Category: Sports

Getting a New Look for an Old Site. Put Another Way, I’m Customizing.

Hello all. I’m trying out some new ideas and new skins for my site so that it will be easier for me to post roller ski and training clips. Let’s see how it goes. First, I had a really great cross country ski season… Continue Reading “Getting a New Look for an Old Site. Put Another Way, I’m Customizing.”

Canmore World Cup: Maurice Manificat and Rolland Clara

Wanted to post a link to the Canmore World Cup Nordic Ski Race. And now in 2018 I am doing it! Maurice Manificat and Rolland Clara really put the hurts on the field in the last 2 kms. Brilliant. Peace and ski grease!

The Bicycle: Crime Destroyer or Freedom Machine?

From this angle, it looks like he’s riding a Fuji, or maybe a Univega. But that would be impossible, no? Why am I interested in bikes and culture? Because I think that the bicycle ushered in the modern, technical, industrial age. Two anecdotes. David… Continue Reading “The Bicycle: Crime Destroyer or Freedom Machine?”

FEELING LITERARY: William Gibson and the future of bikes

FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE, I give you a glimpse into the future of bikes and messengering: “Sometimes, when she rode hard, when she could really proj, Chevette got free of everything: the city, her body, even time. That was the messenger’s high, she knew,… Continue Reading “FEELING LITERARY: William Gibson and the future of bikes”

Birkie/Korte 2010: What Went Wrong?

A RECAP OF THE EVENTS OF FEBRUARY 27TH, 2010, NEAR THE TELEMARK LODGE: First, let me hang my head in sadness. I did not win the Korte. Second, let me add that I never promised to win. Third, ’twas a beautiful day: Fourth, I… Continue Reading “Birkie/Korte 2010: What Went Wrong?”

Raw Rib Report #5: A Skier’s Lyric, Plus Some Press-Citizen OPINION Page Love

A Cross-Country Skier’s Lyric My ribs took a beating at Ashton last night, And now they really ain’t right So, give me buckets of ice and beer: ah, true delight. My back is broken and bruised, but don’t worry about me, Lookie here, I… Continue Reading “Raw Rib Report #5: A Skier’s Lyric, Plus Some Press-Citizen OPINION Page Love”


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… Continue Reading “RIB UPDATE #3: KORTE READY”

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… Continue Reading “Birkie/Back Update”


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… Continue Reading “OH CRUD, I BROKE MY BACK JUST BEFORE THE BIRKIE!”

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… Continue Reading “I do not recommend cross-country skiing.”