19 Dec, 2007
I knew today I was gonna ride…mostly cause I had just gone two days in a row without riding and I needed to be on the hill.
It took a while to get on the mountain, but I met up with a group of friends by chance. Rode up the gondola with Greg, Amy, and Ryan.
I wore my knee brace today but didn’t tighten it as much as I’d like…so before getting on Storm Peak I told the group “I’d have to put my hands down my pants at the top” which made them laugh. That’s my vulgar sense of humor when riding. Up on top, got a second to pull them down and tighten my brace up. Luckily I wear bright red long underwear so no one got a glimpse.
It was an overcast, cloudy day on the mountain. The groomers surprisingly were pretty tracked out since Sunday’s riding. Even the cat tracks were having brush showing through.
It wasn’t too cold out, but definitely the powder turns made me warm pretty quick. I did wish I had brought my face mask for the day.
Even for a holiday period…today was pretty mellow. I didn’t really encounter any lines or a lot of people on the runs. I’m sure that’ll change soon as Christmas gets closer.