Even Though it was promised at least 6 months ago; The Old Man Benton Rain Calendar 2017/18 roll up is finally here!

Of course The OMB is not a trained meteorologist but in this time of heightened awareness of climate change/global warming, he feels his caustic opinion on how ski season is now a joke because it is 60f most of February is a needed resource to cut through ski resort marketing bullshit(like when Vail resorts has the “How Deep is it ” banner up on the Park city homepage a week after it actually last snowed and any trace of anything resembling pow has been packed into blue ice by soft tourists skiing sideways on triple rocker skis that are 190mm under foot…).

But enough complaining about the sorry excuse that now passes for winter here in the Wasatch and ONTO THE ROLL UP!!!!

Drum roll please……..In the 2017/18 season here in the Wasatch, it rained 18 days last season when it should have been snowing!

This comment from The OMB in early April/2018 sums it up pretty well; “Pretty sure I saw a PCMR ski Patrol this morning flicking rocks off Home Run with a Hockey Stick!”

Damn, can this situation be topped in 2019?

Only time will tell and do not forget that starting 11/18, the Rain calendar goes live and all the fun starts anew!!

Wow, I cant wait….

Get em tuned and burn a few if the snow is late!

The Editor/PPPC

P.S., gentle reader, here is a shot of the current snowpack here in PC;

13. December 2017 · Comments Off on NEW ADDITION TO OMB RAIN CALENDAR! (oh shit OMB is pissed!) · Categories: Blatant Utah tourism propaganda, Park City Tourism, where is the fuck weather?

OH MY WOW! Winter here in the home range has gone from ATROCIOUS to FUCKING ATROCIOUS!

As you are no doubt already aware, The Pedal n Pole kicked off a long awaited new feature this season; Old Man Bentons Wasatch Winter Rain Calendar!!

Don’t even tell me you don’t remember who THE OMB is;
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This fully integrated technological wonder of a calendar allows you, gentle reader, to follow along with Old Man Benton as he tracks all of the days when it rained instead of snowing here at 7,100 ft, base elevation of Pedal n Pole Park City‘s world head quarters located in played out, crowded as shit, Park City, Ut! (We had a small ski contest here a number of years ago when it used to snow called the 2002 Olympics)

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Dammit! Those SkullCandy goons tagged our building again!

So it is with great fanfare that we announce the New Addition to the OMB Wasatch Winter Rain Calendar; SMOKE DAYS!

This is a day where rather than snowing it actually smelled like fire smoke because even though it is winter, California is still buring to the ground and sending it’s smoke our way;index

Here is a NASA diagram of this travesty in action;
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SMOKE DAYS!!! Now appearing on OMB’s Wasatch Winter Rain Calendar! More fun that 40 inches up the LCC!

Of course 40 inches now refers to monthly totals in the LCC as opposed to storm totals but We did have the 90’s didn’t we?

Luckily, Lou The Magician at WPT got the 3k rolled out and groomed despite only 6 inches out of the last(and only) storm.

The Time For Snow God Sacrifices is NOW!!

The Editor,

PPPC

PS. it has been said that clicking thru and actually buying something off an Affiliate link can make it snow so click thru this,and BUY SOMETHING TODAY! It only workls if you buy something so winter is now on you pal….

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!)

13. November 2015 · Comments Off on Last Day of Summer. · Categories: Here comes the fuck weather!, Park City Tourism, Real mtn life, SUP, Utah Paddling

2015-11-01 00.47.59And then summer vacation finally ended for real………

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…..

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Just another PC lunch hour with your host Chad Waite.

22. September 2015 · Comments Off on Season of the color tunnel. · Categories: Enduro as fucking fuck!, Mountain Bike, Park City Tourism, Real mtn life

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Park City right now.

02. September 2015 · Comments Off on Race season?! · Categories: Park City Tourism, Real mtn life, Skate Ski

imagesIs it here?

What?….still 3 more months of enduro?!

09. April 2015 · Comments Off on Time to get the team back together. · Categories: High Altitude Rockstars, Mountain Bike, Park City Tourism, Real mtn life, smoke filter

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(All Pedal n Pole Photo’s are shot on a Canon G1x.)

01. April 2015 · Comments Off on High Altitude Rock Star. · Categories: High Altitude Rockstars, Park City Tourism, Skate Ski, winter olympics

IMG_5661Todd Lodwick on his way to Olympics #6.

(All Pedal n Pole Photo’s are shot on a Canon G1x.)