Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Breck had an amazing sunset yesterday. just happened to look out my office window at the perfect time.

Friday, December 10, 2010

MotionX-GPS Track: Turks-Sallie-Country Boy


Jeff uses MotionX-GPS on the iPhone and is sharing with you the following track:

night tour with Ruby

Name:Turks-Sallie-Country Boy
Date:Dec 9, 2010 9:04 pm
(valid until Jun 8, 2011)
View on Map
Distance:4.96 miles
Elapsed Time:1:11:36
Avg Speed:4.2 mph
Max Speed:10.9 mph
Avg Pace:14' 26" per mile
Min Altitude:9,867 ft
Max Altitude:10,790 ft
Start Time:2010-12-10T04:04:27Z
Start Location: 
 Latitude:39.483168º N
 Longitude:106.009593º W
End Location: 
 Latitude:39.483384º N
 Longitude:106.009805º W


MotionX-GPS Commonly Asked Questions

  1. What is MotionX-GPS?
    MotionX-GPS is the essential GPS application for outdoor enthusiasts. It puts an easy-to-use, state-of-the-art handheld GPS on your iPhone.

  2. Can I use MotionX-GPS?
    Sure! MotionX-GPS can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store. Or try the free version, MotionX-GPS Lite .

  3. How can I display tracks in Google Earth?
    Follow the directions on the Google Earth web site to download and install the Google Earth program. Save the attached "TurksSallieCountry Boy.kmz" file to your computer. Launch Google Earth, select File, Open, and open the saved "TurksSallieCountry Boy.kmz" file.

  4. This email was forwarded to me. Where are the attachments?
    Some e-mail programs do not include the original attachments by default when forwarding an e-mail. In this case, the sender must reattach the original files for them to be included.


Please contact MotionX customer support with any comments or questions.

All the best,

The MotionX Team

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80s day at school!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

nice day

yesterday was a great day for shooting some snowy scenes in Breck

Monday, December 06, 2010

season is over!

Bike racing is done til at least late March or early April. That is good and bad. I am ready to devote my precious free time now to more time with my family, and to some projects around the house. Also of course there will be lots of snowboarding, xc & alpine skiing to be had.

The state championship race was this past Saturday at Monarch High School in Louisville, just south of Boulder. It was a very fun course, mostly flat, lots of grass, an obligatory sand pit, and overall very FAST! I knew warming up that I didn't have great legs, but also that this course would be good for me. At the start I did not clip in as quickly as I wanted to, so missed a few spots early. But then settle in to the 15-20 spots and rode there pretty much the whole race. Got stuck behind 1 crash and a couple of bobbles, but all in all did not make many mistakes. My chain derailed on the last lap and from there I lost 2 spots that I never could make up, finishing 16th. I really wanted to land in the top 10, but overall I wasn't too unhappy with the day. Pic below courtesy of Erin Pheil of Timeforcake fame. Thanks Erin!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Alina's K class photo

poor iPhone picture of a print photo, but gives you an idea. looks like a nice summer day...-7F outside now.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Danny MacAskill - Way BackHome

this is one of the most talented riders (of any kind of bicycle) I have EVER seen. mind-blowing.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

night ski tour with Ruby

since I can't escape work tomorrow to sample the deep snow, I went out tonight on Turk's trail for a nice tour with Ruby. the snow was beautiful!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Alina's violin recital, no Facebook req'd

alright alright. Helen reminded me that my wonderful in-laws aren't on Facebook (and may not ever be). So here's a YouTube embedded version. Unfortunately, I missed the first couple of seconds, incl her bow.

USGP New Belgium Cup

some pics of this past Saturday's big cyclocross race up in Ft Collins. super muddy, with about 2" of snow from a couple days prior melting on the course. About time we had proper cross conditions! I didn't register early enough, and didn't have enough points to get a call up, so I was pack fodder in the 35+ Open race from the beginning, starting in about 58th place out of 80 starters. I managed to ride fairly well, only crashed once, and finished 23rd. i would like to think had i started in the top 20, I would have finished top 15 or so, but who knows. Anything could have happened out there, as the greasy mud and snow had me guessing lines almost every lap. Nothing to brag home about, but nothing to be embarrassed about either.

Alina's violin recital

trick here is you need to be on Facebook, and a FRIEND of mine, to view this. SO, if you're not connecting with me on Facebook, please do!

Alina's violin recital

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

family, cyclocross, trailrunning & Halloween wknd at the Hills

One of the two biggest wknds in Colorado cyclocross was this past weekend. Saturday brought the Colorado Cross Classic, held out at the infamous Boulder Reservoir, home of sand and tire-stabbing goatheads. Prior to the race we dropped off Alina with Mary for the day, and then I dropped off Helen to meet up with a huge group of elite trailrunners for a big 30mi run. I was so happy she was able to get in on a group run with some fast people. I always can find some friends to train with, but for Helen it is not as easy, esp up here in Breck. I mozied over to the Boulder Reservoir to get my warm-up on. I had a great start, held on strong and ended up 10th out of over 70 starters. Pretty stoked on that considering it was a Cross Cup points race with a stacked field.

After Helen's run she enjoyed a great walk with her Grandma Grace (G3 to Alina). I met up with the family up at Bill & Mary's house around 5:30. Surprisingly, there was no smoke in the air from the previous day's Dome Fire below their home in Boulder Canyon. As usual, Bill & Mary prepared a great meal, this time it was wahoo fish tacos. Bill made me a Patron margarita to get things rolling.

I got to check out the fancy new induction range/convection oven Bill recently installed. It is beautiful!

Was nice to see George, Grace, Elaine and her bf Tyler as well.

Saturday eve, it was so easy to fall asleep with a hard race in my legs, a margarita, some fish tacos, and some delicious angel food cake with pineapples. There was also some dark chocolate sauce that most people added to their cake. Soon, we were decorating, trying for the perfect presentation. George added a lettuce leaf for a garnish after Elaine & Tyler reminded us we need some more color.

Sunday morning we awoke to a gorgeous morning on Sugarloaf in Boulder. I just love this view, would be hard to get tired of.

Alina enjoyed a fun morning with everyone while I headed out to Flatirons Crossing Mall for the Boulder Cup, another huge race at an unusual venue, a big shopping mall on the side of the Boulder-Denver turnpike. Holy smokes this course was tough. Multiple crashes, a poor start, and a partially rolled front tubular tire had me in the middle to back of the pack all day. Ended up 28th. Bah. We had a fantastic time, and the weather was perfect, though the Front Range is in dire need of some moisture!