big fun day at Whitegrass.
lots of schralpa'ge,
turns are where you find 'em,
all skis are rock skis.
Eric milking it.
Honey hole driftline.
Where to now?
Posted by Tomi on Sunday, January 27, 2008
Posted by Tomi on Friday, January 18, 2008
finally looked at a calender:
Dragons Back XXC
Michaux spring 50
Giro d'Ville (maybe)
Hoo Haa XXC
Stoopid 50 (if it's happening)
Tour de 'Burg
Michaux summer 50
Wild100 or Fools Gold 100 (same wknd)
Michaux fall 50
Revenge of the Rattlesnake Ultra
plus various spring & fall Classiques,
an underground hundo in Meeshow,
and maybe ORAMM if the dates work.
Posted by Tomi on Friday, January 11, 2008
ya know, I'm not really interested in doing a yearly review thing. Thought I was, but I'm not. I've gone thru my mental tally of my top rides of the year, thinking of the ones that stick out and why. But that's for me, not really for you. sometme in Feb I'll tally up the training log, it'll be probably be about 10% more than the previous year's, whatever that means. I will say though, that if I had to pick two standout rides for me last year, on the road it'd be the solo BSRR'07 and the 101 on the mtn bike. I imagine that the reasons why vary greatly from the initial write ups, but like I said, not really for you.....
Instead, I'm going to throw up one of my most favorite pictures. 'cuz it tells a better story of where I'm at in the here in now and where I'm looking to wanna go from here.....or something.
(Hopefully you can click on the pic to enlarge, it seems random...)
dammit, click here for a big version
This is the start of the 101 in '03, originally shot with a point-n-shoot onto b&w film. Taken from a tailgate with Mumbles mumbling behind my right shoulder, moments before the motos fired and 3, 2, 1 began. I have this picture blown up to 8x10 and hanging on the wall. I pull it down every so often and comb thru the details.
Getting lost in it, first I recognize all of the familiar faces in their old kit, then the not so familiar faces and then the different mindsets and emotions that you go thru at the start of something big begin to emerge. Bit chomping adrenaline, calm confidence, vacant stares, cocky aloofness....and everything tinted with a tinge of nervous fear.
It's the start of a new year and time to start writing a fresh chapter.
Where do we go from here?
Posted by Tomi on Monday, January 07, 2008
The Holidaze is always an experience.
Lots of goings on, pulled in one
direction or the other. Nerves are
raw and worn out from all of the
interaction, ya'll may have picked
up on that. Finally thru it all and time
to let out a sigh and take a step back.
Reflecting on the year off and on.
The expected quiet time to shuffle
and arrange the thoughts is welcome.
Psyched to work regular riding back
into the sched and really start digging
in again, but also looking forward to the
change of pace some skiing will bring,
looks to be another 'get it while
you can' type season.
Which is fine, the cog project looks good,
enough pre-orders to support the start up
batch, then should be self sustaining after
that. A hard push thru the next couple weeks
to cover the initial rush, then we'll see.
NUE here I come!
Posted by Tomi on Wednesday, January 02, 2008