Skiing at the World Criterium Races

A Little Personal Info

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Hi, I'm Brad! 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.


I have fun writing tributes for a variety of people and even horses....but mostly US Ski Team members and other ski friends of mine.  Here are some of them.

In May of 2018, I wrote a tribute to rock queen Stevie Nicks.  It is called Tribute to Stevie Nicks - Once in a Lifetime

In August of 2014, I wrote a tribute to ski legend Bode Miller.  It is called Inspiration on Ice

In December 2013, I wrote one for Steven Nyman, US Ski Team.  It is called Val Gardena King

In May 2013, I wrote a tribute to my favorite race horse - Sham.  You can find it at Tribute to the Great Thoroughbred Racehorse - Sham

I was happy to see my Tribute to Sham as the first hit too when I googled... Tribute to Secretariat.  I don't know how long it will remain there but I never expected my Tribute to Sham to show up as the number one hit for Tribute to Secretariat.

In December of 2011, I wrote a tribute for Lindsey Vonn called Lindsey Red Bull Locomotion and it has been the number one hit on Google for "Lindsey Vonn Tribute" the past 32 months. Just Google...Lindsey Vonn Tribute and it should pop up as the first or second hit.

I also wrote a tribute for Lindsey called Alpine Dominator to try and describe her very successful career...and to wish her well as she goes for the most World Cups wins of all time this season...63 is the magic number.

I wrote one for a ski friend of mine named Mary who is a cool person and an upcoming skier at Sugar Bowl.  I wrote Volkl Dreams for her.