Category: Skiing

Back Recover Report #4: Olympics, Yourlympics, and Mylympics

Sidebar #1: My friend and teammate on GRC–Goosetown Racing Club–has asked me to commit to racing a bike race series in March. That’s crazy:  I have only been on my bike once in 2010 (in the garage on my Elite Fluid Trainer…I know it…

RIB UPDATE #3: KORTE READY

SORRY BIRKIE BUDDIES. I have decided to downgrade my attempt this year to the Korte (25 km). The rib is better, but not better enough to take my sweet revenge upon the whole chimichanga. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t whip up a…

Birkie/Back Update

TRUE, MY BACK IS NOT BROKEN, and I won’t die from the pain. But, and this is an important but, it is MY PAIN. And sometimes owning your pain means that you have to complain. It has been 19 days since my fall. My…

OH CRUD, I BROKE MY BACK JUST BEFORE THE BIRKIE!

News Flash: I fell on the ice exactly two weeks ago and I have been to shame-ridden to admit it.  I didn’t just kinda fall. I really fell. I did a Charlie Chaplin fall. Walking to my car and right where the driveway is…

I do not recommend cross-country skiing.

I do not recommend cross-country skiing. But, if you are already a nordic-junky freak, then you are past saving. And in that case, dear reader, read on! If you have only learned to use the classic skiing technique (see above), then I suggest that…

That Is One Long, Steep Hill. Let’s Skate Ski Up It As Fast As Humanly Possible!

What would it be like to ski uphill for, oh, say about 4-7 km? I think that this video is wonderful, not merely because of the language–which is mesmerizing, especially since I don’t understand it. Check out the extreme pitch of the mountain during…

Jason McCartney: Pro Bike Racer and Maybe Pro Skier (Someday)

    My neighbor Jason McCartney is now riding for THE SHACK. That is the pro cycling team sponsored by Radioshack for those not in the pro cycling loop. Perhaps his nickname will change from JMac to Shack-Mac. Or, Mac-Shacker. Anyway, Jason is not…