24 December, 2008
I hope the holidays afford you the opportunity to experience the outdoors in some way. For me, I hope to do a little skiing, some fly fishing for steelhead, break out my old cross-country skis, and perhaps spend a little quality time on the shooting range.
And, make plans for next year's outdoor antics!
23 December, 2008
"Do what you can, when you can."
Perfect. I like to be active, but other commitments sometimes prevent it. But this quote speaks to me. Take advantage of the opportunities you have when you have them, don't beat yourself up when you don't. For me that sometimes means being creative, or doing household chores or work tasks in advance so I can take advantage of good weather -- but it's worth it.
Enjoy life. Snowing here now. Freezing rain, sleet, and a variety of other fun on the way.
22 December, 2008
19 December, 2008
The search ends here for the ultimate off-piste machine—Line Prophet 100 skis cruise fresh glades, tight trees and steep lines with authority.
Pros: Good Carving Ability, Great Flotation
Cons: Some chatter on groomers
Best Uses: Downhill, Powder
Describe Yourself: Advanced Skier
An amazing ski - purchased it for the occasional Michigan powder day and for trips to Utah. Have been surprised how good it is even on groomers with some ice. For a big ski, turns over well.
Mine's an 07/08 model. Graphics rule. Skis get lots of comments. Bought this over K2 Seth and I think I'm glad I did.
Only complaint is that there's some definite chatter on really hard-packed groomers. But this ski really wasn't designer for them.
15 December, 2008
Founder , Patagonia
January/February issue, Fly Rod & Reel
This quote spoke to me on an elemental level. It seems like I'm always moving from learning one thing to another. And once I get pretty good at it, I move on. Some things persist in my life, others don't.
Friends who know me well would say this quote seems to embody me. Always picking up something new. Looking to get out of my comfort zone and when I find something that connects becoming a bit obsessive about learning it.