Sunday, January 25, 2009

X Games

Dear ESPN,

Are the X Games for real?? I mean, is it really a competition or is it just a really long energy drink commercial?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Skiing, training, and family life.

Wow, it's been a week with no posts....

I've been busy at work and time not spent at work was spent at the hill, which I guess is still work. My bike is still in the trainer, where I put it about a month ago, which isn't all-in-all bad, except that I haven't ridden it. I was all super motivated and thought that I'll just leave it in the trainer as a little motivation, "look, all you have to do is get on and spin." Didn't happen, or hasn't happened yet and with all the free hours going to skiing and the urbandaughter...well it doesn't leave much for the biccletta.

I did get to pass on another family tradition the other night though. Oreo's are my only weakness...or well one of them.

Be good or be good at it.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wind chill be damned

It was -7 when I left the house this morning... knowing that there wasn't a chance in hell anyone was going to want a lesson today. I rolled up to the hill and there was no one in the parking lot, I mean no one. The good news was that it had snowed during the night and there was a few inches of freshies, with no one to track it out except for myself and maybe 6 other die hards.

First chair for was a great morning!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

...long week

It was a long week at the hill. Lot's of lessons, a few beers with some friends, and a tragic event that devestated a family.
A 25 year old snowboarder was killed on Wednesday night.The report was that he lost control on a mogul run and experienced "blunt force trauma" to the chest. Most of the 'boarders on the hill knew him and it was said that he was a great person and a great snowboarder. The mood on the hill Thursday morning was one of shock and the feeling that something was amiss accompanied everyone that day. They took snowcat's up and flattened the mogul field (as more of a karma move than a liability one)around noon and many of us stated that we were in no big hurry to ski bumps anytime soon. I like to think of myself as a safe skier, I ski in control, I pay attention to my surroundings, and I always wear a helmet. The truth is that you never know...

Live a life that you love.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Teaching Charlie and Lola to ski.

So if anyone doesn't know, I'm a ski instructor at a local hill here in WI. Over this past weekend I had a group of english kids that were flat out hilarious and reminded me of Charlie and Lola. I've never laughed harder on a chair lift until an 11 year old leaned over and called me a "sausage".