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I am not a pro boarder. In fact I am a very late fan of the sport. This is more a diary than anything else, although comments and suggestions are appreciated. I'm going to try to keep track of how I do (and what I do) from season to season; what works and what fails; and how I improve over time.
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2012-01-13 Finally!!!

Posted 01-14-2012 at 10:17 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Well, there's been a lot to write about since last Sunday! First, I'm now on 2 weeks vacation. About last Monday or so, the snow forecasts started to look very very hopeful. I decided to take a chance and book my 2 weeks in order to take advantage of it if the snow materialized. And last night Ullr started to deliver! We went to Seymour for our regular Friday Night session. About halfway through the evening, it started to snow. There were a couple of false starts, but once it got going, it was great!...
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2012-01-08 Why bother?

Posted 01-11-2012 at 10:26 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went up the mountain Sunday morning. Took one look, went home. shit.

I'm writing this on Wednesday, and snow-forecast is actually starting to show something good coming up. Maybe we'll get winter soon?
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2012-01-06 A little night riding

Posted 01-08-2012 at 09:28 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Went up the mountain with the family for a couple of hours of night riding on Friday night. I wasn't expecting much, because I don't generally care much for going up in the evening, but it was definitely better than expected. First, wife and daughter are both really stoked by the magic carpet. Wife has stated that she's prepared to go up every Friday night. Well, ok then!

I didn't really do a lot in terms of pushing myself. However, over the course of the evening I did one absolutely...
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2012-01-04 Ick!

Posted 01-04-2012 at 09:18 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

Seymour is closed today (so is Grouse) with torrential rain & high winds. Same thing happened last year in December. Looking back, this season is really just like last year only a little more so. A little more rain, a little less snow, a little later season... At least I hope that's going to be the case, because last season was great once it got started.

I went up the mountain with the family on Monday the 2nd. It was ok -- there was some new snow so it wasn't snowcrete. They've...
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2011-12-27 A good case of the uglies

Posted 12-27-2011 at 09:54 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

First, an update on yesterday. We went snowshoeing around the Seymour trails with Basement Dog. It snowed basically the whole time. Very nice. I was really wishing I'd decided to go boarding instead, but too late at that point. We did manage to wear out Lucy -- apparently she slept in this morning for an extra hour or two.

Anyway, today was snow/rain/snow/rain/rain/rain all day. Throw in fog and you've got the kind of day that makes you reconsider your choice of sport. Seriously,...
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