22 Dec, 2008
Definitely wasn’t planning to ride today, but I signed up for employee Diamond Cup races so grabbed my gear and hit up the mountain for a ride break.
The Diamond Cup races are employees in teams (usually by department) getting up on the mountain to race and ride. Throughout the season there’s a variety of slalom races and then the halfpipe competition. Of course my favorite is halfpipe but racing gates can be fun.
I don’t take it too seriously by doing the whole spandex, speed lightning deal. Today I missed a gate and got DQ’d which I was bummed.
I went up with James who had his first day on his Never Summer Premier and we made a couple laps before coming back into work.
I will say in the Nascar course, I would have liked a stiffer deck than my Infinity-R. I think this was the first day I was bummed in how it rode, with really chopped up jagged turns it lagged so I think next races I’ll pull out a stiffer board.
I had my 2nd day with my helmet cam and did some filming but I’ve gotta get the angle right to make another film. I realize I look down a lot when riding after setting up the angle and then what it looks like when I get home.