Long Underwear Podcast Show Notes: Baker Boyd
A brief history of Aspen ski gangs, choosing kindness, the power of hard work and confronting the loss of a best friend.
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Baker Boyd going big in Iceland for "Future Retro."
About the Athlete
Baker Boyd has called Aspen home for his whole life. As a local, is a member of the Freaks, an Aspen “ski gang” championed by the late Sam Coffey and committed to skiing fast and living a life centered around chasing turns. Baker has now been in two Warren Miller films, including this fall’s “Future Retro.” His segment this year is especially awesome because it features a trip to Iceland with fellow Freak and longtime ski buddy, Victor Major. He was also recently featured in the first web episode from HEAD Freeskiing, “Shinrin-Yoku”.
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Once the topic of skiing is off the table, Amie asks Baker about what he thinks his best quality is as a human and Baker talks about working hard both on starting a business and being a better person.
After that, Baker and Amie discuss the power of choosing kindness, Baker’s current addiction to candy bars and espresso and surf trips to Europe.
From there, Baker tells Amie why he’d want to be an astrophysicist, an artist or a Formula 1 race car driver if he wasn’t a professional skier.
Then, the two discuss the merits of the show “Yellowstone”, celebrity sightings in Aspen, the highs of starting a business and falling in love with biking and the lows of losing a good friend.
Finally, it wouldn’t be a Long Underwear episode (so it would seem) if Baker didn’t wrap up the episode with a story about surfing. But really, he shares an awesome story about beautiful waves in Mundaka, Spain.
Follow Baker on his adventures here.
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