Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rion's Secret Alternative Core Training

Rion's secret is out! Nothing like busting up some cement by hand to work the arms and core....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Burnhams Rollerski Switzerland

This just in from Bob Burnham.

We are just back from our vacation where we did some terrific hiking and other sites. However, I wanted you to know that Frank convinced us to actually bring along the roller skis. Ann and I wondered if it was really worth it, nuts came to mind. However, we did end up finding 3 incredible roller skis. Grimsell Pass is just something to be seen. It is sort of awe inspiring to ski over such a pass. It is the road you end up taking from Zermatt to Interlaken. I am attaching a photo. The first pass actually had far more switchbacks, but the traffic was a bit higher despite being more of a dead end. Our third adventure is a very long pass outside of Grindevalde called the Gros Scheidell. It is a road set aside for biking, hiking and now roller skiing. There were a couple of tour buses, but to have a gigantic and beautiful pass without any traffic is simply a site to behold. Of course >10KM uphill's are not for the faint of heart. Sorry Frank, lots of classic striding as our double polling eventually gave out. Many thanks to Ann for being the support crew.

More Stolen Photos from SMS Blog - Hannah and Cate

I've gone and stolen more photos from the Stratton blog of Hannah and Cate in the time trial running to the top of Stratton Mt. Now there is a good time! I might add that Hannah also just missed setting a new record for the course!!! I think there are 6 CSU kids at Sverre's junior camp, including Chris Stock, Chris Burnham, Hannah Smith, Corey Stock, Hamish McEwen and Cate Brams. Sorry if I've missed anyone but that is who I could identify from various photos. Again, the SMS blog is at:

Friday, August 21, 2009

Corey at Stratton Jr. Camp

I stole this photo of Corey from the Stratton Mt School blog. Go to to read about SMS's BKSL summer camp and Junior camp, complete with lots of photos.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Juniors Sport New Vests

CSU Juniors looking good in new vests before Littleton Distance Roll

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Flower Show Victory!

I was on vacation this past week at the AMC family camp we've been going to forever. One of the highlights of the week is the Cold River Camp Flower Show. I always enter some arrangement and of course take part in the Gentleman's Challenge, which I did not win. As I was hiking earlier in the week up some 4000 footer I latched on the idea of using my rollerskis as the basis of my entry this year. For better or for worse (artistically speaking, of course) I came away victorious in the floral category with my entry entitled "Camo Ski"!! Not bad for spending all of 15 minutes working on it as I was getting sucked dry by the local mosquito and black fly populations which are having a banner year due to all the rain. It also helps that several of the usual contendors for the prize were too late to get an entry in because they had stopped by the Mt Washington Hotel to sample the good life and for afternoon libations after their hike and got waylaid. Remember, showing up is half the battle!