Friday, January 28, 2011

The Monkey and the Expert

I've just spent the day skiing with Fat Charlie. On our first real run (i.e. not traversing to get to the far side of the mountain) we discovered a freestyle course that had been marked out on Ray's Ridge (Purgatory) but hadn't been skied enough to create large bumps so we tried to ski it a few times trying to create those bumps.

My friends often tell me that I ski like a monkey. Fat Charlie (aka Jim) was kind enough not to make that comment. Here is how the monkey skis the freestyle course:

And here is the expert doing the upper section of the same course:

And if you're still reading then here is a shot of Jim doing that same section but caught from the bottom of the run looking up:

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The second fastest car on the road

If I'm exceeding the speed limit I like to have another car pass me every now and then. This is the decoy car and the one that the police will pull over instead of me.

This morning it actually worked. On the way to work heading east on Greenway from Tatum the car next to me pulled away at about 2 MPH faster than I did and I watched with relief as the police car behind me changed lanes and pulled him over instead.