It’s not a real tour unless someone gets laid, someone goes to the hospital, and someone ends up in jail. Fortunately, or unfortunately enough, these guidelines were all fulfilled and our France trip left us with a hazy feeling of accomplishment and a reluctance to leave each other’s company.
It all started in Barcelona when Josh Glowicki, Scott Quinn, Sheldon Lapointe and I took a bus up to Montpellier to meet up with the rest of the team and check out the FISE downhill contest. Three emergency room visits, and about a hundred backflips later, we piled into the Razors van, joined by Yuri Botelho and Joe Atkinson, and Sunshine Europe manager Marco Giehm drove us to Lyon to stack clips for a few days.
Anyway, we continued on to Strasbourg for the NL contest, reuniting with Alex Burston, Mathias Silhan, Jon Matter, and a bunch of the homies from all over Europe. The contest was epic, and we were treated like royalty: free booze, food and massages all weekend… Stinky cheese and Pastis aside, these French guys really know how to have a good time.
The rest of the trip was pretty standard. Sticky Euro dance clubs, street beers until 5 in the morning, run ins with the police, run aways from the police and bright red overall jorts. Luckily enough, one of us knew how to operate a camera. Here’s the tour from Sheldon’s perspective: enjoy!