good times, eh.

sweet, sweet, sweeeet edit
by Chaga, nice work mang.

can't wait to get back to the Valley!

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another dimension

man, and there it is.

there's that spark that
lights it up. change of
plans, commute on Friday
instead of early am. Thaw
out the IceBox, literally, oh
how I love my 0 deg down,

Sluggishly roll into the WG lot
8am-ish, first car there and
here I thought I was running
late...gear up the big 4buckle
plastic, figuring on a solo day
of skinnin' & chasin' turns..

when who should appear?
Mumbles, Maynario & Jason.
That's trouble..a lightly twisted
arm and i was switching out to
the leathers and playing lets make
a deal with Chipper for some
new 3pin love.

man oh man oh man!!!!

so, we go out on tour, run
into good buds up on the
Knob, it's a WV Night Club
celebration!, best of luck
LB!, and then off we go into
the enchanted forest.

mmmmm, freshies.

Man, I'm diggin' the new kit.
Finally got a ski that's an
incredible match for the
leathers. Light, nimble and
incredibly stable when you
let 'em run....fun, fun, fun
out in the open, tree skillz
are still a step behind though.

damn, enough words, we got out
there, and it sucks to be back.

Great tour with the Rocktowners
and a silly fun hot lap of Fern Gully
with Chaga & Adam to finish the

Sunday was another good ski,
but on tired legs with many a
humbling episode. Great tour
of some of the frontside with
housemate Abe. Amazing how
tracked out it is, word is out
I guess..

Found a pretty groovy rythmn
for a bit on the main slope
finish, Anita's alternate for
a bit of softness...but, ugh,
the viddy don't lie:

i've got a lot of work to do....
I'm seeing a good bit of ridin'
the cow
in my future, back
to square 2..


the early season.

so, we work our way over to CVSP slopes
for a qwik gravity poach. Find very turnable
snow, but it's just enough, watch your hands
if you go down. Use finesse to make the arcs
or you're churning up leaves and grass. But
its smooth and consistent...

Get into a good groove, link up
a bit of floaty feeling schuss, let
them dogs run, square up to pre
jump a water bar, skis go pop,
landing is smooth, lay into a big
carve to shut it down and hear Mike
hollering SKI!..Ski! Ski!!!!.....

huh, whut?
Fuck yeah I'm skiing!!


huh, whut? yeah, I look down.
yeah I still have both skis on my
feet, didn't think I'd lost one, but I'm
kinda warped right now, so maybe I
did kick a shoe..


look down again, yeah, I'm good....
oohh, whut?

Finally look back over my shoulder
see a solo ski sliding down the slope
and into the trees...



Ohhhhh, Mumbles just learned
about flipping that G3 heel piece
up out of tour mode when it's time
to go down ze mounTain....kicking
a shoe sucks, but is often good for
a laugh...good times.

christmas lights

thank god, for all
of those windmills.

jesus, what a display.


hello Jack!

mmmm, Jack Frost,
celeberatin Ullr's
seasonal visitation.

Amazing good vibes
as usual, reconnecting
with long lost friends
that haven't been seen
in years, months or
a day it seems....It
all melds together.

short story: cook chili.
commute, late lunch
arrivee' at the IceBox,
settle in, catch up with
mates. They pedal, I go
for a ski. Ski up to Bald
and explore 'tl dark:30.

Sample a hoppy beverage,
PoTLUCK! Full belly, friends,
laughs, smiles, catching up,
the Shot ski, then just roll
with the vibe. Barry's Wurld,
Other Wurld, Bonfire, Shot Ski!!
Gary's Wurld, the new Yurt
and Sauna House too, and
dance party in the lodge, if
all the live mtn jammin bands
ain't enough and more new
friends and familiar catching
up good vibe of everybody
hearing the call of Ullr's breath
across 'that damneded 50deg
lake Erie.'

or something, wow.
it was snowing when I left...

then purge the system
with a welcome back to
cold Sunday tour. Felt good
to be cold, a good reminder
to not fuck around out there,
Been a while since I've dealt
with freezing gloves. Qwik
reality check to not fuck
around with old man winter.

Skied the leathers. Snow was
thin over warm recently rain
soaked ground. So out and
about kickin' & gliding for
scenery & quiet and systems
checking, easing back into
it, ya know? good times.