Sunday, March 6, 2011

Group Ride with the Boys in the OC

The boys rolling out at 0700 from Tait's home in Oak Creek.  We did a fun run through Santiago Canyon.  After reloading our water bottles Tait, Nate, James, Corte and I did a Laguna Canyon loop. 70 miles was a long day in the saddle for me.  The sky was blue, the temp was 50 at the start and mid-70's by the time we finished at 11:30.  Most of the guys had knee/arm warmers, but I was happy to have my arms and legs warmed by the sun, even with the cool temps at the start.
Shayne, James and Matt. Shayne is working with Skull Candy on their IPO and was sporting their new company kit for 2011.  Looks like they moved away from their old Liquigas green kits.
The All-Blacks from New Zealand? Nope, just Scott and Corte sporting their 2010 Sho-Air kits
Tait and Tyson.  First ride with them since LOTOJA

Nate and Corte. It looks like Corte may be checking out Nate's technique for pushing me up hills. Corte perfected this years ago pushing me up Torrey Pines Hill after I bonked on a 100 mile ride to San Diego that included a 20 mile team time trial through Camp Pendleton - from which I never recovered.

Salt of the earth. Both are LDS Bishops, surfers, skiers, cyclists and ATTORNEYS.  What would we do without them? Steve in Gen 2 ssRcc/quiksilver/Norda's jersey.  Mark in the gen 3 Norda's jersey.  True to their roots.

Morning Session at the 'bird

A quick solo trip to Snowbird on Saturday. When I dropped into Mineral Basin on Lone Star the Powder Shots guy was camped out and snapped a dozen photos of me.  It was about 9:30 so there were not many takers because it is pretty steep and the snow was still pretty hard.  I found my legs are only good for 3 hours when there is a high speed quad providing the transportation.  I skied close to 15 runs in 3 hours and went home to recover on a 3 hour bike ride.  Not a bad way to spend a Saturday.

Presidents Day at the Beav

 Father and Son Face Shots on the Backside with Tom and Alex

 Alex showing Pops how it is done

Tom getting Air on the backside.  We've seen this before.  Many times.
 Roh Oh. I don't remember seeing this before.

  Hmmm, moments ago I had two skis.  Now I only see one.
Notice his ski tip is clearly visible above on the far right, but it is still moving and eventually slides underneath the snow and out of sight.

Fortunately for Tom, his spotter, some kid named Alex, points out the missing ski (it's that dark speck 5 feet below Alex).   

 Clark showing Sam the way.

Yup, Sam can do anything


Shelly is in deep and looking great!
 "Clark, this is how it's done"
Some of the Crew.  Mike Nyman, Bill, Tom, Clark, Sam and Alex (L-R)