Après Ski is the topic for articles on topics not fitting in a neat ski category.

whitefish dining review -- photo of the Hellroaring Lodge nachos
Après Ski

Whitefish Dining Review — A Good Deal!

April 10, 2017 0

Dining at ski resorts often means having commodity cafeteria food. I happily report in this Whitefish dining review the fare at Whitefish Mountain Resort is so much more. Obviously, if your heart desires commodity cafeteria […]

Group Riding Culture -- group of cyclists with a rocky desert plateau in the background
Cycling

Group Riding Culture

April 4, 2017 0

Please read Pete Wilborn’s article at The Lost Art Of The Group Ride. Pete’s points do not apply to group rides in the NE Wisconsin region. I find group riding culture in the Fox Valley […]

Whitefish Bucket List -- Trailmap of Whitefish Mountain frontside
Resorts

Whitefish Bucket List

March 9, 2017 0

This upcoming March (now being February 2017) my cousin Lars and I will be driving out to Whitefish Mountain in Montana to get some big mountain skiing in. I am presenting my Whitefish bucket list […]

Plan Bee -- a bunch of honey bees
Skiing

Plan Bee

December 13, 2016 0

Always have a Plan Bee. Last spring I hatched a plan I dubbed A2. The project hit some snags and it was heading to be a solo trip or one where I would meet my […]

The patron saint of skiers Saint Bernard of Montjoux -- the Tyrolean Alpine Guard Flag
Après Ski

The Patron Saint of Skiers

December 4, 2016 0

Did you know that skiing has a patron saint? Yes, the patron saint of skiers is St. Bernard of Montjoux and he is also the patron saint of: Snowboarders Backpackers Hikers Mountaineers The story is […]

seasoned firewood is imporrtant -- firewood burning
Après Ski

Après Ski Avant le Feu: Seasoned Wood

November 19, 2016 0

After ski before fire. One of the treats of skiing is being around fireplaces. We all enjoy them but very few of us have them. The most important factor in easily starting wood fires is […]

Heart rate training for cyclists
Cycling

Heart Rate Bike Training

October 29, 2016 0

Any who becomes serious about bike training will get into heart rate bike training and there is no doubt, it does improve your training approach. However, there are serious weaknesses training based solely on measurements […]

The Power Meter Handbook overlaid my Race the Lake 2016 Golden Cheetah Ride Screen
Cycling

Power Meter Handbook A Review

September 10, 2016 2

I borrowed from a cycling buddy Joe Friel’s The Power Meter Handbook to get an introduction to bike training with a power meter. I had just purchased a power meter and started to take in […]

Race the Lake 2016 -- My track around Lake Winnebago
Cycling

Race the Lake 2016 — Improvements Continue

September 7, 2016 0

HWY 41 was dark and lonely with an occasional auto passing me up. The opening notes of Mozart’s Jupiter symphony came on the radio and I thought to myself what an auspicious start to the […]

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