Tell me this. How does a 4x4 truck get stuck in an inch of snow? Can you say, pathetic. Can you say, this is California.
The ThirtyTwo van isn't four wheel drive, but did that stop us at the chain checkpoint? No. Did a whole inch of salted snow on the roads stop us? No. I've come to the conclusion that natives of So.Cal have no business driving in snow, as was witnessed by us as we drove by accident, after accident.
When we reached Bear Mountain we were thankful for the winter conditions which, in no way, held back the bursting, amateur talent for the Simon Says Bear Mountain contest, held this past Saturday, Dec. 8th.
The contest format was composed of Simon standing at the top of the rail garden, shouting out Simon Says (name of trick) through a megaphone and kids busting themselves to impress, which made for some good times.
Other highlights of the event included; one whole run packed to bursting with kids jibbing everything they could, especially each other. The Nomis crew throwing out stickers and dvd's only to have the wind throw them right back in their faces boomerang style. Watching Simon and Joe Sexton tear up the rail course. Having Simon sign his last year's Simon Chamberlain pro-model Stepchild deck for me and watching him laugh about it.
Congratulations to the winners, who were stoked to get new ThirtyTwo boots and a bunch of other gear from Dragon and Nomis.
- Simon Say's. It's a hit!