Friday, January 29, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ken Blocks New Whip

It's Magical!

"It's magical" was the only way we could describe the riding last night at Brighton! Me, my dad and Jake hit the night riding up in some of the best conditions ever. It was snowing on us the whole time but the moon was peering through the clouds once in a while. We kept hitting the trees in the dark and getting every pow slash we could find. Toward the end of the night we went out past the lights toward the Great Western lift and found an untouched pow run out in the dark with a touch of moonlight poking through. All we could keep saying was, " It's Magical!! " It was so quiet and peaceful. It was one of those life recharge moments that can only come from a few things. Shredding pow in the dark with no one else around is one of those things.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Christine Brennan doesn't know what she's talking about.

Christine Brennan doesn't know what she's talking about. from pierretube on Vimeo.

For those who have not seen this, get ready to be baffled. No doubt all of our hearts go out to Kevin Pearce, whether we snowboard or not. It's never cool to see someone injured like this. But this lady has no idea what she is talking about. What about all winter olympic sports, besides curling? Are they not trying to go faster and bigger all the time. Should they put a speed limit on the downhill? A distance limit on the ski jump? What about the aerialist competition? Why not just cancel the oplympics all together? Isn't the olympics about athletes doing the very best they can? So why in the world should they have a limit put on them? Snowboarding has always been about trying new things and pushing each other. Whether an Olympian trying a double cork or just someone linking their first turns, it's all about progression as well as all other sports. Anyways, watch this and see what you think.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It all Makes Sense Now

Click the pick and blow it up. This is awesome!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Riding the Couch

So I ended up compressing some vertebrae. Just as all the storms start to roll in and people are up getting much anticipated fresh pow turns, I am riding the couch.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Canyons

Me and Sean hit the Canyons today. Super fun! Just took some laps through the park and Rode some groomers. We did take one run off 9990 but there wasn't too much coverage. Even after the storms this week so far ( which did not snow 10 feet of anything. More like 1 foot) it looked like we have had 1 storm all year up there. Purrty sad. But still way fun! Compressed my back though coming up short on a jump in the park. Not so good. Makes me feel old.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Chillin With Jake

So me and Jake chilled today after 2 years of him being in Florida. We hit up Del Taco then some snow skating at a park in A.F. Some kids were sledding and we told them if they went down and rode the muddy icy dirt gap we would put them on Youtube. So they charged it. Here is there shot to fame. We thought we should build a fun box to jib this winter to take around to parks and stuff so we hit up Home Depot for a while. There were a couple other dudes in looking for plexiglass for the same thing. Then we headed to Cal Ranch and figured out how much more quality Carhartt hoodies are then anyone else, and that they come in good sizes for us big dudes. Seriously Carhartt is sick! Then we rolled across to Watts to check out trucks. To top it off we grubbed up some In and Out and sat freindly style at a table with an older guy and his wife who had to leave suddenly with a Viagra type panic look on the Husbands face. Super good times for sure. Good to have you back dude.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ten Feet Next Week???

Ten feet next week?

January 13, 2010 by Tahoe Loco
Filed under Weather Geek

WEDNESDAY JAN. 13 4:37 PM…The National Weather Service has just issued an advisory about the big change in the weather pattern we have been talking about here for a few days. They’re saying that snowfall amounts of 10 feet or more are possible over the higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada next week. We’ve heard big numbers before, most recently in December, and they have a way of fizzling as the storms approach. But that is a really big number. It’s worth paying attention to. Here is the notice:

A very strong jet stream is making its way across the Pacific and
will transition interior northern California into a wetter weather
pattern next week. As a result… an extended period of much needed
significant precipitation is expected. A relatively weak storm moves
through Saturday… then much stronger and wetter systems will begin
Sunday and continue into next week. Although timing of individual
storms is difficult at this point… it looks like every 24 to 36
hours a system will move through. Rainfall totals by the end of next
week could exceed 5 to 10 inches in the lower elevations with snow
amounts of 10 feet or more possible over the higher Sierra
Nevada. Snow levels will generally be around 4000 to 5500 feet
but at times could drop into the foothills. There is also likely
to be periods of breezy to windy conditions and travel into the
mountains is likely to be impacted.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mmmm Fountain Drink and Fecal Matter

STUDY: Nearly half of soda fountains contaminated with fecal matter
January 11th, 2010 @ 3:49pm
By Dr. Kim Mulvihill

SAN FRANCISCO -- Many of us have filled up our cups at the local gas station. But those self-serve soda fountains may be serving up a lot of bacteria.

Researchers from Hollins University in Virginia tested more than 100 beverages from self-serve and staff-serve dispensers. What they found coming out of these machines is pretty unappetizing.

"We obtained soda fountain beverages from a wide variety of fast food establishments and found that a significant number of the drinks had levels of bacteria, including coliforms, which would not be allowed in municipal drinking water," said Dr. Renee Godard, professor of biology and director of environmental studies at Hollins, and a co-author of the study. "To our knowledge, no one has looked at bacterial contamination from soda fountain machines before, and our results may have public health implications. They signal the need for regulations that enforce the manufacturer's recommended cleaning regimens for these beverage dispensers."

They found 48 percent of the beverages contained fecal matter.

More than 11 percent were contaminated with E. coli and 17 percent were tainted with a bacteria known to cause meningitis.

Most of the bacteria showed resistance to one or more of the 11 antibiotics tested.

In these drinks, they also found smaller amounts of other kinds of germs including staphylococcus, klebsiella and candida.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Kens New Ride

This is what Ken Block will be driving now in the WRC.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ken Block Press Release

Ken Block Moving up to the WRC in a FORD

Day at the Bird

Hit the bird on Monday, with my dad and Andy Earl. Super fun groomer day for sure. We hit lower baldy and found out we need a lot more snow. I took a core shot to the new machete. Pics are from a camera phone.