Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tour of the Corn

Rather and racing my road bike at the Tour of the Depot today, I convinced Adam, Kendall and Jason to join me for the Tour of the Corn.  Our objective was the huge natural half pipe on Lone Peak's south side.  We've all looked at it for years and today we skiied it.  We made good time to the ridge and enjoyed the long ski down.  The snow was a little firm on top, but really nice corn on the rest.  Here's a few pictures from the outing.

We spend some quality time on dirt.

The firm snow allowed skinning straight up.

Box Elder looming in the background.

It a big, open bowl with great views.

The fnal push to the ridge.

Jason enjoying lunch, twitter and the views.

Lots and lots of turns to be had on the way down.


Not a bad way to spend a Saturday morning.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Good couple of Days

Friday was a day off work for me due to Good Friday (it was a VERY good friday).  It started early with a dawn patrol in what turned out to be nearly perfect conditions. Doug and Mark have documented the epic sking, but here's a few more pictures just for confirmation.

Mike and Mark heading up

Face shots were the order of the day

I'm getting the goods


Is it vain to keep looking at your tracks?

After the skiing, I headed south to meet up with Tanner for a quick lap on the ICUP Hurricane course.  I didn't race Hurricane last year and the course was changed from 2008.  The changes make the course into one of my new favorites. Good, technical desert riding.  I was reminded yet again that there's no where else I'd rather live.  Epic powder in the morning, classic desert riding in the afternoon.

I had no idea what the race would hold for me.  3.5 hours of hking and sking beginning at 6 am the day prior to a race probably isn't on any coach's training plan.  However, it turned out to be a good plan for me.  I ended up with my best MTB result in a couple years.  Go figure.

Today, I'm home for Easter with my all my children.  I'll take more weekends like this.