FEAST Tour Kicks off at Wentworth
Saturday night Steph and I show up at Tasha's (of course after using Steph's ginger senses to guide us through Dartmouth....it's better then a GPS really) to get everything ready to hit the road at 6:30 Sunday morning. We load the generator into the Subaru Outback that Steele Subaru is letting us borrow (ballin!) and head to the gas station to fill 'er up. On the way there, Steph's 22 day old Samsung Galaxy screen starts going all sort of weird colors... what a bummer. We try to take the battery out, but no luck. We fill up the generator and head back to Natasha's to find the closest Telus.
Off to Mic Mac we go, to find out that Steph's screen is somehow cracked and that's the whole issue.... as Steph tries to argue that she doesn't know how that would have happened. The Telus guy shuts her down saying its physical damage.... Damn
So we head back to Tasha's with a disappointed Steph and start loading up the outback with the sound system, banners, etc for the next day. Before we know it, bedtime arrives and we hit the hay.
My alarm goes off at 5:30, I hop out of bed stoked for the day ahead. We make some oatmeal for breakfast then are ready to hit the road. Little did we know, at least 5cms fell over night and it was still snowing. What a pleasant surprise to walk outside to!
I get shotgun on the way there, crank the heated seat and put on some jams. Leaving Dartmouth, we notice none of the side roads are plowed, but whatever... they for sure have the highways plowed.... right? The roads are fine, then all of a sudden it looks like the plow decided to see how talented all the drivers are.... You'd be driving down one lane, it would disappear and you'd have to switch over to the other lane. The snow is still falling though, which is awesome!
We finally arrive at Wentworth around 8:30 am, half an hour later then what we had wanted... with probably 7-9cms down and the snow still falling. I head inside to find someone to help us up the hill with all of our stuff, as Natasha and Steph unload the Outback. It's pretty close to 9am by the time we get everything together and ready to go up the hill, so I head inside to do registration and Natasha and Steph head up the hill to set up.
We end up having Martock locals, Wentworth locals and even two girls from PEI sign up for the clinic! With around 13 girls and 10cms of fresh snow the clinic kicks off with a bang! Wentworth hooked us up with a mini park right under the chair, where I spent the day announcing and dancing... oh yeah! And coaching, hehehe.
The girls had 3 hits, the first was a sick little jump which then you could pick from a down box and an ollie on round rail. The girls rode amazingly, the stoke meter was bursting and the amount of new tricks those girls got in 2 hours was sick!
The clinic wrapped up at 12 and then we broke for lunch for an hour, where girls could then register for the mini comp that started at 1pm! At 1pm, 7 girls were ready to throw it down and put their riding to the test. We had 4 girls in the advanced category and 3 in the beginner. The girls killed it.... front and back 1s on the jump, switch 180 on the down box 180 out, front boards on the tube rail and down box, some steezy presses on the box... along with boardslides and even some 3s over the jump!
The competition wrapped up and everyone headed down the hill for the awards, I stayed up top and took our set up down with lots of help from Mel (park crew) and Mike (ski patrol)! Soon we had everything down the hill and back in the Outback... It was now time for some tree runs to end of the day!
Knee deep pow in the trees at Wentworth made for an amazing few runs. We found a drop or two, a bridge and just had a blast. For sure my best day of shredding this season. Soon it was time to head to Truro to grab some supper at Pizza Delight and then head home.
1st: Krista G.
2nd: Isabelle A.
3rd: Erica C.
1st: Christina R.
2nd: Charlotte B.
3rd: Alexe P.
4th: Zoe F.
Von Zipper goggle draw winner: Alex P
Best Bail: Zoe F
Most Improved: Erica C
A few more things before I let you go... FEAST tomorrow at MArtock! I better see you there!! Followed by Busted an all girls Slopestyle/Rail Jam on Sunday at Martock!
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