Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Skiing in the Rain

Jim, Dave and I each skied a set today in the rain. It has been a long time since my corneas have been pelted with rain drops as I endeavor to stay centered and lean away from the boat. I thought it would suck; but it was kind of cool. The slight disorientation made me care less about things I usually fret over. More fodder for my "full-seeming" life. Sorry fact: 600 mg of Ibuprofen is both the minimum dose required to mediate the pain from my fractured patella; and also, it seems, more than enough to cause an ulcer.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Low Water - Props Beware

The long, dry summer has become fall. The water on the pond is as low as I've ever seen it. Extra care is needed to stay off of the rocks.

Malibu Prop Repair

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hint of Fall (2010 Edition)

Every year it seams there is "The Tease", where it's all chilly and stuff for a week or so, and most everyone packs it in; then we have an "Indian Summer" in October. The `97 Nautique has had a great run this season, and with 539 cumulative hours, its off to its winter nap. Just a little early.

Brian into a headwind

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Brooke cleaning up her 32

I like to say when it comes to the slalom course, "the difference between 32MPH and 34MPH can seem like a million". I've been there. My ski pal Brooke placed 32MPH solidly in her repertoire this summer. This video sequence is unfair, in that it's not what I saw in the mirror most of the time.

Brooke on Dubes (2010)

Brooke and Maggie (2004)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kasim's "The Project"

This is a cool idea to support a friend and terrific talent: The Project
Here's what I submitted:

Kasim in the Bearsville Shop (1978)

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Cece might be right

Cece, my dear friend and erstwhile Bushkill neighbor recently declared "Summer is Over". I begged to differ, but with the morning air at 55 degrees, and the pond water for the first time below 70, I think she might indeed be right. Certainly some more great days ahead; but the summer of 2010 is just about out of steam.

Davis Park, West Shokan, NY (1975)

Monday, September 06, 2010

September Watersking 2010

Day 65 and all is good: sore after two sets with Jim today.

Jim on deck

Shep on course