Sweden

Sweden’s heartland, a vast expanse of farmland dotted with clusters of red and white farmhouses, filters past the passenger window of Simon’s red Volkswagen. The sun-scorched, water-starved fields of grain haven’t experienced rain in an unusual amount of time and the...

In The Start House

Nothing prepares you for the moment when you are in the start house getting ready launch out of the gate for the second run, knowing you have a lead of at least a second over the second fastest guy in the first run. The race in question being the giant slalom of the...

Training in Saas-Fee

The first on-snow training camp of the season is complete. We spent almost three weeks on two glaciers in Europe. The first stop was in Hintertux, Austria which I have written about in detail in a previous post. This session focused on getting a feel for the snow...

Summer Training at Mt. Bachelor

This past May I trained for a bit at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon. Slow motion video really helps in analyzing technique and tactics when training. Slow motion also makes for a sweet looking edit. Thanks to Oregon Adaptive Sports for making this training happen!...

Being Honest

Social media rewards happiness and success, making it a challenge to convey despair and failure without losing your audience. Whenever I post about my success, accompanied by a picture of a podium or an action shot or a smiling selfie, the likes and well-wishes come...

The First Races

I spend a lot of each summer and fall working on improving my technique and testing new equipment. By the end of November I usually have my equipment and skill set all prepared and at least slightly improved from the previous season. In middle of December I was...