Sunday, January 25, 2009

School Community Rocked Again and Riding Through the Heart of the Season

By now Everyone who needs to know and reads this blog knows about Becky. My condolences and sympathies to everyone touched by this tragedy. Some of our kids were school aquaintances with her. Quite a few were classmates, teammates and friends who will be feeling the hard loss for a long time to come. Parents please check in with your children. Athletes please talk to your parents, coaches and friends about any thing going on with this. Loss is one of life's only guarantees and still so confusing and surprising in the ways it hits. More than one of our crew was having a hard time with coping on Friday. Anyone who needs time or space can have it but communication is more essential than ever.

Friday was a half day of training at Carinthia, lunch and some riding in Byrneside park at Stratton. The Jump lines at Carinthia are so varied there is something for everyone no matter what trick is being sought out. The Pipe is about eighteen feet, hard and well cut. The nitro line is constantly providing take off's into new tricks. Quite a few girls are learning new threes and the boys are getting closer all the time to owning all four fives. At the bottom of each run out of there is a choice between jib lines, XL inferno jumps or the pipe. The XL line is approx 55 and 65 ft. from lip to knuckle. Riders are getting used to the pipe shape and large jump speed, airtime and adrenaline. Saturday I took pro-am kids back for some more. Justin came to help his Brother get some footie and James came because that's what James does. Snowboard. The light was better and there are some cool shots of Brendan and Chris rocking the cnnon box and pipe.
This week will we will again focus on specifics getting ready for our first regional USASA freestyle events on the weekend followed by next weeks second GP and Rev Tour Stop at Boreal Ca. Peace and Take Care, its life out there.

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