16/05/2008 | by Youri Barneoud
Angus Leith at Spot One No Worky.
Our last day’s shredding was pretty uneventful, to be honest. So here’s a short wadup.
Well, what can I say. Though we tried to get more stuff done today, the combination of tired riders and not-so-good conditions conspired to make our last day of riding in Scotland not much to write home about.
Kilner and Leith peer out of the snow hole. Inside it was actually rather cosy.
We were looking to get something done in the backcountry, but either the spot was getting too much wind, or the snow was too heavy, or the riders weren’t feeling it. Myself, Kilner and Angus hiked to check the first spot where we could have built a step up had the wind not been howling, but we did manage to find some snow holes that I guess a couple of hardy mountain types had spent a night in recently. That was pretty funny, especially the sight of young Ben’s feet disappearing out of sight as he slid headfirst into the second one. They were pretty roomy too.
Mike’s backyard rail garden. He bent the metal pipes for the S-rail using fire and a tree stump. Sick!
Then, after Tobias had battled with the same gusts of wind trying to get another sequence on the kicker, we headed to check another bowl but again it was a no-go. So we went down and checked out this fellow called Mike’s back garden rail park. It looked super interesting, but it would have taken a bunch of time and effort to try get a shot that only maybe would work so again it was canned.
So now we’ve just been internetting for a while and remeniscing on what, today aside, has been a pretty productive trip. I reckon that we have been incredibly fortunate with both the snow conditions and the weather, and everyone we’ve met here – especially Angus and Euan the ski patroller – have been both super helpful and super friendly.
Nature stuff. Nice, eh.
Tomorrow we take the Swedes to the airport and myself and Sami will have a night in Edinburgh, trying not to have too bad a leathering. We have an early flight on Thursday, but there is whiskey in that thar city…