I hope you’re all enjoying a lovely summer. I can’t believe it’s already end of July. Summer needs to slow down! I just returned back to Park City after three weeks in Mt. Hood, Oregon. One of my sponsors, Nike, got a house for the summer in Government Camp, I ended up posting up there for several weeks. The first week, Nike sponsored the session at Windells, so Mason Aguirre, Sage Kotsenburg, Matt Ladley, and myself rode at Windells and did a bunch of camper activities.
The Nike headquarters, or the “Nike Campus”, is in Beaverton, which is about an hour from Government Camp. I was down at Nike quite a bit. I was asked to help present the Maxim Awards with Picabo Street and Danny Kass. That was an unbelievable experience. I was able to meet and see all the people who are always pushing innovation and working hard to make Nike the brand that it is.
The second week was a FRENDS session at High Cascade Snowboard Camp. That meant that a bunch of my friends were there riding. Luke and Jack Mitrani, Scotty Lago, Danny Davis, and the rest of the boys were ripping around all week and it was great to ride with them. At the end of the session, most of us decided to go camping for the fourth of July. We went to a river and set up camp. Bonfires, Chilly water, Latter golf, and tanning went over really well with all of us.
Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling too well soon after and that took some of the fun away. I went to the doctor and they told me I had Strep Throat. That was not fun, I went back to my house where I was staying and basically couldn’t leave my room for a week!!!
The last week, Gretchen Bleiler got into town, so I knew there was going to be some fun riding to be had. Once I got healthy again, I had some fun days riding with Gretchen, Louie Vito, Elena Hight, and my coach Ricky Bower. It was a great way to end my stay at Hood. Louie and I packed up my car and road tripped it back to Park City.
Now I’m heading back east to enjoy about a week of summer before I head off to New Zealand for the Burton New Zealand Open. It’s going to be really cold over there, so I’m trying to soak up some nice weather before I immerse myself in the heart of winter halfway across the world.
Look for a new blog in a couple weeks after the NZ Open!