Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Got snow?

Well I guess I'd better give up on skiing for this season as I'm sort of running out of snow to ski on. Unless I go to Mt. Hood for race camp that is.. I think I got well over 40 days in this year but I lost track after 30 and it wasn't even a good snow year. I guess I should just let it go... Time to jump on the bike. This is bicycle log after all,. but it all came and went far to fast.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Flathead Lake picture

Here's a picture of Flathead Lake that I took this morning as I chatted on the beach with my neighbor. We were talking water pumps and stuff like that. Now and then I turn and take a snapshot. How I wish I could enjoy this view all of the time like he does.

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I have Montana on the brain right now..

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Go green

On the subject of mowing.. I had my canoe sitting on the grass out back for a few days and needed to move it to mow. It left this impression on the grass. Since I work in the printing industry I'm big into impressions. I think it looks like a feather.

And with the return of spring comes the return of new colors to bicycle log. Go green!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The thing I like about snow

The thing I like about snow,. you don't have to mow.. I'm already missing ski season..

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Flathead basketball

I noticed a basketball floating in Flathead Lake while I was out on my canoe. I think that's the direction it came from.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Triathlon Jones

I've noticed that Bicycle Log has been listed on the side bar of TRIATHLON JONES. So I'm going to return the favor and put Brett's site on my side bar. Man I wish I had his motivation!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Skiing and boarding pictures

It was windy on the mountain today. Second to the last day here, and what a great day to end the season on. It takes a lot more nerve to drop in like this than you'd think. It's much steeper than it looks.

Here we are making our way over to the cornice. That's Hans on the left. The wind was just blasting up the hill there. It was really cool!

Snowboarders getting ready to take a run, It was such a nice day and the snow was great!

My friend Stephen rocking a new full face helmet. I used to be able to beat this kid, but not any more!.. He's super fast in the race course. A national champion!

Moose balls

Only in North Idaho... I guess it could be worse. It could be skunk balls..
This was in a portable outhouse where I ski. (I voted for Obama BTW, and I'm very happy with my choice.)

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Lookout Pass ski photos

I skied at Lookout Pass on my way to Montana for Easter. The skiing was free BTW, Thank you Lookout! I'm a lttle nostalgic about Lookout Pass. I've always loved skiing there. I took this picture while it was snowing Saturday. I removed the color and it had kind of a vintage look that I associate with the place. If you look around in the lodge there are lots of old photos, and I think that inspired me.

And here's a picture of the trees as you ride up the chair from the backside.

Here's a picture I took of the frontside chairlift at the top of it after the ski season ended a couple of years ago. I skied up alone on my back country skis and had the whole place to myself. Then I telemarked down. I've posted this picture once before but I thought it went well with this set so here it is again.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Chairlift pictures

Just when I was getting tired of taking chairlift pictures... Hey, I wanted to be on that chair! Well to get more pictures of course...

I asked this liftie if I could take a picture of her shirt. She scans your pass so you can get on the lift. It says, "my job is better than your vacation". I wanted to get a better shot of it so you could read it, but she gave me such a cute pose and smile I just had to go with the first one.