This is from the newspaper article when I won the "24hrs of Snowshoe" ski race back in 2005 with my buddies @figureight_musky_gear , Shaffer, & Kidwell. 1st place in the men's pro division. At the time this was the only 24hr ski race in the US. Aspen wasn't doing their 24hr race that year I don't think. I remember partying all night in a house we stayed at the night before. When we showed up the next morning to race, I had never skied a gated run before in my life. We we one of the few competitive teams that weren't wearing spandex or skiing modern race skis. After we won and they went to take this pic for the paper, I made em wait so I could go grab my skis. 213cm K2 DH race boards with 11.0mm sidecut. I wanted to make sure that everyone knew they got beat to skiers on straight longboards with no race experience. Don't think any of the other guys ever skied gates before that day either. Our crew was from my home mtn @winterplacewv . I remember a hometown crew getting caught cheating with their lap count after they originally announced them the winners at the awards ceremony. As soon as that happened a huge fight broke out and the lodge with my buddy have his knife pulled out . Things got intense for a minute. Once things got straight they got the finished the awards. Too bad they skipped out on the check and we never saw our prize money. This was also the only time I've ever wore a helmet skiing only because they wouldn't let me race without it so I borrowed one from somewhere. I think some of us where sharing it between all of our team.
Bet those racers never though they'd run into a crew like that one. 🤙
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