I know I’m late on these, but I hope they’ll get you amped about X Games Oslo. Being stuck in Aspen for a couple of days after the X Games was great… until I got back home. I haven’t had much time to sit down and consider how these posts would differ from my Tumblr updates. It’s going to mostly be the same, but I hope you stick around for the photos and some additional facts that I remember.
To preface this adventure, I’d like to give you some perspective. If you’ve followed freestyle snowmobiling at Winter X, then you know about the Moore brothers. They’re from Krum, which is an hour from where I am. If you remember all those remarks about how they’re not used to the cold or the altitude, you can apply those to them. North Texas gets snow a couple times a year, and it’s super flat. Therefore I arrived in Aspen with some trepidation but much excitement.
Aspen Airport knew what was going on.
It turns out that Aspen in the day felt like Dallas without the wind chill. The altitude proved to be a bigger issue. That combined with my bad health and lack of sleep led to a headache that put me out of commission for most of Thursday. However, I was able to participate in the Skype group chats with Sage Kotsenburg and Tom Wallisch. Here’s what I learned (asterisks were answers to my questions): (more…)