mom, dad, brother and the sun...capita, 686, union, 32, von zipper, subaru justy
The epic month of March is upon us and mother nature is still dropping powder at full force. It’s fun, deep, but dangerous. Don’t ride deep powder alone if you don’t have to.. ride with a buddy. Here is an edit that never made it up onto the shop site. I know it’s old news but take another look and get hyped for this week’s powder.
Featuring the elusive shop rider Tristan Welch, Matt Christie, Tim Carlson, Ryan Browne, Seth Stusser, Devin Elliot, Matt Wainhouse, Ari Strickland, Hans Jangaard and Bart Patitucci.
Each year at the Mission Ridge On-Snow demo there is a little event that takes place called the Chinese Downhill, or Asian style downhill. Basically, it’s a race down a run and everybody goes at once. This year the mystery man himself, Tristan Welch, successfully defended his title and is now a 2 time champ. Not bad for a dude who rides like… once a month these days. When I asked him what his strategy was he said, “No strategy, just penguin hop faster than all the other 30 guys and point it. Don’t turn.” Turns out his strategy-less plan worked and won himself a few bucks and some swag. Good work man, this is your event.. next year we’re going 1, 2.
Thank you Shayboarder for the vid!
So here we are bloggin again. Which means I had to actually take an electronic device out onto the slopes with me and since the title of this post is rain boardin, it was in the rain. To get started I have to address that I’m completely sick of people sayin (myself included) that they can’t go riding because the snows so bad…WHAT! well how about ya try riding up at Stevens in the summer guess what? No snow! yeah its a lot harder to ride on bushes and dirt!
So I suggest a new term I just made up, and don’t tell me you’ve heard it before cause thats just not true… Grow-down ya nancies and remember when ya used to get completely soaked stompin in puddles with yer friends. Turns out its hella fun and no worries ya can head straight to the lodge to get some cocoa and schnapps, tie on a good buzz, then straight to your heat seated, defrost pumping, people carrying personal 4 wheel rocket ship and barrel down Highway 2.(i dont condone drunk driving).
First hint….check out the view
surprisingly interesting and good for your health.
Find some good friends to ride with and then mount up one of these amazlingly fashionable rain ponchos(can be worn as vest, skirt, or diaper..details upon request)
no one. not a person but homies and crows!