So I had planned on calling my blog “The Action Man Diaries” but it’s a bit hard to do that when I have been laid up in bed for the last two weeks with suspected cracked ribs from playing UFC, super drunk with a 300 pound bouncer at Wengen’s only night club, “The Blue Monkey”
He is a bouncer for a reason and whilst it was all in good fun, he managed to make me tap out about 5 times and squashed me in the process. I finally went to the doctor today and nothing is broken but there is some cartilage damage, which is painful as fuck and I am out for another 3-4 weeks apparently unless I can muscle the courage to harden the f@ck up!
1st World Problem of the Week!
But before all this nonsense I was having a ball here in the heart of the Swiss Alps with good crew, toys and snow! It was a late start to the season here with some epic crashes on the snowboard due to lots of hidden rocks, or ‘land mines’ as I like to call them. I scored a 2 foot scar in my snowboard which I like to call ‘The Comet’ and spent a couple of days in bed after that crash. But the snow finally came and we have had some epic powder days with great crew as my awesome Aussie mates came to play. Wildman, Jez, Gibbsy, Sas & Gaz. The one thing we have in common is that we all still think we are 20 years old and we forget that our skills and our confidence don’t always line up, which makes for a lot of funny crashes and good laughs! I even attempted my first front loop on a snowboard. I just need to get the second half of the trick right and it will be awesome, either that or strap another snowboard to my head so I can ride out of it!
We have been doing quite a lot of speed riding while the lads were here too with some good flying and yet again, some good crashes. Stay tuned for the videos to come!
Just another video...
It’s that time of the year where I have to work a normal job behind the bar to help pay for the summers of fun but I think I drink the same amount no matter which side of the bar I am on.
My liver definitely needs a rest but it hasn’t stopped me from some epic party nights with some crazy stories, some of which I can’t tell you for about another 30 years. But let’s just say, dreams keep coming true if you wish for them hard enough!
I also started renovating our place starting with an Ikea kitchen. What a cluster fuck that turned out to be. There was shit everywhere for about 5 days but it finally came together and now I can cook epic meals for all my frangs from around the village! I’m even thinking of doing a stupid cooking web series for a laugh but we will see.
I got to spend a few days over in Zermatt thanks to Jez. The plan was to go heli boarding but the snow was super shit for it so we just hired a guide and headed into the back country and played around the mighty Matterhorn which was super cool , thanks Jez!!
After 15 years I finally got to see my favorite hard core band ‘Raised Fist’ with some mates of mine and it was nothing short of wild! God Dam I wish I could sing like that mofo!
We also scored tickets to Burning Man so bring that on!! 200 base jumpers in a camp together with 60,000 other units around. It will be nothing short of mindblowing!!
But the highlight of the winter so far was to live out a childhood dream of doing the Olympic bobsled run in St Moritz. My wife Jenny paired up with Annette and me and Wildman paired up together. This thing was full on! At over 120kms we hurtled down the track pulling 3-4 G’s around the turns. It was a very intense 1 minute and hats off to the guys that do it because it is the real deal. Special congratulations to Lonnie Bissonnette for coming 3rd in the first ever Para World Bobsled Championships. He is an inspiration. Check out his page https://www.facebook.com/TheLonnieBissonnette
That’s enough crap from me for now but read on, there'll be plenty more....
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