Saturday, May 21, 2011

Why are some of Lance Armstrong's former teammates out to get him?

Why are former teammates of Lance Armstrong coming out against him?

Because Lance's coattails are  the only remaining opportunity they have to link themselves to fame and the possibility for making money out of their bike racing careers.

These are banished, ex-bike racers, fading into oblivion. 

If they were not after the money angle or some kind of TV or book deal, they could just tell their story and be done. But that wouldn't make the sports pages,

If you want to come out and admit you were doping and clear your conscience fine, but get it done, why drag Lance Armstrong into it? 

The reason is simple, money, because Lance is where the money is.

If you link yourself to Lance and make that your story, the media will be all over you. I guess that's the nature and behavior of people who are used to cheating. I'm not much of a Lance fan, but using him, to get yourself on TV and creating other possibilities through him, to make money; to me, is predatory at best, but really, it's cowardly and deceitful. 

That's my option and I'm expressing it because what these predators are doing now, is bad for the sport of cycling.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Big Step for former World Champion?

Kimi Raikkonen
Moves from smoozing with Royalty, Caviar, yachts and champagne to:
 NASCAR Trucks, Charlotte, NC and Chili Dogs. 
Former Ferrari number 1 driver winning a GP.
                                               Kimi Raikkonen in the Red Bull truck.

Lemond no friend of Lance.

Happier days

Lemond has long been critical of Armstrong's association with questionable doctors lurking around the Pro Peleton?

How long can Lance Armstrong hold out?

As more former Teammates of Lance Armstrong step forward and accuse him of doping, his  response, "I've never tested positive to any banned substances," may be wearing thin?

Lance Armstrong, under pressure again, not while riding a bike. So his book, "It's not about the bike," may be more real than he expected?

Lance Armstrong gets pushed deeper and deeper into legal "Hell".

Tyler Hamilton finally owns up. How long can you keep a lie and sleep with yourself? Lance can't last much longer, the cards are stacked against him. Will Lance Armstrong do time and go down in disgrace like Marion Jones?

Another great Colorado ski day, May 20th.

The Rockies from my house, May 20th.

It's been snowing for a week straight. So the powder has to be Epic at A-Basin.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Recovery exercises for torn Achilles Tendon

The most important thing you can do in the first weeks of waiting for recovery and healing, while in a cast, is to keep the rest of your body as fit as possible.

Five weeks into Achilles Tendon reconstruction, keep the injured side fit, from the ankle up. Make sure you don't stress the Achilles repair. Here is one exercise for quad muscles, using a stretch cord attached to a fixed point and your ankle.
Starting position, foot behind body.

Extend your leg,  with your knee, until leg is straight, then extend leg forward.

Click on Photos to enlarge view! 

Friday, May 13, 2011

Tree Skiing Control

When skiing trees, keep your feet and legs together, tip the inside ski first, but keep them close. A wide stance only offers skis to become independent minded, especially if they are at different angles in the snow. The last thing you want to happen in the trees is skis going in different directions.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Colorado May Snowstrom

It's not like we don't already have enough snow. The ski areas are getting over 1 foot today. Haul out the Movement, Jam's and have a blast.
This is my back yard. The round device in the background is in case aliens are trying to contact us about "Direct Parallel". We know there is intelligent ski life somewhere in the Universe. 

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Starting the actual movement rehab training after 4 weeks.

With a special peddle, strap and lift; I can comfortably ride without pain. 

In two weeks, I'll be using a regular bike shoe with a hide foot support, made from carbon fiber out of a Dodge ski boot.
I'm a week ahead of regular rehab, but I'm really careful never to stretch the tendon or feel pain. Any pain at this point in rehab means you are damaging the repair.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Who's the guy in the trees?

Perfect run, perfect snow and delightful, bushy slalom gates.


Monday, May 2, 2011

A world class slalom skier, shows us the phases of the arc.

 A perfect turn set up, early angles, balanced above the gate.
Now it is time to really get around the gate, so flexing or bending the legs takes pressure off the skis, so the skis can be tipped to high angles, which in turn, increases pressure.
Keep tipping the feet and the skis will arc, hold the upper body in the counter acted relationship to finish the arc.
This is a perfect modern world cup turn, not very complicated, if you know what's happening. Every skier can learn from the best.

Wide Stance for wide skis? Why?