Archive for May, 2010

Notes from Mammoth Lakes California on Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Friday: Despite temps in the low 40’s it is beautiful weather here. Dan and I expect to ski for the next 3 days because there’s plenty of snow. With daylight saving time, the days are long and the skiing ends early, leaving lots of time for other outdoors recreation. The night life here is just as fun as the day life.



Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Living with a Techie definitely has its advantages.

My work has intruded in to my home office, where I have less ability to tear myself away and get a breath of fresh air in our beautiful backyard habitat.


But we are entering a new era!

Lefties! How To Swap Your Heel Brake

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Which foot leads when you pull on a pair of pants, start up a stairway or kick a ball? Do you have an injury that changed your original habits? Could you be one of those oddballs who is right handed but left footed?

Knowing the answer to this question is very important to the first-time skater. Since new skates are always sold with the brake mounted on the right, left-footed beginners never find out that swapping the brake would make it ten times easier to learn the essential safety skills of braking and preventing unwanted speed.

Welcome to the Orbit Blog!

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Hi skaters!

I would like to apologize for the big drought in new articles for the Get Rolling web site. Life has been exciting and demanding since last fall. Dan and I spent most of our free time — even through the holiday season — hiking the local hills in training for our trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro in January. And just before our departure, I got a great job that has me working long hours (fun work, great pay, funding for future adventures!).