Sunday, June 27, 2010

14.5 Things To Do - #10 Learn To Snowboard

I always felt that the time and energy spent driving up a snowy mountain was never worth the joy experienced snowboarding down it. Why do I have to wake up at 4 am just so I can freeze my ass on top of a mountain by noon when instead I could just sleep in, roll outta bed, and spend my afternoon sniping fools?

Number 10 on the list was to learn how to snowboard. Before this past season I had only gone once and that was many moons ago. I didn’t really know what I was doing and I didn’t care to learn. I figure I’d give snowboarding one last chance before I turn into a really old man and I’m glad I did. I went a few times this past winter and had a blast. While I still can’t go down a mountain without hurting some part of my ass at least I have lots of fun doing it.

Here’s a clip of Gem. One of these days I’ll be able to keep up.

Thanks to the people that drove me up the mountain, to the people that lent me their gear, and to all my patient instructors.

Before, I thought the worst parts about snowboarding were the long drives going to and from the mountain. It turns out that being in a car with all your pals is way more fun than sniping fools. Here's a clip of us driving back from Tahoe. Wait for the button at the end of the clip.

So there you have it. 15.5 things done, 14.5 things to go. Until next time…