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Saturday, March 28, 2009

RIP Shane

I was at my parents house a couple days ago and I found these shots from my youth.  The three brothers with a Wild Thing (I'm so stoked for this movie).  Michael pulling one of the classiest daffys I have ever seen.  The brothers dressing up.  Michael showing off what he's got and me trying to take care of Blake, which I still do.  These shots brought back some good memories.  We had a good youth.
Also I heard some sad news two days ago.  Shane McConkey, a hero of mine died performing a stunt in the Italien Dolomites. He died doing a ski base stunt his bindings would release when he was in mid air.  One of the skis didn't release and sent him into an upside down flat spin so he couldn't pull his chute.  
Shane was one of the most influential skiers of all time.  From ski design to ski style he always kept renovating. The ski world will miss him. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


look at me

Monday, March 23, 2009


I learned this morning that a volcano erupted about an hour and a half north of Ancorage, Alaska and it is holding people back from flying up to Alaska to the US Nationals!  Pretty wild.  It is a couple hours away from Aleyska Resort where the races are being held.  The big problem comes from the ash in the air, which doesn't look too prevalent (click me), but is supposed  to erupt again over the next week.  The ash causes severe damage to the jets flying through it so the airlines are being careful.  

I still wish I was headed up there.  

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Heber Heart Attack

Heres the goods-Hash browns, Tennessee sausage, two eggs over easy and several slices of cheese. Cook the hash browns and sausage first because they take a while, then move the sausage over into the hash browns. Fry some eggs in the old sausage grease and throw a little

salt and pepper on top and your golden.
This has been my breakfast for the past couple mornings. My little brother Blake wouldn't be proud because he's a herbivore (which occasionally eats burgers, so maybe he would take to it). but it don't matter its tasty!

As for everything else. I am home and done for the season. While I was in Europe I got an MRI and I have a bruised patella, which was causing quad tendentious. My goal is to be healthy for this summers whole prep period, (which hasn't happened in years) so if I get my rest now and heal up I will be ready to go in May when our first ski camp starts in Mammoth, California

Oh yeah and my Brudda Michael got a dog with his Wifey Lindsay, a golden retriever.  He's a little hellion but wont leave my side.  I want to get me one, but that would be a little rough traveling.  My family used to have a golden retriever when we were kids, Randy was his name. Best dog ever, he was stolen.  But he has now returned in mini form.

Friday, March 20, 2009

School'em old man

The word on the street is Kristian Ghedina is going to race the italian nationals. He was a forrunner in a europa cup earlier this year and I guess he did really well. So jsu for kicks he entering the national champs in san pelligrino. It is an easy course but hey its racing. I think the old man is going to put the smack down. He is one of the best gliders ever. Good luck buddy
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Down time Munich time

Im in Munich just got done making myself some breakfast.  French toast with some strawberries and bananas and my new favorite drink Bionade.   I didn't realize how expensive food is in America.  It seems like every time i go to the store I spend over $20.  I swear it's half the price here and there is much more access to organic (bio) foods.  WEIRD?  I cant wait for this summer  and to get my garden rolling.  There's noting like a fresh salad out of your garden.  
I also want to pick up fishing.  I caught my first salmon last year in Idaho and I really like the idea of going out and catching my own food.

Check out this vid.  I like what the guy says around 2:37.  Incredible images.  I hope they remain

Saturday, March 07, 2009


Well today didn't go how I wanted it to. Right out of the start I leaned in and lost all my speed for the upper flats. This didn't allow me to get the necessary points I needed to make world cup finals. That's what I get for not racing many races I guess.
Tomorrows the sg but I lost my top 30 ranking in that as well so I'm starting 52! Attack from the back. Hopefully I can lay one down and get back in there. It will take a lot.
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Friday, March 06, 2009


Today I finally raced again. It had been a while, over 6 weeks. Injuries are tough to deal with. But suprisingly my body feels the best it has this season. I felt good today and skied how I wanted to. I skied on some brand new skis today and they felt good balance wise, but since they were brand new they weren't too fast on the snow.
I'm hopeing to make world cup finals. I have to be ranked in the top 25 to do so and right now I'm 26th. Tough doing only racing three races but I think I can put one together tomorrow and get in there.
It felt good to be back!
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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Training done-race next

We just finished training in Hafjell and now were headed to Kvitfjell for a days rest then 1 day training then the races. Training in Hafjell was not so good but it was training. I hadn't skied gates in a while. My timing was off but it was feeling better each day. As was the snow. It has snowed everyday until today. My bodies feeling good. I think I will be good to race.
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Monday, March 02, 2009

From the land up north

Im up here in Norway training and fighting off the jet lag.  Last night the jet lag took me down hard.  I have been up since 4 AM and I'm still fighting it.  I don't want to sleep today or else it will ruin everything.  So I have to keep myself entertained.  
In the hotel we are staying at we have a bunch of dead, stuffed animals laying around.  When we arrived my tech Leo saw a stuffed Coyote and it made him jump.  So today when he was at lunch I ran and picked the coyote up and put it in his bathroom.  When he opens the door its going to scare the living daylights out of him.  It looked scary just standing there, let alone when it surprises you.  I wish I could see his face when it happens.  He hates that kind of stuff.  
A little secret info on Leo, he also hates snakes.  Not just hates but they freak him out!  Its quite funny.  I have planted many a rubber snake in his luggage.  2 years ago in Portillo, he woke up half of Chile with his scream when I planted it in his fanny pack.  
Im still watching my back after the coyote.  I haven't seen him yet.  He probably going to put masking tape over my edges tomorrow for training.