01. April 2016 · Comments Off on Daily randoms, 4/1/16. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda

2016-03-31 07.04.25Post storm system, no linguine today.

31. March 2016 · Comments Off on That annoying couple of weeks…… · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Enduro as fucking fuck!, Mountain Bike, Real mtn life, roadiefuckbiking, Skate Ski

In every mountain town everywhere there are a really annoying couple of weeks where the Nordic center shuts down and the trails are not even close to being ready for mountain biking! The inhumanity! Not to mention this is a first world problem of the highest order.

It usually starts with a notice like this;  http://live.whitepinetouring.com/track-conditions/. This is when the “what the hell am I going to do for a workout on my lunch break” panic immediately sets in. Remember, your humble Editor was already told once this season that he looked fat in his race suit so we might be a little panicked about getting fat and being faced with going to the gym or this;

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Fuck running.

is just too much reality.

If there is one activity that is “for training purposes only” it is running. Especially on the road as your humble Editor does not mind an occasional trail run but as for that roadie crap…….. well…….remember what your mother said about not being able to say nice things. And with trails not ready for mountain biking, they sure aren’t  ready for trail running!

In a pinch, this will work until real biking on dirt is available;

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Is Tidal Wave dry yet?

But it is a poor substitute as there are no sweet airs to be had and should only be turned to when all other options are completely exhausted. Plus there is the chance of being spotted in public in spandex.

And so it goes here in the extremely jaded world of mountain athletics where not being able to train in your favorite discipline is seen as a major injustice. While we are months away from more of this;

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Still the only place spandex is cool; On Snow!

We are only weeks away from this!

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Enduro to the rescue!

The Editor.

30. March 2016 · Comments Off on Dope up for what? · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, doper loser shitbags

A few days back we had the story of mega loser, doper shit bag, Thorfinn-Sasquatch who was doping to get Strava KOM’s. Now comes the equally disturbing and pathetic tale of the Micheal Buckley, a 41 year old amateur cyclist from Reno, Nevada.

Since Buckley had no real natural ability of any sort he resorted to doping to compete in masters cycling races against a bunch of other old guys with jobs. Buckley’s doping program(like himself) must have been pretty pathetic cause after getting jacked up on a number of different steroids he was only able to come up with a 5th at a national time trial and 7th at the national crit championships. You just have to wonder “what the fuck” but our society has become seriously diseased since Ben Johnson ran that hundred way back in 88 in Seoul. And that Lance guy…..

Full details on this latest loser can be found at the link below;

Source: Accepts Doping Sanction | U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

24. March 2016 · Comments Off on Daily randoms, 3/24. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda

2016-03-23 18.55.392016 Wasatch “Worm Moon

23. March 2016 · Comments Off on OMG! People really are doping for STRAVA! · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, doper loser shitbags

The link below will drop you, gentle reader, into a world so fucked it is hard to even comprehend. You’ve all heard of pro cyclist Lance Armstrong who doped his way to millions and glory but behold the pathetic tale of Thorfinn-Sassquatch, a L.A. guy so lame and fucked that he dopes for STRAVA KOM’S! Click thru and and let this tale from our friends at cyclingtips.com make you feel great about your meager but clean athletic achievements……..(click right on that rider in the pic)

22. March 2016 · Comments Off on Tweener season here in the Wasatch. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Real mtn life, roadiefuckbiking, ski touring

Maybe we do some of this;
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Or Maybe we do some of this today…….
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This is what my friends do all spring while I am stuck on the keyboard;12798829_1065141556841669_1450162589611789389_nPhoto credit; Gary GSAX Saxlehner

29. February 2016 · Comments Off on Perfect Light. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Real mtn life

2016-02-26 19.23.37

26. February 2016 · Comments Off on Shit you hear at a Wasatch Citizens Series Race. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Enduro as fucking fuck!, Park City Tourism, Real mtn life, Skate Ski

The Wasatch Citizens Series is Utah’s preeminent Nordic Race series. Consisting of two classic and 3 skate events, The WCS gives non USA Ski team members a chance to slip on the skin suit and race in either open competition against seriously badass people or in age group graded competition where people actually have jobs and that sort of thing. Your humble Editor has been involved in this foolishness for at least a decade and a half with no signs of slowing down(well other than on the track…)

Since I race I cannot take photo’s and race simultaneously so Action Wife is usually tasked with photog duties. Action Wife might be the worst sports photographer in modern history and usually can’t even be trusted to get a decent shot of the Editor in action. Last weekends 20k was no different.

The PPPC staff thought it would be fun to add some funny comments to the most recent batch of Action Wife pics. Here we go;(the humorous caption will appear below the photo so continue scrolling downward)

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WHAT!? 2 More laps on this bitch?!

 

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God I wish I hadn’t decided to race in my pajamas!

 

 

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I will crush EDITOR like bug!(Editor is the red suit waaay back at the end of the train)

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“Oh hey it’s not my husband, the Editor, but I am going to get another picture of this guy”(thinks Action Wife as she gets yet another picture of Jeff Minema)

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“Oh Hey! It’s another guy kicking my Husbands, The Editors, ass! Lets get a sweet pic of him crossing the finish line!”

Wait a minute! Here is a action shot of the Editor!

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Another pic; Of course there is no action involved and I crossed the finish line like 10 minutes ago…..

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“Hey Nick; Do you think I look fat in my race suit?”

(BTW; Action Wife has officially been fired as Team PPPC photographer immediately following the 2016 WCS 20k!)

23. February 2016 · Comments Off on Full moon over the SLC. · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Real mtn life

2016-02-22 19.24.16Moonset over the SLC.