Gone Snurfing

Today I went with a small change in my plans, it had been snowing since 7am and it was now 9am and the accumulations were building so off I set in search of a mini-adventure. 

Many people may think that going on a mini-adventure in the snow is dangerous or foolish but the riskiest part of my day occured before I had even decided to leave to go snowboarding/snurfing.

Crossing at a zebra crossing to get the paper I nearly got killed both times I crossed. First one was because as a car braked, perhaps too aggressively, it entered a nice wee skid, a quick jump from myself averted any danger and the driver looked terrified, so no harm no foul really.

The second crossing as I was walking across a car just kept coming, this time his mirror clipped me. The guy stopped got out, shouted at me so I pointed to the stopped cars on the other side and the black and white lines that meant I was on a zebra crossing. He called me a smartarse and drove off. Fun times.

That was a great way to start the day. So I got back had a cup of coffee and decided that the logging lorry track up the back of North Third may be like a small piste today and decided to take the Snurfer-a-like Burton Throwback. The walk along past Swan’s Water was pretty chilled and it felt like I had the whole world to myself.

After a 45 minute hike I had reached my rather small summit for the day. Ironically with just over 6 inches of powder on a hard base it was as good as some days at the ski resorts in Scotland. I had it all to myself and all for not really any effort.

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I had my “piste” all to myself and if I still had my proper board it would have loved this, but whether or not my knee would have loved been stuck back in a binding is another issue altogether.

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The 5 minute ride was a proper slip, slidy affair until I managed to get my head to remember that I do not have metal edges to turn with and the board requires a little more management but the smiles were never ending.

After reaching the end of the piste I hiked over to the Cambu woods. Sadly there was a lot less snow there and a lot more mud.

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I then hit down the road back home. Turns out a road with a small covering of snow is awesome on the Throwback.

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Okay that picture is not from the road down from Cambu, pretty much as you are looking at the wood here. I got home and decided I needed a few more runs so went off to see what the fields were like here and again the road turned out to be faster and I amused a few walkers as I slid down the road.

I guess the point of this piece is go and have fun, you might even exercise by accident.

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