Saturday, December 29, 2007

Kickin at the park

I know it's been a while since I've had good pics to post, but hopefully this will be the start of a string of fun stuff. Today NateG and I went to a local park to hit a kicker that Nate and Emily had built yesterday. It was a sweet ramp that sent you over a fence, a retaining wall, some head-high bushes, and some rocks before you landed. The gap was about 15' and there was an 8' height difference between the two. The coolest part about it, though, was that you had to shoot it right between two big trees. The view from the top was daunting, but they did an awesome job building the ramp and it was way easier than it looked. Props to the Goltz family. Nate and I were also joined by a couple other riders who hit it with us. Hope you like the pics!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Just wanted to wish everyone a merry Christmas! Stay safe if your driving, and have fun no matter what your plans are. Also, start thinking about the New Year's Verm trip!

Sunday, December 02, 2007


WooHoo! It's soooo nice to have some of the white stuff back around. With about six inches by my place it's actually enough to get out and play in, too! Combine that with 15-20mph winds today and there was really only one thing left to do - go kiting! Since lots of local lakes are either open or just-froze, I figured we better stick to dry land. Nick and I headed down to Cottage Grove for some gusty fun with my foils. I was surprised to see about 6 other kiters cruising and boosting there when we arrived. Nick's just getting started, but did real well and even tried some boosts! I didn't get my skiis on, but still had fun getting yanked around by my 5m. Mostly, though, it was just fun to get out in the snow. Here's to a winter full of fun!

Saturday, December 01, 2007


OK, so you might be getting sick of the pictures from our trip, but since I haven't had time to enjoy the newfallen snow yet (which is awesome, by the way), I figured I'd put this up. Kim combined her pics and mine and created this slideshow, complete with comments. Hope you like it. Unfortunately the link only transferred the Norway half of the show, so you'll just have to go off of the pics from the earlier posts for Ireland.

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