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Rattle Cat Cup (black out and branding)

I managed to get myself into the Rattle Cat Cup, banked slalom race at Red Mountain this year. Someone proposed the idea one night when I was on the liquor and a few days later Johan Rosen, Tony Trapineau, and myself were drinking jaeger at 10am and showing up late for our heat.

The weekend was a derivative of black-out-drunk dancing and almost black out drunk racing. The after party at Rafter's Lounge was pretty much the sickest after party of all time. Or so I have been told, as I was 10/10 by 8pm. Don't even remember dancing the-fuck-out (and consequently getting kicked out for drunkenness) to one of my currently favorite bands: Generationals. Sweet set guys! Catch ya next time.

The switch race proved to be one hell of a loose event. Johan had a decent performance, but this guy in the picture... a real beauty.. switch on the swallow tail. On THAT course its reckless at best, and insane at worst.

That's a big old lump of quarter-pipe snow in the left of the picture. Or a gap to flat if you were feeling particularly drunk as hell.

Lesson I learned from the Rattle Cat Cup: there may be a limit to how many times you can get kicked out of Rafters Lounge for being too drunk, but I haven't experienced it.

Lesson this guy in the picture learned from the Rattle Cat Cup: the liquor gives you courage but your knees need to be able to finish the job.

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This blog is intended to be a unfiltered, unadulterated, narrative non-fiction of my experiences. The opinions and stories expressed here may not always be tasteful or even fair, but they will always be true. If it's a greasy story I will make an attempt to hide someone's identity. But be fairly warned: if we are getting greased together, then everything that goes down is fair game for this blog. Everything else will depend on how well I remember it and how, or if, I can tie it back into a decent enough story worth writing about. Whatever happens I promise to try and keep this blog interesting, relevant and up to date.


"If I go, I'm going out shameless"

 - Gregory Alan Isakov

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