Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Men Walking On Water

I saw this on a FB post - worthy of sharing.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Catching Up

just a bit of catching up. Flying has been inconsistent lately, but I guess with a few broken ribs mending it's been a moot point. Last weekend I volunteered to drive for Lisa V, and it turned out to be a great day for Lisa and fun day for me being on the support end of things. Lisa launched from Horse Heaven and flew to Payson for a 40 mile flight.

Today I got to fly Inspo (ribs are good). I got there a bit early and worked on the Bailout LZ. The forest service closed the road to launch to do some brush removal, but not before Shadd and a few other pilots passed. They were able to launch early and thermal up to the top of the inversion, which was around 9000asl. The road opened at 4pm. I launched around 4:45 and found a nice thermal near the sub station that took me up to around 7100asl. Lisa V launched a few minutes after me, and found lift in the same thermal. I raced over to the foothills above the water tanks, but didn't find much there. I settled for a nice landing in the big green LZ. Nice flight!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Inspo Season 2010

Got a nice flight Saturday at Inspo on my new T2. I arrived at launch a bit early and ended up waiting out some pretty strong cycles. There were some 30+ gusts on launch, and it wasn't till 3pm that I decided to harness up. I Finally launched about 4pm and was rewarded with a nice 1hr flight on the new wing. Great glider!!

Just a random pic of the area around Inspo.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Kettle Squats

Here's a great lower body/core strength exercise that's easy, and you can do it at home with a barbell.

Use a relatively light weight to begin (15 - 20 lbs.). Start with your stance slightly wider than shoulder width, with feet turned a bit out. Hold the weight with both hands - arms extended down. Keep your back straight as you squat touching the weight to the floor (I used a kettle weight, which is a ball with a handle).

With the weight touching the floor, your quads should be parallel with the floor. Return to starting position. Do two reps of ten three times a week.

Thanks to Aaron Mathes (personal trainer) - Silver Mountain Sports Club, Park City, UT.

More later.