1. BE ON TIME! We were supposed to meet at 5:30. This was the only day I had to sleep in this week but I decided to get up early. If I'm not going to hit my snooze button I don't want the person I'm skiing with to hit it either. At 5:25 I got a text saying Jared forgot something and that he might be a minute or two late. 10 mins later he comes rolling up. Turns out he would have been able to run back home and still be on time but in a rush to make it he was pulled over. 88 mph on the on ramp is too fast? Who would have thought. At least the since of urgency to be on time was there. Luckily he's a lawyer and got out of a ticket.
2. Have similar goals. I wanted to go HUGE yesterday and even had a pretty good tour in mind but the forecast was less than favorable for an all day outing (60 degrees). We talked about it and agreed to head to Timp and check out the Grunge and possibly hit Cold Fusion as well.
|Jared sharing the breaking duties|
3. Don't be lazy. I don't think trail breaking needs to be 50/50. It should be whatever's going to give the team the best chance of success. If that means one of the partners breaking trail all day so be it. Just be willing to do your share. We took turns and moved fairly well all day.
|Several hard jumps|
|Led to this|
|Jared mid choke|
|Monster conices threatening all day|
|Jared near the top|
At the end of the day weather blew in and we called it quits after the Grunge. It wasn't the huge day I was hoping for but it was stellar nonetheless. The above list is far from complete but that's all I can think of right now. Let me know what I missed.
|Just above the choke|
|Exiting the Grunge|