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 Post subject: Family TR - Sierra Tahoe 4-5-07
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:18 am 
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Date: April 4-5, 2007

Location: Lake Tahoe, CA

Weather: partly cloudy, partly sunny

Participants: skyler, haley, mrs. bcrider, bcrider

Gameplan: family fun, snowboarding, eating good sushi

Duration: 2 days

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Breakthroughs: haley getting on and off the lift by herself. Mrs bcrider linking multiple turns together.

Intro: The wife and kids are out of school due to spring break (wife is a school teacher not a student) and with the snow quickly melting it was time to do a family snow day at the resort. My wife has only snowboarded three or four runs in her life but she has expressed serious interest in learning how to snowboard now that the kids are going more. You never know how something like that is going to go with a spouse....it often could go either way....in tears of frustration or tears of joy. Luckily for me I married a good one and it ended in the latter. She picked it up great!

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We were going to spend two days at the resort but got a late start on day one so we opted for a goofing around South Lake.

Cold Stone Creamery is the first stop. :)
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Then it was off to make a necklace or two.
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And take in a little art. (don't touch!)
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Then it was time to get ready for the big night on the town...sushi at Off the Hook and some fun in the casino arcade.

But first we enjoyed the sunset from our room.
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As always, Off the Hook was yummy as could be and the kids had a blast in the arcade (sorry no pics of either).

The next morning we checked out the lake before getting some breakfast and going to the resort.
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My first run with the mrs was a long one (1.5hrs) but 1/2 way through she started to really make some progress.
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I was really surprised to see her want to make edge-to-edge turns as opposed to skidding her turns or staying on one edge and riding fakie (common among new snowboarders).

Pursed lips and all she was determined. :)
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Haley picked up right where she left off a week or two ago. 8)
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Fearless.
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Breaktime.
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The girls back at it for more.
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Towards the end of the day haley proved she could get on and off the lift by herself so the mrs and I got to take some runs alone.

So stoked.
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Things really started clicking for her and she could get down the run without falling. Success! Now she wants to learn how to go faster and link quicker turns together. 8)

Even the best powder day pales in comparison to the stoke I was feeling in this photo.
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I can't wait for more days like this!



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:36 pm 
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Sweet dude. I know what you mean. Parent stoke is unreal.
Like father
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Like daughter
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 Post subject: Re: Family TR - Sierra Tahoe 4-5-07
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:48 am 
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Nice one bcrider!
It's great to be able to share the love for snow sliding with the family.

Sometimes it can be tough to teach your girlfriend of wife skiing/snowboarding. My wife actually called me "snowboard Nazi" at one point.
But luckily she figured it out now and we are having a great time together on the slopes.

Awesome shot by the way:
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:40 pm 
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Mrs. BCRider has perfect stance, not bending at the waist, shoulders squared, knees bent, very good riding style.

I'm stoked to see other girlies picking up snowboarding so quickly, it was a painful long process for me. And very cool to see your whole family out enjoying the sport.


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Nice job teaching Mrs. BCR and the kids. I think my marriage almost ended when I tried to teach my wife how to ski. Soon you will be buying three new sets of avy gear...

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Its crap like this that makes me want to have kids..... :D

Nice work BCR!!!!

My Soon to be wife skis. No interest in Snowboarding. However, she does have an AT set-up, so im stoked she at least likes to get out sometimes!

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