Category Archive: Sports

Sep 25

On the fairway!

Golf swing

Of course I had to put the new golf set to the test and invited my STE buddies for a round of golf on the local golf links. We visited the Jimmy Clay course in South East Austin and a few days later Falcon Head in Beecaves. Both are very nice courses which you can …

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Sep 12

Bike ride – Obstacle course!

Just one of the many obstacles on the trail

Last weekend was great, working for APA!, poker with friends, dinner with the wife, a bike ride and shooting some balls @ the driving range with my colleagues. Life is not so bad here. This time I was by myself on the mountain bike in Emma Long Park, something I rarely do because it is …

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Jul 14

The worldcup final in Austin TX!

Edible arrangement for NL

Last Sunday we were all ready for it! – The dutch soccer team in the final, the living room full of orange flags, dutch beer in the fridge, we’re all dressed orange and a very unique edible arrangement as a gift from Branko and Jeanine! Even so it didn’t help enough to win the final, …

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Apr 14

Board update

Nitro Blacklight 2010

Some of my friends asked me about my new snowboard and if this could caused my to twist my ankle on day 1…  Here are some details: It is an All-mountain 160CM Nitro Blacklight from 2010 (MSRP is $599,-, but buying it via ebay helps a lot) and it’s a board for the more hard-core snowboarder, …

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Mar 21

Snowbird – Utah

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Snowboarding – Part 2: It’s like an addiction, if someone tells me about the great snow conditions and the superb powder snowboarding….I need to check it out. Hence, I’ve booked another trip and this time to Snowbird Utah. You’ll find me on the slopes for the next 4 days. Danielle is sadly not participating this …

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Feb 16

Snowboarding Trick Library

The Olympic winter games bring more attention to snowboarding and after seeing the X-games 2010 competition you definitely want to stay tuned for the snowboarding events this week. Lucky us, we’re almost in the same timezone :). Check out this Trick Library @ NYT.com; it has some great movies and expert commentary on the tricks …

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Feb 14

GPS board trip

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I used the App Motion X to track the progress during our snowboard trip in Breckenridge. For $3,- it turns your iphone 3GS into a $400,- Garmin navigation tool and is pretty accurate. You can store your tracks, measure your speed, make way points, choose 6 different overlays and it supports map caching up to …

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Feb 13

The Breckenridge Experience

Friends and family in the snow!

We had a great trip to Breckenridge, even-though the locals said the snow was mediocre, it was plenty for us. We spend 4 full days on the slopes and on day three we joined Maarten and his group of friends in Keystone. Keystone is a resort approx. 30 min away (free ski-bus ride) and is …

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Jan 25

New Gear

K2 Maysis + Burton C02

New location, new gear….  with the current EUR/USD rate I can better burn some money on upgrading my snowboard gear which is anyway still in storage in the Netherlands. Most important are the boots, then the bindings and finally the board. Hence, I picked up a pair of ’09 Burton CO2 bindings which are their top …

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Nov 23

Horseriding in TX

Danielle @ her first lesson

After being in the land of cattle, cowboys and horses for more that a year Danielle started horse riding again. Bee Caves Riding center is located approx. 12 miles away and they offer plenty of riding opportunities. I can see that she is really enjoying it and the 10 years of training is paying off. …

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