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Nimbus Independent just released a tasty little tease from our trip up North to Haines, Alaska. Hopefully it gets you excited for our upcoming webisode, which will be released before you know it! …and of course to remind you winter will be here shortly too. So don’t forget to order up some new fat skis!! (cough.. Bent Chetler’s.. cough..) Enjoy the point and shoot, and stay tuned for more Nimbus releases per usual… Cheers!

 
Video: A little behind the scenes look at our three days in Haines Alaska. Chris Benchetler, Bryce Phillips, Eric Pollard, Ike Smith and Justin Wiegand. Sorry about the snowball to the head Wiegand. Enjoy!

Nimbus Independent just released a tasty little tease from our trip up North to Haines, Alaska. Hopefully it gets you excited for our upcoming webisode, which will be released before you know it! …and of course to remind you winter will be here shortly too. So don’t forget to order up some new fat skis!! (cough.. Bent Chetler’s.. cough..) Enjoy the point and shoot, and stay tuned for more Nimbus releases per usual… Cheers!

 
Video: A little behind the scenes look at our three days in Haines Alaska. Chris Benchetler, Bryce Phillips, Eric Pollard, Ike Smith and Justin Wiegand. Sorry about the snowball to the head Wiegand. Enjoy!

I ordered a new camera fairly recently, and finally had the chance to take it out to test it’s shooting capabilities. I must say, I’m very pleased with the results… Here’s a couple pics. Enjoy!

  • Camera: Canon Rebel T2i
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Location: Convict Lake. Mammoth Lakes, Ca.
  • Photographer: Chris Benchetler

I ordered a new camera fairly recently, and finally had the chance to take it out to test it’s shooting capabilities. I must say, I’m very pleased with the results… Here’s a couple pics. Enjoy!

  • Camera: Canon Rebel T2i
  • Lens: Canon 18-200mm
  • Location: Convict Lake. Mammoth Lakes, Ca.
  • Photographer: Chris Benchetler

Yesterday morning The High Sierra Tri club held their annual June Lake Triathlon. I had never really given much thought to competing in a Triathlon, until 3 weeks before when Kimmy Fasani (my better half) mentioned that we should try it. Getting me onboard didn’t take much arm-twisting. In reality, competing made perfect sense. I already love exercising, being outdoors, as well as pushing my physical fitness and limitations. So, why not, I thought to myself… Unfortunately, Kimmy sprained her ankle shortly after mentioning the race, making her unable to compete.

Nevertheless, I’m proud to report I just completed my first Olympic length Triathlon! If you are ever considering competing in one, here are a few tips to keep in mind; for me, the swim was by far the most challenging. Sure I surf a fair amount, but the only real swimming I do is if my leash breaks. So, needless to say my efficiency wasn’t entirely present. I managed to get about 5 practice swims in before the main event, but I highly recommend more. Swimming for one mile is no walk in the park. As for the bike portion, that’s where I felt most comfortable and strong. I had been biking regularly, or ever since summer decided to show up, so a solid four weeks. Concerning the run, that was another difficult task, both because of the steep, rocky, course and because I was fairly undertrained. Fortunately with running, if you get tired you can always walk, right? No, not in true competitor spirit, but it was reassuring knowing I had that option…

Despite the mild panic leading up to this triathlon, I felt confident and fresh on race day. My goal was to beat half the field, which was around 100 competitors. As it turned out I was more trained than I thought. I ended up placing 3rd in my age group and 13th overall. I even received a little memento/ trophy to remind me of the joy and suffering I went through. If you’re anything like me, and enjoy pushing yourself, do a triathlon. You can even do a sprint distance. Overall, it’s a self-accomplishing feeling that will leave you hungry for more. I definitely plan on competing again next year!

Setting up my transition zone.

Gearing up for the swim.

Talk about a race with a view…

Warm up.

My competitors.

Just keep swimming…

Coming into the finish!

That was tough!

Mom came out to watch… Good times!

 

Yesterday morning The High Sierra Tri club held their annual June Lake Triathlon. I had never really given much thought to competing in a Triathlon, until 3 weeks before when Kimmy Fasani (my better half) mentioned that we should try it. Getting me onboard didn’t take much arm-twisting. In reality, competing made perfect sense. I already love exercising, being outdoors, as well as pushing my physical fitness and limitations. So, why not, I thought to myself… Unfortunately, Kimmy sprained her ankle shortly after mentioning the race, making her unable to compete.

Nevertheless, I’m proud to report I just completed my first Olympic length Triathlon! If you are ever considering competing in one, here are a few tips to keep in mind; for me, the swim was by far the most challenging. Sure I surf a fair amount, but the only real swimming I do is if my leash breaks. So, needless to say my efficiency wasn’t entirely present. I managed to get about 5 practice swims in before the main event, but I highly recommend more. Swimming for one mile is no walk in the park. As for the bike portion, that’s where I felt most comfortable and strong. I had been biking regularly, or ever since summer decided to show up, so a solid four weeks. Concerning the run, that was another difficult task, both because of the steep, rocky, course and because I was fairly undertrained. Fortunately with running, if you get tired you can always walk, right? No, not in true competitor spirit, but it was reassuring knowing I had that option…

Despite the mild panic leading up to this triathlon, I felt confident and fresh on race day. My goal was to beat half the field, which was around 100 competitors. As it turned out I was more trained than I thought. I ended up placing 3rd in my age group and 13th overall. I even received a little memento/ trophy to remind me of the joy and suffering I went through. If you’re anything like me, and enjoy pushing yourself, do a triathlon. You can even do a sprint distance. Overall, it’s a self-accomplishing feeling that will leave you hungry for more. I definitely plan on competing again next year!

Setting up my transition zone.

Gearing up for the swim.

Talk about a race with a view…

Warm up.

My competitors.

Just keep swimming…

Coming into the finish!

That was tough!

Mom came out to watch… Good times!