 11:26 PM   #7
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best winter olympic sport to watch EVER.

i fell in love with apolo anton ohno 4 years ago. he's cuter now than he was then.


WOO.

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Old 02-15-06, 11:43 PM   #8
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yah it does... and doesn't the relay kind of remind you of a madison hand off... so fing awesome!!!
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Old 02-15-06, 11:45 PM   #9
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I'm glad someone else thought of that, too...
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Old 02-15-06, 11:48 PM   #10
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olympic hockey is the best to watch in my opinion
but speed skating is pretty good too
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All these olympics related posts tonight. It was a pretty kick ass night of winter sports:
women's downhill
short track speed skating
my favorite ever: freestyle moguls
and i saw some sort of 3-man speed skating pursuit race that was exactly like pursuit racing on the velodrome, 2 teams, racing on opposite phases of the same track

it was all so awesome!
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Old 02-16-06, 07:03 AM   #13
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All these olympics related posts tonight. It was a pretty kick ass night of winter sports:
women's downhill
short track speed skating
my favorite ever: freestyle moguls
and i saw some sort of 3-man speed skating pursuit race that was exactly like pursuit racing on the velodrome, 2 teams, racing on opposite phases of the same track

it was all so awesome!
the pursuit so reminded me of track racing. If there was stuff like that around here (i live in FL) I could really be into that.
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Old 02-16-06, 07:31 AM   #14
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yea, I was gonna say they even have pursuit!
thats TOTALLY insane.
1 up to mad speed skating.
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olympic hockey is the best to watch in my opinion
but speed skating is pretty good too

Olympic women's hockey is great. Olympic men's hockey is a bunch of millionaires skating around. There was a report the other night with some members of Team Canada who were complaining about how they're not used to traveling this far to play so many games in so little time. One said that he didn't think he'd show for all of the games because of the hectic schedule. They need to look at the skaters and skiiers who fell, got up and despite injuries got their tushes back out there. So they're tired. Boo hoo. They're competing for their country. Where's the team spirit and the heart in the game? Lot to be said for not letting pros play in the games. Get some people in there with passion for whom this isn't simply an all-Star game.
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Old 02-16-06, 09:59 AM   #16
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Short track makes me dizzy to watch! It rocks!
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It is fun to watch, but if I were a top speed skater, I'd go long track, simply because there are too many ways for the fastest skater to get knocked out in short track - fairly, or unfairly.
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