As of yesterday, my anticipated plan of action for the coming few days was an Under Armour team cat trip to Baldface Lodge in British Columbia. To say I was beyond excited for this coming trip would be a complete understatement. However thanks to mother nature, I find myself literally stranded at my house in Boulder, Colorado…

I woke up this morning and left my home for DIA roughly three hours before my flight. The usual thirty to forty minute drive ended up taking nearly two and a half hours thanks to about a foot of snow and stranded motorists scattered throughout US-36 and E-470. Upon reaching the airport, I quickly realized that I would miss my original flight to Spokane, Washington. As a result, I would then miss the several hour van ride and helicopter pick up that was scheduled to take the crew to Baldface from Nelson, BC. Therefore, my highly anticipated trip was brought to a sudden tragic halt. As I stood in the airport, I entertained the thought of jumping on the next possible plane to Stockholm to hopefully make it in time for the Sweet Rumble Big Air in Trysil, Norwry. That would have cost me about $3,000… No go…

I quickly jumped back in the car and made my way home to Boulder. It took nearly four hours on my return trip back as I slowly made my way through snow-stricken neighborhoods and dismantled cars.  

As reported by MSNBC, there were nearly thirty-three people injured in three different fifty-car pile ups throughout the Denver region. In addition, the Red Cross opened six shelters for stranded travelers… Talk about a miserable day to add onto an already miserable season for me…

As of right now some highlights of 2009 for me are:

 

A serious lack of snow and warm temperatures (most of the time)

$3,600 in snowmobile repairs

Small injuries resulting in being dropped from the Winter Dew Tour

Flat tires in Wyoming with 50 mph winds and below zero temperatures… On my birthday…

Seriously tweaked shoulder in the Montana Backcountry

John Symm’s snowmobile temporarily dieing on me for three days in the Montana Backcountry

Running out of gas in Montana

Colorado snowstorm resulting in me missing my flight to go cat skiing in British Columbia

I leave for Sweden and JOI next Tuesday. Hopefully nothing too serious goes wrong with that…


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