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We got nothing to worry about :)

 

 

 

 

 

^^Is dat Gren Prake?

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it was a bit wet out there today, to say the least...... heid and i decided to shop instead of purchasing lift tix.....

couldnt resist 40% off of arcteryx.......

 

no pics, otrher than my lovely bride loading the single chair at MRG!  great gang here.... snobowler and his son, jonathan, had a tough day.

the poor guys found out that their garage caught fire and had to bail early this AM. we all sincerely hope that everything works out .........

it truly was a pleasure to meet the both of you....... and I'm looking forward to skiing with the both of you.

 

additionally , it was great hanging and talking about hot tuna and the dead with crank and paul jones, it was like being in a time capsule....

man, i have a feeling they both can tell some stories.......

 

slow eddie's ID is a misnomer, nothing slow there............ great guy - brought VT pepperoni and cheese for the gang and skis lights out.

kevin f has a smile on his face all day long. what else can i say. he was the same way in tahoe.

 

met epic today for the first time, he's a total gentleman and i enjoyed having lunch with him.

 

thats all folks.....,

 

 

 PS.  oh yeah, theres some ham -n- egger here, named josh, anyone know him? (skier formerly known as bwpa)

 actually im kidding, josh has been a wonderful ambassador of stowe and epic ski. great job dude!

 

 maybe next year trek and phil can re-new there vows at the E/C gathering.   i want to watch tricia drive a few of these new englanders

 crazy with her regaling tales on the lift chair!

 

 

 

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Josh - did you rub the bank again?smile.gif
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Chris, where did you find Arc at 40% off? I've been looking for deals for Sabre pants...
post #245 of 324
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Originally Posted by chrisandy View Post

it was a bit wet out there today, to say the least...... heid and i decided to shop instead of purchasing lift tix.....

couldnt resist 40% off of arcteryx.......

 

no pics, otrher than my lovely bride loading the single chair at MRG!  great gang here.... snobowler and his son, jonathan, had a tough day.

the poor guys found out that their garage caught fire and had to bail early this AM. we all sincerely hope that everything works out .........

it truly was a pleasure to meet the both of you....... and I'm looking forward to skiing with the both of you.

 

additionally , it was great hanging and talking about hot tuna and the dead with crank and paul jones, it was like being in a time capsule....

man, i have a feeling they both can tell some stories.......

 

slow eddie's ID is a misnomer, nothing slow there............ great guy - brought VT pepperoni and cheese for the gang and skis lights out.

kevin f has a smile on his face all day long. what else can i say. he was the same way in tahoe.

 

met epic today for the first time, he's a total gentleman and i enjoyed having lunch with him.

 

thats all folks.....,

 

 

 PS.  oh yeah, theres some ham -n- egger here, named josh, anyone know him? (skier formerly known as bwpa)

 actually im kidding, josh has been a wonderful ambassador of stowe and epic ski. great job dude!

 

 maybe next year trek and phil can re-new there vows at the E/C gathering.   i want to watch tricia drive a few of these new englanders

 crazy with her regaling tales on the lift chair!

 

 

 


I have Jay and MRG on my bucket list, so its not out of the question, however........I'm not sure that I'm allowed back to Stowe........you know........since the incident. wink.gif

(insert joke from chairlift story here)

 

 

All joking aside, I'm living the dream out here, but there are things I love about the East Coast and would love to ski some of the places that I missed when I traveled from Michigan.  You rarely hear of anyone coming from the west to the east for a trip, but I'd still love to hit MRG and Jay some day. 

 

As for the Gathering, I'm totally not surprised that you're all having fun, especially with the enthusiasm of Josh to fuel the fun factor.  Don't forget to take pics.  

 

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Chris, where did you find Arc at 40% off? I've been looking for deals for Sabre pants...


aj's on mountain road

 

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I have Jay and MRG on my bucket list, so its not out of the question, however........I'm not sure that I'm allowed back to Stowe........you know........since the incident. wink.gif

(insert joke from chairlift story here)

 

 

All joking aside, I'm living the dream out here, but there are things I love about the East Coast and would love to ski some of the places that I missed when I traveled from Michigan.  You rarely hear of anyone coming from the west to the east for a trip, but I'd still love to hit MRG and Jay some day. 

 

As for the Gathering, I'm totally not surprised that you're all having fun, especially with the enthusiasm of Josh to fuel the fun factor.  Don't forget to take pics.  

 

tricia.... exaclty how many states or countries are left, where you haven't been involved in an incident?  hahaha ... the lift chair isn't the same without you!
 

 

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x2 

 

I am going to try to wash the ink outta of my hands although I think its more than temporary at this point.

 

see you guys at The Crop

 

BTW this is are official theme song for this weekend.

 

We got nothing to worry about :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sorry josh.... this video is one of the most disturbing things ive ever watched..... i dont get... or relate to it...... and quite franklyi  feel nauseous...... check please!
 

 

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Orientalism bikers,ok.rolleyes.gif

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So is there a plan for tomorrow ? Jay? If here isn't a guide at jay I know my way around sugarbush especially south
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Orientalism bikers,ok.rolleyes.gif


 sorry...... as a former low east side denizen, i am aware of a crew that has their headquarters on east 3rd st. they are real bikers. and i am very familiar

with chinatown and their crew of bad asses......

 

this seems to be an eastern version of a free fall mutation of the village people.

 

post #252 of 324
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BTW this is are official theme song for this weekend.

 

We got nothing to worry about :)

 


yo Yo YO where'd you find that video of me and my crew? ;-)

 

Great making turns with y'all today.  As has been said, we were blessed with hot snowfall all day long.  Not the day for me to be wearing softshell pants, and we were al wringing our gloves out by lunchtime.

 

A funky inversion layer kept the tops of the lifts above the coulds, with a caressing warm breeze, but held the cloud cover down over the lower mountain, so as soon as we dropped below the thermocline, it was lights out and about 15 degrees colder.  Weird weather and challenging visibility notwithstanding, the snow conditions were actually pretty good.  Not mashed potatoes, but not quite corn either - creamed corn, perhaps.

 

Josh and epic did a great job of keeping us away from the crowds and close enough (or in) to the trees that we always had good reference points to guide us down.

 

mx22 was much more in his element today.  Despite the pancake-flat light and occasional driving rain, he and Justin were turning and burning on the "groomers" right up there with the rest of the posse.  KevinF, Crank, and littleripper were their usual jovial selves; the rain did not seem to dampen their spirits one bit.  Snowbowler, sadly, had to bail early in the day; seems that all the rain we got didn't to much good at keeping his garage from going up in smoke.  Hope the damage was minimal, Dave.

 

Worked our way from the Fourrunner quad over to the Gondola, then transferred over to Spruce to meet up with chrisandy and Heidi for lunch.  Afterwards, a few laps on Sunny and Sensation, by which time even the hardiest souls were ready to come in from the rain.  Not a whole lot in the way of photos, I'm afraid; not much to see except clouds and wetted-out gore-tex.

 

Ran into Crank at Inner Bootworks on the way off the mountain, where he ultimately pulled the trigger on a pair of Tecnica Cochises to replace his "classic" yellow Tii's, and I picked up AT sole blocks for my Factors.  I'm sure it has been said before, but Ben Wax, IMHO, is the first and last name in bootfitting in the Stowe area.  Knowledgable staff, topnotch customer service.  I have steered a few patients his way, and he and his shop have worked magic with all sorts of freaky-deaky fit issues.

 

Looks like you guys are going to have a day of great weather tomorrow to make up for today - 60 degrees and sunny by the time the morning fog burns off.  I have two tickets to Bolton that I need to burn up before the end of the season, so I'm picking up a coworker tomorrow and teaching her how to telemark.  I figure the soft snow and sun will take the sting out of making her do a couple of hundred lunges.  But I will be back at Stowe on Sunday, where it's supposed to be bluebird and SEVENTY DEGREES!  If it's really going to be that warm, I'm totally bringing shorts to ski in.  And, after a day of tele skiing, my thighs are going to be freakin' huge.

 

Have fun tomoorow!

 

E

 

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Is anyone going to Jay? I know the mountain a bit.. also, if someone wants to try my Blossom skis? I'll bring the follow-me SL for them to test as long as you avoid.. I will be coming from Montreal so can be there for 10am.

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So is there a plan for tomorrow ? Jay? If here isn't a guide at jay I know my way around sugarbush especially south


Stowe, at least for the peeps who were skiing there today.  They're planning on meeting at the base of the Fourrunner quad at 9am, and doing laps there until 10am or later.

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Ran into Crank at Inner Bootworks on the way off the mountain, where he ultimately pulled the trigger on a pair of Tecnica Cochises to replace his "classic" yellow Tii's, and I picked up AT sole blocks for my Factors.  I'm sure it has been said before, but Ben Wax, IMHO, is the first and last name in bootfitting in the Stowe area.  Knowledgable staff, topnotch customer service.  I have steered a few patients his way, and he and his shop have worked magic with all sorts of freaky-deaky fit issues.

 

 

E

 


Whaaaaat???????

 

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Whaaaaat???????

 



Perhaps I overhsared?  Sorry if I outed you, Marc.

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Originally Posted by Slow Eddie View Post

 

Ran into Crank at Inner Bootworks on the way off the mountain, where he ultimately pulled the trigger on a pair of Tecnica Cochises to replace his "classic" yellow Tii's, and I picked up AT sole blocks for my Factors.  I'm sure it has been said before, but Ben Wax, IMHO, is the first and last name in bootfitting in the Stowe area.  Knowledgable staff, topnotch customer service.  I have steered a few patients his way, and he and his shop have worked magic with all sorts of freaky-deaky fit issues.

 

 



Holy Crap!


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Whaaaaat???????

 


X2

 

post #258 of 324

They were turning to dust on the deck at Mad River...  his feet were to the fire.

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It's true... I've moved on and am putting my ancient, yet beloved, bright yellow Langes to rest.  Time marches on and in another 20 years or so I may even buy another pair of boots.

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Stowe, at least for the peeps who were skiing there today.  They're planning on meeting at the base of the Fourrunner quad at 9am, and doing laps there until 10am or later.

Will look for you all at 9 - me in yellow pants & a blue helmet (red shell if its not to warm for it). looking forward to my first outing with folks from epic...


 

 

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Cool.  We'll be looking for you.

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It's true... I've moved on and am putting my ancient, yet beloved, bright yellow Langes to rest.  Time marches on and in another 20 years or so I may even buy another pair of boots.



You'll really like the walk feature on your new boots.  Just don't forget to put them back into ski mode when you ski.  I speak from experience. wink.gif

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It's true... I've moved on and am putting my ancient, yet beloved, bright yellow Langes to rest.  Time marches on and in another 20 years or so I may even buy another pair of boots.



If you're going to have these as long as you had the yellow boots, I would think about picking up some extra DIN and/or AT soles before they get obsoleted.  Who knows how long those rubber sole lugs will last.

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Well sorry to bail on you guys so quick but I had to get home, really did miss skiing with all of you. Jon says those were some of the best skiers he has skied with. For our last run we went down Goat, at least that was a great way to end my time on snow. As for the fire it took everything, luckily the house is not attached to the garage and the fire departments (5) saved it from any damage. Luckily no loss of life or injuries and the 2 cats we have were fine. Made the news but not how the way I wanted to. http://www.wcax.com/story/17179006/fire-destroys-salisbury-apartment-garage. Lots of stuff to do , got to find a new work truck and get some tools, its amazing how much stuff accumulates over 20 years  in the garage. Got to rebuild the ski quiver too, well thats something to look forward to.

Keep making turns up there and enjoying each others company, I will definitely get to more gatherings in the future. Josh thanks again for helping out Jon, I really appreciate it. Steve (chrisandy), I finally have got the name thing down, thanks for offering to have Jon stay with you for a day, if I was anywhere closer I would have took you up on the offer. He had never been to Stowe and in the 2.5 hours he got to ski it he was in love with the place. Great skiing with you epic, I really want to get up again and rip some more turns with you. Good luck to you and Josh with DCL tryouts.   David

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I'm driving up today for tomorrow (sunday) skiing with you guys.

Any plans for apres or dinner tonight (Saturday)?

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Sounds like you could have lost the house!  Wow!  Lucky no one was in the apt.  That was quite a fire.

 

Good luck putting things in order.

 

 

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Sounds like you could have lost the house!  Wow!  Lucky no one was in the apt.  That was quite a fire.

 

Good luck putting things in order.

 

 


thanks Paul,From what I heard it was close on the house an outside wall got up to 150 degrees and 1 window cracked. There is no apartment I don't know where that came from, that was actually my ski tuning room. Spent the day looking at trucks and getting some tools together at Home Depot to try to be able to function Monday. Did you get back up to Stowe for some more skiing? It was great meeting and skiing with you, definitely should meet up next year for some more turns again. David

 

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Today was an Epic day at Stowe -- blue skies and nearly 60 degrees.  At various times we had Justin, Alexei (mx22), Danny, Kristy, Mark (crank) and myself.  Josh had to do something known as "working", so I wound up playing tour guide to some extent.  Things started our pretty "firm", but it softened up quickly, at which point everything quickly turned into bump runs.  And the runs that were already bumped (Goat, Starr, Chin Clip, Centerline...) had really enormous super soft fun bumps on them.  I hope the crew today had as much fun skiing with me as I did with all of you; today was an awesome day.

 

I do have a bunch of pictures from MRG and Stowe, but I don't have the cable necessary to download them so I can't post them until I get back to Massachusetts sometime Sunday night.

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Well sorry to bail on you guys so quick but I had to get home, really did miss skiing with all of you. Jon says those were some of the best skiers he has skied with. For our last run we went down Goat, at least that was a great way to end my time on snow. As for the fire it took everything, luckily the house is not attached to the garage and the fire departments (5) saved it from any damage. Luckily no loss of life or injuries and the 2 cats we have were fine. Made the news but not how the way I wanted to. http://www.wcax.com/story/17179006/fire-destroys-salisbury-apartment-garage. Lots of stuff to do , got to find a new work truck and get some tools, its amazing how much stuff accumulates over 20 years  in the garage. Got to rebuild the ski quiver too, well thats something to look forward to.

Keep making turns up there and enjoying each others company, I will definitely get to more gatherings in the future. Josh thanks again for helping out Jon, I really appreciate it. Steve (chrisandy), I finally have got the name thing down, thanks for offering to have Jon stay with you for a day, if I was anywhere closer I would have took you up on the offer. He had never been to Stowe and in the 2.5 hours he got to ski it he was in love with the place. Great skiing with you epic, I really want to get up again and rip some more turns with you. Good luck to you and Josh with DCL tryouts.   David

it was great talking with you at mrg and nice meeting jon..... we would have taken good care of him and i meant ther offer. . you handled the adversity like a trooper and seem to be well on your way to strating anew.  hopefully, next year chris and jon can go out and tear it up and us old guys can have a cold one.

 

 

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it was great talking with you at mrg and nice meeting jon..... we would have taken good care of him and i meant ther offer. . you handled the adversity like a trooper and seem to be well on your way to strating anew.  hopefully, next year chris and jon can go out and tear it up and us old guys can have a cold one.

 

 


Sounds like a great plan, enjoy your remaining skiing.

 

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