bə-lō'nē mō'gəls(n.pl.) 1. A group of drinkers with a shredding problem. 2. The combination of snow, booze, and metal.


Shreduary Mega Tour (Video on Vimeo)

With my current employment driving me to long days of waking up late, drinking pints of coffee, running, and spending a lot of time at the beach, I decided I needed to take some time off and get back to editing.  Because slush is everywhere and the sun is getting mighty toasty, I figured it was time to start catching up on the backlog of video editing I had.  First up in my iMovie attack was the mega trip Kath and I took over Presidents Week.  What started as a few day midweek trip to Maine to hit Sugarloaf expanded into 7 days in a Subaru.  Stops at seven ski resorts.  One and-a-half powder days.  A whole lot of wine.  And a crapload of fun.  Keep reading after the break.

First day of riding we were lucky enough to meet up with Tim, Dan, and Lebrain up in Burlington and killed it at Bolton Valley all day.  Tim's rock dropping and mogul bumping is just what the doctor ordered to spice up any video.  Lebrain and Kath always do well to up the sketchiness factor and we of course also have the fashion stylings of one DiK.

From there, Kath and I loaded back into the Seenbaru and made an impromptu stop at Jay Peak after they received eight inches.  What started as a brutally cold and crappy morning turned into an amazing afternoon.  The powder was sick, but the poutine was even better.  Those Canadians can do at least one thing right.

Next up was the long stretch in Maine.  We stayed in a town that was 6 businesses long for three nights in a hotel that was built in 1910 (maybe).  Maine was having a shitty season, but decent cold weather and sun made the groomed base awesome.  Even then we still found some of the best woods in the country at Saddleback, and some that were certainly fun at Sugarloaf.  Staying there during the Olympics after Wescott's Gold made for a lot of fun.

With bruised, tired, and sore bodies, we decided for one quick morning of riding in New Hampshire.  Ullr rewarded our dedication with a non-forecasted mini-dumping that put down not three inches, but closer to twelve in spots.  Best snow and fun of the trip.

The traffic through CT was not great.  Enjoy the video.

1 comment:

Matt said...

Why don't you try posting something a little more updated.