Dang it’s cold out

So um, remember a while back when everyone was complaining about how mild it was and ‘where’s winter’ and talking of Global Warming… ?

I’m almost starting to miss those days!

The great part of freezing temps is that when you bake your own bread, you don’t have to wait long for it too cool off. Place it outside and voila, it’s ready in 15 minutes..

This week, in a complete fit of stupidity, I walked down to Poubelle de Ski (which BTW is a great place if you are looking for cheap ski/snowboards etc.. the dust on it comes at no extra charge too) to get a snowboard, boots and bindings. I’m 35yrs old. I’ve been skiing for some 30years.. even have my level 1 instructor. I’ve also skateboarded (and have a scar on my chin to prove it) but I’ve never snowboarded. Everyone tells me, that I am going to be in for a day of utter hell.

“Stuff your pants with pillows”
“Get a helmet”
“Wear adult diapers” (not sure if this last one is to protect me from falls, or protect me from the mess that I may create just before I fall)
“Ask your boss for Monday off.. you’ll need it”

No, but really, I’m going snowboarding, not running with the bulls in Pamplona.

I figure, how much worse can it be then say crashing in a velodrome bike race at 52km/h and having 3 guys run over you?

Don’t answer that.

I may however have to postpone my doom as it’s looking like it will be FREEZING over the weekend.

You see, cold temps aren’t so bad afterall!

1 Comment so far

  1. andre (unregistered) on January 26th, 2007 @ 6:07 pm

    I tried to pull the same stunt at 40. Trust me, the naysayers are perfectly right. You’ll never enjoy it as much as you do skiing ;-)

    At the very least, wait until there is a lot of soft snow. Falling on ice is NOT fun.

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