Rock climbing trips! I mean, Plastic pulling sessions... Someone put the Northeast on a freeze/thaw loop and bumped it up 20 odd- degrees. Every other day it rains, and, intermittently, 60 degree temps seem to want to shine through. Even worse is how quickly the forecast shifts. Psyched on a 4 day escape to the Gunks, I packed my tent and bag for the bus (my car being in disrepair), only to be rained on for an hour as the bus arrived late, and, drove past me.
Shon Bollock and the Shasta Boyz had already planned an filming expedition to Japan before the Earthquakes and Tsunami disasters struck.
I arrived just two days ago in Sweden together with my girlfriend Martina! For me it is like a return to my homeplace, for Martina it is the first time here, but the excitement of us both is the same. We really enjoy the bouldering and the beautiful landscape. In the next days we will start to explore a new boulder area with Stephan Rasmussen. Hopefully the boulder problems there are the same as the others in Sweden!
Bouldering, Skiing, Telemarking - touring Germany and Austria, we made a stop in Landshut (Bouldernight), Schliersee (BMW-Event) and Byyrischzell (freeheel festival). Great impressions, awesome locations - check the video!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2qjovMW0r8
Against a field of elite racers in Spain, the youngest rider in the field qualifies 3rd only to be brought down by a mechanical in the final run. "After testing out the Intense M9 in SalËve last week, i couldn't wait to get out and race it!" The Nissan European Cup in Spain was a great opportunity to get away from home and test the bike out on a race weekend. We traveled to Spain last Thursday for the Nissan European Cup in Macanet - a picturesque town just on the French/Spanish border. The race itself was bizarrely half...
Over the weekend we saw some killer limestone. The temps have been heating up. Today is in the 90's. Climbing has been a bit rough in these conditions but we're making the best of it. Tonight we will be at the South Austin Rock Gym. I've always heard of the built in features at this gym and I can't wait to check them out.