Saturday, December 30, 2006

Lake Chutes

Went up to the hill with my brother in law and we skied up high. I have to say I like the fact that I can make laps so easy up there and now their is a comedy show to go with it. People hiking up and falling over people hiking down and those almost keeling over from the alitude,... Humor and sking call it fun... The end id near..!

If it looks like a bull and smells like a.....

This to me is a crock of shit for years we have had to deal with only one grocery store in town and even when the snow is comming and the gappers are not here it still sucks.. It looks like people were getting ready for a hurricane. No bread on the shelves no fresh friut and people fighting over dairy. The stores are using the big snows in denver to say that is why but I say bull shit.. I love these mountains but it is times like this that make me say huh!! Yes this little valley has hit the limmit on how many folks can be here at once. If you want some real humor go to the sled hill and watc the mass of humanity...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Rush hour

Went back out on the hill to jump with the kid today. I went out on the park skis so I could hit rails and not mess up the new ones. Sophia is starting to get the jumping thing it was just tough today because of all the people.. We have more snow on the way and that could be a good thing powder does not suck. I could ski for a bit more than it is time to start to ride bikes again.. I heard today that Maverick is back on board for next season which is good because they make one of the best squishy forks on the market. Now I just have to wait and see who else comes on board.. Skiing is good and bike are better I think that I need to get back out on the skate skis for awhile.. New music new old music but good stuff to hear...

Monday, December 25, 2006

Well it has come and gone just as fast as it got here. Birthday came and we got out on the hill under bluebird skys. Then a trip to the folks place to open gifts and do the christmas thing. Kid were good and got stuff they wanted and we got to see my brother and his kids.. Now we rest the boy plays with his train and the girl does what ever a 11 year old does. Warmer days are on their way which means dirt and sun..go look at steve in sedona at garro's site.. I hope all are well and have had a good time with their friends and family... Merry christmas to all and to all a good night..

Friday, December 22, 2006

I got out to ski today, with the day off of work.. The snow was great esp.. up high on the

mountain .

I got to run raps up in the lake shoots a place that for years you had to do a 25 min hike to the

top of peak 8.. Now just pop your skis off and do a 4min hike and you are

there. The snow in zoot shoot was knee to waist deep thick and rich and i got to be the first one in.. Did a few more up there some were amanzing and others skechy with lack of snow. Aim for the center of the gully.. sking with the kid tomrrow and she should have a blast.. More snow on the way??? Me and the new skis are getting along, I just have to stayon top...

longer not shorter

Longer day are comming and that means mure sun to warm us up as we take a sunbath on the spinning rock.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Stiff and bitter

I am up dating the wily with a carbon fork from pace this should drop the weight a little and the good floks at sun race are sending me a set of hub to fresh'n' up the wheels.. And to top it off a pair of carbon mtb shoes , this will make it a nice stiff birthday, I though t about new skis but the ones that have work well.. The guys at sun race are working on a new web site to help roll out their new drive train and shifters. They have been so good to me over the years and I can't wait to help them put a bite in to the big companys.. Still no snow is going to come?

simple life

Spinning with your butt in a pumkin can't get better

war on christmas?

Well it is the christmass time of the year again and that means that people everywhere will spend them selves silly. They will buy what the tv tells them weather or not they have the money.. Here it is simple we have no money so we wont spend our wads until it hurts.. I know that I am not ever going to be a big wig who has tons of cash and all the sweet do dads and that is ok I just need to get above the poverty line which means getting out of breck.. I love here the mountains and the blue bird days but not being a trustafarian and not having a high paying job I strugle. I want simple I want easy I want no more " where is the money coming from"? Enough bitching it could be worse we could be totaly shit house broke the kid are healthy and seem to be well adjusted, and will get to have a lot more when we get to Wisco... Now if would just snow so I can spend the last days of 32 in powder, because if I can't ride a bike I want to ski.. I take that back I can ride the rollers now that xc is over but fat powder shots would be nice.. It can always be worse I could be in Iraq fighting a was that has no end for some dip shit who thinks that he is doing good....... All in all i do have it good , but it can get better!!!!!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

What would do for 5000$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Photos were hard to come by with the boy running and hitting on all the girls , but I think that these two work.. These guys were getting pulled in by a sled going 30 mph and getting up to 20+ feet in air,,. We saw some geat stuff dudes tossing airs for 5000$$$.. Shitty music some dj crap hell but the airs were sick.. I do think that james liked the bus ride there and back the best..


I want to be so sleepy like this photo pf james that I fall a sleep on the floor.... I got a set an old set of roller from a co worker and I have to say they are much more of a work out than my trainer.. I like the fact that I can't space so far out that I almost fall a sleep... Have not crashed yet and don't want to jinks it.. we need snow this global warming thing is making it ugly around here some freah snow would cover the dog crap in the yard..

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Summer time fun

Here are 2 of photos of sophia racing this summer. They come from the YMCA JR. Cycling news letter that is just for girls. Such a great thing keeps them informed and stoked on racing

right link

here is the link for the toas bloger just another place to go when th esnow gets to deep!!!!! New photos of sophia racing later.....

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Oh yea they do

First off another one of the flagstaff freaks has had a run in with tragedy this time it was a roll over wreck and it has Big Johny pretty shook up, please send wishes to Johny his link is on my page........ This next one goes out to my brother who is going to be older in 10 days he and his kid are rippn' up the snow down in the Toas ski valley. This link is to a guy who is living the good life in some of the south west's best mtb. riding check him out. . As for things here just waiting for snow because before we know it global warming will take over and it will be summer all year long. What would happen if bikes ruled the world?

I am Robot

They always say that the box is more fun than the gift....

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Over hang

You know you are getting old when you stay out late and can't recover. I can do a lot but not getting sleep wrecks me. I think that my hangover had a hangover, oh well .. Skied a bit on the hill this weekend and the snow needs some help like two feet or more would be nice it would give me something to do at work.. Not being on a bike is getting a little old just need it to warm up down in the big D. Here is a pic of the kid out today on the hill looking good just needs to get that eye of the tiger and she will be killing it...

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Cow Boy

Got another skate ski in today things are starting to click better, good work and what felt like a lot of hill climbing.. Still on the look out for another pair of skis the pair I have need to go back, I have one lead but need to shake the money tree.. Getting new gear wont be that bad there is skate skiing back in the midwest.. All this time on snow is just making me want to ride a bike more than back and forth to work. That was one of the great things about flagstaff the mnt was so much higher than the town so I could snow up there and be dry down below, plus sedona is just down the street.. My boy calls this his cowboy outfit not sure what kind but ok!!!

Monday, December 04, 2006


Warmer today than it has been so I went out to get some skate skiing in. Quite and smooth even though I still fell like a cat on ice, still need to get my grove.. But it felt good felt like I did something to raise my heart rate.. I don't like the fact that the gondola is going thorugh the gluch but I can't stop the evil empire....

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Downhill nordic

Got out on the tele skis today not expecting much because it was cold and the lifts were full yesterday. Got up on the upper mnt and the snow was great esp. because the wind was blowing bown the mnt and it made for the sweet velvet snow that can happen in the bowl. Ran in to a bunch for freaks that I took laps with it was nice to see some old faces. Thick fresh snow and fast turns made the 4 hours of skiing fly by...

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Chase your tail

This looks like fun somthing that could keep me busy for a while....

Friday, December 01, 2006

sign up now!!!

Got this from Do you think that he had do the lottery to get in. He won't win I pick Toast to win that one..
Armstrong will ride in Leadville Trail 100Leadville Chronicle The rumors are true: Lance Armstrong is scheduled to ride in the Leadville Trail 100's mountain bike race in August 2007. Yes, that Lance Armstrong,, the seven-time winner of the Tour de France. Leadville Trail 100 race director Ken Chlouber confirmed, after speaking with Armstrong's coach, that the race was on Armstrong's schedule.

Kick my ass

Here is Garro out hand biking in sedona az. It looks warm and snow free I could spend some time on the red dirt.. Think this guy is strong or what?Check out the bikes he builds at

Wednesday, November 29, 2006


It was cold on the way to work today the kind of cold that you breath in and freeze your lungs. fun day of work blew out two tires on the skid steer that I was drving always fun to break something when you should not be in it in the first place.... After a full day of watching people kum and go from the ski hill it made me want to go and ski.. And ski I did,,,.. I was not to cold on the hill because their was not any wind so from 3 to four I ripped turns all over the mountain. I started on 10 and got 4 really good runs the skis were really pushing through all the new snow, and after that hit the rails in the park and was ready to call it a day when the lifts were still turning... Ok so it is 4 0 2 and they let me on the lift for one last one run. I chose e chair because more bang for your buck.. It was worth it not untracked buk big pillows to push through and make sweet turns,,,,.... More sking this weekend when it warms back up tomrrow they are only calling for a high or -1 so when I head in to work it should be really cold,,,, that reminds me I need to pull my bike in the house....Ca chow!!!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Snow and cold

Crazy ride in this morning I was able to keep the rubber down. This afternoon was a little harder I did it but their were a few bobbles,I have to say it is fun get to a fro on the bike . Now that the snow is blown through here comes the cold highs only in the teens....

Monday, November 27, 2006


Some photos of thanksgiving morning, i could not get enough of the single track I could have ridden all day.. Ate some food and drank some beer with family that I don't see to often .. then.. Back in the car for the drive home.. Went on the hill with sophia on sunday morning Felt good to be on skis and beingin the fresh air and not int he car. We jumped and hit some rails and check out the upper mnt.. We could use some sonw.... If the front range is dry for christmass i think that the mnt bike is cooming... More dirt and more single track MORE MORE MORE!!!!!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


Again another warm day here in the heartland of these united states. I went out on a road ride to get some fresh air and see some cows.. It was good to get the speed up and feel the warm air and see cows lots and lots of cows.. I can't help but tell them how I plan on eating them soon.. A good day in the saddle other than the fact that I had cross winds almost the whole day. Some good hills to climb and go down and cows lots of cow shit..... Had dinner at my folks country club last night and I am on the fence on how the food was it was all cooked well just not what I think of when it comes to the money they have to spend to be there... It is not rocket science just cook good food and make people happy I come from a different background... Mountain bike ride in the morning and then strap on the food bag..... Have fun everybody..........

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Had another great day on the moutain bike, warmer temps and sun in the sky. I made it out to the human power trails this time I had a better Idea of where I was going. These trails are on town owned land along with private land with much more to come. The trails rode great fast rolling sections with tight switchbacks and lots of fun log crossings. In all I got 25 miles on the bike and again it fells so good to ride trails this late in the year. I think when I get home I am going to want to go out to the desert.. Road tomrrow and a good steak tonight then bring on the the bird,,,.,..

Monday, November 20, 2006



14 years ago a young DMC was just learning about mountain bikes and hills and desents. Before then bikes were just a way to get from here to there. I came down from the cities to vist my brother in college. He and his friends all had some kind of bikes any thing from a stumpjumper to an old haro. Me I was on my new fisher and even back then I thought I was the shit. After some pregame we all headed out to the hills for some biking. The ride took us up hedge hog bluff all the way to the top it was a single track climb that topped out with a view of the city. after a regroup we flew down the twisty desent, not knowing the area I was trying to keep up and missed a turn and locked up the brakes launching my self ass over and laned in a rotted out tree. Now this was a long time ago and I had not been back since. well I went there yesterday to try to find this old trail. It was still tere but not as I rembered it . The climb was still the same and the desent had not changed much but my bike had and and before I knew it the ride was over. It was just a blip in my review mirror. I made it over to a trail the locals call the TNT which takes you from the valley flor back up to the top of the bluff it reminded me of the grind section of penn's gluch. Once you make it to the top their is a large trail system that is ever expanding. It is good to see the folks here trying to make mtb. trails work here. It was nice to be out on the mountain bike so late in november I'll get out on the road bike next and look for greg lemond before I get back out on the fat tires.. when i get back to my computer I 'll post some photos....

Friday, November 17, 2006


Rode the chair lift today and the sking was fun. I did forget how my your legs work when you ski down. Took some laps on E chair and the snow was great only little trees sticking up. I talked to some folks that said the trails in western wisco were still dry. So the Wily(Dean)is coimming.. Long drive but beer is on the other side..

Monday, November 13, 2006

Spot on the snow

Their is snow comming or that is what the experts say. I would be nice to open more stuff on the hills. I got out today and got 45 min of nordic skiing. It is funny how much the first few times works me. It isn't like riding a bike beace with that I never really stop with the nordic their is a big break between spring and fall. I met a guy today that is the boyfriend to the owner of Spot.. That means he gets to ride a spot, prety cool. Good skiing only going to get better, more to open soon. First big test of 2007 in zoina on my old stomping ground..sounds like fun..

Friday, November 10, 2006


The ride in to work this morning was a good one a test of balance and the abilty to see. It was not snowing that much but with a headlamp hung over your eyes it is a blinding expenince.. I got my first day in my glass case of distruction, I knocked out main street and I was done. I got to come home eairly today because james was not 100% for school. Now three hours have passed since I went to work and a lot more folks were out on the roads.. This ride was not as easy as the one at 5:30. It was like riding on an ice rink no traction and going up hill now that was a challange.. The hill is open so bring on the snow from now on if I want dey ground it is off to hte front range..

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Good things to come!!

Another good day on the bike and a lot of people out in the warm weather. I went up the col de swan and back though the highlands. It felt so nice to fell the warm air and the speed of flying down a nice hill. It sound like the wily might be up for sale, time to start thinking about new stuff.. A week and a half before going to wisco for t-day which means beer and food and more beer. Until then ride the bike and ski when the snow lets me. Thanks coach the wheels are so nice they go fast.......wathch out for the kung fu................

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Go go go go ............ I got the road bike out after anna got back from the polls and it was just enough,.. 20 miles with the highland hills things felt good. The legs are moving the bike well and it makes me think.. Can I keep up the fittness up until the big show on dec.9th. If I can get some ridding in while we are in wisco for t-day and get back to the high country with lungs I think that a single speed cross race would be fun to end the year.. Things are still moving and the body feels good. Nordic racing is comming up soon.... speed speed speed I can't get enough of that.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Can't sit still..

If you know me you will agree that I am always moving my wife has even said that I pedal in my sleep.. That is why yesterday was so good for me. Nothing mind blowing just some good dirt good air and time spent in the saddle. Today marked the start of working 5 eight day after a summer of 4 10's. So here is the sitll problem I need want to get out and do stuff. Today I thought about riding but it looked like someting was blowing in so I went to the attic and moved some weights this is not what I needed. Soon the nordic center will have good snow and I'll start do some work there and getting out at 2;30 means that I can get a few runs in on the hill. I just have to drive a car to work which is something that I try hard not to do. I am just glad that I got my two wheeled fix,,.. Check out if you want some bkb water bottles time to start rocking the midwest.... Photos : Sophia this summer on Colorado trail little Sophia 2 years ago in Scottsdale same trail as norba nats..

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Great Views

I had thought about racing in the front range but my heart wasn't in it. I wanted to just ride a bike and have fun on single track.. So C-Ball and my self headed down to BV.. What a nice day upper 50's low 60's and the riding was great. We started down by the river and climbed up to the train grade. From here it is a roller coaster ride through small canyons. Great views of the 14er's and sun.. We were able to get through the ride with out anyone getting hurt.. Single track in nov.. a good way to spend the day..

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Monday, October 30, 2006

Easy like Sunday afternoon

Well it went from huge snow to warm sun that is life here. After a good ski tour on Friday and nordic on Saturday, Sunday was a bike day. I have to be the only one on the block who isn't racing cross just no dough to race. I went down to the big D with C-ball and hit the road. It was nice to get out and be warm it was 70 which is much warmer than here in breck. We went from the foothills to downtown, C-ball wanted to see Invesco feild I just wanted to spit on Bronco's fans. We fiped there and headed out to Chatfeild Res. and then back to the car. 3 hours and just a hair under 60 miles, a good day in the saddle. The new wheels from coach ruled fast and stiff.Coach is on a win streak another win this weekend with the big test comming up next week. Unless something bad happens it is his to win.. I want to try to get out to Friuta this weekend and ride some single track and mabye some road we'll see what happens.... "The loud feedback in the morning makes me smile"

Sunday, October 29, 2006

DId he jump or did I throw him?

Crazy how it can snow one day and the next be in the 50's.. Played with the kids out in the snow for a good while I think that james really likes the snow ,now to get him on skis. Got a small nordic ski in it was late in the day so the snnow that had been in the sun all day started to freeze up.. Might make it to the big D for some road riding. We'll see what happens......

Friday, October 27, 2006

Skinning and Grinning

Did not want to go out solo but with c-ball in wolf creek and no Doctor I just went for it... It was a good up ski, sun was out and it wasn't cold just nice. I climbed up to Union and the top of peak 10.. Came down coarseair and it was up to waist deep. You had to have your speed up and once you did you could float in the deep snow. Once to the bottom I climbed to the top of peak 9 and came down Devils Croth. At of the end of oct. it is nice to get to ski powder. It was a good day on the hill I really like the up skiing. Mabye nordic tomrrow .

Thursday, October 26, 2006

5:30 and fell'n' fine

Woke up to a blanket of white today. steped off the poarch and the snow was over my knee. The street in front of my house was not even plowed yet.. SO out of the hood and on to work,,. The main drag only had one pass made on it so speed and handling were a factor. With the head lamp on the snow blew in my face and it was hard to see,,. I made it never laied it down not as far of a commute as coach. A long day of pushing snow but thatis ok going to up ski and get some face shots and knee drops... Might even be able to get a ski pass,,. that would make things fun.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

White stip of death nordic style

After a day of up skiing and the deep snow going down I did not plan on anything today.. Sinking in to the chair the phone woke me up and the boss wanted to go nordic skiing. They got all the snow pushed down and opened half for the green loop. We did some back and forth and a few loops 45 min in all felt good just differnt, still want to be on the bike. No money today to race cross mabye a few more or just get ready for nordic racing.. Got some live sonic youth holy shit it is good..

Saturday, October 21, 2006

steve's work nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thick and Rich

Here are some pics from my up ski today at the empire of breckenridge. Great ski up we went almost to the top of 4 o'clock. Found some fresh snow phycopath and back over to 4 o'clock. From the vista hut we went down high A and againg the snow was good just sometimes a lot of work because the sun had come out and changed layers. It was fun got me out of the house, still is not cycling but it was nice to get face shots. Now I need to find out how to get a ski pass....

It's back!!!!

Woke up this morning to a foot plus on the ground,.. This might stick this time. Moving the snow off the drivway was as much fun as I rembered. I rode the cross bike in the snow for about an hour yesterday.. Took a dirt road up out of the crack to the top of gold run road... This was good because if I sat down I did not have enough spin to move the bike and if I stood and cranked to hard the bike spun out... Got to the top and followed the gold run race course had to run some sections because of the amount of snow then it was time to go down.. Cross brake are not made to stop a bike esp.. when they are wet.. The desent back to the house was the hardest part of the day.. It was nice to get out of the house and it felt like good pratice for cross,, although I might not have enough $$ to race tomrrow so I'll work on getting my ass grove in the living room chair..

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Ahhhhh Crap

Here is what happend to me this weekend in brek... That is me in the back trying to get my chain back on. This pic is from last season I was in a tight race with the guy in the front of the pic for the bar/bat overall.. I am not going for any overall this year just want to stay fit and have some good results.... Mabye this weekend in boulder? We'll see.... Until then snow riding and bike trainers....

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Not the 18" they said only 1" so I think that they were off a little. The roads were scraped down to ice which made the ride in to work a balancing act.. 5:30 in the morning with loud moudhoney dark glare comming up from the ice now is this just traning for wisco? The best part of the ride in other than not crashing was the ballfeild lights were still on which were brighter than my headlight.... I want to go ride in the desert...... Fruita would be fun one more time....

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

High Speed

Where has this been my whole life...... Here is a pic of the kids after they won the state champion race in Beaver Creek. More good things to come..