Why has there been a lack of snowboarding posts this season? Because my knee was shot and had to be rebuilt. Luckily the same surgeon who takes care of the Red Wings and the Tigers went through mine with a fine tooth comb...and a few arthroscopic devices. Now I'm ready to skate - Doc says I might even be able to get some late spring snowboarding in way out West (Bob, let's do it)! Oh wait a minute...I almost forgot, I need to learn how to walk again. Physical therapy begins tomorrow...argh.