Old School

Friday, May 8th, 2009

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This afternoon I rode with Shane Kynaston. We got in a good dose of spring riding, with plenty of big climbs, technical pulls, and even a few big drops and jumps. While many riders have already hung it up by this time of year, we usually ride until the end. For me, late spring conditions are the icing on the cake at the end of the year. Spring snow may not be deep powder, but it gives you the opportunity to point the sled uphill and get technical in the trees and chutes that would have been untouchable in deep snow, especially on stock sleds. .... Continue Reading this Post

California Gold Rush, Part 2

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

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Day 3: If it could go wrong it did. With no snow at the trailhead we started cruising up the old dirt road, which was dusty at first. After the first corner we found the road was also a creek bed. So now it was a muddy boulder field with melt water rushing down. That proved to be quite hard on the sleds so we opted into the bushes on the hill side and just headed up. Luckily the snow line wasn’t too far up the hill and there was plenty of it up there. .... Continue Reading this Post

California Gold Rush, Part 1

Monday, April 20th, 2009

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What a trip! Where do I even begin? How about on Wednesday afternoon…
With snow falling down everywhere I kept checking the weather. Where was the snow going to continue to fall, how much, what density would it be? It came down to 2-4 feet forecasted in Utah, 2-3 feet in the Rubys, and sunshine on the West Coast. .... Continue Reading this Post

Team Summit v. Boondockers II

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

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Anthony Oberti, Shane Kelley, Jessie O’Rourke, Smasher, and Jeff Aiello made the drive out to Utah this past weekend for two days of spring riding in the Utah backcountry. Team Summit spent the last two months recuperating from their first trip of the season to Utah in January. After countless hours of physical rehabilitation, counseling sessions, and time spent in the shop—they finally came back for more. .... Continue Reading this Post