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Training to Ski

For the annual ski trip instead of driving to ski we were “training” to ski. That is we took the Empire Builder Amtrak train from Columbus Wisconsin to Whitefish Montana. In my previous two trips […]

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Avalanche Beacons Inbounds

Responding to Unofficial Networks I reckon most skiers do not know what an avalanche beacon is let alone wonder if they need to wear such beacons inbounds at resorts. However, Unofficial Networks editorializes on the […]

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Trainerroad Review

I recently purchased the annual license to Trainerroad and I present to you this Trainerroad review! Disclosure Every review I write contains this disclosure statement (maybe not the early ones but I do note how […]

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The Fear of Fear

Yeah, I can lazily arc Midwestern blue and black groomers all day long and not feel a bit of fear, but that does not make me a better skier. I can go off on a short easy bike ride, but that does not increase my fitness or cycling abilities. I can write a simple Perl extract in a day but again it does not make me better professionally. […]

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The Monumental Wipeout

The Monumental Wipeout

We have seen them and probably lived through them. No one ever wants to wipe out monumentally or otherwise, but of course — it happens. I typically have one monumental wipeout per year. Rarely do […]

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Cold Boots

Cold ski boot — the dread of skiers. I need to be better about keeping my boots warm. I wear a pair of Atomic boots and my father wears a pair of Technicas. His boots […]

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Sometimes it IS TOO Cold

Despite my recent editorial urging all to get outside despite the cold, sometimes it is too cold! Yesterday and today are just such days where it is just too cold. Regional snow resorts are suspending […]

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