On Wednesday February 9th I went to the Syracuse Orangemen basketball game against the Georgetown Hoyas. It was a really great game and I had a really fun time. There was always something going on, something to cheer about, or chant about, or harass the Hoyas. Left Rochester around 4:40pm and I got stuck in Syracuse traffic a 6:05pm. After going around 200 feet in 20 minutes I broke out of line and meandered through the city streets until I found parking. Caught a bus to the arena and just missed the start of the game. Traffic was insane. The game was great, except the Orange got in foul trouble in the second half, missed some critical shots, and lost. Got out of the stadium quick, hopped a bus back to the parking lot, and made it home by 11:20pm. All in all a good trip, but pretty short game, I spent a lot more time in the car than watching basketball, so I doubt I would do it again.
This past Saturday we attended the AMSOIL Snocross Eastern Nationals at the Finger Lakes Racetrack in Farmington, NY. Its snow mobile racing and jumping at its finest. A lot of guys from the X-Games from ESPN were there too. I had gone last year, and it was pretty fun, so I decided to go again this year with Craig and Tracy. Last year it was around 15 degrees with 25 mph winds and quite cold. This year, forecast was for 32 degrees and cloudy, but a storm came in the afternoon and dumped at least 2-4 inches on us. It was really neat, but made picture taking quite challenging. I still got some great shots. You can view a few here, and the rest in my flickr galleries: Finger Lakes Snocross 2011, and the Freestyle Show gallery.