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Sleddin’ in Steamboat

Posted: November 24, 2013 in Snowmobiling, Trips
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Finally the 2014 Sleddin’ season is here.  Nothing like rolling up to beautiful Steamboat, Colorado for a little snow therapy.

For anyone that has ever been to Steamboat you probably already know what I’m talking about and for anyone who hasn’t, this is a must for amazing riding of all types and there’s just something about the Champagne Powder.  With over 4 ft of snow already on the ground, we are off to great start for an epic season, well kinda, of course if you have spent enough time around Snowmachines (sleds) you know that something is going to break or malfunction.  Rough start to my good friend and riding pal Ben Bunte, who dropped a cylinder just as we were approaching the destination riding areas, but hopefully it won’t be long before he gets his new Ported and Polished Bikeman Motor Ski-Doo.

Pretty neat running into the Colorado Snowmobile Association film get together while in Steamboat, always nice to mingle with fellow riders and sledding enthusiasts.  Big props to Bent & Broken film productions out of Steamboat, great job on the film work, great angles and love the mash ups.

With any luck and a little bit of wrenching we’ll be back on the snow this coming weekend, storm chasers signing off till next time.

 

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Straight from Anchorage, AK, meet Liz (my girlfriend) in Denver and it’s off to Ft Lauderdale.  That my friend is a long day in a plane for anyone, being 6’6″ 295lbs (ok 301lbs) lets just say it feels kinda cramped, not to worry you simply wear a smile and make the best of it.  However, so awesome to be able to join Liz’s dad Mark and his beautiful wife Arianne, at his retirement party.  “Congratulations to Mark for all your hard work and dedication.”  In the his words “On to more creative things” like writing kids books and art, stay tuned for these, they’ll be great I’m sure.

As you can see by the pictures below, we took advantage at being able to take a stroll through the waterways in Florida on “Gabriella” the boat.  Huge thanks to Alex for taking us out on the water and the one of the local Islands “Beer Can Island” for some BBQ, Beers and Sun in the Surf.  What a great time just relaxing in the surf and visiting with the locals.  Had my first taste of Slowed Cooked Boars Hind Quarter, which if you ever get an opportunity to try this do it.  Big thanks to Carlos for slow cooking this for 5 – 6 hours, the shot of Cuervo Tequila and for literally breaking bread, dipping it in the succulent juices of the slow cooker, yum, still makes my mouth water.

Gabriella

Congratulations Mark on your Retirement, you deserve it!  Enjoy!

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Left to Right – Mark, his daughter Liz and wife Arrianne

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Upon returning to the Slip, we went directly to a restaurant that served up some great Spanish foods, including delicious Tapas, Sangria and a specialty coffee drink, dammit I can not remember the name but than again we had a pitcher or two or… of Sangria, haha

We had so much fun visiting with Alex and his beautiful daughter Gabriella, here in the picture below.

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Alex, good chat about taking the boat to the Bahamas, we will definitely have to put our calendars together and make that happen.

Cheers!

Eskimo