A little summer fun

It’s getting colder outside so I thought it would be a good time to go over some of our summer videos to help me warm up; a hot cup of tea helps too.

This summer was so crazy and very busy. I don’t think there was a weekend that we didn’t do something fun. We live in Utah so there is never a lack of outdoor activities. However, I remember growing up with a family that didn’t go out more than once or twice a month. This is why I choose to get out as much as possible while trying out new activities.

With help of some of the new people I’ve met this year I was able to try rock climbing and new intense mountain bike runs. Of course I didn’t forget about the family. We had plenty of family fun doing activities like bike riding and swimming.

Check out my youtube channel for more adventures.

Chronicles of a Single-ish Dad Guy. Part 2: Oops I crapped my pants

I’m struggling here.

Alright I came into this week composed and have been doing just fine. Honestly, I could do this well enough going forward so long as I hold my daily routine. So why, if I’ve got this level of confidence, would I say that I’m struggling?

To put it simply, I’ve got a meeting that I need to facilitate at 8:00 in the morning tomorrow that was set up 2 weeks ago. This is complicated because their school doesn’t open until 8:15. This isn’t why I’m struggling though. I’ve already developed a contingency plan for this.

I have already made arrangements with their school to have them dropped off early at 7:45. This give me exactly 15 minutes to make it to the office. which cuts it close, but is feasible.

Here’s why I’m struggling; routine inconsistency and crappy pants. Potty training the 3 year old means that there is a real potability that there will be some surprise in his pants the moment we get in the car and no sooner….. Why? Because that very scene happened this morning.

I suppose the only thing to do is see what tomorrow brings and try to get him to go before we go.

Spider boy and dino boy challenge gravity

Spider boy and dino boy challenge gravity

Until then I want to say that the highlight of the day was when the boys realized that I made the beds. Apparently a made bed is a kid magnet

Taking it down a notch before bed

Taking it down a notch before bed

Other than that, we had a normal night that included Mac & Cheese with hot dogs and a book before bed. I say lack of excitement on a Wednesday is a win.

Home is where the WiFi is

I’m not sure how many of you know this, but i am from the great state of Utah. While I do at times complain about the more than heavy religious influence that the Mormons have over this area I have to admit that there are many things I love about living here. I try to avoid sharing other people’s articles as much as possible, but thought that this one is well done and that you might enjoy knowing about this misunderstood gem of the United States.

Oh and my WiFi is “Pretty Fly for a WiFi” so if you happen upon it stop over and say hi!

Winter Time

Who has two thumbs and got a GoPro for Chirstmas? This guy.

Well to the point, to those of you who are following me and any new subscribers, I wanted to share with you what me and my boy have been doing for the past few weekends. I went to Evo sometime in August (pre-season) and got some killer deals on new winter goods for myself and the family. We are loving life close to the mountains in Utah.

My Review of Rome MiniShred Rocker Snowboard – Youth 2013

Originally submitted at evo

Rome’s Youth MiniShred Rocker Snowboard is kid-friendly and built for new time shred. There’s no better camber for learning on with NoHang-Ups profile. This deck provides the little ones with nearly no edge catches, smooth-through turns and the ability to excel fast and have one heck of a blast! Th…

Quality Little Unit

By Ty from Salt Lake City, UT on 11/16/2013

 

5out of 5

Pros: Smooth Stability, Lightweight, Well Balanced, Tough

Best Uses: Freeriding, Powder, Speed, All Mountain, Tricks, Park

Describe Yourself: Advanced

Was this a gift?: Yes

I got this unit based on price and size. I seems to fit my smaller 5 year old very well and was light enough that he could jump around without getting too tired. It is a bit on the stiffer side, but that is to be expected from such a small stick.

Rome Minishred Rocker

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My Review of Flow Micron Snowboard Bindings – Kid’s 2014

Originally submitted at evo

Start the grom out right with the Flow Micron Snowboard Bindings. With the original reclining hiback, the Micron lets the grom quickly get in and out of the binding while power straps give great support and a secure fit. For the perfect binding for your pint-sized ripper, pick up the Flow Micron bi…

A Door Able

By Ty from Salt Lake City, UT on 11/16/2013

 

5out of 5

Pros: Installs Easily, Easy Entry & Release, Great Construction, Comfortable, Good Interface, Adjustable, Lightweight

Best Uses: Downhill, Powder, Freeriding, Tricks, All Mountain

Describe Yourself: Advanced

Was this a gift?: Yes

I got these bindings for my 5 year old who is somewhat small in stature. The design of these are pretty standard for Flow Bindings. Basically there is nothing tricky about them because they are designed for smaller riders who will likely grow out of them in a year or two. That being said My 5 year old was able to quickly and easily get in and out of these which is pretty much all I can ask for out of a smaller piece of hardware.

2012 Flow Micron

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My Review of K2 Ultra Dream Snowboard 2013

Originally submitted at evo

The NEW K2 Ultra Dream Snowboard is the amped up, fuel injected version of K2’s Turbo Dream. The Ultra Dream Snowboard is a backcountry, tranny killer, go anywhere, beast of a board equipped with K2’s All-Terrain Rocker with Tweekend™ for a more stable platform and BC Shaping that provides more flo…

Light and Poppy

By Ty from Salt Lake City, UT on 11/16/2013

 

5out of 5

Pros: Good Flexibility, Fast, Tough, Carving Ability, Lightweight, Well Balanced, Smooth Stability, Lots Of Pop

Best Uses: Tricks, All Mountain, Powder

Describe Yourself: Advanced

Was this a gift?: No

First ride on this was fantastic. I’ve ridden a variety of styles and shapes of sticks in the past and this one seemed to be perfectly balanced for my style. Overall the core and tip innovations made this unit maneuverable and easy to control. While it is defiantly light it feels to have great strength.

K2 Ultra Dream

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