I love snow. I love cross country skiing. Especially when its with my friends over at White Grass. I hit the Thursday(Thirsty) Staff Ski at 4:30 and we skied into the night. It was some interesting conditions...what I would call variable. It was a mix of powder, manky, mashed potatoes, and mirco crust. I was very happy to have had my Snowfields and S Bounds on for a change. I'm usually all about the skiinies and light is right, but I have been getting jealous of the folks with the bigger gear making effortless turns. And I gotta tell you bigger is better for making easier turns. But I'm still a big proponent of being able to make turns on any gear. You can only hide so long behind the big sidecut and plastic boot.
Then I ate at White Grass Cafe for the Local's Night. Righteous food and phenomenal company. Then Kyle and Andy stayed over at the Icebox and we watched Deliverance. Most people forget the fact that the movie has strong environmental and adventure leanings. But it also really depicts southerners as inbred and dumb which is a shame. "that" scene is really disturbing, though.
Friday, I woke up early and skied with the famous Charlie Waters and wool wearing Kyle. I love waking up to ski. Its about the only thing that I don't complain about waking up early for. We skied quickly up to Roundtop and flew down Weiss and over the Sawmill. I went back to the Icebox and cleaned up and shut her down, then went back out for a fast, fun ski with Curtis. I love skiing with Curtis because he loves all types of skiing. So we hit Lester's fresh groom and were glowing after racing down Barton's Bend.
I was very suprised that only two of us showed up for the wingnut ride on Saturday morning. It was very, very cold and some ice as well. But, it worked out because it was me and engine Julie. We stayed warm jabbering the whole time. We didn't ride fast, but got some time in. Company is always nice in the winter.
And today, was so fun. Me and Ruby dog met the boys over at Hillendale Park. It was the fixed gear gang snowriding in 20 degrees temps. Ruby was in a biking mood and I didn't even get cold. Riding fixes in the snow is my new favorite thing!
Okay, that is enough about me....I'm trying to make up for not blogging the last month.