Monday, November 28, 2011

Hearding Cats

Hearding Cats, my guess is kind of like trying to teach a 5 year old to ski. I like to pretend I have patience but its clear to me now. I don't. I may seem calm and jovial on the outside but inside I'm boiling! WHY WON'T YOU LISTEN TO ME???? I have to alter my expectations. If she's having fun, thats all that matters. Right? I sent Dug (who's on a blog hiatus) a txt asking if he had any tips. His response? Put em in ski school and go skiing while they are learning. For some reason I knew that was going to be his response. Problem is, ski school costs money and I have very little extra of that floating around right now. Maybe sign her up for a few 1/2 day lessons for 50 bucks at Solitude. Thats about the best price I have found so far.

All I know, its she is having fun. So long as I don't make too many rules! I made that mistake while trying to get her to listen to me while teaching her how to swim. I ruined it for her. She didn't want to go with me anymore because I had too many "swimming rules". Well, that made me feel like shit so I am trying to keep it light and fresh. If she's having fun and she is  making a little bit, even just a smudge of progress its a good thing. Here's a little video from our outing to Alta Sunday for their "free after 3" thing. Its a pretty sweet deal. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Turkey Day Ride 2011

As things turned out I was able to carve a little time away in the morning for a ride. We had planned to meet at Lambert at 8:00 with Justin and Brannen. Tanner was gonna come but he showed at 10:00 and we were all done. He must have missed the memo? Or, maybe he was busy making pies or rolling out dough for some rolls. Banks couldn't make it because he was downtown or some bullshit. He said he was with us in spirit but I didn't feel it. The only spirit I felt was pure joy. Sorry evil but the joy shut you out.

It was a popular place for a ride as we saw many people out. Conditions were great. It wasn't cold and the trails were not muddy. Brannen has twins coming in February so, I probably won't see him again till next year. 6 boys! Holy crap!

Without further ado, here is the video. My battery died after about 5 minutes of rolling film. Bummer. Oh well, enough to put together a video. Hope your Thanksgiving was as good as ours!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Birthday wish list

 I am posting a few items that you could get me for my Birthday. Did I mention its coming up? Its on Tuesday November 29th as it falls on every year. See below for a few choice gift items.

I need a new helmet. I do have one, it does have a little crack that I found a month ago. They say your supposed to replace your helmet once you have crashed on it because they say it compromises the integrity of the helmet. Not sure I believe that, sounds like a conspiracy to me. But, just encase its true here is a link to a new brain bucket.
Giro Atmos Road Helmet
My cycling knee warmers are getting worn out. I mean, I have only had them for 8 years. They still work but they are getting some holes in them.

Pearl Izumi Knee Warmers

My GPS has started to die on me. I can't keep it on my handlebars because the battery jiggles loose and it turns off. I can still use it, I just have to put it in my pocket. Not very convenient to look at. GPS is an important gadget. Check it out.

Well, you all know how much I love riding bikes. I think I would love a Cross bike. One that I can ride on the road in the winter with some knobby tires and go on some dirt roads as well as some trails. It would also give me the opportunity to race Cyclocross. Something I have been wanting to do for a few years now.

How about some Jazz tickets? I bet you could get em pretty cheap right now?

I could also use some lighter weight ski pants.

Patagonia Snowshot Pant - Men's

That should give you enough variety to choose from I think? If you need some other ideas just give me a shout. I am sure I can find some other things.

Last year we were skiing some pretty good snow at this time. Is it too much to ask for some more?