Monday, August 27, 2007

Mt. Pishag

Asheville je znamy tym, ze polovicu mesta tvoria cyklisti a druhu polku hippisaci, vyhulenci a nezavislaci, ktory postavaju na uliciach, kam len pozries. V sobotu sme sa skupina 5 nadsencov (Scott, Austin, DJ, Kristen, ja) vidali zdolat Mt. Pisgah (5500 feet, prepocet si urobte sami:) Zacinalo to 50 min krutym stupanim v serpentynach, nasledovali 3 tunely a vyborne kopce, zjazdy, vyhlad (tentoraz sme videli aj tu skalu, na ktorej sa vo filme "Posledny Mohykan "odohrala zaverecna scena). Dokopy nam to trvalo okolo 3 hod, luxus!!!

nadherny vyhlad

Tieto vodopady su vo vyske 5500 feet, kupel ako bonus v max horucave!


US National Whitewater Center

promised pictures from the course...



Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Charlotte-Ocoee

The Charlotte whitewater center is pretty nice. It is non-stop whitewater from top to bottom with 1 big drop. The rest is fast water with a lot of waves and stoppers the entire way down the river. I am surfing and playing all the time now. The weather is quite hot so it’s hard to train for a long time during day (100 F) except for early in the morning.
The conveyor is maybe the only one thing that isn’t that good because the end is too steep with iron rollers! And sure, there are lots of rafters. Overall, the course is sweet!!

We spent this weekend in Asheville (Do you remember the mountains from the movie “The Last of the Mohicans”?) Cool biking! On Sunday we went to OCOEE for paddling! It is not a really hard course, but a technical natural river with lots of stoppers and waves. It was very nice for paddling and surfing and playing.

Ocoee

Tento vikend sme boli v Asheville, v malom chutnom mestecku v North Caroline, v Appalachian mountains! Pre tych, ktori videli film posledny Mohykan – filmovalo sa to v tychto horach, takze si to teraz viete predstavit...V sobotu mali totiz vyrocnu schodzu, vsetci sa stretli u jedneho borca v dome s luxusnym vyhladom! (iba pozemok stal 1,4 Mio dolarov) Poobede sme isli na 3 hodky na bicykel – zacinali sme na 950 m.n.m a po krutom stupani sme sa nakoniec dostali na vrchol. (najvyssi vrch na vychodnom pobrezi) Bike mam pozicany od kamarata, Trek, super! Okrem toho aj tu po okoli Charlotte su vyborne cesty...


V nedelu sme isli na jazdit na Occoee, kde sa v 1996 odohrali olympijske preteky. Na pohlad to nevyzera nejak extremne tazke, ale je to nadherna technicka prirodna trat! Po 2,5 hod jazdenia sme to zabalili a sli pozriet na Nantahala river! Sweet!!



Charlotte

National whitewater centre sa im naozaj podarilo. Pozostava z 2 kanalov, ktore sa stretnu zase dole v jazere, odkial vodu na start precerpava 7 pump. Ten lahsi kalan sa deli este na zaciatku pre uplnych zaciatocnikov a pokrocilych, ktory je vyborny na rozjazdenie a na hranie sa vo valcoch, ktore vobec nie su male! Slalomovy kanal je kratsi, ale o to divokejsi, prve treningy som iba zistovala, kam ma to hodi. Ma velky spad, su tu 2 vacsie skoky a kedze je v niektorych miestach uzky, ma to poriadnu silu. Kedze teplota sa tu pohybuje okolo 100 stupnov F neustale, plus velka vlhkost, voda v kanali tiez velmi neochladi a po hodine by som prisahala, ze jazdim minimalne 2. Vsade dookola su ihlicnate stromy, dokonca aj uprostred, je to tu fakt pekne.
Co sa im nepodarilo, tak to bol rozhodne vytah. Po Atenach, Sydney a inych by som cakala nieco podobne. Bohuzial to navrhoval niekto, kto v zivote vodu nevidel a tak to aj vypada. Pozostava z dvoch za sebou iducich gumenych pasov, ten druhy evidentne derie na sucho a konci to vyraznym skokom do vody, takze slalomari chodia radsej zadkom dopredu alebo pesi, lebo sa bud bucha zadok a hlavne posledne 4 metre toho zakoncenia je z hlinikovych valcov, ktore sa tocia, ako sa tade chodi a nici to lode, no ulet. Okrem toho, amici to postavili hlavne pre komercne ucely. Voda pre slalom je iba hodinu rano so vsetkymi branami, potom su len vo vratakoch, ale aj tak sa to da. Raftov tu je neskutocne vela! Napr. minulu sobotu za den odbavili 1400 ludi len vozenim v raftoch!!! Okrem toho su tu bicykle, ucenie jazdenia v kajakoch, eskymaky, tury, lezenie na umelej stene, lanove prekazky... A to skoro kazdy den je tu taky naval. Ale celkovo sa mi tu dost paci jazdit – este 4 tyzdne!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

photos

The Statue of Liberty
NY city
Empire state building
one flag is never enough :)
Time square Central Park





ECH

It is the first day of paddling in Charlotte and I have already broken my right blade in a stopper. This was the first workout after European Championships under 23 years in Poland, so I’m glad that it didn’t happen there. Talking about Euros, I finished on the 8th place. Melanie Pfeifer won with 2 good runs. It was really disappointing for me. I expected a better performance in the final. The problem in the qualification were my 3 penalties, but I had the fastest time. In the semifinal after 2 touches, I qualified in 7th position. In the final I touched one more gate… I didn’t make any big mistakes, but as Kamil wrote it perfectly in his evaluation of ECH on his website (http://www.freewebs.com/kaniscak/), “the overall performance of the whole team was not so good.“ Sure, except of my brother Mato, who finished 3rd with 2 touches in his semifinal run only 0,6 from the 1st GRE guy.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

NY city

Dnes sme stravili pekny gycovy den v NY city. Vsetko ako ma byt. Natlaceny ludia na chodnikoch okolo teba, trubiace auta, zlte taxiky, cernosi na kazdych 2 metroch ponukajuci nieco na predaj, odpadky povalujuce sa okolo, ponahlajuci sa ludia, americke vlajky, strasny hic ako bonus, modre nebo, vtierave reklamy na okolnych domoch, turisti s fotakmi-my medzi nimi, mrakodrapy-fakt obrovske (!), prekvapujuco ziadni tlsti amici (ja ich upodozrievam, ze iba preto, lebo vsade boli fotkychtivi turisti), pamatniky, Socha slobody, Wall street, Central Park, Broadway, Ground Zero ... jednym slovom NY!!! Foto za par dni...

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Polska sucks

Pekna 24 hod cesta za mnou. Isla som skor na letisko s ostatnymi, co leteli do Brazilie, takze prvych 5 hod som cakala in Wien, potom som letela s polskou spolocnostou cez Warszawu. A zase nas ti (...#@#..) Poliaci dostali. Neviem ako sa im to vzdy podari. Nic tam nefunguje a vsetko je zle (po troch ME v POL viem o com hovorim). Kvoli pokazenej klime v lietadle sme stravili dalsich 5 bonusovych hodin na letisku. Nakoniec sme to zvladli doletiet celi do JFK. Teraz som momentalne v New Jersey u Scotta, prave odchadzame na plaz, zajtra pojdeme do NY city, sobotu a nedelu Washington a next week heading south do Charlotte, NC... Plan bol jasny: diverzant nesmi projet...

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Witajte

Zdrawim wsetkych na mojom blogu! Akurat sa balim do USA, o tom potom, dozwiete sa nabuduce... Lowu zdar