Tuesday, December 29, 2009

One and Done

Kathleen and I got home today after visiting her family in Saratoga, New York. After a week of basic inactivity, I got home today and skate skied one loop at the Highland 9 Hole. I was planning on doing some skiing in New York but a bad cold kept me on the side-lines. I did manage to get in a 12 mile bike ride on Sunday when the temp there hit 45F. Otherwise, I watched TV and hung out with the in-laws. Check out the Cobro's (common law brother in law) beater GT mountain bike. The shock is totally shot...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Training On Snow

Since my last post a week ago, I've cross country skied five times. Last Saturday, I skate skied with Johnny Wyland at the Highland 9 Hole golf course. On Sunday, I went to Como after the football game. Wednesday after work was back at Como for some more skate skiing. There weren't too many other skiers on the trails. Yesterday, I went back to the Highland 9 Hole and skied over three laps plus I helped coach some of the Cretin High School kids with Tommy Bengel. Today, I went out to Sunfish Lake Park in Lake Elmo. I skied with Jerry Engen, Lori Belz, Tina Olson and Bill Stuber.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

On Snow!

I got the cross country skis out for the first time this season yesterday. One of the best places around for snow so far is just a mile from my house. The famed and storied Highland 9 Hole golf course in Saint Paul... I skied a lap and then played keep away with the Tom Bengel coached Cretin Derham Hall High School ski team. I followed that with a couple of double pole sprints with the Central High ski team. After that, I skied another lap. Before the snow arrived, I rollerskied the neighborhood loop on Monday.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I've got a few workouts in last week. On Tuesday the 1st, I rode 16+ miles on the Stone Arch U of M route. Wednesday was a skate rollerski session on the neighborhood loop. Then, on Saturday, I skate rollerskied with Tom Bengel, Jerry Engen, Lori Belz and Barry Torgerson. We cruised the roads of Lakeland and Stillwater. I am still working on the next bike project. It's another single speed. I stripped the Tunturi frame and have it ready for painting. It will be a theme bike. Check out the pictures.