Feel the turn

“I like to practice carving. Feeling the turn out and following it.” Alan told me this. And I felt the universe pushing me forward. Enjoy the little things, it said. After my first 2 seasons of snowboarding, riding down the mountains became monotnous. Over the last 4 years, my snowboard has seen fewer and fewer days, but the el nino in …

Devil’s Peak

Yes I said I would limit my solo boarding, but c’mon. I’m from Texas and when else am I gonna be in close proximity to slopes without the cost of a flight? I had some time, so I decided to give it one more go. This day I hopped in the car for an hr drive to Devil’s Peak. This …

Tyrol Basin

In the midst of work travel I got to go to the land of cheese for a week. Luckily there was a ski park about 30 mins away, so after work I got to play. This little 300 ft mountain had only about 12 runs open but a massive park with a big tall half pipe and plenty of rails, …

Liberty Mountain

So the whole fam met up in DC for some quality time together over Xmas. Since we were heading for the cold, I decided to bring my board and take the brothers for some pow pow time. Our Jersey friend was joining us, so we headed for the closets mountain between us, Liberty. I think it was somewhere between 400 …

Past Month Update?

Life has been busy. Went snowboarding for 4 days. FOUR! In Denver this past weekend. It was a great time and some friends really helped me learn how to carve. It got hard to keep my endurance up. I think at times I just got really frustrated with how hard it was to carve and that drained me even more. …

Sun & Ski Fail

I’ve been in the market for my first snowboard because this sport is ridiculously awesome and I want to get better at it. So of course I head over to the local Sun & Ski to check out the Summer sales. Right now they have 25% off everything, which is pretty good and I found a pretty good looking board. …

Olympic Snowboarding…Here I Come

So watching the 2010 Winter Olympics has been pretty inspiring. All those athletes who are so amazing at what they do. All the skill and technical aspects of the sports. Made me envious and wanting of what they have. So I made up my mind that if in the next year I have the opportunity, I will start training on …

Back! And not that sore!

So this year I joined Andy and friends on their yearly snowboarding trip. It was awesome. It definitely solidified my interest in the snow sport, and I’m glad I have something other than cycling and running. We flew ourselves to Denver and spent 4 nights and 3 days on Copper Mountain. There was snow the first day and then it …

Getting Ready to Board!

Yesterday I took a trip to Sun & Ski and then REI to look for a ski/snowboarding jacket. I haven’t done a good job. Partly because I didn’t want to spend the money…but of course that bites me in the ass because I had to buy the jacket full price. Luckily, Sajida has a pair of goggles that I can …