Claire: First Day of Winter

Hey everyone, I hope that you all had a fun and adventurous summer; though the time has come to put away your flip-flops and snorkels, and get ready for winter. Yesterday everyone in Tahoe woke up to a winter wonderland! The snow was making the trees droop, covering all the cars and sidewalks, and making all of the locals excited — myself included. I could not stop smiling and my face hurts today from the perma-grin I had all day.


Photo: Katie Doner

Photo: Katie Doner


Some friends and I all had the same idea to dust off our snowboards and head out to a new bridge that was built this summer. It was a great feeling to be first to snowboard on this freshly built, slightly c-shaped bridge. With the help of a ten foot Banshee Bungee, we were all able to get enough speed to dial in some tricks. We had some luck yesterday since Photographer Katie Doner decided to take her dog for a walk in the same meadow. She rushed back to her house to get her camera, and due to Katie’s professional eye we ended up with some great shots to remember the first day of winter.


Photo: Katie Doner

Photo: Katie Doner


In addition, you had to ollie about three feet to reach the rail. It took three to four friends to pull the banshee far enough to enable the rider to have enough speed. Needless to say it was quite a workout. All in all, yesterday was the perfect way to get out and really take advantage of the new snow in Tahoe. I had a lot of fun riding with Mark Gama, Lytle Boyd, Jon Wilson, Paul Ceo of Platform, Kevin, and Jess.


Also a HUGE shout out to Photographer Katie Doner. Check her out at: http://www.facebook.com/katiedonerphoto or http://www.katiedonerphotography.com



Follow Claire’s adventures at: http://www.ridewithclaire.com


                    Photo: Katie Doner

 

 

Posted by Gabby Rainville on 11/06/13



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