Saturday, February 20, 2010

XC, Nordic, Exercise?


Call it what you will, it feels great to get out of the house and office. Embracing current conditions and going for it. Not to painful today however going down a hill on XC skis is harder (for me) than mountain biking down hill with no hands. Going to do some cross country skiing with Seeber tomorrow around 10am. Exact route not yet known. Post if you want to come along.

11 comments:

pabiker said...

you outta try XC on a groomed surface - it's pretty damn fun

Travis said...

there is about two miles of trail tracked at the intersection of rattlesnake and high rock. turn left on high rock and you will see tracks heading off to the left after about 50 yards. out and back make for about 1 1/2 to 2 hour ski. we were on it today, you will have a ton of fun. no funny stepping needed to get to the top. with a 4wheel drive, you can easily park at the intersection. loggers plowed up past the intersection. if you start at 10, i may catch you on the way out. enjoy.

redline said...

get on your road bike !

rob said...

pabiker, can't wait to find groomed trails!

Travis, many thanks for sharing your trail location. Hope to see you out there.

redline, enjoy the salty spray and poor visibility.

redline said...

that is only if you ride in the back,stay out front

Anonymous said...

ode to Rob....
For those that don't know about history... Here is a condensed version:

Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

1. Liberals, and

2. Conservatives.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.

Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to B-B-Q at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.

Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly B-B-Q's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair20dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.

Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. The rest became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided.

Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass.

Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare.
Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood, and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat.

Conservatives drink domestic beer, mostly Bud. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively.
Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.

Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America . They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

Here ends today's lesson in world history:

It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.

A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers and to more liberals just to tick them off.


And there you have it. Let your next action reveal your true self!

rob said...

One important error, I never drink Bud!

camps said...

I'll probably ski the XC network off New Baltimore Rd. after work today. There's plenty of snow, and maybe the warm temps have softened it up a bit.

rob said...

camps is today as in Tuesday? What time?

camps said...

Yes, today.
My wife just said she also wants to ski, so I'll wait for her to get home from work. I'd guess we'll be out there before 6 and ski for an hour or two. Hope to see ya out there.

rob said...

thanks camps, if I go it will probably be around 4 since I don't have lights.