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post #91 of 99

I need to figure out how to get that on my phone so I can use it as my wake-up alarm!

post #92 of 99

+1

 

"If you can't huck it, you can't have it."

 

It made my then 9 year old rig a carry thing out of two seat-belt kinda straps, Gorilla glue and velcro.

Then he slings it on his back like a quiver.

 

Pretty cool.
 

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Originally Posted by Jag View Post



[laughing]


 

 



Ditto: ONCE!


 

 


 

Exactly! Goes along with "If you can't carry it, don't bring it".



 

post #93 of 99

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-6pQwo_9r4

 

 

This would definitely ruin your day

 

post #94 of 99

http://www.skicoloradoblog.com/the-important-bag-getting-one-together/

 

Stuff your jacket into it!  We do a lot of day trips and me and my friends all have bags ready packed so we can just grab and go and prevents this kind of thing from happening.  One thing I know though is you can still forget the wallet.  Hey that's what friends are for right!

post #95 of 99

Okay, I just want to share my chuckle... right now on the New Posts page the thread title "Have you ever thought about being a ski instructor" is followed my "Dumb ways to ruin a ski trip."

 

Hats off to good instructors but man, trying to teach someone to ski would mosdef ruin my ski trip.

post #96 of 99

Around 4-5 weeks ago on the freeway just before turnoff to Big Cottonwood Canyon for Brighton, UT.  1st powder in AGES and all the skiers in UTAH were out  was heading up the canyon, bluebird day with fresh powder.  Some young dudes in a car zoomed past me in fast lane. As they had got past, we could see some skis in the racks on top, where sitting 45 degrees into the wind!!  The front rack was up!  I tried to speed up to let them know, they had already gone past to the point we couldn't see them.... next thing we are dodging bent skis and snowboards on the freeway.  

 

They mustn't have realized and we didn't see them until about another mile down the road, they had pulled over, I think there was about 4 of them, one of them checking the empty rack smacking the roof of the car. 

 

I felt BAD for them, 5 minutes ago they would have been so excited,  within blink of an eye, day TOTALLY ruined.  Don't know if they went back to try and recover their gear,  strewn across a pretty major highway.

 

 

post #97 of 99

I was recently on a weekend trip where none of the Friday arrivals remembered to bring beer. 

post #98 of 99

I have a remote cabin in the Cascades near Stevens Pass.

 

My buddy, Tony, and I have a 20 year tradition of spending a couple of days skiing at Stevens and staying at my cabin.  Once a few years ago Tony was driving a rental car for some reason when he came up for our annual meet up.  He volunteered to drive to the ski area the first morning, so he went to the car to start it and defrost everything.  He somehow locked the doors when he got outside to scrape the ice off of the windows and so was left with a locked, running car at the end of a 2 mile road, the last place before the Forest Service land begins.

 

We decided to take my car to town, about 4 miles away, to find a phone book and call a locksmith.  The closest locksmith was a 40 minute drive away, so we went back to the cabin to wait.  After an hour or so the locksmith shows, unlocks the car, takes Tony's money, and we're off to ski, in a seriously warmed  up car.

 

On our second or third run we were skiing down Cloud 9 on Seventh Heaven (steep and bumped at the time) when Tony fell.  As he slid down the bumps he yelled "ow" every time he thumped into a bump, not a good sign.  His knee hurt him and we decided to get the ski patrol.  They hauled him off of the mountain with what turned out to be a torn ACL.

 

We got back to the cabin and began to hang out.  Tony's knee was OK for him to walk carefully, but he sat most of the time. While we were convalescing Tony got a phone call from his wife.  His father was just admitted to the hospital, he had been in failing health and this might be the end (didn't turn out that way, but who knew at the time?).  There was nothing he could do so we stayed at the cabin to give his leg a rest and kept our heads down as low as we could because the next one was bound to be a doozy!

 

Three strikes was enough!  It was not Tony's day.

 

 

post #99 of 99
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Originally Posted by ScottyUtah View Post

Around 4-5 weeks ago on the freeway just before turnoff to Big Cottonwood Canyon for Brighton, UT.  1st powder in AGES and all the skiers in UTAH were out  was heading up the canyon, bluebird day with fresh powder.  Some young dudes in a car zoomed past me in fast lane. As they had got past, we could see some skis in the racks on top, where sitting 45 degrees into the wind!!  The front rack was up!  I tried to speed up to let them know, they had already gone past to the point we couldn't see them.... next thing we are dodging bent skis and snowboards on the freeway.  

 

They mustn't have realized and we didn't see them until about another mile down the road, they had pulled over, I think there was about 4 of them, one of them checking the empty rack smacking the roof of the car. 

 

I felt BAD for them, 5 minutes ago they would have been so excited,  within blink of an eye, day TOTALLY ruined.  Don't know if they went back to try and recover their gear,  strewn across a pretty major highway.

 

 


 

I'd not feel bad for them - feel bad for the people who almost got killed by the flying skis!!

 

 

 

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