Here I am, more or less in one piece.... cept for that floating chip in my elbow..... I wish i had a new coffee machine, this Oster looks nice, but shorts out, turns off, and brews cold. How can I write with cold Coffee? Guess illl just write About cold coffee.
So, here i am, Writing about coffee, sitting in a massage chair, playing online, trying to ignore the titanium rod inside my snapped femur, with the bolt to my hip sticking out, sawing through my muscle and skin every step i take. But its not too bad. I can still ski, bike (i can still do trials) and I started a business this summer and got a gov't grant for 3000$ for my business and for a trip to BC in my VW van - 5 week vacation 7000 km's. The Mri showed up a "wedge deformity" in my upper back (which causes chronic pain (8 yrs daily) and trauma induced scoleosis from a snapped collarbone (first backflip mt ste marie sking) and then a broken leg in rugby, (through out both I remained active, and developed massive muscle imbalance between my two halves, which pulled on my spine.
But i'm still elite. that makes me happy.
I wish this coffee was hot.
and microwaving coffee just isnt right.
So here I am, 6 car wrecks later. driving for two of them, sleeping on two of them, rally drift for another and snow drift on the last.
One rolled. One t-Bone. One high speed snooze = 40 foot gap to 50 foot railslide to ravine. One rally corner with loose gravel = birch tree. One high speed blind corner spinout blowing three tires off the rims.
90 Tercel. 88 civic hatchback. 94 neon. 93 Altima. 94 sunbird. 88 prelude.
These are the cars Ive almost been killed in.
But never a scratch.
not a scratch
Then I fell down a shaft while caving 5 km under ground in a remote mining town in Cadomin, AB.
arrested my fall and the last millisecond from freefall by chance.
Thats 7 lives ive used so far
the 8th - Lake louise, I hit the biggest tabletop there for the first time with maximum speed. I cleared the landing by 30 feet. I was over 60 feet in the air coming towards the flat. I had time to pray for my legs, which I did.
took the impact on my butt - probably didnt help my back any.
the 9th life - the 9th time I lost control (or was in a situation)
Not including avalanches! Freeclimbing Rock and Ice ! Glacier travel ! or anything that went according to plan!
the big lesson , the scare. the challenge.
I found it.
SO did Tanner and CR & Shane RIP
When we find the edge, it can change, or even end our lives.
It can also give us what we need. what we have been seeking.
The Greatest Challenge on Earth.
We chose Big Mountain skiing. Big Air.
I push the limit my whole life.
Dangerous . So dangerous.
trip on a rock you didnt see, hidden from view, tip over, trigger a sluff slide, that pushes you over the edge. 200 ft. ragdolling down the rocks, 4 ribs, snapped femur, head wound, broken vertabrae, shoulder.
Couldnt have gone any better.
im back, and going to be a competitor again.
Watch the Camp fortune slopes at night skyline - ill be the fastest.
i like the lift line when it snows.
Rockin Salomon AK;s
Ripe is the time for the flight of plight from my mind
to escape the array of city bourne decay
bulemic, anemic, pesse-sqeemic
"in the mornings my penis rises up like a pheonix
Sometimes Im ashamed of humanity, saddened by all the failed potential. Other times, i am inspired, full of hope and faith, proud to be here now, to be apart of the struggle alongside you. It seems I never stay in one state of mind or the other, but constantly bounce from one to the other.
The High Highs, and the Low Lows