The Colorado trip continues onward....towards glory. Believe it or not, it got better and better. To start the week, we decided to do some man stuff. It included speed and beer (NO we didn't watch NASCAR and YES we waited until after we were done racing to drink). The go carts took us to speeds of 45+ mph and believe it or not, we were a little sore the next day. At the end of the event, El Fuego (Jon Sadler) came in third, Richard Banger (Nick Chase) came in second and Square Wheels (Brian Spivey) came in first. After the fun, we headed to downtown Denver for some epic organic pizza and fine desserts. Nothing beats some late night sweets and coffee. Well actually there are a few things....but that's another story all together.
Day one of epic snowboard trip! Through treacherous mountain passes and frigid cold, we traveled to Winter Park Resort! Luckily we found an 80 year old lady to follow. Not only did she blast by us in a front wheel drive Lincoln, she continued to pass every car in sight. We followed her lead, despite having zero visual reference of lane lines. None the less, we kicked some serious mountain ass! Jon Sadler got a great lesson, learned how to not break his wrist and we enjoyed some warm whisky pulls from a flask! We further increased our epic level of awesome by having a suit night (we forgot to take a picture). We found the classiest mountain restaurant near Dillon, CO and set out. Our choices consisted of chicken, steak and....Trout. We ended up getting tons of attention, compliments and free food! ACTUALLY, we looked completely out of place and since it was a Tuesday, no one really cared or noticed....BUT it was Legen.....DARY!
The next day, at approximately 6 in the AM, I went for a run. At 10,000 feet it was 5 degrees and bone chilling. Needless to say it was an uphill battle and I nearly lost my thumbs. The only saving grace was the view which was absolutely stunning and totally worth the moderate case of frost bite. Breakfast was next on the "To Do" and was only a 2 minute walk from the room. It was called the Arapahoe Cafe and Pub. After breakfast (Jameson and coffee) we proceeded to order some food. A french toast, fried egg and bacon sandwich,smoked turkey bennies & steak!
We made it to Copper Mountain, a place where we could finally unleash the fury. After a mild concussion and many high fives, we decided it was time to end our snowboard saga. All in all, the pictures describe it best. Tons of unforgettable views and fast slopes. I have to say it was awesome to travel above the tree line. Our highest altitude was 12,000 feet....the highest I've ever been while standing on solid ground!
So we were pretty beat up after snowboarding, a massage was definitely in order. I made a new friend through LifeVantage and Jessica Crate and she just happened to have opened a brand new massage suite in Boulder, CO. We met up with Stephanie Crosby at Rocky Mountain Vitality to get some serious relaxation. This proved the best decision prior to a 3 and a half hour flight!
12/18/2012 12:18:28 pm
LOVING the blog Mr. Chase!. You're a creative genius. Definitely a fun read.... Looking forward to the next adventure of CHASEing CRATE! ;-)
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