Mar
23
2009
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Araphoe & Breckenridge…

Today is my second day of skiing. Yesterday, we cruised around the slopes of Araphoe Basin. It’s a fun resort that reminds me alot of Kirkwood. The resort is spread out, without many lifts to access the terrain. You need to traverse to get to lots of fun stuff. The conditions were good, but not great. It was firm in the morning, and slushy in the afternoon. (The highs were in the 50s)

Today, I went to Breckenridge. Overnight, it snowed between 3 to 5 inches. So, when we got to Breckenridge, the conditions were “Dust-On-Crust” There was a very nice layer of powder, but on top of some very icy hard-pack. It made it difficult to turn, as I’d quickly sink into the soft snow, and slip on the ice. However, the Breckenridge resort is really cool. It’s very large, the lifts are well placed, and there are lots of fun tree runs. (Though, I’m not great at tree runs)

Tomorrow, we are heading to Vail for the day, then driving back to Boulder for the night.  (It’s time for me to stop skiing…my legs are exhausted after only two days, and we have a huge day tomorrow!)  I have to come back to San Diego on Wednesday  night, so I’m looking forward to hanging out in Boulder for the day.

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Mar
21
2009
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In Colorado

Well, I’m writing this post from Denver, CO! We arrived yesterday afternoon. We checked into our hotel in aurora then headed downtown for the evening.

We started off by enjoying some Chinese food at JJ’s bistro, then we headed to a bar called The Gin Mill, where we tried to play a game of connect 4. The bartender there was really nice and referred us to another bar called The Fallen Tap or something like that. They had 75 beers on tap, but really lousy pool tables.

Today we are exploring the art district on Santa Fe St. Later today we’ll head back downtown and hang out. Tonight we are going to head up to the ski slopes, and I’m looking forward to skiing the next 3 days.

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Nov
23
2008
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Applauding President Weber

I wanted to take a minute to applaud San Diego State University President Steven Weber on his decision to remove Chuck Long from the role of Head Football Coach.  The football team has been struggling for several years when Long took over the team.  Despite his promises to “Compete for championships now”, the team regressed from when he took it over.  He went 3-9, 4-8 and 2-10 in his 3 seasons at SDSU.  The team was rarely competitive against Mountain West Conference Opponents, and his teams featured several “worst-losses-ever” type of defeats.  Even long-time Aztec fans were beginning to stop attending football games.  Qualcomm Stadium crowds this year were some of the smallest I’ve ever seen.

Chuck Long is owed over $700,000 per year for the next two years.  President Weber went out into the community, and found donors to pay off most of his salary.  He could have easily just stated that we don’t have the money, and people would have understood.

Go Aztecs

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Nov
15
2008
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Bike Ride!

This morning I made myself wake up early and did the tri club bike ride.  This week was just the coast ride, and since I hadn’t been on my bike in awhile, I figured I’d just ride the short 30 mile course.  The ride was nice, however, it was hot, dry and windy due to the Santa Ana winds.  It was so windy, I had lots of people joining me on the short ride.  Thanks to my Garmin 305, I have the GPS track.  See the attached kmz file, or click here for the route.

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Nov
09
2008
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Go Chargers!

Woo-hoo!  I just watched the Chargers beat the Cheifs!  They didn’t play well, but a victory is a victory!

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