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Monday, December 28, 2009

More goods from the www.

I follow a few Blogs and I have really enjoyed this one from Adam Falk, a fellow POC team rider and a friend of my brothers. I really enjoy his work

WP - s02ep01 from Adam Falk on Vimeo.

Funny stuff on the www.

I found this one today on stuffwhitepeoplelike.com perrrrrty funny

#130 Ray-Ban Wayfarers

White people can do powerful things with their eyes: casting judgment, indicating scorn, and obnoxiously rolling them when someone says something they don’t agree with. Yet in spite of these powers, they are not immune to the dangers of the sun. So white people must wear sunglasses. But what may surprise you is that while white people will spend upwards of three months finding a perfect pair of unique prescription glasses, they have no such requirement for sunglasses.

Right now, all white people are either wearing or coveting a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses.

These sunglasses are so popular now that you cannot swing a canvas bag at a farmers market without hitting a pair. In fact, at outdoor gatherings you should count the number of Wayfarers so you can determine exactly how white the event is. If you see no Wayfarers you are either at Country music concert or you are indoors.

White people love these Ray-Bans because they were very popular in the 1960s and the 1980s. This gives them a historical precedent and allows white people to classify them as “timeless.” That way when they purchase these sunglasses they can talk about how they were inspired by the fashion and music of these bygone eras. When a white person says this, you should just nod and mention how they look like young Johnny Cash, a dead Beach Boy, Audrey Hepburn or an extra from a John Hughes movie. This will make them happy and likely to give you their old, expensive sunglasses that you can sell for a significant profit.

Under no circumstances, should you imply that white people purchased their sunglasses because of celebrities that are not dead or because they saw them on other white people they think are cool. This will make them very upset as white people need to believe that they cannot be persuaded to buy anything.

Saying something like “man, it’s pretty amazing how 65 people at this outdoor concert all decided to get their sunglasses at exactly the same time,” should only be directed at a white person who is not wearing Wayfarers. This will make them feel better about not fitting in, but it will also make them self conscious about their plan to buy a pair.

(Note: a significant amount of white women are still wearing oversized sunglasses but they are a dying breed.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Team nyman

Marco and I have a new Sprint teammate! Babbs! Babbs is our Italian mother, she is awesome, full of energy and fun lady to be around. Her family owns the Hotel Alpino Plan in Selva Val Gardena. I highly recommend you stay there if you are ever in the area. She just got a new helmet and I decided to slap a Sprint sticker on it. Lookin good Babbs
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

more stories

heres another one, thanks Julianne

Marine platz munich

I'm chillin at the marine platz christmas market in munich with jan hudek and imke bergman!
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Enjoy the funny story written about me. Thanks Pat

Welcome to the quirky world of skier Steven Nyman

AP Sports Writer

Ask Steven Nyman about skiing, and he'll tell you about life.

That's Nyman being Nyman, a hippie at heart who readily admits he should've been born in the '60s. The U.S. downhill skier is perpetually searching for the "inner-peace vibe," and he's always ready with a quip, an intuitive musing.

Like this one, when asked what's in store for the 27-year-old from
Provo, Utah, once his skiing days are done: "The future holds what the future holds. I'm a guy who kind of flies by the seat of his pants. I don't like making plans. I see something, and I go after it."

Right now, that's a spot on the team bound for the Vancouver Games. But it won't be easy: The U.S. downhill team is stacked, and Nyman is still working his way back from surgery in August on both knees.

In this case, his easygoing nature works in his favor. He's not stressing about the situation, fretting over knees that are still tender and taking time to round back into shape.

He had a disappointing performance at Beaver Creek last weekend, finishing 31st in the downhill. This on a course that's typically been good to him, taking third in '06 and second the following season.

"A bummer," he said after his run.

With a shrug, he transformed back into his forward-thinking self.

"It's all a confidence-building thing, it's all mileage, time on skis and just getting things rolling," said Nyman, who's currently in Lake
Louise, Alberta, to squeeze in extra races on the NorAm circuit, before rejoining the World Cup in Europe next week. "The more miles under my feet, the better I feel."

Nyman likes to think of himself as water, constantly flowing along,
molding and adapting to each situation. His skiing follows a similar pattern.

"Nyman is a tremendous freeskier, a feeler - feels the mountain, feels
the snow," U.S. Ski Team men's coach Sasha Rearick said. "He competes very well on big-event days."

His knee surgeries are just a tiny ripple in the stream, another
challenge as he tries to make his second Olympic squad.

"You control what you can control and hope for the best," said Nyman, who tied for 19th in the downhill at the Turin Games in 2006. "That's kind of what I've learned and roll through in life with."

Welcome to "Planet Provo." Population: Nyman.

He was given that nickname by his teammates for sometimes orbiting in his own little universe. Nyman's always attempting to find harmony
within - an "inner-peace vibe," as he likes to describe it.

So, what exactly does that mean?

"You feel the balance, the need, and you go after it," he explained.
"It's hard to describe the inner-peace vibe."

Want to see his eyes light up?

Mention his vegetable garden. He's developed quite the green thumb, growing bell peppers, jalapenos, butternut squash, zucchini, carrots and string beans, to name a few. He spent hours tilling and nurturing that garden last summer.

It's his baby, his escape.

But if you want to know what's going on at "Planet Provo" check his Web site - "Nyman's World" - where he posts videos (his "moonwalk" footage in a Calgary airport), pictures (a nasty road rash he received after a spill on his bicycle) and predictions (picking Ted Ligety to win in Soelden, Austria, in October - Ligety finished second).

There was a time when Nyman was the up-and-comer on the World Cup circuit, especially after winning the downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, in 2006.

Then injuries veered him off course.

Nearly two years ago at Kitzbuehel, his back stiffened after hitting a rut. That's when an MRI revealed a disk bulging out to the side, pinching off the nerve. He had to wear a custom-fitted cast for six weeks.

Last January, it was a badly bruised shin, the result of crashing into a gate during the downhill in Wengen, Switzerland.

That one lingered, the pain shifting to his knee. But doctors couldn't
locate the source on an MRI.

Bone bruising was the common thought.

His knee constantly ached, though. So much so that he couldn't even
kite surf, one of his favorite summertime activities.

Finally, doctors discovered inflamed plica, a layer of tissue around the knee. While they were operating on one, Nyman figured, why not do the other as well?

"It's good to clean out the old wheels," Nyman said. "Everybody's got their scars."

With that in mind, why exactly does he keep clicking back into those skis and rocketing down the slopes at harrowing speeds?

He pondered that thought for a second as he settled deeper into his chair.

"It's accomplishing that goal, setting out and seeing what you need to do and scaring the (heck) out of yourself doing it," Nyman explained.
"You're like, 'All right, I know I can handle this.' You convince
yourself of it. Once you step back and look at it logically you're like,
'I'm nuts.'"


On the Net: http://www.nymansworld.com

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Back up north

After Beaver Creek I had the decision to go to Val Disere for one SG or head back up to Lake Louise for two Nor Am DHs and one SG. Seeing that I am currently ranked 189 in the world in SG I decided the latter so I can work on my points so I will have a better World Cup start position.
The previous two world cups went well. I skied well but wasn't willing to throw it down the hill. I was hesitant and not too comfortable. I am trying to gain confidence. But I came into them with little expectations, just trying to gain miles on my boards.
The decision to come up here has been a good one. I am getting my feet back under me and this is a great hill to do so. The course is still in great shape after the two World Cups and the weather has been and is supposed to be great this whole week, nice and sunny and cccccccold, -31c cold.
I have been feeling pretty good. My focus is just refining my movements and to continue moving over my boards. I am skiing well and balanced and I am becoming more and more comfortable on my skis so now it is time to try and find that extra speed. Basically I have to become comfortable enough to start moving down the hill more and be willing to go faster and faster. No more hesitation, it is time to charge!
It is also great to be up here with the young up and comers on the US Ski Team. Their passion and excitement is motivating and contagious. The young guys and gals are simply stoked to be skiing and they are eager to learn which makes it fun for me, because not only am I an example but a teacher as well. It also helps me recognize how easy we have it on the World Cup Tour.

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Back north

I decided to head back up to lake louise nor ams to get my feet back under me and more miles on my skis.
Beaver creek was a disappointment but I really don't have any expectations right now. The good thing is I am feeling more and more comfortable on my skis everyday. I just need to iron out some ng issues and all will be good.

Getting creative on the drive up to lake louise.

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