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Yakima Roof Rack Initial Thoughts Yakima Roof Rack Initial Thoughts

The Impreza sedan does not come from the factory with roof rails and the ‘06 STi does not have a passthrough or 60/40 split rear seat (‘07 added a passthrough). So without doing anything custom, you are pretty stuck when it comes to transporting skiis. After much consideration about how to transport skiis with my…

'18/'19 Ski Blog (Post #1) - Mammoth Mountain, CA '18/'19 Ski Blog (Post #1) - Mammoth Mountain, CA

Something I want to do this year is keep a log of all of my ski trips and just post a little trip report for my days on the hill. Since Powder Forward is a rather underutilized kinja anyways, I might as well populate it with some content. My goal this season is something in the 30-40 day range so hopefully I will have…

1 year ago today I bought my STi 1 year ago today I bought my STi

What a wonderful year it has been! It’s also just after my one year mark in LA. I’ll write up a review on both soon. Here is a pic from today as the STi sits now.

Roof rack mounted  Roof rack mounted 

I just got my roof rack on yesterday, a pretty simple and straight forward install. This weekend I’m testing it out on a trip to Mammoth. There’s not much snow and all of it is man made, but at least what is here is pretty good. A nice workout to warmup for ski season at least! The rack isn’t too noisy on the car on…

Night Skiing

“But there’s still one thing left to do. Every Midnight Madness, the ski area builds a bonfire at the base. Says Hall, “If you ski past midnight, you gotta jump the fire.” 

Does this mean if my car was red it'd be worth $70k?

Crack pipe! I mean sure I loved the opening chase in Baby Driver and was upset to not see this car in any further action throughout the film. But no way could an STi truly be worth this kind of money. It’s basically a stock ‘06 STi just like my car. Except they deleted AWD. Using DCCD in the car, I can essentially…

This should make commuting interesting this week This should make commuting interesting this week

While at least the freeway is open now, it still looks pretty ominous seeing this giant block of fire in the middle of the map between work and home. I suppose I’m lucky neither place has burned to the ground and I’m just complaining about first world problem. But I’m still concerned commuting is going to be hell for…

My commute before and after the Woolsey fire My commute before and after the Woolsey fire

I haven’t been up there yet since the fire passed through the Malibu canyons but normally I commute through this spot every day. Often enough that I have a photo from the same exact spot just a month or so ago!

Ski road trip is booked! Ski road trip is booked!

Most of my epic ski road trip is booked for this coming winter! I will be departing home on Jan 19th and returning home Feb 10th. Girlfriend will be joining me for the first few days, I will ski solo for two weeks, then be skiing with friends in Montana for the third week, and then ski another few days solo again. The…

One year today I arrived in California One year today I arrived in California

Here is a photo album marking the final day of my cross country drive with the fitting scenic end in Malibu. Unfortunately much of the areas in these photos are currently on fire so who knows if I will get to see those areas the same for a long time.

While others may be having "snow days" here in Socal we have "fire days"  While others may be having "snow days" here in Socal we have "fire days" 

This is an additional fire to the other one that started near work yesterday. This one is right near home, with the edge of the voluntary evacuation zone being only a dozen blocks or so from home. There’s a lot of concrete and buildings in between here and there so I’m safe from the flames. But certainly smoke will be…

Shit's on fire yo Shit's on fire yo

It started smelling like campfire at work and it looked like the sun was setting, even though it was only about 3pm. Turns out there is a fire just South/East of here! Unfortunate that it is right near Thousand Oaks, as if they dont have enough to deal with right now... Commute home might be interesting since the 101…

New wheels on the Miata New wheels on the Miata

Due to the unfortunate incident with a screw, my Star Specs were murdered and I am now living the two sets of wheels life for the track. For my street wheels, I picked up a set of like-new stock 15 inch wheels for $175 and finally got around to installing them this weekend. Aside from the exterior mounted wheel…

What a clear day for this hike What a clear day for this hike

You know how they call a paint job about a “ten footer” to say that it looks alright as long as you don’t get too close. Well, the Miata has more like a “1000 footer” on it. So from the distance in this photo it looks nice lol. Anyways, this Friday I went on a nice short hike (3 mile each way, 1800 foot gain) in…

New gear: Ski Pants New gear: Ski Pants

Just placed an order for my first real pair of ski pants. I have always just used junky sub $50 pants that I order from Amazon or pick up from Walmart. While they generally work at keeping the water out and keeping the warmth in, there has always been something to be desired in terms of durability, breathability, and…

Planning a ski season road trip  Planning a ski season road trip 

Hoping that BC/AB, Montana, and Utah get dumped on mid to late January this year! The order I’m looking at there is Revelstoke, Banff, Big Sky, Jackson Hole, and Solitude. That’s a solid 3 weeks of unrelenting skiing. I’m probably going to die and my Subaru will prove it’s snow game after I exit the US. Probably would…

Wash and Wax Wash and Wax

Decided to spend about an hour at lunch time today washing and waxing the STi! I had thought about claying, jet sealing, and then waxing but that would have taken another hour at least. My arm was already tired just from the bit of detailing I already did. I did a little bit of clay work, but only on the obvious stuck…

New wheels!  New wheels! 

Just got home with a set of wheels for the Miata since I now have Toyo RR on the other set. Two of the tires they came with are pretty shot but the other two are decent. I might just remount two of them with the tires I have and continue on. That would surely be the cheapest route for now. I’m surprised how nice these…

It has arrived!  It has arrived! 

Ikon pass finally showed up in the mail! I’ll be getting in my first three days of skiing 16, 17, and 18 November at Mammoth. Unless an early storm dumps a bunch of snow, I might go for opening weekend before on Veterans Day for a day or two. But it finally is time to get excited for winter! I also got my skiis from…

Buttonwillow video Buttonwillow video

Finally got around to uploading the video footage from my track day on Sunday at Buttonwillow. Going in this direction around the track was like a new track to me and was certainly faster. My fastest time CCW was around 2:33 whereas I started at 2:28 CW and after the tire change, I managed to get it into 2:20. With…

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