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..