So today I ventured down to SIA to meetup with the industry peeps, and check out what’s coming down the pipe for this coming year. I had to work yesterday so didn’t make it out the opening day. I had a chance to swing by quite a few places today and grab some shots. I won’t write-up too much, but will post most of the pictures I took from today. Check em out, and let me know what you think.
Archive for January, 2012
The comfort of one’s feet is directly related to the happiness one has while making turns. I’ve used custom orthotics for years in some of my day to day shoes, and have been wanting to get some for my Vans boots. There are a few companies out there making insoles (quite a few really.) I luckily won a free pair of Remind insoles on a Facebook giveaway (totally honest,) so I’ve had a chance to use Remind Insoles in both shoes, and my boots, and figured it’s time to get some thoughts down about em.
With the interesting winter season we’ve had so far here in Colorado, the conditions are sketchy at best in a lot of places. This past weekend, we had a nice snow storm dump a decent amount of snow on the mountains, which was much needed, and made for a lot of excitement. Unfortunately we also had several deaths due to avalanche scenarios, which could have been avoided. I’m of the belief that if you engage in any type of winter sport, you should understand at the very least, the basics of avalanche safety. We’ve had a rough go of the season here, and in various other parts of the US, so take some time, and be safe out there! Here are a few basics I tend to live by:
- Don’t ride alone
- Don’t ride out of bounds alone (or any run when closed)
- Make sure you have the proper gear (Shovel, Beacon, Water, Maps etc)
- Check local Avalanche forecasts
- Pick a safe spot in your line before dropping
Please keep safety in mind when you’re out riding this season, and check out the following links to get a better understanding of avalanche safety and being safe.
http://avalanche.state.co.us/ <– if you’re located in Colorado (Check your state or location for a local forecast center.)