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.

28. March 2016 · Comments Off on Mr. Luddite’s mountain bike. · Categories: Enduro as fucking fuck!

No one is going to hangout an ride with me this season! I mean look at this piece of shit; 26inch wheels and a front derailure!
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I guess I will never be fully enduro……..

Damn-now even ski movie pimp cat, Nelly S., is dissin me;

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That is one neon fuckbike!

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!)

31. January 2016 · Comments Off on All for it. · Categories: Enduro as fucking fuck!, Real mtn life

pedalnpolepicAs seen in Big Cottonwood Canyon; The editorial staff of the PPPC fully supports whatever is going on in this pic. Maybe this guy should be president? (Mark White:photo credit)

13. January 2016 · Comments Off on The Hill. · Categories: Enduro as fucking fuck! · Tags:

2016-01-09 22.43.12Every area populated by roadies has it’s hill. In North West Pa. that hill is Kinter Hill rd. Your fully spun out before even hitting the yellow line. Drop chest on the bars and point down……

2015-10-24 01.00.31Oh Shit! She’s on upper Mega Steps!

30. October 2015 · Comments Off on Do it to the crowd. · Categories: desert life, Enduro as fucking fuck!, High Altitude Rockstars, KING MOAB, Mountain Bike

2015-10-25 01.02.342015-10-25 01.02.35-12015-10-25 01.02.35-22015-10-25 01.02.36-1 Mike Blarowski, owner/operator of bc25.com shows the tourists whaz up. Do it to the crowd!

2015-10-25 01.07.34Oh shit! She’s on lower Ahab!

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2015-10-13 04.17.21-2If left to my own devices this time of year all I would be doing is riding and posting photo’s…..