01 Dec, 2009
With Steamboat open, it means being able to get out a couple days during work for a ride break. It’s one of the perks of living and working in a resort town and although I work a Monday-Friday job, I still have flexible lunch breaks to enjoy some much needed shred time.
Riding in the gondola alone
This morning I hit the mountain by myself for a couple laps and although conditions have been firm hardpacked it was good to get out on the empty mountain to just enjoy turns but I wish I had brought music with me.
I didn’t know till I came inside from riding but as I was riding down Heavenly Daze, photographer Larry Pierce got a shot of me riding down the mountain. As someone who is always behind the camera, it was cool to get a shot even though you can’t see my face I’m still stoked!
The last lap I took through the park and hit up the first couple features. I feel a lot more confident in the park and mornings like today where it was empty was a blast since I could just lap it over and over without worrying about waiting in lines.
There are some days when riding alone is a bummer but I definitely have other days where I enjoy the silence and just hearing the sounds around me. It was good to get in some laps before work and start the day out right.