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Early season telemark skiing

December 04, 2017

by Douglas Mock My body's gettin' strongerBut this mind, it's growin' weakAs these legs, they are a-itchin'To git climbin' up those peaksIn my deepest soul I'm achin'Man, for pow, for my fat skisBut this crazy autumn seasonGot me on my bended knees—"Those Shoulder Season Blues" (traditional) If you're the sort of tele-kook whose pre-season training occasionally breaks up the dumbbell lunges and squat jumps with a little stretching in the yoga room, you've inevitably listened to some skinny girl in tight pants expound upon "transitions." "Times like these," that girl will tell you with a big smile and flouncing ponytail, "Can bevery challenging for us yogis! The days are getting shorter—gosh, it's dark before work's even over!—but it's, like, still...

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A Bishop Telemark Thanksgiving

November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s not about presents, candy, or material things (unless you count tremendous quantities of amazing food). As a vast and diverse country we come together to focus on gratitude with those we love. Hence, my first thank you is to my wife and two daughters. Those girls help me laugh and play every day and are a constant source of support and encouragement. My wife, Andie, has been a steady supporter and also a great partner in this wild ride. I am grateful for the education and  we inherited. The Bishop telemark binding was born in 2001. It was the brainchild of engineer/owner Fin Doyle of Bomber Industries in Silverthorne, Colorado.  He borrowed parts of...

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