11 Mar, 2010
The snow has been falling in Steamboat finally! We’ve received some new snow to help with the lack of snow this season but today with my limited ride time I just headed to the park and convinced Chris to join in. We haven’t been able to ride together in such a long time that I just wanted to ride with him, get feedback and lap park which for some reason is all I’ve been interested in lately.
I’ve progressed to the medium terrain park at Steamboat and getting comfortable on the rails and boxes. I need to start stepping up my game but I’m also enjoying progressing slowly too. Chris got a shot of me today on the flat down box that I’ve been working on, now each time I can ride it to the end so I’m stoked!
We took a lap through the pipe which was the mistake of the day, it was powder and sheet ice underneath plus it wasn’t groomed so super sketchy with the flat light conditions. Chris’ brother Tracy still rallied it through it despite the conditions
So my butt is bruised and hurts like hell which means lapping park for me is gonna hurt worse when I fall. Today the first thing I did was go for the up rail seen here and smack my butt on it when I slipped off. Argh love those moments!
Here’s Chris on the up rail
Unfortunately this season has meant limited video mostly due to time but today I got some small footage of Chris in the park, just playing with a couple of the features.
Now it’s packing time for my snowboard gear since I’ll be hitting the road tomorrow for a much needed 9 day roadtrip to the western states.