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This is a collection of my blog entries about snowboarding.
You can find all the pictures I've taken here, and read below for the more recent trips that I have recorded in blog entries:

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2006/04/02 Skiing at Heavenly
π 2006-04-02 23:25 by Merlin in Snow

I had barely come back from Chicago, that I was already planning my next trip at Tahoe since bad weather (i.e. snow) was here. It was a bit complicated, but in the end, I ended up going for a weekend at Heavenly with my friend Arturo, and skied there for free since the Concierge people at Google gave me a free pass because they like me :)
Heavenly still sucks for snowboarders because of all its flat spots, or even uphills, but the snow was not bad, and snowboarding with my coworkers was fun, so it was all good :)
According to my GPS, my top speed this time was 40mph for the first day and 38mp for the second day (almost 65km/h), not bad. Of course, I tend to go for difficulty in powder, and tree dodging at lower speed, which I find more enjoyable. I did reasonably as because I had no real falls and don't hurt anywhere right now, except for my right shoulder which I did indeed hurt by clipping a tree a bit too close, and it didn't really yield, as branches usually do :)
Oh, and a game I just made up was to scan for access points during the trip there and back. I ended up finding more than 3000 of them! The winning ESSID was "don't hack me!" :)














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