Monday, February 25, 2008

Howdy Peoples!

I havn't been here much for a while...

I just added a link to our dirtbiking page in the links area. I put a couple of very poor quality videos on that website, and I'm hoping to get a bunch of video of the kids riding this summer.

Wonderful "warming" weather... as long as we don't get those March Blizzards!

I'm ready for summer.... how 'bout you?

Charlie

10 comments:

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

I used to love winter, but this year.... I'm ready for summer.
Heather

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Hi Charlie!
I am so not ready for summer!!!! it has been around 80 the last couple of days, and I have been sweating like crazy....don't know how I am going to handle 115!
Jenny

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

It was funny, I watched the video's and thought I had better buy a bike a do a lot of practice. Would be embaressing to have an old man smoke me on the track like that. Then, I thought, even when I did ride a lot I was never that good. When the video was done I read the text under the video and I saw that the rider was an "A" class. Pretty cool stuff. Makes me want to come and do a video some time.

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

I forgot to say the last comment was from me. Frans

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Yeah, we'll have to get you up here to see what we can put together for a movie!

The video on top is me fairly early on last summer. By the end of last summer, I was about 3 seconds slower for a lap time then the "A" (pro/amateur sport) 'Course, thats his first time on the track, and my thousandth :-D

Come on up, and this "old man" will do his best to smoke ya!!

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

I am enjoying the winter!! Am also looking forward to summer ... so curious to see if I'll think it is cool enough to wear a sweatshirt this summer. :)
20's here tonite .. the wind is blowing like crazy ... saw a couple snow flurries in the air .. forecast is for 40+ sometime next week.
-a

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Seems I've heard forecasts that predict 30s and 40s, but it seems a bit colder than that... You can tell spring is around the corner though. The sun is getting warmer. The other day when it was about 9 degrees, I got into the car and it was already warm. ...That and I feel like a cat, standing in the big window, soaking in the warm sun. I can even feel the warmth on the floor where the sun is shining.

We might have to make a run down there to check out some riding. I might have a stroke watching... I nearly do when watching the video! Man do you get some air!

-b

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Well, I don't know what kind of
player we have or don't have but
I could not get the pictures of the
bikes. That's o.k. I guess; don't
have to worry about you doing all
kinds of jumps. Do you wear a
helmet. If not, you should! dk

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

hmm it should play just fine...

Yeah, everyone wears a helmet and goggles while they are riding... and as soon as you start doing any jumping, then you also wear riding boots. (riding boots are kind of like ski-boots, but quite a bit more flexible)

And then when you start riding faster, and alongside of others, you wear a chest protector (keeps handlebars from going places they shouldn't if you wipe out)

I "tipped over" a couple of weeks ago, so now I'm trying to find some decent elbow and knee pads that will actually stay in place.

With everything we wear? sheesh Mom, its IMPOSSIBLE to get hurt! :-D

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Hope you're right! dk