Olympics – Big Air & Team Boardercross

Big Air

 

USSA Big Air and Team Boardercross Proposal

 

 BARCELONA, Spain (June 3) – On the heels of the successful debut of new Olympic events like slopestyle snowboarding, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is proposing the addition of two new Olympic snowboarding events. The USSA will make its formal proposal to the International Ski Federation (FIS), the sport’s governing body, when its entire membership meets June 1-6 in Barcelona for its FIS Congress for the inclusion of big air snowboarding and team snowboardcross. Big air has been contested at the FIS World Championships since 2003 while SBX has been an integral and popular Olympic event since 2006.

 

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The House Annual Windsurfing Swap

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Looking for some hard to find  Windsurfing gear?  Perhaps, you are looking for a paddleboard or great deal on a used kite. Well, if you live in the Minnesota near Minneapolis & St Paul, you are in luck. It’s time for our Annual Windsurf Swap. It has been a long standing tradition that we host our Windsurf Swap during the first weekend in May and this year is no different. So come on down to The House bring your old gear and see some old friends or make some new ones.

Event Info:

Make sure to come early. The best deals are typically gone by 9am.

Swap Deals

  • 10% off  SUP and Windsurfing Gear - In store only – Get a Free Paddle when you buy a SUP

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Fly Bikes Coastin’ Full Movie 2014

flybikes-bikes-logo-120Fly Bikes got their wheels spinning and approached “almost spots” with a different perspective with DIY pallet board inspired ramps.  Traveling some of the most beautiful cities in the world and riding spots that were once thought impossible was what they se out to do; and we’re sure glad they did.  Thanks Fly for taking the scene up a notch again.

Check out the newest FLY Bikes HERE.

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Cottage Grove Bike Park

The Cottage Grove Bike Park is a finalist for a $33K  grant from International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and Bell Helmets. The winner will be determined by popular vote. Voting ends May 4, 2014. Winner will be announced May 5.

Vote by clicking the link HERE

Need a new bike?  Click HERE.

This project is built by volunteers and is a joint effort between The Minnesota Off Road Cyclists (MORC). When complete, the park will be the largest of its kind in Minnesota.

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Lindsey Vonn Chats With PaddyO Again!

Olympian Returns Home, Things Get Goofy

Sunday, April 27, 2014. The day was windy and cold, dreary and grey. Rain fell from the glum skies like the tears of a dejected wallflower at his first incredibly awkward high school dance. The Twin Cities were a morose Midwestern scene. Soggy skiers meandered through “The Land of 10,000 Lakes” looking for a ray of sunshine, for a spotlight of inspiration, for hope. They need look no further than the iconic beacon of light that boldly adorns my upper lip–my crumb catcher, my mouth brow, my ode to Tom Selleck (who is also my spirit animal)–the famed PaddyO mustache. In a completely unrelated story, Minnesota native and Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn traveled back to her hometown to visit with media and fans alike.

Vonn, the Minnesnowta Maiden herself, returned to Minneapolis as part of her Vail Resorts ambassadorship in promotion of Afton Alps and the Epic Pass. Afton just finished its first epic season under the Vail Banner and what a season it was! Ten million dollars in improvements included ticket office redesign, a brand new park, massive snowmaking upgrades, and customer service improvements. The Blonde Bomber met with fans, graciously signing autographs and slapping 5 with young ski racers.

Linz (that’s what she likes me to call her) sat and answered benign questions from mundane news folk, questions she has been asked millions of times before and will surely be asked millions of times in the future. I could see in her eyes she yearned for another meaningful conversation with me. A conversation about tater tot casserole, Olympic Ski Racer leg wrestling and dance fighting, the Minnesnowta nasal dialect, and other subjects of consequence. I swooped in like a freedom hawk and rescued her as a knight saves a damsel, as Prince Eric saved Ariel.

As part of her physical training to rehab her recent knee injury, Vonn carried me a la “Officer and a Gentleman” over to the fireside setting that would serve as our interview locale. As the hearth warmed our souls and the mantle held our hearts, I got to the bottom of things. Once again two hearts became one, once again the deep connection was made, once again “the greatest interview to ever occur” occurred…but do not fret. When I win my Emmy or Grammy or whatever it is that journalists win, I won’t forget the public. PaddyO is a man of the people, for the people…a man of action! Read More