There is a small side project underway at poohsart.wordpress.com. It will most likely be compiled here at the end of the 100 days, but until then, pieces are being posted there.
Collaborating with miss RJ.
Last weekend I managed to complete the 2011 Hog Loppet for the first time since… 1997?? That’s a long time ago! They’ve made a lot of improvements to the grooming and the course was mostly well groomed (except for the very first tromp through the trees).
Here’s a screen shot of the route. You can also view more information about my ski on Saturday HERE.
Just in case you’re not regularly checking up on the Skadi Nordic Blog…
Kirsten & Father & Uncle Andy & I all participated in this year’s Boulder Mountain Tour, and all for our very first time. I have to say that it wasn’t quite the thrilling competitive event that I had always imagined my first BMT would be, but that was 100% my fault and was actually just fine. I was back with the red lantern carriers, or so it felt, but I had a very pleasant ski and cruised my way down the course. Post race, while we waited for the rest of the family members to cross the finish line, my C.A. & I scouted for evidence that the new Skadi Nordic Squishy Ski Tie was infiltrating the market. We met with surprising success. And I am convinced that the Skadi Ski Tie is going to be the next big thing in Nordic Skiing.
lost and found
ski ties walking
ski ties 2
ski ties 1
If I’m learning anything at these trade shows, it’s that trade shows are a Big Deal. The amount of work that goes into putting together a trade show (or any convention, I imagine) is huge. Two days before the trade show starts all the crates get moved in, overhead signs set up and the booth building begins.
It’s a tangled mess of crates, boxes, packing material, real-sized erector sets, forklifts & people. Everyone has there own chaos to deal with and many of the booths are truly built and disassembled each trade show. An impressive change happens over those two days and, assuming I don’t get kicked out for trying to take pictures, I may have some to share of the final results since today is the first day of the SIA convention.
Skadi Nordic will be playing a supporting role in the Swix booth. And if you’ve seen any of our new products yet you know I really do mean supporting.
The new Skadi Nordic ski tie is so amazing. I can’t even get over it. I’m so in love with it! It stays on better than any ski tie I’ve ever used. I know I’m biased but I think it truly is the perfect ski tie!
Hooray… we get to go to the SIA On-Snow Demo at Devil’s Thumb Ranch. I have to be in the Skadi Nordic booth during the demo hours 9am-4pm… that still gives me lots of time to go skiing right? right?!?!
So I guess what I’m saying is that anyone who wants to come do a midday stint as a Skadi Nordic rep at the On-Snow demo is more than welcome to come take my place for an hour or two…
Susan, Kirsten, Peter, & Laura Valaas
Grandma Yasuko's striped jello!
Adela with Christmas tree
Ryan watching Adela pull the Christmas tree, so chivalrous.
Loki, dog of winter
Hurray for my first Thanksgiving at “home” in a long time! I am using quotes around home to indicate that we were not actually at home for Thanksgiving, but at a close enough location so as to be considered home (not to incorrectly provide emphasis). Good snowstorm, good turkey, good game of pictionary, good to be normal.
Checking bike fit... or just enjoying the landscape!
One of my cycling guru friends took a picture of me on the bike so as to educate me about proper bike fit. But I just look at it and say, “the open landscape is sooooo pretty!”