Thursday, July 23, 2009

Micah in Fuerteventura

My friend & cycling partner Micah Buzainis, multiple-time World Windsurfing Champion, is currently in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, racing World Cup.

Micah (US-34) first around the mark. Look how F$#%^&*ing windy it is, and look at the humongous sails these guys are holding down.

11-time World Champion Bjorn Dunkerbeck eats it.

Finian Maynard (KV-11), Micah (US-34), Antoine Albeau (FRA-192)

Probably not a World Cup competitor. Who cares?

Thanks to Micah's father Jay, another friend & cycling partner, for sending along these pikkies. Jay, myself, and Bill Darrah won the Maui Team Time Trial cycling race two weeks ago.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Teeing It Up For Chile

It's dumping right now in Portillo. Reports are that this has been one of the best snowfall winters in a decade in the High Andes.

Trust me on this, skiing in August in South America is so much fun, even crappy snow doesn't spoil it. But a few good solid powder dumps sure don't hurt.

The fantastic wines, winter in August, the spectacular beef and exotic foods, the jaw-dropping scenery...they are enough to motivate even an old burnt-out road warrior like me to fly 10,000 miles. Each way.

My fave Scott P4 skis (110 underfoot) are in the closet at my friend Gary's house in Utah, so I scored a new pair of K2 Coombas, with G3 skins, to take with me.

Toys are good.

In addition to Portillo, I'm scheduled to hit Termas de Chillan, Valle Nevado, La Parva, El Colorado, Pucon-Villarica, and Corralco.

Watching the weather reports and getting psyched. The Rare Alpine Skunk will be making an even rarer August appearance.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Red Bull United States Grand Prix - MotoGP @ Laguna Seca

Hey Laguna Seca Raceway! 1968 is calling, they want their scoreboard back.

Start/Finish line from Red Bull VIP Hospitality suite.

Turns 1 & 2 from Red Bull Hospitality suite.

Who's this guy? I can't quite recall the name. He sure can ride that beeyotch, though.

Christo stuffs his face at Red Bull VIP Hospitality. Fantastic breakfast, an even better lunch, and of course an open bar.

The famous Corkscrew section.