09 May, 2009
A-Basin is the last resort standing in Colorado now and quite the popular resort for a mix of snowboarding and hanging on the beach (drinking and BBQ’ing). It’s a 1.5 drive from Steamboat so I made the trek to meet up with Lauren, Adrian and Xavier to ride for the day.
We made a couple laps and I found I was capable of hitting the mini park…always a plus for me to find rails that don’t scare me.
I was on the sidelines taking photos and rooting on Lauren and Xavier. Lauren is deaf, so I was able to communicate with her on how much time was left and just be there for support.
It’s fun to just watch and take photos of friends competing, I snapped this sequence of Lauren and caught her board only in the first shot but it’s my favorite photo…board and log jib coming together.
I recognized one of the riders competing because we’ve been at the same demo days all season long. His name is Tommy and he was awesome to watch today, great style and his tailblocks were insane.
At the end of the day, Lauren walked away with most consistent female rider winning a goody bag!
We took a couple more laps and then called it a day since we’ll be up shredding again tomorrow. On my way out, I ended up meeting one of the readers of the blog who is out from Nebraska to get his shred time in. Nate spotted me in the parking lot and it was rad to meet another reader who checks out Shayboarder.com! I’ll be at A-Basin again tomorrow, probably with monster jacket again so if you see me, come say hi and I’ve always got stickers to hand out!