Stayed to the end but lost a good friend

3/25/09

Good thing typing doesn’t require much effort because if I had to stand for long or actually lift something I be in trouble. As much fun as a day can be snowboarding you definitely pay the price that evening and usually the following morning (we’ll see).

It’s not that I’m out of shape, it’s that snowboarding/skiing uses muscles you normally don’t use in your daily life.

It snowed most of the day at Eldora, so by afternoon we were boarding in fresh powder. In actuality tomorrow will be the day to enjoy the rewards of the new snow but the little bit we were fortunate enough to play in softened our countless falls.

Props to Andy who also ventured into the world of snowboarding. Andy and his family have lived in Colorado four years and he has never seen a ski resort. I convinced Andy that the only way to really learn to board was to go to the top and work your way to the bottom.

Here’s why I told him that, the problem with the bunny hill is as soon as you  get yourself up and going your at the bottom. So my reasoning is that if you go to the very top you have plenty of mountain to practice on and don’t have to keep getting back on the lift.

He agreed and did it along with Krista, Hunter, Mylee and I.

Props to my wife’s sister who decided to try snowboarding after years of skiing. She had a rough start but towards the third run she was getting it. Problem is about the time you start to “get it” on your first day snowboarding your legs are shot.

When you start to get tired is when you up your chances of getting hurt. So she called it quits mid-day and busted out her skis.

Props to my friend and soon to be neighbor Betsy. This was Betsy’s fifth time skiing and towards the end of the day she went to the top of the mountain (Her first time) and skied to the bottom. Betsy’s a trooper because she was fearless and took a couple of good spills and got right back up. She might be hurting tomorrow just a bit, good job Betsy.

Hunter and Mylee both did great today. A few more times and they’ll have it down.

Me, I’m a freggin Rock Star on a snowboard I’ve told you that. We were officially the last people on the lift today before they closed it and we were the last ones down the mountain.

I took a bunch of pictures and shot some great video just like I said I would. Unfortunately my trusty camera must have bounced out of my coat pocket and now either has a new owner or is part of one of the packed/powder runs at Eldora Ski Resort. You have no idea how devastating that is, it’s like losing a good friend. 

                        A Rockpile Ranter without his camera is like:

Starskey with no Hutch.

Beans without that little piece of bacon that comes with it.

A big bowl of ice cream with no spoon.

A dog without a tongue.

Standing front row at a Winger concert.

David Lee Roth as a Paramedic

Baseball with no batting practice.

Corona without lime.

                  Just over two weeks until the Rockies Home opener. This sucks…D
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6 Comments

Bummer! Hurry and get a new camera! We miss your pictures!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

D- I’m so sorry about your camera! Also, I’ll have to pick up some lessons from you or something on a snowboard. Every time I’ve gone, I’ve managed to break my ankle or do some idiot thing like that.
Emily
http://deconstructingthoughts.mlblogs.com/

JULIA-Working on it.
EMILY-We’ll be living about 8 miles from Eldora soon, just let me know…D

That so totally sucks! Add the cost of a new camera to your grand total spent – ouch! Sorry to hear about it. On the other hand, you had fun with family and friends, and all came back in one piece.
Sue
Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

Oh D,
I’m sorry about your camera! That’s such a drag. Hopefully with the economy being so bad you’ll be able to get an awesome deal on a new one.
Can you believe this snow?!!!! Yay, finally! I wussed out and stayed home. Couldn’t face the drive up to Boulder.

D, Sorry about your camera. With me it was losing cellphones without purchasing insurance. After I picked up insurance, I never lost another phone. ::knocks on wood::
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Would you beleive that up to maybe 3 years ago, I had never seen snow? My first time was on a business trip to N.H.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

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