So, back the story of my weekend...I jetted off to Mammoth after work on Friday for a weekend of snow sliding. We got caught in some epic traffic because of an accident on Sunset - got caught in an ultra long line of fellow Chipotle indulgers - and a quick trip to a Vons that was trying to close at midnight with a temperamental clerk. Bed never felt so good on Friday - but - waking up early knowing I was slipping on my ski boots the next morning made me hop out of bed extra early (for a Saturday).
The snow was firm and fast. Luckily, I had gone against my original thought of jamming a panzer down my edges and just lightly detuned the rad Armada ARVdubbbs that I am on right now. We actually went out and skied - oddly enough from hardcore racer, to park rat to recreational skier I find myself enjoying nice groomers sans Joey's more and more. With that being said, yes, I still know how to ski - and yes, I still find myself tipping and it drives me crazy when I can see my shadow. I was even lucky enough to play in 2 of the 3 parks on Saturday - although I find myself being a complete baby because I am so nervous about my knee. After some shredding we headed to the BrewCo enjoyed some tasters and then hit the hot tub. Seriously - dream come true!?!
Sunday basically went the same way, except for breakfast/bus mimosas instead of BrewCo :)
Leaving was the hardest part. I wish I was still a high school winter sports school kid or a college ski bum. 7 days of skiing a week to essentially 0 is hard. I am so fortunate to have such a kick ass group of friends in Southern California that share the same luhhve for bike and snow.
|Load 'em up.|
|I gave in and enjoyed some dark magic this weekend.|
|Smiles for dayz.|
|Asher came a long for a weekend of soul shredding and a beer.|
|Sarah did too....|
|I love this.|
|The sun popped out on Saturday.|
|Would you like a taste?|
|Jump photo prep.|
|Jump photo fail #1|
|Kev showed up in his ultra fast Boeri tiger helmet Meow!|
|Jump photo fail #2|
|Mission control @ Raymonds|