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Off to the front line
Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Back to free wireless in Manch-Vegas, NH!! Sweet.

The last few days have been pretty hectic from last minute planning to voting in the NH Primary bright and early this morning. Roger, the only other member of Team Maximum Velocity (our team), decided not to fly to Europe with me today. After a tough Nor-Am series he’s going to train in the east before he gets back into the starting gate. Bummer.

Without my wingman Roger Brown, my brother offered to come over for a week to help me out for the two races in Hintersoder, Austria and the two in Veysonnaz, Switzerland which is awesome. I’m psyched he’s coming and we’re going to get after it.

As for the rest of the Nor-Ams in Sunday River, they didn’t go as well as the first day. That being said, my GS is the fastest of my career and my slalom has some serious potential. In second GS, I was in second place after the first run – two tenths behind Canadian Scott Barrett – and was putting together a great second run. I came into a tight, bumpy section on the bottom of the second pitch and tried to set up a tough fall away left footer. I quickly found myself stuck in the soft snow as I set it up too much and was forced to hammering on the brakes to stay in the course to finish 5th. Bummer. In both slaloms I went out, but I was actually starting to get some early pressure at the top of the turn, which was a HUGE improvement from Nor-Ams in Winter Park, CO. All and all, I was happy with the way I skied and it was great to win the first race up there.

I’d like to thank my Dad, Mom and Dennis, Guy and Becca, Warner and Susan, Roger’s parents, Julia, Steve Grant, and Josh Bedard for coming up to Sunday River to help out and cheer on Team Maximum Velocity. Thanks for coming.

Guy and I are off to fight in the trenches at the next Europa Cup series. Hope you’re all doing well and I’ll certainly be in touch, w

P.S. If you’re a resident of NH VOTE!!!

posted by Warner at 1/08/2008 10:32:00 AM


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