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The Season is Over


Wednesday, Jan 24, 2007 from Breckenridge, Colorado

I just rolled in from a second day of riding in Breckenridge with my buddy Ben. It was amazing to be riding at Breckenridge again yesterday. Once again I was riding with all kinds of different gear. But it worked out. I was able to ride for free. For riding somebody else’s equipment I felt super smooth and in control on the hill. The weather was great both days. The riding was as chill as it gets. The other trips I was out here I was with this huge group of college students. But this is much nicer, just rolling with my good buddy, rolling out for just a couple hours, not feeling like I had to make a full day of it just to earn my dollars.

So today was it, my last day of snowboarding season. This year I got in a whopping three days of riding. The last season I rode three days was my first season snowboarding when I was 13 or 14. It’s a big sacrifice. Next year however, maybe I’ll be out here shredding 100 days of the year to make up for lost time. I’m still young, I’ve still got potential to throw things down. I was still able to toss out a 540 today and yesterday out of nowhere I threw a 180 to 50-50 with a 180 out. That’s news to me too. I didn’t know I could, but some guy cut in front of me on the previous jump, so I took my aggression out on this rail. Surprised I didn’t break myself. Riding at So I still think I’ll be able to move out here and start throwing stuff down on the 40-60 footers someday.

To finish the snowboard season here in Breck is perfect. I would have it no other way. Two days of good riding, fast as ever and smooth. I’m feeling a little soar of course and riding at 10,000 feet definitely had it’s effect. This was my vacation, time to snowboard. Too bad that the season has to end as early as January 24th, but it makes me appreciate every time I drop in. Now it’s a long several months until next snowboard season. So thanks for having me Ben! I needed these two days of riding to stay sane.

***Just a side note. Ben is great to talk to about hometown live. He’s been living here for a few years and has given lots of insight to what it’s like to live in a tourist town, the differences between locals and the tourists, and what it’s like to see the local snowboard scene. Ben is a guy I’ve always had lots of respect for. He goes for what he wants to do and gets it done. Also, Ben and Molly have several similarities to Teddy and Kristy from Boise. Ben and Molly also have matching Apple computers and also have a pitbull. It can’t be that common to stay with a couple who has matching Apple laptops AND a pitbull.

Blog Date Posted: Jan 24, 2007 | 506 words | comments 1 Comments
Comment by Harriet J. Freeland
From L'anse, MI

We watched the Naomi Morning Show on Hallmark on Sunday. We were excited for you & your family. Your faith & courage were evident in the interview. Your excitement & belief in our beautiful country & its people were refreshing. May God continue to bless you on your trip. PS My brother lives on an Indiana farm(s) near Richmond. I also have a brother in the Boston, Ma, area & one at State College, Pa. Let me know if you are interested & I'll put you in touch. By the way, we go to church with your parents. Now have fun Bob & Harriet