Back home with some goodies

01 Mar, 2009

It feels good to be back home.  I flew into Denver yesterday and hung out in Summit County for the night, arrived home in Steamboat today and realized it’s already March!  

Washington was a great trip to make, despite the rough season. I added the Holy Oly to my “annual list” of fun things to attend.  The riding in Washington was a good time, made some good turns and got to ride with friends.  There’s a lot of things in Washington that I miss, but it’s good to be on my own in Colorado.  It’s always good to catch up with old friends and this time I got to meet new ones.  I made sure to swing by evo to check out the latest from them, ended up picking up a sitka hoodie that I haven’t taken off since.  
I got to ride 9 new 09-10 boards for Board Insiders and found one board that I actually will purchase because it was that insane and fun.  I can’t wait to see how the videos come out and how it looks.  I definitely took some good falls on video.

While my trip was a “vacation”, I kept busy with fun things for the blog: Holy Oly, finally visiting Mervin Manufacturing, stopping by Capita to borrow some snowboards and lots of riding.  My only downtime day was Friday right before I flew out and that included a trip to Ikea and Costco to stock up on stuff for Steamboat living.  

So I’ve got the mountain in my backyard with 3 boards at my disposal to ride and get reviewed. Thanks to Capita for letting me take home 2 of their women’s boards, the Saturnia and Midnight.  I also stopped by Never Summer in Denver to pick up the Premier F1 to try out as well.  
I go back to the daily grind tomorrow and looking forward to getting back on my home mountain with a couple new decks to try out.  

I continued to mail out sticker requests from Washington, really stoked on all the people supporting the site!  If you have a photo of a sticker on your deck or wherever, email me the photo and I’ll be putting up a collection of the photos soon!

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From the beginning of time, I was Shannon. From the beginning of snowboarding, I was Shay. From the beginning of online communities, I was Shayboarder. In the end, I’m the writer, photographer, editor, publisher, guru of sorts, product tester, curvy girl, and most importantly the snowboarder behind it all. Follow me on this journey through snowboarding, mountain biking, traveling and fun experiences!

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