Snowboarding (a.k.a Shralping the Gnar)

My first and foremost goal for my long anticipated day on the slopes was to not get hurt. I'm happy to report mission accomplished.

For the first time in 10 years, I strapped myself to a narrow board (courtesy of Heavy Chevy) and paid a bunch of money to let gravity have its way with me. I've been wanting to go up to the mountain for the last 3 years or so, but something always seems to come up. Work, weather, deserted pacific islands - it's always something. Now that I am unemployed, I hardly have an excuse.

Jule and I drove up to Mt. Baker to find a morning's worth of beautiful weather, decent snow, and exremely uncrowded slopes. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I could ride almost as well as I could last time I was up 10 years ago. I guess it is just like riding a bike (at much greater speeds with less control in a much colder environment.) I was so pleased, in fact, I may have to try it again. And this time, I might not wait 10 years.
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on Wed 10th Jan, 2007 03:28 am UTC Andrew said:
on Wed 10th Jan, 2007 07:41 am UTC Saxtor said:
For life is right. You can ride chair 5 twice before you'd even get off chair 8. All for an extra few hundred yards. Fuggedaboudit!
on Wed 10th Jan, 2007 07:49 pm UTC Chris said:
Ah, snow, how I miss you! Somehow standing on the counter at Coldstone's just isn't the same.
on Wed 10th Jan, 2007 11:59 pm UTC Saxtor said:
Well, that would certainly explain this...
on Thu 11th Jan, 2007 03:34 am UTC Sarah, PT said:
your PT friend says "where's your helmet young man?" Check this out: i'm not sending this to say "you darn reckless snowboarders"- more to say "protect the melon!" so you're not my patient!

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