Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kanyon's Secret

So on Sunday while we were getting ready for church, Kanyon comes up to me and says, "Dad, I have a secret.  Come close because I have to whisper so mom doesn't hear.  As soon as mom is ready to go to church we will tell her we are sick and then we will go snowboarding to Snowbird."

Tucks Crash on Baldy Last Year

This is a good one. Not sure if I posted this before but it's worth having on here for sure. I love the end with him trying to breathe.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Snow Day With the Kids

Ava came over and played with the boys the other day and I made a little vid of them.

SnowDay from Kelly Jorgensen on Vimeo.

Summer is Over

Days of single track is over and winter has moved in. Here is a few pics from my slider phone from this year.

Snowbird Lunch

Me and Tuck went up to the bird today at lunch to play in the new snow. It was DEEP!  It amazes me every time I am there how much energy that place fills you with! Especially with fresh snow. Jess came up with her and Tucks kids too.  I guess Ava has had her snowsuit and snowboard boots on all day and had to come up. Took this pic with my crappy phone.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New GoPro 3 Tested

Pretty rad video with the newest GoPro.

HERO3 Test- around JH from Andrew Whiteford on Vimeo.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mud Boggin

So me and the my two older boys had a little adventure yesterday.  Kanyon and Christian wanted to go up the canyon and see some of the snow.  So we drove up in the Legacy to Silver Lake. We got into some snow on the road up toward the top and almost got stuck. But we were able to rip around and get out.  We parked up at the Upper Silver lake trailhead lot  and got out to play in the snow.  We decided to walk down to the lake and skip some rocks. The ground was covered in snow and it seemed to be pretty solid.  We were about 400 yards away from the car and the ground seemed to be getting a bit spongy.  About 2 steps later we all sank.  I was up to about mid thigh.  Both Chrish and Kan lost their shoes.  I thought I was stuck for good.  There were no other people up their and I thought for sure we would end up dying there halfway buried in the mud and snow.  Somehow I was able to free myself but had to work my way out of my shoes as well.  There was no way to get them out.  Christian and Kanyon were both freezing and my feet were super cold too.  I packed Chris  on my back and Kan under my arms like a baby and started heading for the car.  I thought for sure they would have to amputate my feet.  Chris kept falling off and would walk a few steps and I would have to get him back on my back.  We made it back to the car and my feet were burning super bad when they started thawing out.  The kids thought it was pretty funny once we were warm and safe in the car, where just a few minutes earlier while I was carrying them through the frozen tundra they kept saying this turned into the worst day of our lives!!!  I told them they would never forget this day for sure.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Jeremy Jones Mt Biking

I wonder how I could get Specialized to hook me up with a bike? I am a pro dad and a pro desk job guy.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Date With the Ibis Mojo HD

A buddy of mine has the Ibis Mojo HD.  This is a bike I have had my eye on for a while. He went out of town and let me borrow it for the weekend. Me and my dad went up and rode the Ridge yesterday.  That bike rides like a Cadillac.  I couldn't find anything big enough or rugged enough to feel like I was ever coming close to the bikes limits. I think I would be needing to send it off some 30 foot drops to get to that point. It's set up pretty bomber. It was a perfect fall day to be in the mountains!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

First Snow!!!

Last nights cold front and a bit of moisture brought a little surprise today.  SNOW! There has always been something about the first snowfall that literally gives me goosebumps.  I feel like I am 4 years old. I remember a year in high school sitting in U.S. history and it started snowing outside and I turned into Cornholio and was sent to the principal's office.  Even though it is only September and the snow from this storm will melt away until the next weather system moves in, it's the sign of change.  The sign that winter is knocking on the door and I will loading the tram at Snowbird, most likely with my dad  and my brother. Although my own sons will soon be riding right along side of us.  I love snowboarding. It's a part of me and who I am.  It is what molded my family and is what helped us create lasting friendships with each other.

Monday, September 17, 2012


After Christian's football game I took the boys fishing at Tibblefork. Jeff and Jessie came as well. After grabbing supplies at the Walmart we head up the canyon.  We didn't catch any fish, and Cort was not feeling too good, but we had a good time for sure.


Rode the Corner Canyon last week with Sean and Mark. Good times to be out with those dudes again. Here is a pic of Tucks ride I think before the wreck.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

RIP Tom Sims

Tom Sims passed away last night.  Even though I never met or talked with Tom, he influenced snowboarding which is the sport that has shaped my life and who I am.  RIP Tom.  Hope you get some turns on the other side. Head to youtube for this one

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Moose, Wasps, and Rain

Last night me and dad rode the Ridge Trail. We started at the summit and rode out to the 4 way and took the South Fork Deer Creek side and back up to the summit. They re-routed the bottom which was super nice.  I was a bit nervous to ride my fully rigid single speed up there as there are some steeper climbs and some rocky and rooted out downhill sections.  I hadn't been up there in a couple years since I  had not had a bike, but the trail was just the way I remembered. My Nashbar single speed 29er handled everything like a BOSS! On climbs I use to drop to granny gear on I was able to push right up them. Riding one gear has made me a much more powerful rider. I rode most of the trail better than I used to on a fully suspended geared bike and I am still not in that great of shape. My legs felt stronger than  ever though! For those that think single speeding is some type of super human activity, it's not.  But you can keep thinking that. On some of the rockier sections a nice suspension fork would have been nice as well as some hydraulic brakes, but it didn't ruin the fun by any means. Just a few feet into the trail a runner warned us of a large bull moose about a quarter mile in standing right in the trail.  We came up on him fast and I was about 10 feet away.  He stared me down a bit and we backed off the trail as some motorcycles were coming up behind us. When we stepped off the trail, dad backed right into a wasp nest.  They straight attacked him. He must have had about 15-20 stings. The moose left and we biked on. On the downhill after the 4 way I must have hit a wasp and he stuck to my calf and proceeded to zap me. That thing was vicious! Then about halfway up the climb to the summit it got dark on us and started to rain hard. The dirt quickly gummed up and was sticking to our bikes so we hopped onto the road and rode the rest the way up on that. It was a super fun ride! I get so stoked every time I go out. Biking up there does something different than riding down in the valley like Corner Canyon. The smells, and the trees and air breathe life back into you up there.
Stinger guy.

Didn't have my camera, but he looked like this guy.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tuck's Ride

Tuck went up yesterday. I couldn't make it, but here is a pic.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Whip It!

Rode with Tuck and Rod this morning up in Corner Canyon.  Today was Tuck's first day on his new Cannondale single speed 29er. Rod was riding SS as well, but he is riding an 18t rear cog. He made me feel really tired because he was cranking the whole way and was still able to carry on a conversation. He was kind enough to take a couple breathers on the way up Clark's.  Rush was super fun today.  Rod  was riding fast which was good. It pushed me to ride faster than normal. I was throwing some nice whips and every time the Devo song would run through my head. I think I may have started to sing it out loud.  Time to stop drinking the Dew. Tuck was punishing me on the uphills.

This is Tuck's new bike.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Corner Canyon and Bob Ross

Me, Tuck, and Joe rode Corner Canyon this morning. It was super nice out. It was dark when we hit the trail at 5:30 and it seemed that we were the first ones up Clarks because I was catching spider webs in the face about every 20 feet. It drizzled for just a bit and it made the sunrise amazing. The colors were rad. We saw a few rainbows although no doubles. I will get some pics up later but this morning's ride reminded me of a childhood hero. I loved this show more than anything when I was little. Here's to you Bob Ross.

It was basically dark on the way up Clark's

Sunrise was amazing today!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Morning Ride

Me, Tuck and Joe rode Corner Canyon this morning. It was perfect. It had rained a bit yesterday making the dirt super nice and grippy (hero dirt). I am on a 20t cog now and it makes a big difference, plus my I can feel my legs getting stronger, even after only 4 rides. Tuck rigged his go pro with a super creative rig (Duct Tape and a mop pole). Joe ended up throwing up halfway up Clarks living up to his nickname we gave him a few years back on his first ride with us. Tuck was pushing it on the downhill and went down a few times. I will post some video when Tucker does some editing, but we got some pics.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Birthday Ride

Today I turn a year older. No better way to celebrate than to go mt. biking. Me and Tuck hit Corner Canyon this morning at about 7 am. It was nice and cool from a much needed rain storm yesterday. It made the trails perfect. Just a bit tacky for some good grip. We pedaled up Clarks and rode down Rush. I will definitely be getting a 19 or 20 tooth for my rear cog though. Pedaling up Clarks on an 18 tooth was torture, especially this only being my 3rd time out on the bike after a few years of no riding. It was super fun though.