“We are not trying to race down the hill to see who can go the fastest. We are trying to make the most of the terrain. There are so many approaches to the same line and how you decide to express yourself on a slope reflects your style and personality” -Taro Tamai Continue reading Frosty Mountain
Overall, this winter hasn’t been anything to write home about. Persistent deep slab instabilities (reports of large, destructive avalanches have been reported daily for the last two month) have been plaguing our state’s snowpack, keeping everyone in check and making conservative terrain choices. But the good news is that there’s always some safe slopes to be ridden and always some friends to enjoy them with. Continue reading Finally Some Decent Riding!
So after last weekend trip with LT and Moe, Bec and I took a trip to Moab ourselves to ride some mellower trails and even do a trail run.
We made it to our campsite after work around 12:30AM Saturday morning and nabbed a few hours rest before hitching a ride with Coyote Shuttle to the top of the Magnificent 7 Trail AKA Mag 7. Again, these guys were awesome. Continue reading April 20-22: Moab, UT (again) and the Beginning of Training for my First Ultra-Marathon
Tuesday at work I get an email from my buddy Luke, one of the graphic designers at the Brewers Association.
“I know it is super late notice, but a good friend & I are ripping Moab Thursday night – Sunday (taking off Friday — home by dinner time Sunday). Love to have you come with as the third if you could swing it. Doing the Whole Enchilada on Sat for sure .. Not sure about the rest of the time. Buddy has a camper we are heading down in.” Continue reading April 12-15: Moab, UT
Typically during this time of year, I’m getting after it on my splitboard riding the peaks and lines that are finally safe enough to ride. Not this year. Things never picked up, and Colorado was plagued with a shallow snowpack sitting on top of garbage. But after the season I had last year, I can’t really complain. I still had some good days this year, but nothing like last year. So, last week I decided it was time to put my board away and get back on two wheels. With temperatures soaring in the high country and even more so in the front range, Becca and I headed west to Fruita, CO for our first mountain biking trip together. Continue reading TR: The End of One Season, The Beginning of Another