Sunday, February 3, 2008

winter in Colorado

I don't know about everyone else, but I miss my bike. Sure, I have my whole collection of cycles in perfect working order and ready to ride in the other room, but there's deep snow everywhere. I can't even get out and hit my beloved street sessions because ice makes everything more painful. Wheelies turn to cascading falls down the street and all those summer wall rides turn to snow banks too tall and soft to carve a lip in. In other words, this has been an epic snow year in Colorado. I took up skiing and stopped snowboarding at the perfect time. Just ask Devon, He's living in a place that has seen like ten feet of snow this season. Curt and Rachel both live in Aspen and ski those mountains almost daily, so I think the team will be in prime condition for the upcoming race season. I'll try and get some pictures of the winter fun so you good people can see a little more of my side of Colorado. It's so much cooler than all those ads for vail and aspen. I am after all, a Colorado native and know all the good secrets.

I've been keeping a close eye on the scene here in Colorado, and I think we'll have an incredible season. I have a lot of trips planned and I'll try and update so folks in my area can see the new Banshee lineup in person and pedal one around. I have several demo dates that I'm working out with local shops in Glenwood, Avon, Gunnison, Crested Butte and a few other towns that have good local trail systems. I hope to see some good turnout, so come talk me out of some stickers or something.