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Right now I am recovering from a totally awesome weekend at the Toque Games. Wow, what a fun trip.
It started last Wednesday when my Dad drove me to Brian Lundgren’s house. Brian and I realized we were on the same flight, and his parents were kind enough to take me to and from the airport. I spent the night with Brian and his family, and the next morning we drove to San Francisco and spent 5 hours on a plane flying to Toronto.
After we arrived Brian’s parents rented a car and drove all 4 of us to their hotel. Jeff’s parents and Lilfunky1 (what’s your real name again?) met us there, and I loaded my stuff up into their car. We drove to Phil’s (HungfromHooks) and met up with a bunch of people: 2 Dan’s, Ben, Mike, Joey, Justin, and others. I was really hungry, so I gobbled down some delicious chili. We had a jolly good time, and after awhile we rode some of Phil’s unis outside in the snow. Jeff’s parents left at one point and picked up Jeff from the airport, and brought him to Phil’s. Eventually, we piled into a couple cars and drove to Jeff’s where most of us were staying.
On Friday I went to the Expo center with everyone else at the Groves’ House, and met a bunch of people, and rode around a bunch.
It’s hard to remember EVERYTHING I did the whole weekend after that, plus it would take forever to write, and forever to read. So I will just write some of the parts that really stick out in my head:
-It was fun when we did a little “street ride” and there was about 4-5 small groups of riders outside the expo that ended up all converging near some handrails into one big group.
-Eating some really “creative” food at this traditional-vegitarian Chinese Restaurant with a big group of unicyclists. Unexpectedly expensive, but a really fun meal.
-The craziness and intensity of the Groves’ house. The crowded-ness didn’t bother me, it was kind of fun. Although the wait for the shower sometimes was frustrating.
-The trials comp. of course. A lot of really cool lines. I wish I could have spent the whole weekend trying the challenging lines, there is never enough time for me in a comp.
-The awesome chili party at the Groves’ house Saturday night, where a ton of people came.
-Watching TheDan’s rap music video over and over with everyone!
-The unicycle film festival at the local cinema!
-Driving around getting lost with Ben and Joey.
-UMX, it was way more fun than I thought it was going to be, and I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to ride pretty well in the snow.
-Souping up my BC wheel with a pink tire and pink grip tape (Darren Bedford has everything!)
-Going out and eating pizza with Ben, Jack, Joey, and TheDan. I finally got to see the famed “2 pizzas in 1 box” and it was more amazing than I could have ever imagined.
-Having a blast Sunday night at the Groves’ then walking around town.
-Waking up at 5:30 on Monday morning … oh wait, that wasn’t a highlight of the trip. hehe.
*I’m sure I forgot some other awesome moments, but oh well.
Here are my photos and videos!
132 photos, and 11 video clips.
Make sure to see the video clip called “Expo Center”, it shows the location of Toque inside the giant expo building.
Thanks again to Jeff, Pete, and Maggie Groves, they were so INCREDIBLY nice to let us all in their home. Big thanks to Carl for putting on this monster event. Thank you Brian and your family, Ben PS, Dan Heaton, The Groves, and Nick Mandrapilias for giving me rides. I owe a huge thanks to Isaac LeMasters for making the TeamPrimitive shirts (and at short notice!). Thank you TheDan and Joey for some awesome safety meeting gear. THANKS Darren for being super rad, and selling the best equipment. Lastly, thank you to everyone I forgot to thank, as well as each person who came to the Toque Games.