Saturday, December 31, 2005
Got out on the nordic skis today with the boss, and got to ski on new boots thanks to Bridget. The form is comming still need to work on it but it is getting better. Skied the black loop which was fun because of the big up hills and huge down hills. After a 55 min ski I was good and cooked, so tomrrow I will use the chair lifts and let gravity do the work. All of this skiing stuff is fun but still not as hard as a good long single speed bike ride. Be good to each other and think good thoughts..
The year is over, just like all things they come to a end. 2005 was a good year both on and off the bike. Won a state champ on the single and the won at the banana belt those felt good. Learned how to cross race again on a single and even won a few. Snapped a frame in 2 and broke many other parts inc... a pair of race face cranks that i was told were bommer, guess that they weren't devin proof. Off the bike the kids kept on getting bigger and smater. Sophia has grown to be a fast mountain biker and one hell of a tele skier, and james, what can i say he is the man with a lot to say and never stops moving even in his sleep(just like his old man). With the new year comming big things are on the radar, comming up on one year with the town, Anna is movin from the breck, office to the office in frisco at the new medical building. James is turning 2 and sophia is getting closer to being a teenager. And the snow keeps on comming, which is good for the tele skiing and nordic skiing. So bring it on 2005 was good and 2006 shoud only get better.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
If your name is Richard does that give you the right to be a DICK!! The only person that I know that goes by his given Richard,or some times dick, but always Rocky is my father in law and he is far from a DICK. Then their is Richy from Daylight, and he goes by his given name, and he is a good guy as long as you don't burn the doughnuts. But then their are the ones that go by made up names to hide their richardness but it still comes out in their personalty. What iam getting at here is if you are a dick and you try to cover it up with mohawks and funny names you are still a richard. The first step is accepting this and mabye just mabye instead of being a big dick you can be a smaller dick. Nixon was a dick and look where it got him............,,,,,,,,,//////////,
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Went to the nordic center with coach and a friend of his who is a top road racer. The biggest problem that i am having is the the boots i am in don't fit that well, and my lower leg is killing me.Still skied hard and got a good workout just want to get stronger. Bring on Jan then it is time to get on the bike and I can get my shit togother. Watch out the sidewalks are Icy!!!!
Monday, December 26, 2005
Every once and awhile the kid makes it seem like i am skiing with one of the guys. Today we were running laps on the T-bar, did one over on peak 7 a few ion contest and for the frist ever she skied egale's nest....Center of the bowl , and her tele style is starting to take shape, more than ever..Now if only every moment we spent togother could be like skiing on the hill
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Went to the hill today for x-mass.....It is what i needed after a grizwald family grathering... The snow was great and the skiing was againg going off... Ran into JC and it was the first time the season we rode. All i wanted was aome quality runs on t-bar and it worked. Good speed and good air enough to clear the head. The team today had a group ride in Boulder , would have loved to make it but it was in the wrong direction....Soon it will come... Ski rest ski rest and Jan.. will be here to ride bikes.....Be nice to each other and good things will come ...
Friday, December 23, 2005
A good way to spend a birthday.. Powder skiing with the 10 year old.. We got to the hill around 8:30 and the place was empty. Right of the bat powder and a good amount, we made our way over the the t-bar and had freshies down contest bowl and spohia skied it so well making alpine and tele turns. The best had to be the first tracks in cuccucmber bowl the sun came out long enough so we could see everything man it was bad ass.... All in all we skied ten runs and i felt like a kid again not skiing like i was 32, jumping and spining off everything i could.. Tomroow down to the springs and i hope that the wind dies down so i can get a ride in, or just go ski some more powder in the morning.. Now it is beer drinking time.................
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Went out for the 2nd day of stake skiing and it was good just a lot of work. I skied for 45 min and was shot I need to work on my tec.. and dress better it was freaking hot. Going down to the springs for christmas and taking the road bike, aleast an hour or two would do me good. only a few hours left in the 31 moving on and past the shortest day of the year. Bring on the daylight..... With the New Year comes good things,,,change is good, people change, hair styles change but more than that the days get longer..........bring it on..........................................
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Had good work today, got to try skate skiing today and it is fun. Went out with Coach , and the Cowboy Cheek, here at the breck nordic center. I have some work to do on my skiing up hill but every thing eles felt great. Coach had some gear for me that worked well and it sounds like Bridget might have some boots for me that will fit better than what i am on now. I can see me out there skating a bunch good work and makes the heart race which is what I need. Heard today from coach that he is getting the hook on a Fisher Rig for next year, with him on his rig and me on the wily we should be able to cause some havoc in the races next year. until then I'll keep on the xc skis and keep working on my goodspeed.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Today on the xc was hareder than yeaterday. My legs wern't recovered from the work that i had put in and I was shot. When i talked to the big boss man after words he said that i don't have the right style in my up hill and that is why it hurts sooo. I thought it just ment that i was soft and need to get back to getting my self in cycling shape. It has been almost a month since cross ened. Why do i love beer so much?? Might go see the snowboarders jump their jump tommrow or go to a office party for my wife, we need to see how the day shapes up. Anybody want to buy a 10 year old the price is a good,can't wait to see what teen years are like..
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Found some today.... To cold to go on the mountain and the way the wind has been blowing things are hard as rocks. I went to the place that I have ridden my bike so many times. This place is great in the summer and late fall , even raced thier a few times only to huge disasters once flatting and having to run most of a dirt crit race and and a Cross race this fall my first. At that race i dropped my chain 3 times gave up the lead and finnished 5th I did not let this ruin me. Today I went to this place and went nordic skiing. First time in a long time away from the backcountry. It was great quite the sun was at a great angle and I was by my self. Went to what they called the most difficult and it was fun big hills up and down. Did the classic style and soon will take up the skate style. Going to try to get out with the big boss man and my coach next door. When it was all done I went in to the hut and saw a friend Jim who at the age of 64 is faster and more full of pep than any man half his age(me). All and all it was fun, would like to be down with the freaks in boulder tonight but another ride will happen soon. Stay warm think good thoughts and before you know it the weekend will be here..........................................
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
I am trying to work it out so I can ride with the pilots in boulder on thursday. That damm life keeps getting in the way,Kids, sick peolpe and snow which means hours of time in the glass case of moition pushing snow. Time will tell what happens, need to start spinning so i can be ready for a mtb race in AZ in april. Oh well i have a good playlist for the day and life goes on just hold on tight to the handle bars.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
I asked james to jump his bike and this is what I got. This was his idea and I think he is going to be a natural on the bike. His other big stunt is riding off the last step in the house. Went to the doctor yeaterday to get some of the fat taken out of my head. This is legal with the uci and might make me faster, we'll see. The only problem is that this fat was keeping me warm, and tonight the temp is going to be around -27, that is cold. I think that i'll wait until friday to ski, was having fun last time out with the 360 tail grab, I would like to take it to 540 but landing in powder has been a chalange,.. Stay warm!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, December 03, 2005
I took Sophia my 10 year old up on the mountian today and it was sick. We went up the T-Bar and the snow was deep. It was so deep that when we went down the bowl sophia could not even turn. My self I was getting buried in my turns as i skied down joker. The snow keeps on comming and tomrrow should be great.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Well after another long day of pushing snow I got to go out and play in it. It was nice, I was able to get in 5 runs. The last being the best deep snow and a long run down the race course on peak 10. This is a place that will be shut down to normal peolpe soon because of ski racing.More snow to come. The crazy people at acc reposted the overall for cross yet again now i am in fourth place. Still good I just think that they are crazy.