Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Splitboarding has made me lazy Viewing 14 posts - 21 through 34 (of 34 total) ← 1 2 Author Posts August 19, 2011 at 5:38 pm #641916 christoph benells 717 Posts i dont know guys…there is no match to the feeling you get hiking a long trail, i’ve done john muir trail a couple of times and tahoe yosemite trail, both around 220 miles, and tahoe rim trail 160 miles. after being out in the woods for 10 days or so, the real world slips away. snowboarding and splitboarding are awesome but i have never got as special of a feeling as i have from hiking. sorry hiking wins in my view. August 19, 2011 at 5:40 pm #641917 christoph benells 717 Posts anyone up for jmt or sierra high route on a split? let me know… August 19, 2011 at 5:57 pm #641918 jibmaster 446 Posts Descending just over 2000′ on a mt. bike is fun. Fall is one of the best times to ride around here. http://www.youtube.com/user/MrJibmstr?feature=mhee#p/u August 20, 2011 at 9:21 am #641919 BGnight 1382 Posts Jesus, those Austria pics are awesome! Fullers, I think I may go hike into the Kaweahs at the end of the month and climb one of those peaks. I need to do one multi night Sierra trip before it snows and I’ve been dying to check that area out (no I’m not bringing my splitboard!). Need to check out non eastside Sierra! And I think my disdain for hiking comes from being a hotshot for years and working trail crews in remote wilderness in Idaho. Nothing like work to ruin a good thing! Hiking and climbing can actually take a way from what I really like about the outdoors. Instead of tuning in and getting all oneness with rare, trippy spots you end up zoning out and tunnel vision your way down a beaten trail to a route and never really experience what’s around you to it’s full potential…but that’s the hippie in me. Climbing is for ego. You hear climbers talk about nature all the time but they really only climb for ego. Trust me. People I know travel across the world to climb and I think that is THE WORST way to experience a foreign land. Talk about selfish motives while visiting a place that has so much to offer you. There’s no good reason to travel to a third world country to climb granite when you live in California! LOL. Same can be said for snowboarding but I can see it justified if you’re going to the S. Hemisphere 😉 Can’t board pow in the summer up here! Now hunting is something I need to get back into. A great way to take in your surroundings and tune in your senses! I think SPLITRIPPIN wins imo. Fishing in a canoe a on remote lake sounds too awesome. Crazy summer is almost over! I might have to get a ride on my mtn bike at some point but for some reason it doesn’t do much for me this year. August 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm #641937 lewmt 570 Posts Kite surfing is my other obsession besides splitting I’d 2nd that. Can be done salt water or fresh. No boat or other people required. Can be accessed in the afternoons after work for a couple hr session to take the aggro off that work edge. Easy on the knees. Translates to snow also. Once your kite goes up – you’re riding – for hours. As close to snowboarding in the summer as it gets. 2-3 kites, a board, a couple of lessons – you’ll be ripping. August 22, 2011 at 2:58 pm #641938 shredgnar 643 Posts Summers are f-ing awesome! I love summers because I have so many things that I like to do. Hiking/backpacking, rock climbing, skating, MTBing, road riding. I guess that’s what comes with living almost your entire adult life in the mountains. You just pick up so many activities. In winter I only snowboard, ski, and xc ski. Climbing is for ego? WTF are you talking about. Climbing is for getting somewhere that you could never get any other way. Sure, some climbing and some climbers might be about someone’s ego but I know some snowboarders who I could say the same thing about. Go on a 20 pitch alpine route to the top of a remote peak and tell me about your ego. No one is watching you. Bouldering and sport climbing is another story, maybe that’s what you are thinking of. I got a road bike this year because my wife loves it and so I figured I better start if I was ever gonna see her again. I think it’s great, you really get in tune with your heart and lungs and see what you can do when you aren’t worried about making it through a tech rock section. Improvements are daily and you feel stronger almost immediately. Still no lycra though 😉 I gotta say my favorite thing I’ve done this summer was lift access DH MTBing. Holly shit is that fun. Bermmed out corners, bridges, techy rock sections at full bore speed. I’ve only done it once but planning on buying a pass next year. Definitely dangerous but so is snowboarding. I’m in my mid 30’s and think that I’ve learned where my limits are and I still have a blast. Learning how to fall (or not to fall)is the key i guess. Stop looking for things you hate about summer and find things you do like. I wish our summer was a little longer honestly. August 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm #641939 jibmaster 446 Posts Almost exactly one month ’till the fall equinox. The poison oak is turning red already. Summer will be long forgotten soon. August 22, 2011 at 3:45 pm #641940 mtnrider 740 Posts @BGnight wrote: Now hunting is something I need to get back into. I think SPLITRIPPIN wins imo. Fishing in a canoe a on remote lake sounds too awesome. BG, I just picked up a new Browning X-bolt. I have not hunted since moving to Cali but it’s something I’ve been wanted to do again. I also have a nice fiberglass canoe. August 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm #641941 shasta 143 Posts Walking down hill gets way better when you got a buck on your back. August 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm #641942 dude_reino 467 Posts Splitboarding in spring; Mountain Biking in summer; Elk hunting in fall; Surfing (down south of course) in winter. Yea…life really sucks 😆 August 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm #641943 russman 689 Posts There is a ton of research in the field of exercise physiology about the necessity of “Periodization”. All professional athletes perform different types of training throughout the year. Without getting all sciency, months of hard and prolonged training MUST be followed by an extended period of active rest and recovery. That is unless you are injecting steriods into your dick shaft… Which BGnight is all about :headbang: Hiking downhill is actually a very good training stimulus. It signals muscle cells to upregulate eccentric contractile proteins, builds bone density, and elicits a lower VO2 response; long story short, downhill hiking can potentially support a very positive anabolic response. The trick is to listen to your knees and not beat up your menisci more than needed. August 23, 2011 at 8:15 pm #641944 dude_reino 467 Posts @mtnrider wrote: @BGnight wrote: Now hunting is something I need to get back into. I think SPLITRIPPIN wins imo. Fishing in a canoe a on remote lake sounds too awesome. BG, I just picked up a new Browning X-bolt. I have not hunted since moving to Cali but it’s something I’ve been wanted to do again. They let y’all bear arms in the PRC? 😉 August 25, 2011 at 2:01 am #641945 Taft 287 Posts @russman wrote: Without getting all sciency, months of hard and prolonged training MUST be followed by an extended period of active rest and recovery. I’m assuming this is november beer drinking with the odd willow bashing or night riding session 😉 been getting training rides in the bank for the hope of racking off something big this fall. on topic I spend a decade chasing dirt, four years with out riding snow before i dove into splitboarding. well the obsession with splitboarding comes and goes, by the time each spring rolls around i cant wait to get out on my bike by me self and suffer at my own pace. maybe if i had the skills / confidence to do more big solo mission on my board i would not put it away so soon. August 25, 2011 at 6:39 pm #641946 jbaysurfer 947 Posts @dude_reino wrote: @mtnrider wrote: @BGnight wrote: Now hunting is something I need to get back into. I think SPLITRIPPIN wins imo. Fishing in a canoe a on remote lake sounds too awesome. BG, I just picked up a new Browning X-bolt. I have not hunted since moving to Cali but it’s something I’ve been wanted to do again. They let y’all bear arms in the PRC? 😉 How else are we gonna scare off all you redneck invaders? 😉 Seriously..LOL at Jimw and his comment about illegal trails and BGnight sticking it to the man..and 😯 at the idea of BGnight carrying a gun when a ranger asks to see his wilderness permit 😆 BTW…here’s my local climb and descend MTB ride. Very much like a good day of touring in terms of effort. The descent is probably 50% more taxing then the climb. It’s basically a 3k’ rock staircase…plush downhill rides recommended…my 3″ trail bike spent a lot of time being carried down sections. I try to do a handful of rides like this every summer to get/stay in shape for snowboarding. There’s no training that can stop my knees from screaming after about 3k’ of climbing though (on foot, splitty or bike)..but hey…no pain no descent! http://connect.garmin.com/activity/108337154 Viewing 14 posts - 21 through 34 (of 34 total) ← 1 2 You must be logged in to reply to this topic.