After the buzz of CX season I have been trying to fill the void with something that will get me to where I need to be. Typically, for much of my life, this time of year would be spent in the water surfing somewhere between Blacks Beach in San Diego county and the northern reaches of Santa Barbara County. I love Colorado but I was born and raised on the beach and I just can't shake it.
This year has been specially hard as the El Nino weather pattern has been pounding Hawaii and California with consistent surf for weeks on end and all I can do is dream as I check the images on Surfline. It's also tough to handle as this is only my second winter back in Colorado after a five year stint in Santa Barbara. Rincon was never more than a 15 minute drive away. I was a lucky soul to be that close to such a jewel.
But it ain't gonna happen. I am not working enough to justify an extended trip out to Cali. Maybe sometime in the next few years I'll be able to spend some time in the water again, but I need to be here now. Be here now.
Skinny skis in the woods, knobby tires in the snow and ice. A few days on the fat boards where gravity does most of the work. Still can't wait for CX!