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NEW OMNIUM 2017 -- A Diablo bike racer
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Northeast Wisconsin Omnium 2017

May 27, 2017 0

On the weekend of May 13-14 the Northeastern Wisconsin cycling teams of Diablo Cycling and Wheel and Sprocket hosted the Northeast Wisconsin Omnium 2017. The teams put on one time trial and two days of […]

whitefish dining review -- photo of the Hellroaring Lodge nachos
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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 […]

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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 skiing review -- image of WMR from US HWY 2
Ski Resort Reviews

Whitefish Skiing Review

March 14, 2017 2

On March 7, 8, and 9 my cousin and I skied at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Northwest Montana. I enjoyed my time there and am presenting to you my Whitefish skiing review. I will be […]

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Skiing

I Chose to Go with a Pro

March 13, 2017 2

One of the items on my Whitefish list was to go with a pro or in other words to take ski lessons. I have been skiing since 1998 and have never taken an official ski […]

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 […]

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Skiing

All About Night Skiing

February 13, 2017 0

Ever wonder why anyone would ski at night? Isn’t the night about the apres-ski party scene? Isn’t it dark and scary to be skiing at night? Well, I am hear to tell you under the […]

First Ski Trip -- Nightitime photo from the top of Granite Peak looking over Wausau Wisconsin
Skiing

First Ski Trip

February 12, 2017 0

Yeah, it is uncharacteristic but I just completed my first ski trip of the 2016/2017 ski season. It was a night-skiing session at Granite Peak in Wausau Wisconsin. The weather was okay, the snow okay, […]

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The Sharp Edge

Bored

February 11, 2017 4

Gregg at Slopefillers put this out on Twitter: I’m becoming more and more convinced that the only reason some people get “bored” at smaller ski areas is because they’re expecting to. Gregg @slopefillers on Twitter […]

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Skiing ABCs F

January 7, 2016 0

Skiing ABCs F — F is for Fall-line The fall-line is quickest way down the hill. It is route water takes to get down. Typically that is straight down the middle of a run but […]

Wilmot Mountain vs. Lake County IL

October 26, 2011 0

Read the whole story. The upshot is, Wilmot Mountain had better find something somewhere more solid than their word. Was not the land surveyed prior to establishing the run? […]

New Poll — Your Favorite Off Season Activity

April 30, 2010 0

Skiing is still going on, on the North American continent with snowstorm reports arising out of the Northeast and Western US, and Wisconsin’s Nordic Mountain will be skiing this Saturday. Still, even if there is […]

Bring Back the Adventure Card!

September 13, 2010 0

The ski resorts located in what we refer to as big snow country used to participate in a joint marketing adventure. In the pre-season they would sell what they titled an adventure card. Purchasing one was the same as purchasing one lift ticket at each of the participating resorts. […]

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