1 March 2013
Its been a rough couple seasons. Lost last season deployed for training and the season before rehabbing from a serious accident. I now have anchors in both shoulders, and repairs on both knees.
This year is different though. I've invested a lot of time into the gym this winter and intend to attack the course with a vengence.Typically the ice moves away from the course around the 2nd week of March so any day now we could be out there.
My good friend and ski buddy, the guy that started this whole addiction in the first place, is on board again this year so all I need now is for the sun to come out.
The issue at hand is what am I going to ski on? My good friend Eddie Roberts raised the bar once again in slalom ski excellence last fall by putting out the atomic orange Strada (which I have on the bench right now) but all that powerlifting has put me well over weight even for its 36mph rating. So for now I'm looking for something to support all this extra girth. Not that I mind skiing 36mph, it feeds my "hair on fire" nature, but for now I'll need the extra support.
So diary entry number one is all about plotting and scheming. Setting up the equipment, taking stock in the physical preparation, and waiting for the ice to move away.
Oh ya, and I found a 3,4,5 semi-dry wetsuit last month that looks like I'm wrapped in the American Flag. Super obnoxious stars and bars. Its a little over the top, looking like Cpatian America, but I can 't wait to wear it. Pics to follow...