The Rare Alpine Skunk Makes An Appearance

Powder Mountain. Feb 19 2017.

 

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Drive-by…..Avocado Delivery?

Such is life in the tropics.

Was working around the house yesterday, repairing a scratched countertop in the kitchen. Went down to the garage to get a tool, and found this bag next to my car.

 

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So….what have we here?

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Avocados. REALLY GOOD avocados.

Still can’t figure out who dropped them by.

If it’s you, thanks!

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I Miss Kitzbühel

None of this stuff here in The Land Of The Free

None of this stuff here in The Land Of The Free

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Agility. You Gotz It?

Hiking the EMI canals out near Nahiku. Not for the faint at heart, nor those afraid of heights.

Handrails? We don’t need no stinkin’ handrails.

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Time Trial!

Dateline: Hawrelek Park, Edmonton.

As much as I love TTs, or perhaps because I love TTs, I think banning TT bikes really detracts from the show. I get it…..the teams are all struggling financially, and saving them a collective $100,000 in costs (to get the extra bikes & mechanics there) totally makes sense.

But the visual power of all the latest aero gear, all of that striking technology, is one of the things about TTs I, personally, really dig. The Tour of Alberta TT in Edmonton is something I’d looked forward to for months, but without the funnybikes it just didn’t have the oomph I’d expected.

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Mollema, as expected, drilled the TT. However, without his funnybike, he only picked up 9 seconds.

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Thus leaving him 2nd to Holowesko’s Carpenter by slightly less than one second. Word amongst the teams was a TT specialist like Mollema would have picked up at least an extra 30 seconds if TT bikes had been allowed.

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More random screen grabs from the Edmonton TT.

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Nice sponsorship of the TT departure platform by one of my all-time favorite sponsors, Jelly Belly.

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In the finale the next day, Holowesko got on the front and protected their lead ferociously.

Holowesko pounding on the front, protecting Carpenter's one-second lead

Holowesko pounding on the front, protecting Carpenter’s one-second lead

And that, cycling fans, was that. Holowesko is a Continental team, and as such, they ride criteriums far more often than a ProTour team like Trek Segafredo. The final stage in Edmonton was a very large crit (almost 12k). Trek didn’t have a chance to pull back even

Animated Stage Intro by Skunkware

Animated Stage Intro by Skunkware

one second against the powerful and skilled Holowesko in a crit.

 

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Tour of Utah 2016

Hot as Hell here. Was 102 in SLC driving down from Bozeman.

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My steed for the week

 

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Interesting License Plate on my race vehicle

STAGE 1 EARLY

Stage 1 starts inside Zion National Park. An unprecedented accommodation, prompted by 2016 being the 100th anniversary of the National Park system. However, in order to avoid inconveniencing too many National Park patrons using the roads, the stage is starting at 7:55 AM. Thus, I’m at work in the truck before 6AM.

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Tower Of Power in Maui

Wow. These guys (the ones who are still alive and ambulatory) have been playing together for 50 years, and they can still bring the heat.

Live at the Maui Arts & Cultural center.

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Tower Of Power

 

 

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