14/12/2009 | by Anna Langer
Getting there is half the fun. Unless the “there” doesn’t matter, then just getting becomes all the fun. When your whole shred trip is a road trip, it can be a great adventure, but at the same time, spending more time traveling than riding can be a tough ratio at times.
With a loose plan put in place and an end-point to reach, the Rome team jumped in the van in British Columbia last season and headed East across Canada to shred, meet some shops and have a good time together. Below is the first in a handful of interview recaps on the FuGnar adventure. We decided to start at the source with Team Manager/Filmer John Cavan and get his thoughts on the trip. Enjoy!
Breakdown the main idea behind the cross Country adventure?
The main idea behind the FuGnar trip was, since we weren’t making a movie, a good road trip through Canada, taking our time and really riding where we wanted to ride with the locals would be an awesome way to keep everyone riding together. Also it would be a great way to check out places we hadn’t been much. We kind of had to change the trip a bit to meet certain needs and time deadlines so… That added with some of the weather issues we faced made it so it didn’t turn out exactly how we wanted, but we still had a blast and I’m stoked to have done it.
Best day of the trip if you had to pick one?
I think for me one of the best days of the trip was probably at Kicking Horse. We had the entire crew there so we had a big train of riders bombing around the hill and everyone seemed to be having fun. We found this natural jump over some rocks that played out well, and we also found some hidden pow slashes here and there that were fun. The best part about Kicking Horse was that we found these long gully runs that were a blast to work, so it made for a great day. I think we all had a really good time together whether it was messing around in the gondola, or sitting in the snow waiting for someone to get a shot. That night I think we all had a great dinner in town and we played a game of credit card roulette that may not have ended up so well for one of the riders.
Worst day of the trip?
The worst day of the trip for me was when we got to Ottawa, We were just fried…The drive had been hellacious, everyone was cranky, we hadn’t gotten too many shots, and then when we got to Ottawa there was no snow so we couldn’t really do anything on all of the spots we had scoped out. Also LNP’s bags got lost and we apparently had some shop visits we were supposed to go to. Basically at this point everyone wanted to leave, but I guess it’s to be expected when you pack that many people in a car and send it across the country that fast. All in all it could have been a lot worse.
For the rest of John Cavans interview on the FuGnar adventure, check out romesnowboards.com.