Last weekend we went to Crested Butte so Mom could compete in another COSMIC ski race. As the crow flies, Aspen is only about 30 miles from Crested Butte, but in the winter, when Kebler Pass is closed, it takes at least four hours to get there in the car. So, on Friday afternoon we met our friends Brian and Amy in Carbondale and loaded up the big truck with Hank, Zulu, my Chariot, six pairs of boots and at least 9 pairs of skis. We rented a really nice house in the Pitchfork neighborhood across from Mt. Crested Butte.
It’s seems like it’s been over a month since we had bluebird skies in Colorado, but the weather was perfect in CB.
Mom is smiling as she crosses the finish line. She finished in second place, once again just a few minutes behind her Nike teammate, Monique Merrill. Mona, as everyone calls her, is leaving for Italy next week where she’ll be representing the US at the Randonee World Championships.
Just for fun, here’s a quick video of our friend Sully, launching a huge backflip at the finish line…very impressive, especially considering he’s got on a fruit suit, really skinny skis and two buckle boots.