Old London Town

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It has been nine years since I was last in London and the place still feels the same.  It feels more like home (Aussie and Kiwiland) than North America (US and Canada) for sure which I suppose makes sense. This … Continue reading

Road Trip East

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Things are a little bit out of order but here is a post I’m working on……  I’ll get it all straightened out in a little bit when I’m finished catching up on some business – which could be 5 years … Continue reading

Dave the Sailor

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Dave the Sailor and I have had a lot of adventures together over the last decade and a half. For me the coolest adventure was back in 2010 when Dave invited me to crew on Akimbo in the Brisbane to … Continue reading

Tom might move

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I’ve got an old ski buddy I call Nevada Bob. Nevada Bob and his missus, Tahoe Becky, are going to New Zealand soon and Bob wanted to pick my brain.  After a few chats on the phone Bob said why … Continue reading

R and D

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Rachel is an old mate, so old in fact, she was there when they brought me home from the hospital (no, not after my brain injury, after I was born). The first time I ever skied was with Rachel and … Continue reading

Chicago Marathon

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The night before my 9th Marathon I was having dinner with Al and Jarisse.  Watching a Cubs game, at an old Irish pub in the heart of downtown Chicago.  Al grabbed the tab, we argued about it and our gentlemans … Continue reading

Doctors Appointment

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My Doctors (yes I have 2 of them), see me every winter.  But I’m getting old so I’m having more problems.  In the last 12 months alone they’ve helped me out with the following: Penis injury (x2) Skin cancer check … Continue reading

West

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32 days.  Vegas, Thousand Oaks, Montecito, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Ely.  Mandi, Rabbi Gelman, Rob and Nancy, Cole and Gabriella and Bob and Becky.  Holy batman was I looked after…… It all started in Vegas……  My 4th time, and … Continue reading

7 Days, 7 Resorts

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Today is closing day at Keystone and the last day of any season brings mixed feelings….. sometimes I feel sad that the season is ending and people are leaving, but sometimes I feel excited about what the new season will … Continue reading

Late Season Turns

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Since Park City the skiing has been kinda ordinary, even when it snows, it is getting up to 10 degrees Celsius during the day which turns the snow to mashed potatoes really quick. The last proper day of winter was … Continue reading

Canyons/Park City

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Last week, I had the opportunity to ski Park City.  North America’s largest ski area.  With 31″ of fresh, dry, Utah powder and some bloody good skiers. I was the 5th wheel on a trip full of people who didn’t … Continue reading

International Mates

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Man, what a crazy few weeks!!! The Hutchinson’s have been in town and after 4 attempts, Paul finally got some Colorado powder, lucky bugger got the goodies in Telluride with 18″ on his first day there.  We had some Friday afternoon powder … Continue reading

Tom got Air

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I’m happy in this photo, it isn’t just because I’m sitting on a beautiful horse, on a beautiful property, in the company of some beautiful fillies….. I’m happy because I got some air…. on a horse. It was huge.  We (Stetson … Continue reading

Yellowstone

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It has been over a decade since  I was last in Yellowstone.  Last time was 2003, after some time with Luke in Banfff.  On that trip, I drove south to Colorado and passed through Yellowstone.  It was puking snow, there was … Continue reading

Lake Powell

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One day, I was sitting on a chairlift with Al.  Not much of a surprise there, we’ve done this a lot over the last decade and more.  Al mentions that his extended crew have lined up a Lake Powell trip. That … Continue reading

Polly

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When I purchased “Polly the Snowmobile” everyone told me it couldn’t be done. To start with, I had no where to park a snowmobile.  Turns out, you can park a snowmobile in the back of a truck, so my mate Cole helped … Continue reading

Skiing Mates

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This last month I’ve had some old skiing mates in town….. I’ve had such a wonderful, wonderful time with these guys, Shaz, Chris, Paul, Lica, Dave, Tim, Debbie, Kathy, Walter and Nick as well as Charlie and Tina whom I don’t have any photos … Continue reading

The Williams

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I’m often asked by my American mates,  “What is ‘shenanigans’?” Shenanigans /ʃɪˈnænɪɡən/ noun (informal) (usually pl) of unknown origin: A social dish enjoyed by Australians. Ingredients: Some old mates, some new mates and a kid who hasn’t seen the snow before. Add 4 … Continue reading

Winter Prep

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The weather is getting colder up here but there is nobody about which is awesome.  A few little dustings of snow up high but none in the valleys. It is time to get out and explore some ideas I have … Continue reading

Ultimate Road Trip

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I’ve been looking forward to a road trip to Little Squaw and Crested Butte all summer.  I missed out last year because I spent time in California and the day before this trip I was sick as a dog but … Continue reading

Ow no…..

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This is the heart of summer so there should be some shenanigans, “Ow no, liver me alone.”  I think I’ve heard my poor liver scream a few times.  These pics are in reverse order so most recently….. the Demolition Derby … Continue reading

Colorado Summer

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At the start of every season I usually have a list of things to tick off, be it lines to ski, road trips or hikes.  This summer is no different and here are some hikes that I’ve already ticked off … Continue reading

Road Trip

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After all these years I finally made it east of the Mississippi!!!! Arriving in DC on a Tuesday night I was super excited about being in the city. At dinner not 2 hours after getting out of the airport I … Continue reading

Last Winter Post

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The photo above looks like a Santa Claus convention – I’m used to it because most of my guests are a touch older than I am but this is getting a bit crazy.  I’ll get to the Santas later. This is the last … Continue reading