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Monday, October 30, 2006

Ebay Movement???

This Ebay thing has taken off a little more than I expected. The buzz has got around with a little effort from myself and the help of many many friends! I just want to thank you all for passing on the word and I hope you stay tuned with the auction!

One of the main messages I would like to spread with this project is to help people know what we as US Ski Team athletes and Olympians sacrifice, to attain our goals. From a young age we dedicate our lives to our sport. Sometimes this entails picking up and moving out of your house before you are twenty! This is a common occurrence on the ski team. Kids get up and move out to chase their dream. But they chase it with little support and funding. It is hard to make it in this business if you are trying to juggle a job with working out, ski training and traveling! Skiing is our job! I may sound spoiled here complaining about having to ski year round world wide. This isn't a four year occurrence either. We are out there every day working trying to maximize our potential, trying to reach new levels of fitness and mental fortitude. I may sound cocky here but skiers and snowboarders in general are very confidant people. It may have to do with being let go by your parents at a young age to go explore a mountain? Or it may be because we have to muster up courage every time we hurtle ourselves down a mountain. But what I am getting at is that skiers are strong, approachable, likeable, interesting people and I think a head sponsorship is a worth while investment.

In recent years it has been tough to gain a head sponsorship in skiing. Companies haven't been willing to put forth some cash to help support athletes. The economy may be down but I think it is a decent investment. The businesses and athletes can get creative with this and I think it would be worth while. Hopefully there is an Ebay Movement!!!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Selling Myself!

My latest endeavor involves finding a headgear (helmet) sponsor for the up coming season. I decided to sell the available spot on Ebay. The bidding will start on October 25 and will go for 10 days ending on November 4 at 3pm PST. I don't know how well it will go but it will be interesting to see what happens??? If you know of anyone who would be interested in this mutually beneficial headgear spot, big wigs in some companies, yourself, friends, please pass on the word. Feel free to watch the bidding, the link to the bidding is

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260043444974 .

I think this will be a hit!!

Thank you for your support and friendship
Steven Nyman

P.S. You will not be able to view the Ebay listing until the 25th when it goes up for sale.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Southern Utah Adventures!

Southern Utah!!! Oh how wonderful. It has been a long summer and I havnt been able to make it to southern Utah yet! Until now. Over the weekend my family had the opprotunity to go to Capitol Reef National Park near Torry, Utah. Where is Torry, Utah you might ask? Well its in the middle of nowhere and it is a hidden little treasure. SO STAY AWAY!!! haha just kidding go and check it out. It is amazing. There is everything there from high mountain peaks, alpine lakes, red rock, waterfalls, biking, hiking, kiting. The leaves were on their last legs but there were still some vibrant colors!

My brother, Lindsey Hale and I went on a 4 hour bike adventure through the lands of Torry and the Fish Lake national Forrets! What a feast for the eyes. We rode the velvet ridges and broke off up into several canyons just to explore.

After the biking the winds were light and steady, just perfect for a little dry land kite sesh! kiting is a work out!!! But I was having too much fun and was out in the hayfields flying until the sun went down! Our day was one big none stop adventure! Waking up the next morning to pooring rain was a dissapoitment on the activity side of things but Tannys Buckwheat pancakes were sure delicious! Thanks Tanny!!