Sunday, March 02, 2008

Crested Butte Relay

During our time in Crested Butte after the races were complete and before heading off to New Mexico, we all got together with some of the other teams who stuck around for an inter-team relay race. The participants included UNR, MSU, Whitman and Western State. The rules were that everyone had to partner up with a member of another team, each skiing three times around the loop and tagging one another in between, saying the person's name each time you tag. This proved to be a little more challenging (and interesting) for some than others, but all in all it was successful, and everybody made it through the race, concluded by Lutz with a snowball-covered finish. While everyone skied at their own pace after the running start, there were none who didn't seem to enjoy the event. It made for some good team bonding, new friends, and fun memories on a beautiful sunny day in the Butte. All in all, this was a great day to share in the joy of skiing with others, free from pressures and competition, and just doing what we love to do with some great people, which is what racing is really all about.

The line-up... VERY intense....

And they are off, with a running start to the skis.

"Chandraaaaa!" My partner was Bernhard, he is straight LEGIT.

Chelsea leading the way

Johnny showing some excellent form out there on that loop.

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