Friday, November 26, 2010

Back Yard Bang 2010

The first rail jam of the year! I didn't know if I was ready or not, but I decided I'd give it a go anyway. A few of us drove out to Colorado friday and stayed with Red Gerard's family in Frisco. They were so hospitable and nice to us, we had such an awesome time. Red is our youngest kid on the team. He is only 10 but can slay it better than some of us! We got up super early Saturday and drove to Denver with Red and his older brother Trevor who works for Salomon. Salomon sponsored the event and Trevor had to be there early to set up. We walked around trying to find something to eat and drink, but could only find a convenient store. Finally after hours of waiting around, we had our riders meeting and started the heats. I was in heat 1, so I got to start right away. The set-up was kinda sketchy, but I did a few good tricks to get me into finals. Jose (a boy on our team) also made finals and I was super proud of him. During finals, they opened the car gap and I got the courage to spin over it. I didn't know how my knee would do, but surprisingly it didn't really hurt. (But maybe that was all adrenaline 'cause it hurt the next day) I did well enough to get 2nd and won myself a board, boots and bindings. Oh and don't forget my cool trophy! I was pleased with myself and was stoked that I got up on the podium. Another Arbor rider Cody Boane got 3rd in the men's so that was cool too. The next day we rode Keystone for a few hours and then headed the 8 hours back to Utah. It was a quick trip, but well worth it. In a week, I'll be going back to Colorado for the month to train on some big jumps. Can't wait!

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