This is a long overdue post from mid January:
Lately for me, posting to Big Flakes has been much like my work situation; too busy to enjoy what’s there, with not enough substance to report home about. This is both a reference to me being so slammed at work that I can’t keep track of personal time and the disappointing spring snow condition we’ve endured in the Northwest for most of the season. The snowboarding has been crummy. Not even enough snow to push up a film worthy booter (no booter is film worth at the moment if I’m the rider hitting it, this is understood).
Does this mean I haven’t been riding? No, I feel that it’s important to take the bad with the good and remember adversity. In review, we would call it a slow start or a bad winter because of the unusually thin and warm mountain conditions. This needs to be captured in some form and that’s what I intend to do with this post. Nikki, CJ, Kelso, Rager, Aidan and I have been enjoying the clear skis and park features while we patiently wait for powder.
The parks at Meadows were very small but fun enough to keep us going up. There was a realization for me as I watched Kelso getting his front seven’s back and CJ dialing in his front three’s. I have disintegrated as a park rider while hanging out at Mt.Hood Meadows. It’s partly because of the terrain I’ve chosen to ride the past few years but definitely because of crappy parks as well.
These short clips of me are not special and not worthy of posting in a normal year. They are reminders that I need to step up my game and get ma’ park skills back. I’m posting this video for myself as motivation to rider better.