Monthly Archives: January 2010

Another Crazy-Ass Hahnenkamm Downhill

It was another unbelievably crazy Hahenkamm-Rennen downhill. Perfect weather. Great racing. Humongous, raucus crowds. Nobody badly hurt, at least not any racers. Michael Walchhofer, notably, hit the nets backwards at aboutMach 2 at the Hausbergkante, but after reconstructing his equipment … Continue reading

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Buckleys, Jaegermeister, and Too Sick To Think About Sex

Twelve years ago, I found myself marooned in Whistler at a World Cup downhill event, as sick as I’ve ever been. On scale of 0-10, where 0 is feeling great and 9.5 is being so sick you start perusing your … Continue reading

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Kitzbühel Then…And Now

One of the coolest things about Kitzbühel and about the Hahnenkamm-Rennen is the town’s, and the race’s, amazing history. The Kitzbüheler Ski Club was formed in 1907, the Hahnenkamm race was first run in 1911, and it has existed in … Continue reading

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In These Difficult Economic Times, Somebody’s Got To Keep Crazy Alive

Red Bull brought their modular hospitality BUILDING from MotoGP and erected it next to the Hahnenkamm starthaus to serve as a “Green Room” for the athletes. The whole thing was freighted in by chopper, with Slim Pickins’ character from Dr … Continue reading

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When an Apparently Good Idea…..Isn’t

Those of you who have traveled through Heathrow in the past 10 years know that Heathrow just plain sucks, even on a good day. Even if you’re traveling 1st Class with all the perks, you get off the plane and … Continue reading

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El Nino Sucks If You’re a Skier

Snowfall at Utah resorts is 100 – 130 inches below normal for this time of year, but 100 inches below a 250 inch normal is still a lot of schnee. I skied Snowbasin yesterday with my host, Gary, and you … Continue reading

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