Saturday, February 27, 2010

Notice to appear

It's time to do my civic duty coming up- Jury Duty on March 8. I guess I'll just show up and hope it's not a week long trial or something. I just read A Civil Action- I can't imagine a year long trial. I'd have to fake some sort of bias...

Come to think of it that's two days after the first mtb race of the year in St. George.

Speaking of the first race- that's coming up quick and I always have the same doubts going in to the season- Oh great, I am going to get waxed and suffer like no other because I haven't been "training." Hopefully the skiing and spotty riding has at least maintained a little fitness.

Speaking of skiing, killer tour today. Weather held and turned out to be beautiful. Skied Red Baldy again, plus a few other lines in White Pine. Here are some pics...

The run- yep, its a long one...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Chocolate Cherios?!?

Better than they sound, actually darn good.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Not much excitement to report from the Kaenon Polarized sales meeting held in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach...

Meetings, coffee, breaks, coffee, meetings, beers, dinners, beautiful sunny weather, wicked smog, swanky beaches, redneck beaches, traffic, sprawl, millions of cruiser bikes and even a road ride or two to boot.

First time on the Socal coast though. Glad I got to see it. I'll be back to Laguna Beach just a few miles south for the Crank Brothers/Fizik meeting in a month.

Looking south from Huntington Beach- a little smoggy the first day

Irvine Lake in Santiago Canyon. This is where they had the Olympic Road race during the LA Olympics.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Denied at Leadville

Looks like the only way I am going to get a shot at Lance in 2010 is to ride the Tour de France...

Dear Leadville Trail 100 Family,

We deeply regret that we were unable to accept your application into
the 2010 Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race. We really wish we
could accommodate every interested rider, but we simply can’t. Our
goal and primary obligation is to offer every racer the nation’s
highest quality athletic experience with the utmost degree of safety,
medical care and racer support. The ever increasing numbers of
returning racers and new applicants are testimony we are meeting our
goal. We do not keep a waiting list and cannot yet accept entries for


We are sincerely grateful for your enthusiasm and dedication to the
“Race Across the Sky”.

In appreciation,
Ken Chlouber
President, Leadville Trail 100

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow Biking- Highs and Lows

Had to run an EZ Up tent up to Park City this afternoon and took the opportunity to do a little snow biking. Turned out to be a nice roller coaster of psyched to not psyched, back again, repeat. As Tim would say the stoke-o-meter was all over the place.

Pull in to the parking lot- hell yeah going bikin'! Forgot a jersey to go under my jacket and tall riding socks. Crap.

Start riding- nice on the groomed bike path. Got over to Round Valley and it was a little soft and bumpy. Almost bagged it.

Then I found a single track- stoked. Two endos in random holes. Not stoked.

Rode some more groomed track then found another trail that was smooth and fast. Awesome. Even took a pic. Started riding downhill and hit a soft spot at speed- stuffed the front wheel and sailed on to my back. Unfortunately my bike was on the same trajectory... the nose of my bike seat came down hard right on the tip of my chin and I have an immediate headache. Minimal blood but a serious golf ball sized welt on my chin and snow stuffed down in my shoe covers. Wish I had those socks.

Burned it back to the car and was psyched to have been able to ride my bike. Can't complain, beats the road for sure!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010