The lack of blog postings in the past few days should in no way suggest a lapse in the action. It was more like the lapse in internet service at the hotel. Out my window I can see the condemned motel where I stayed 10 years ago with Hannah Teter, Shayne Pospisil and the Pearce brothers as a rookie coach. Internet service meant little back then, how times have changed! The internet (and cell phones) have killed the days when phone calls were special, and you could go through days without knowing every detail of life and society, whether significant or mundane.
BUT, the internet has given us blogs, and allows us to share images of immediate events with the global community. On that note, the California weather has been quite conducive to progressive good times. The team is taking full advantage of the climate and the past few days have showcased the skill and visible evolution of our riders. The jump line at Boreal is where Connor Callen achieved victory over the backside 720. He stomps such a high percentage now that you would never know he struggled at all to learn them.
BIBA TAKES A NEW TRICK NEW DISTANCES. BACKSIDE 180
Biba also took to the Boreal jumps, landing tricks she just picked up off 30ft kickers. Phoebe split her time learning new tricks and mixing her amassing bag of tricks into various lines, spinning off all three jumps.
Dan, Ezra and Peter also enjoyed the jump line, but their skill and creativity were truly expressed on the Boreal rail trail. It would take forever to describe all the features these guys took apart, please check the photos. I also saw some highlights from Jack Griffen and Xander Raith from the chairlift. Jack has a clean Miller Flip and Xander just makes everything look smooth.
I missed the halfpipe action today, but the word on the street is that Mike Perle won practice and Noelle is riding strong. Best of luck to all HP competitors tomorrow. The California sun ain't going anywhere for the remainder of the trip and our kids are riding better than I expected them to be by early January.
Getting back to the internet musings, Dave Redden was quite upset about the inability to blog. He has photos and deep thoughts stockpiling, expect a darn good blog in the next 24!
I'VE BEEN DYING TO SEE THIS ONE GO DOWN. CONNOR CALLEN BACK 720
DAN LANDY AVOIDS THE JAILHOUSE FOR PETE'S SAKE
PETER CERULO RIDES THE MONSTROSITY FOR KYLE'S SAKE
DAN LANDY 5-0 THROUGH THE KINK
PHOEBE STICKS A FIELD GOAL