26 Apr, 2008
Yesterday I had to make my way down to Summit County to purchase my Vail pass for next year (it’s that cheap that I bought one) which meant I stayed the night in Summit County so I could ride today.
I made plans to hit up Loveland with Jay. I met Jay originally from Snowboard Seattle and saw each other at SIA. He’s now living in Denver and helps out with Lib Tech/GNU.
The fun board of the day was the boxscratcher…which I got to take on the last couple runs on chair 8.
It was snowing this morning at Loveland and windy throughout most of the day. By the afternoon, the sun came out. Conditions were powder turns most of the day, sometimes crust under the powder but for the most part it was really fun to get freshies in late April.
In terms of the mountain, even though the parking lot was full…Loveland never has lines and today was runs to yourself with no lines.
Jay getting some powder turns in
I took this photo which obviously has been enhanced with the exposure to bring out the snow, these were fresh turns I got around 1pm on our run. The snow and sky were not that blue…but I like the photo.
Jay with the GNU Riders Choice in the tunnel…the left side was pure ice and luckily the right was easy to walk on with a nice rope on the side just in case.
The bitch of the day was my rome binding baseplates. Rome gave me an extra set of baseplates to make up for my broken baseplates on my madisons. These new ones are the convertible ones that you can put with any board. However mounting these really suck…I mean you really have to line them up perfectly and it’s more the new washer they use that is the issue. It was a bitch each time setting them up on different boards.