|Happy to ride|
The first thanks go to Coach Jb (Peak Performance Personal Training, and theMountainAthlete), as his guidance has been invaluable. I'm also very thankful for the love and support from Banana Peppers, and for Dave Calfo's encouragement and awesome helmet and board artwork (and mutual love for Never Summer snowboards). Thanks to Nick Langkamp for the pre-Nationals training, and being there on race day (and for lending his yellow-lens goggles that helped me manage the weird race day light conditions!). Willi's Ski and Snowboard Shop provided some fantastic pre-Nationals tuning, and Purl Wax kept me moving fast down all of the race courses this season. And, of course I have to thank my family for helping with training costs this season...thanks Mamita and Dad!
Husband-Nick deserves an incredible amount of recognition for putting up with my need to ride and race, and he provided excellent support throughout the year (especially during times when all I did was work, train, eat, and sleep, and barely had enough time to hang out with him). My brothers always were there to congratulate me along the way. I'm also thankful for my friends, and colleagues at the National Energy Technology Lab (U.S. Department of Energy), who encouraged me during my year-round training, and understood my need for the alternative work schedule so I could train and travel for racing during the season. Also, many thanks to Lynn from Team Canada for some of the excellent photographs during the medal ceremonies.
Finally, thank you very much to all of the Team Haleakala supporters ...who traveled with me (Eilis and Rebecca), trained with me, and are always there for me.
The following are some photos from our freeride fun time, and some video of the Open Class SBX races:
|Husband-Nick picking out his lines.|
|Husband-Nick taking a break.|
|His and Hers|
|Copper and clouds|
|Hiking to fresh snow|
|Fluffy = awesome|
|Ready for some lines|
|Serious about the powder|
|Colorado is beautiful.|
|Still beautiful with the sunrays.|
Open Class Boardercross USASA 2013 National Championships from teamhaleakala on Vimeo.
Other Posts in the 2013 Season Recap Series:
2013 Season Recap #1: The Magic 8 Ball predictions were pretty close...
2013 Season Recap #2: Gimme gimme snow (and data)!
2013 Season Recap #3: Amazing fantastic surprises, and races!
2013 Season Recap #4: COLORADO
2013 Season Recap #5: The Finals.