Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Good news for wolves and Colorado

Here's a great story about a possible comeback!

More on wolves here.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Jeremy Jones at SIA

Here's a new Jeremy Jones interview.

Here's his update from SIA.

Here's the link to the movie.

Here's a link to my other stuff on Mr Jones.

Fair and unbalanced Sarah Palin

An excellent view of Sarah's Faux News world. Here's a link to some more excellent silliness.

Colorado bound

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Manuscript_Ullr.jpgSitting at Narita Airport now, waiting for my flight to Colorado. Should be the better part of 3 weeks snowboarding. Ullr delivered - it's finally snowing. However, my left big toe is hurt...not sure how. Whatever, I'm riding anyway. Let it snow!

Friday, February 5, 2010

If you're in Utah around the end of February...

You probably should check this out.

Protect Idaho wolves

This really shouldn't have to be said but it does. The ecosystem needs wolves. They make for healthier deer and elk herds and preserve a part of our heritage that other nations have lost. Foolishly, Idaho doesn't get that. They're pushing the population too low. Click here and you can sign a petition to protect them. It's the least you can do.

An update on the Taos snowboarding experience

A lot of folks, me included, got very happy when Taos opened for snowboarding. Here's an update on what is apparently a very successful move.

Get high and lose weight

No, not that way. A recent study shows that altitude helps with weight loss. I first read about this on Rocky's blog and then found the details here.

Whistler during the Olympics

Will Whistler be closed for riding during the Olympics. Not according to this story.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Never Summer and more

Westword, an alternative publication in Denver, wrote some great stuff about Never Summer. Here it is. I think they went deeper and did a better job covering them than the industry papers. Anyone who knows me knows I love the guys at Never Summer. There's even a Japanese connection - read the story to find out.

Here's a little more about Colorado manufacturers in Snow Biz.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Never enough Jeremy Jones

This is how dude rides with a BROKEN ARM! Jeez...

More Jones.

My Review of Injinji Ex-Cellerator Compression Socks

Originally submitted at REI

The Injinji Ex-Celerator Compression socks are the ultimate race and recovery vehicle for your feet and calves, using graduated compression to deter soreness and help muscles recover.

Extra nice

By bryantp from Tokyo and Denver on 2/2/2010


5out of 5

Gift: No

Fit: Feels true to size

Pros: Wicks Away Moisture, Comfortable, Good Design, Regulates Temperature Well, Durable

Best Uses: Snowboarding

Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational

I read about these in Ski Magazine (odd for a snowboarder?). I'm a major fan of Injinji and I had to try them. They make my feet much more comfortable and seem to let me go a little longer and a little harder. They're even warm and they breathe very well. I like the first ones so much, I bought 2 more pairs.


A tiny bit more on Jeremy Jones snowboards

Just a tiny bit at a time. Here's my first posting.

Man goosed

What should you do when attacked by a wild goose? Bet they didn't cover that in Survival School. People laughed when Jimmy Carter was attacked by a rabbit. We may have a rabbit v. goose winner-take-all match soon.

I stole this from Rocky Thompson's The Goat Blog.  The least I could do is give him a link ;-)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Jeremy Jones snowboards

Finally a split board with magnetraction. I'm just waiting in line now.

Wear a helmet when you snowboard or ski

The operating word is "duh" but some folks still fight common sense. Check it out! More info here.

Monday, February 1, 2010

New snow

Snow is magic. Everything is better when it snows...even my long drive to work tomorrow morning. I don't mind. The world is different. Tokyo is getting some snow...right here at Yokota AB. I took my dogs out for a romp and they dig it.

Niseko powder

Just a little Niseko powder for anyone interested. Here's a bit more info! Snow is finally returning to Japan's lower resorts this week...today in some places. Even Tokyo may get some by tomorrow. Let me get well, Ullr!