I probably committed a bit of a faux pas by making my first post in these forums an inquiry to find a Road Trip partner to help defer the cost of gas. Let me take this opportunity to make a public "mea culpa" and Properly introduce myself!
In my defense, I have been goin' "Freakin' NUTS" waiting for snow so I can get out and get more of than the few weeks of (marginal conditions) riding I have so far on my board! In my enthusiasm to find a place that I might help overcome some of the limitations of living in the suburbs of detroit, I rushed right into a proposal! (...probably explains my general "luck" with the ladies as well!!) ;D
Just started riding last Feb. (Took the "Discover Mich." deal @ Mt Brighton, for a lesson, rental & lift ticket for 40 bucks! Did pretty well, especially since I'm a "Non Skier") First night, Icy, hard runs, on my last run, hooked an edge & crashed! HARD!! Learned a new term that night,.. "Hip Pointer"!!
Hurt like hell, but I was out again the next weekend. Conditions still really sucked. Like riding on Iced Cement! Crashed again, same hip! Almost needed to be stretcherd that time, but I managed to get up 'n get home under my own power! Even after all that,.. I'm HOOKED!! This is the most fun I've had standing up!!! Since you can't ride a Harley in Mich. in the winter,.. Snowboarding ties with the bike for First Place!
Got an Arbor Roundhouse 163W, Burton Cartel's, and Thirty Two ST Boa's! (Got late season deals on all from REI!) That's how obsessed I am! Ran out and set the plastic to smokin' two weeks after first stepping on a board!
Turned 51 two weeks ago, took a long weekend and split for Boyne Mnt. Thank God they were open! (I was prepared to drive to Minn. if I had to!) 3 days, about 18-19 hours of solid riding on the only two runs open. But, I was amazed & surprised to find that I was as good or even a bit better than I was back at the end of Mar.! Fried my calves & thighs! Cramped somthin' awful the first night! And LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT!!!!
I hope to make some friends here,.. Maybe find a riding partner or two,.. Do some learning & get some schooling maybe, and hopefully improve as much as I can, as fast as I can!
I'll leave it at that for now!