Our group heard about public X-Country skiing at the Maple Ridge Golf Course and thought this was too good to be true. We can ski and then walk over the the "Bowl" and toboggan. So we dug up all those skis we got donated from all those seniors who just aren't that gun-ho on perusing these sports anymore.
Sam came along for the exercise as well. Afterwards we came indoors for soup and sandwiches and something warm to drink.
|Karl Burndorfer - Scout / YM Leaders|
|Connor Johnson, Kevin DeOliveira - Scouts|
|Felipe Cupido, Daniel Urquijo - Venturers|
|Sam the Dog - Super Scout|
|If I use these skis as stilts I'll be over 9 ft.||Oh, the groves are over there and I'm going here!||That was expected, dang groves.||Excuse me, coming through, OH...|
|maybe not.||Out of my way guys!||Doesn't take much of a slope...||Looking good now!|
|I know, got too hot and needed to cool off, right?||I heard about the old sit on your skis approach||Definitely get a cold but!||OK, how do I get the snow out of my ear?|
|Working out the rhythm||you think you got rhythm, try straddling the ski tracks with short legs!||Finally, I caught up!||
How to ascend a hill...
|You're pointing the wrong way||Lets just lower the center of gravity here...||Stable, but still cold on the but.||I didn't think I could get my feel to point in that direction|
|Human speed bump||OK, it's moving now.||Barely.||Now that's a hill!|
|Nice, just like sledding in you sofa.||Should we see if we feel that bump up there?||I think that was 3 bumps.||Sam's in on the fun too|
|Lets try out the foamy.||Hey, this GT-Snow racer is awesome. It steers!||Take em out before he gets up!||Do I smell Chicken Nuggets!|
|That kid just went down with Chicken Nuggets||So Ski shows suck at traction up a hill.||OK, ready for some real speed!||and he's still standing, whoa!|
|hauling it back up||Am I sledding uphill of going backwards?||Wearing down||0 friction, full but impact.|
|Jump off the wall onto you carpet and ,,,||wipe out.||I though going down as a human torpedo, I wouldn't be going sideways.||I'm starting to feel I look like Santa.|
|Maybe I can rub off this beard in the snow?||Try this side now||Under the chin...||The sideways sweep!|
|Almost held it together.||bit of carnage there.||Almost ready to get back up.||everyone still alive.|
|Now for the length wise sweep!||bit of a challenge to get some forward motion here.||We did it!||Successful event!|