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Re: Springtime!!

Postby RobRox » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:58 am

Williamtele wrote:Depends

No wait....I mean IT depends.
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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Dirk » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:23 am

I blew off work yesterday afternoon and met Grant for a skin up Nose Dive at Stowe. Skies were cloudy, but the snow still corned up pretty nice. It was good to get some turns with an old NET friend I don't see often enough.

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Afterwards, we concluded that von Trapp Helles and Alchemist Skadoosh are both fine brews, in very different ways. Between Trapps and the Alchemist, Stowe has more brewing capacity than Milwaukee. It's crazy, but in a good way.
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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Biff » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:24 am

Dirk wrote:I blew off work yesterday afternoon and met Grant for a skin up Nose Dive at Stowe. Skies were cloudy, but the snow still corned up pretty nice. It was good to get some turns with an old NET friend I don't see often enough.

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Afterwards, we concluded that von Trapp Helles and Alchemist Skadoosh are both fine brews, in very different ways. Between Trapps and the Alchemist, Stowe has more brewing capacity than Milwaukee. It's crazy, but in a good way.



Ahh… that's when I wish I lived closer… Looks like a fun time.
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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Dirk » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:14 am

Biff wrote:Ahh… that's when I wish I lived closer… Looks like a fun time.


When Chake retires, you should move to the mountains! The duck hunting would suck though...
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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Williamtele » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:26 am

I still can't remember how to post pictures. Sorry for the links.

https://www.facebook.com/296249930395403/photos/pcb.1380597345293984/1380596658627386/?type=3

The problem with tele bindings is that they don't bother to warn you when the skis are going to stop dead in sun-soaked snow.

https://www.facebook.com/296249930395403/photos/a.297104913643238.71452.296249930395403/1396792273674491/?type=3

But 2 weeks later I was back on the horse, one-arming it up Waterville for an end-of-the-season lap.
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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Grant » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:32 pm

Dirk wrote:I blew off work yesterday afternoon and met Grant for a skin up Nose Dive at Stowe. Skies were cloudy, but the snow still corned up pretty nice. It was good to get some turns with an old NET friend I don't see often enough.

Afterwards, we concluded that von Trapp Helles and Alchemist Skadoosh are both fine brews, in very different ways. Between Trapps and the Alchemist, Stowe has more brewing capacity than Milwaukee. It's crazy, but in a good way.


Cheers, Dirk. It was a really great afternoon of catching up after many years.

I also learned I shouldn't eat too many cold sausages in the parking lot before a long skin up the mountain.
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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Biff » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:02 am

Williamtele wrote:I still can't remember how to post pictures. Sorry for the links.

https://www.facebook.com/296249930395403/photos/pcb.1380597345293984/1380596658627386/?type=3

The problem with tele bindings is that they don't bother to warn you when the skis are going to stop dead in sun-soaked snow.

https://www.facebook.com/296249930395403/photos/a.297104913643238.71452.296249930395403/1396792273674491/?type=3

But 2 weeks later I was back on the horse, one-arming it up Waterville for an end-of-the-season lap.


Bill, I can't weed through Facebook…. Can you just tell us what happened? (And please don't tell me you are as bad as Teleman when it comes to understanding how to post pictures here…) :lol:

Have you forgotten the best advice I ever gave you when I was your illustrious leader? DON'T EVER TAKE A LAST RUN!!! People always get hurt on a "last run".
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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Williamtele » Mon May 01, 2017 9:40 am

Biff wrote:
Williamtele wrote:I still can't remember how to post pictures. Sorry for the links.

https://www.facebook.com/296249930395403/photos/pcb.1380597345293984/1380596658627386/?type=3

The problem with tele bindings is that they don't bother to warn you when the skis are going to stop dead in sun-soaked snow.

https://www.facebook.com/296249930395403/photos/a.297104913643238.71452.296249930395403/1396792273674491/?type=3

But 2 weeks later I was back on the horse, one-arming it up Waterville for an end-of-the-season lap.


Bill, I can't weed through Facebook…. Can you just tell us what happened? (And please don't tell me you are as bad as Teleman when it comes to understanding how to post pictures here…) :lol:

Have you forgotten the best advice I ever gave you when I was your illustrious leader? DON'T EVER TAKE A LAST RUN!!! People always get hurt on a "last run".


I broke my left scapula on a flat run out when my skis stopped and I didn't. Of course the story has been just a bit embellished since then and describes big cliffs, double back flips, and saving a small girl from a charging bear. Of course I'm left handed so you can imagine all the aspects of my life that have been impacted. I'll just leave it at that.
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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Biff » Mon May 01, 2017 4:07 pm

Williamtele wrote:
I broke my left scapula on a flat run out when my skis stopped and I didn't. Of course the story has been just a bit embellished since then and describes big cliffs, double back flips, and saving a small girl from a charging bear. Of course I'm left handed so you can imagine all the aspects of my life that have been impacted. I'll just leave it at that.


That's awesome about the girl and the bear!! I know bears are coming out of hibernation around now and little girls must look very appetizing. I hope you took the bear out using the double back flip off the cliff? That's always a cool move. Tough about the arm though.... Good opportunity to learn right handed moves.

On another note... I once did the same thing only broke nothing, saved no one and only killed my safety straps. I hit a patch of sticky snow from a snow gun and stopped dead. My skis stuck and I flew forward out of my hammerheads, did a flip and landed on my ass. To this day I have no idea how I did it.
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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Bob T » Wed May 03, 2017 11:46 am

williamtele, OUCH! Oh man, that is some serious physics/impact. Sorry to hear that. Please post an x-ray pic of so we can gawk and commiserate.

Season change denial story. Yesterday I drove to one of my local ski haunts with the dogs. First time since melt out. On the way there saw a forsythia in bloom in front of a house. Everything greening up. Lawn tractors whirring. My reaction to seeing the forsythia, I'm not making this up, was to think why is that in bloom? BECAUSE IT'S SPRING YOU IDIOT. Some not-so-small part of me thinks it might snow tonight and I'll head out and ski the woods.
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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Williamtele » Thu May 04, 2017 9:04 am

Bob T wrote:williamtele, OUCH! Oh man, that is some serious physics/impact. Sorry to hear that. Please post an x-ray pic of so we can gawk and commiserate.

Season change denial story. Yesterday I drove to one of my local ski haunts with the dogs. First time since melt out. On the way there saw a forsythia in bloom in front of a house. Everything greening up. Lawn tractors whirring. My reaction to seeing the forsythia, I'm not making this up, was to think why is that in bloom? BECAUSE IT'S SPRING YOU IDIOT. Some not-so-small part of me thinks it might snow tonight and I'll head out and ski the woods.


Some day I'll re-learn how to post pictures. For now here is a link. The fracture runs NE to SW from just below the humerus.

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/115255328321213850635/album/AF1QipOqkWPDyZUBR3LPGklpXxxXvU0ZnWZUcInz5s-u/AF1QipND18AZBYKf-RMX9dUg9_2wXSS7_e961b7Gva1J?source=pwa#6416279079756798274
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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Bob T » Fri May 05, 2017 12:20 pm

wt, although distinguished by being the longest URL in the history of the internet, it does't lead to anything...maybe a piece of it dropped of in the copy and paste? If you can get a link that leads to the pic, I'll post it so it shows.
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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Dirk » Tue May 09, 2017 10:06 am

I said I was done, but I couldn't resist one last ski this past Saturday. The turns pretty much sucked (frozen, dirty suncups) but at least I had them to myself. This is Organgrinder at Sugarbush South. Stick a fork in it! It was a really good season.

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Re: Springtime!!

Postby Bob T » Tue May 09, 2017 10:29 am

Dedication, Dirk. Agreed it was a good season.

Man oh man, the ticks are having a party this Spring! B is on antibiotics for a bite that resulted in a rash. I'm sporting multiple home-school tweezer surgery wounds with ticks parts stuck in them. Knocking on virtual wood that none of them bullseye.

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Re: Springtime!!

Postby benny » Tue May 09, 2017 2:26 pm

Dirk wrote:I said I was done, but I couldn't resist one last ski this past Saturday. The turns pretty much sucked (frozen, dirty suncups) but at least I had them to myself. This is Organgrinder at Sugarbush South. Stick a fork in it! It was a really good season.

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Funny, on Saturday I was strolling around in the valley gazing up at South thinking it was still skiable. It was probably a bit better when the sun finally came out.

Sugarbush claims 363" of snowfall this winter, the second most on record. Big number.
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