Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A year on the bike

A good year on wheels could always asks for more but happy with what I had. Bikes= FUN....!


My ski this morning was a test of mental anguish. After hearing reports that it was not to bad on the golf course I went out. What I found were conditions that reminded me of skiing the south side of peak 10 after the sun baked it for a week. The work out came from trying to not go down on hard ice. Snow is falling to the north and the family and I have plans to head to the twin cities in a few weeks, that will allow me to give some of their trails a shot. So I guess it is back to riding in place until we get some measurable snow fall.

Monday, December 29, 2008


Ski volume has been good always would like more. The PROgram will start soon, need to get a few things in line and I'll be ready to go. Looks like more weather coming and ski time will increase. Need to suck it up and ride the rollers more just not fun going to see if I can get some of the work done outside. Still could use some direction. ?/?/?


The weather has my modivation going sidways. We had the most snow on record for December, I just can't play in it now because of the warmer temps, then freezing temps. I have been riding in the garage but, that is not always my cup of tea. My fingers are crossed and I hope to see more of the white stuff, I try not to be one demoniacal but skate skiing is so much fun and great work this time of year.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tears of rain

The weather in my world is a roller coaster ride. We again just went from some of the greatest snow pack to rain and warm temps. My want to go ski today is a wash, and i have no desire to ride in place. Then to spice up the punch 5 more inches of snow tonight. Can we just stick with one style of precip? Another day of work then my weekend comes, coffee is the elixir of champions.

Friday, December 26, 2008


The kid are happy and the bellys are full. It is all over but the cleaning up. More white stuff on the ground, and another day at work,,,,what will that bring? Found this little gem, and it rocks.. Have Fun. First track is the intro and then they start rocking!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

White Christmas

The snow keeps on coming and piling up. More skiing to come before we take a long winter nap.
Stay warm stay happy and enjoy each other. And if you can take A Snow Day...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

One Year closer to Death

A little mad scientist in the garage and I came up with the right mix of wax. I had the woods all to my self and if it was not for work I could have skied all day. Just need to get through the day here at work then off for two days. Some Dale's and burgers tonight and another ski tomorrow. The form is coming around and efforts are getting easier. Have fun, and the light is back, so nothing let to do but smile smile smile.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Good morning..

We want to be free...............Free to do what we want to do ....We want to be free to ride....Free to ride our machines with out being hassled by the man..........................................And we want to get loaded!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Yard

Waiting for the sun

The skiing was good once again with lots of fresh snow.. It is a full on winter wonderland. For now the snow has stopped and the cold has set in -36 with the wind chill this AM,,so my plan is the cold wax and hope that it warms up a bit. I wanted to go up ski and do some knee drops up in the quarry,but I don't think that i want to go solo esp.. with the temps. Enjoy the shortest day of the year,, For light is to return and spring will not be to far away..

Friday, December 19, 2008

DU you remember when?


Over heating for the first time in a while. 6 inches plus and fresh groom in most places. Hard ski but good slow form coming together. Nothing else that I would like to be doing. Movement is good gliding is better.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Knocking on heavens door

It has been four days since my last ski. The conditions are still a bit rough from the warm weather and all the assholes that walk run and snowshoe on the groomed trail. I still managed an hour of good work in the cold temp, it just felt good to be out again. More snow on the way could make for a good weekend of outdoor fun. That should help keep the mind off the financial difficulties that plague my home. Hope all are enjoying the weather, the Light returns beginning of next week.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Are U Driven?

Been Spotted

Once again for next year I will be flying the Spot Colors. Along with the good people of I will have some good backing.
BWR will be another piece of my puzzle. My hands will be full with a full race calander but with all of these folks I will have a great season of bike racing. Go Fast,,,,Then Go Faster..

Monday, December 15, 2008


We went from great skiing to 40 and rain... Now it is -24 outside and I am doing a snow dance. I want to ski some more.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Teal was not it.

The right wax was not the right wax,
the snow was cold and I felt like I was fighting them the whole time.
Body is tired this skiing is good work.
I now can feel my toes, must fill the furnace to help warm up.
Got to ski with some of the fast guys,
nice to move in a line.
Now if we can find a way to keep the
walkers and runners off the ski trails
we will all be happy..

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Worked @ work

Great wonderful total awesome ski today.
With the new groomer firing on all cylinders
new stuff was rolled out and many K's
were had.
Still need to get the ski legs in better shape
but I think that they are coming around.
New poles come today!
Fun to be had..

Now I wanna be your...............................................

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Teeth as white as snow

Starting to frost up a bit on the ski this morning with the temp only at 3 above. The snow was cold and my wax could have been better but the skiing was great. Quite and all to my self. A good way to start the day.
The new groomer is doing a smooth job and the new snow we
got is what we needed.
Now if the Asshole who let all of his snow in my drive way
would come and move it I would be having the best day Ever!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Up on the down stroke

On up ski , need a bit more snow with all the under brush coming down might be a trick. But it is getting deep and the skate skiing should be going off soon. Now need to find some new rollers.

Monday, December 08, 2008


Glide Glide Glide !
Good ride..
More snow on the way.
Need longer Poles.
Felt good to Slide!

Saturday, December 06, 2008


They start young,,,,,,,,,,,James like the idea of riding down the stairs from the get go. I could not get him to stop. The skiing was not what i wanted but still good,,, the Groom needs to come. I also got one of my tele set ups ready to go so I can start up skiing and try to find some powder stashes. Not going to bet my life on it. I may ski up and hitch hike down and then ski back up.. Bazaro!!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Santa if you are out there can I get some!!

Sorry not trying to be a total downer and I don't want to chase away the few people that read my rants. Sometimes I just need to vent,,,,,, So that being said here is a wonderful thing to lift everyone's spirits even dark hearts like me. Chocolate covered Bacon.


The first line says it all to the way I feel. I am not unhappy with the way that I lived in my 20's. And now almost mid 30's other than great stories and some achy joints I don't have much to show. But I did what needed to be done. I need to figure out the next chapter. Not pissed just lost and not on some cool tropical island. Cold as a mutha fucker this morning zapping and will or drive.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Colder than a .................................

7 is the temp outside and being the forst week of December this is my first week off a bike this year. My mind is not ready to ride inside and after my adventures on Monday I am ok with this. My boot comes back from the cobbler today and I can start doing some skiing. Might do some night time skiing in the field across from the house. Sleep has been good only problem is all my dreams are of me on a bike in places that I have lived before, so when I wake up I am not sure where I am. Weird.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Homeward Bound

Made it home but it was not easy. Some places had me going sideways as I went forward. I did stay up right the whole way and was happy to be in the warm house when it was all over. Their were times that I thought that riding in to traffic could solve all of my problems. Nordic boots should be fixed this week so might get to ski soon.

Monday, December 01, 2008


Sometimes riding
into work is not the
best Idea.
Today would have been one of them.
The worst plowing of snow I have ever seen.
White knuckled riding the whole way in.
Now I hope that they clear it some more
so I can make it home in the dark,
That is going to be Fun!
Time to get the Groomers out
and the gliders on.