What a trip
Three states into our trip, and this was just one of the thoughts popping into our heads. My traveling partners, Chris Sayer and Aaron Hirschi, and I dreamed up this trip with thoughts of saving some money, but halfway through the trip and with over nine hours left behind the wheel, we began to wonder what we had gotten ourselves into and why. Gator, Shaun Murray, Dean Lavelle, Chase Heavener, Andrea Gaytan, Greg Nelson and all the others were flying, but oh no, not us. We had to try and make a wakeboard journey into some sort of surfing safari. Were we crazy for plotting this trip? No, worse. We were two amateur riders and a team manager dealing with the reality of not being pros. We actually had to stick to a budget.
Even with this harsh reality in our minds, and Aaron's out-of-alignment Bronco shaking us to pieces, we pushed forward through five states (California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado) with hopes of reaching the greatest and only combined snow/wakeboard contest in the world - Boardfest!
After 18 hours, and one near drowning (Chris and his bright idea of tying a rope to the back of the car and boarding the flood-level Colorado River), we finally made it to the promised land, Denver.