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Hi, I'm Bradley! I love the great outdoors and enjoy skiing. This blog is inspired by some of my many life experiences and world travels. I have a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis and work to find solutions to some of the world's challenging energy and environmental problems. In 2011, I went back into competitive snow ski racing and won the USSA National Speed Series (Downhill and Super G) title for my class (M5). It was an amazing and fun year of skiing. I also enjoy being around all kinds of animals from horses to dogs and love to spend time at Tahoe, my little farm near Cool or traveling somewhere new around the world. I have been to Nepal and seen Mount Everest, to Alaska's Denali, the Matterhorn in Switzerland and even Maroon Bells near Aspen, CO. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my website.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Horses

This is a two year old Arabian with me in Auburn, CA.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Alpine Dominator

Alpine Dominator
By Bradley Meister

This is another small tribute to Lindsey Vonn who is a member of the US Ski Team and a World Cup Alpine Ski Racer. Lindsey is a Four-time Overall World Cup Champion, an Olympic Gold and Bronze Medalist and a World Champion Gold and Silver Medalist for starters. As of this writing, she has 53 total World Cup wins.  

 Photo Credit:  US Ski Team

I hear she came from the Midwest
And arrived in Vail as a teen
Soon started shredding FIS
And then earned a spot on “The Team”

Her world debut was in Park City
First podium was in Cortina’s Dolomites
Won her first downhill in the Canadian Rockies
Flying down Gun Barrel near Lake Louise’s royal site

She’s a downhill racer
With winning on her mind
She’s the Alpine Dominator
She’s gonna beat you to the finish line

She’s not afraid of crashing
Throwing down a run that can’t be matched
She’ll even shake off a yard-sale
And then get right back in the start

Cause her heart is in the action
And it’s the crazy speed she loves
Just keep that adrenaline pumping
She’s one competitive racer
Who will fight to the thrilling end

She’s a downhill racer
With winning on her mind
She’s the Alpine Dominator
The Downhill Queen just won again

At 23 she won her first Overall Title
And quickly soared to rock star fame
Now she has four big crystal globes
And everyone knows her name

The last Olympics she skied to Gold
After applying curd cheese to her shin
And flew down a speedy course
Finishing that icy Whistler downhill
With an All-American winning grin

Not long ago she had a giant Sölden win
On the season’s opening day
And celebrated that amazing GS race
By joining four awesome ladies
In the “all event winner’s club”

She’s a downhill racer
With winning on her mind
She’s even better than the Terminator
She’ll be back… to crush your time

She now has 16 crystal globes
And 12 are discipline titles
She’s won 53 world cup races
And each one brings another smile
So just stay tuned and read the news
Cause more will come with time

I know Picabo must be proud of you
As I hear on most every street corner
She was your childhood idol
Who must have inspired an amazing dream
When you had the chance to meet her

Lindsey has Five World Championship medals
Gold and Silver don’t you know
She even won a little cow in France’s Val D’Isere
I think her “got milk” mooing friend
Lives up in the Austrian Alps
She visits “Olympe” whenever she is there 

She’s a downhill racer
With winning on her mind
She’s the Alpine Dominator
She’s gonna beat you to the finish line 

But, there’s just no way to tame her
Her wild spirit can’t be beat
I know Adele can set fire to the rain
But Lindsey can speed past that
And set fire to the ice

So, let’s get ready for a great year
I hear it’s almost “Go Time”
And Lindsey Vonn will wow us
As she dominates the world again

Now setting records is important
As they can stand the test of time
You all know the question that is going round inside
Is this the year for 63 total world cup wins
I think it is the perfect time
And I wonder what legendary Annemarie would say
If I could somehow read her mind 

She’s a downhill racer
With winning on her mind
She’s the Alpine Dominator
Skiing into alpine history for all time
Skiing into alpine history for all time
Skiing into alpine history for all time
Skiing into alpine history for all time
Skiing into alpine history for all time