Saturday, February 13, 2010

i tried a new sport

I found out I am not good at cross country skiing.

I have never skiied before, downhill or xc; and I've been wanting to try it. So today Szabo and I head out to Chapin to give it a go.

I tried skate skiing at first and could never get the rhythm down, had zero technique, and stumbled all over the place.

I then tried classic style and although i felt much more comfortable on them, I did the most falling on these. They were tough to maneuver in.

On almost every downhill, I took ugly tumbling falls. Going down the 'death drop' as I named it, I was going to walk it, but was told by some strangers to just do it. I did. I fell. Twice. I now have a cut/bruise/bumped shin. Thanks strangers.

I would like to try it again however. It was horrible, but fun. I think I might want to give it another go with the skate style skis.

Friday, February 12, 2010

finally after much anticipation

It is here.

29 inches of rolling thunder
23.85 lbs of welter weight fury
driven by 2 legs producing enough watts to get seismic readings


well anyway here it is:
click on pics to get them all nice and big

2010 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon 29er

xtr pedals
x0 cassette
x0 gripshifts
redwin x0
2 2010 carbon bikes
my new shirt

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It says

Q: Will I be hitting up the trails more this year?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

why in the world?

Why in the world would I have this?? Pictures coming soon.