Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Telluride 2007 Day 1

Got into Telluride airport yesterday just as the snow started to fly. There was about six inches on the ground when we woke. I had a hard time getting up. I forgot to slam lots of fluids and coupled with the sake and wine we drank last night... ouch! So it wasn't a tape-to-tape day, but at least I was on the mountain by 10 AM. The snow kept dumping.

Mark and Karen

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Quick Trip to Portland

A quick trip to Portland was one day shorther than expected when the group I was supposed to meet wasn't entirely there! Made the best of the situation and had some comfort food at Mother's.

Synopsys Hillsboro, OR Campus

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Ice Storm on Mine Hill

The karmic payback for all the whining about it being too warm took place a few days ago. It got wet... and cold enough for the worst ice event in ten years on the hill. Worked at home for a couple of days, but with face/face meeting looming and perhaps 3/8" ice I thought "I only have to decend 500 feet over a half mile". Bunny slope material. Check out the stud-on-ice ABS action as the Hakka enabled Saab goes right into the ditch!

The road-bed

Bosch ABS in action

Resting Place
Next year the Saab will get new Hakka-5s with the square stud. That will do it!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Winter, What Winter?

9 AM on January 6th and it is over 60F in New England! What's the deal? We got in a second "half day" earlier this week. Waterville has done a good job considering the lack of any substantial snow.