Today was one of those days that you dream of all summer. All of the perfect ingredients were there–new snow, sunshine, good friends, and ripping sleds. What started out as a rain storm over the weekend ended up laying down 3-4ft. of powder in the mountains over the last three days and this morning the clouds broke.
Myself, Geoff “Phatty” Dyer, and Ryan Nelson made a mad dash for the mountains as soon as the sun started to poke through. By the time we made it to the trailhead it was bluebird. Phatty and Ryan laid down some epic powder lines and dropped huge cliffs all day. We tore up all of the powder in sight, burnt a full tank of gas, shot tons of video, and I still made back in time for afternoon classes!
The last couple weeks have been off the hook. Two weeks ago Matt Entz and Dave Napier made it out to Utah for two days of hard riding. Matt went huge, jumping a handfull of cliffs in the 60ft.+ range. Rick Barker hit one of the biggest cliffs I've ever seen (on Phatty's sled) and pulled a 50ft. handstand in the runout…Rick may have missed his true calling in gymnastics because no one has ever pulled that kind of move before. Shortly after Rick sent Phatty's M8 careening down a huge face, I managed to send it end-over-end after dropping a big cliff…I may have missed my true calling in tumbling. Surprisingly, Phatty's sled came out unscathed. Even more surprisingly, Phatty still lets other people ride his sled. Last week we rode with Team Summit, I can't even start to describe that weekend, but Boondockers 6 will tell the story.
Huge thanks to Chris and Bryan at The Edge Motorsports for some last minute parts to get us out on the snow!
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