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    When do Wisconsin Ski Resorts Open?

    September 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

    When do Wisconsin Ski Resorts Open? Wisconsin ski resorts typically open in mid-November and usually by Christmas time. Including the resorts in the southern-most counties in [...]
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    Race the Lake 2015 — By the Thirds

    August 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

    I improved on my 2013 finish time by 50 minutes! Still, that is tempered by the disappointment of not finishing with an hour improvement and I was goaling for 4 hours and not 4:45 and not 4:30. My overall speed is right there with my short rides officially, the speed was 18.5 mph and my Polar computer says 19 mph or just a smidge under. Can I really feel disappointment in that (errr, yes)? I was happy with the bike handling, satisfied with my preparedness, satisfied with my physical fitness, and disappointed in my tactics. This self-evaluation is given in a retrospective spirit, I have a long way to go in all of those areas. [...]
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    Touring Mackinac Island

    August 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

    I highly recommend touring Mackinac Island. It is a family fun trip that is not too expensive and in this review I share with you my impressions and tips when visiting [...]
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    Did you get to hear any of the Fare Thee Well tour? I did and the following kept coming to mind as I was listening to the bit I did hear live and while I was listening to the [...]
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    Kronos Quartet Concert Review

    May 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

    On the whole I enjoyed the performance very much and would not hesitate to recommend you going to see the Kronos Quartet when the opportunity presents itself and I would certainly not hesitate to see them again.Bravo Kronos Quartet! [...]

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    Ski Map Art

    December 3, 2014 // 12 Comments

    Ski Trail Maps at an Undisclosed Location Do you obtain and save your ski trail maps and use them as ski map art? Ski map art is a fairly standard business, most large [...]
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    Ski Rental Experience

    February 27, 2012 // 12 Comments

    Wow! I had to rent skis this weekend, and am glad I did! I got off of the lift on the first run, and laid into them to turn and all of a sudden SWING! Those skis turned [...]
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    Beer Après Ski

    January 24, 2014 // 9 Comments

    Some of my Favorite Winter Beers Recently, I wrote about the connection of between snowsports and booze. Some dispute the connection is strong or chases customers away but [...]
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    Windy City Ski and Snowboard

    October 21, 2014 // 9 Comments

    The Windy City Ski and Snowboard Show of 2014 is being held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center. Believe it or not, this will be my first ski and [...]
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    Same Old Story — Paul Bunyan Ski Area

    March 2, 2010 // 8 Comments

    I was riding up this weekend and as is usual I invite others to ride along. I am more concerned about wasting an opportunity to have a good conversation or network with [...]


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    Making Snow

    November 19, 2013 // 6 Comments

    Making Snow One of the problems riders of the snow have is our dependence on winter producing adequate quantities of snow. Some winters resorts get plenty of snow and other [...]
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    Fade to Bike

    April 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

    Fade to Bike sung to the tune of Metallica’s Fade to Black Snow, it seems, will fade away Drifting further, every day Getting lost within myself Nothing matters, no one [...]
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    Fight the Cold with Your Humanity!

    December 23, 2013 // 4 Comments

    Do Not Let Winter Keep You Indoors! Many people use the cold as an excuse to become vegetables during the winter they whine and stay on their couch and watch TV or engage in [...]
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    Sony A55 — My Initial Impressions

    June 23, 2011 // 0 Comments

    I just picked up the Sony A55 camera body. It is isn’t quite right to call it an DSLR as it isn’t really one, but it is close enough. SLRs have mirrors that allow [...]
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    Physics — Acceleration Down the Ski Hill

    February 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

    Sir Isaac Newton First off, let us understand one thing, when talking of the physics we are here we need to honor Sir Isaac Newton and not Albert Einstein. NO one skis so [...]


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