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post #31 of 53

I would like to rename Mid-Life Crisis and call it Mid-Life Makeover

post #32 of 53
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I would like to rename Mid-Life Crisis and call it Mid-Life Makeover

 

Mid-Life Mulligan, for some

post #33 of 53

Congratulations on your mid life transformation.  Sounds like your happier and healthier than ever, Isn't that what we all want out of this all to short life? 
 

post #34 of 53

After meeting a 90 year old skier a few seasons ago, I got a good 42 years of skiing left, if he can do it, I can do it too ...yahoo.gif

post #35 of 53

Yes, but still, remember to look both ways before you cross the street you young whipper-snapper. That will increase your odds.wink.gif

post #36 of 53

I'm of two minds about this. I can't decide if Epic provides a link to people like me or whether it makes me more like them.

 

Sometimes I think this site creates a sense of dissatisfaction: there's always someone out there skiing more than me, in more interesting places (damn you Bob Peters!).

 

But then again, I've also discovered skiers lapping runs at little hills in Pennsylvania or Ohio and have to count myself lucky, I'd never given you guys much thought before hanging out here. 

post #37 of 53

DARN.  I wanted to join this thread and you guys forced me to realize I am way past mid life anything. SOOOO. going to bed - powder day tomorrow.

post #38 of 53
Thread Starter 

Let's talk about the gear procurred in the last week:

 

1.  Black Diamond Ascension STS skins, 140 mm, wax for same, G3 trimmer, BD cheat sheets.

2.  Mammut Ride 2.2 RAS avalanche backpack and canister

3.  Black Diamond Avalung

4.  Kastle BMW 128 skis with Tyrolia Adrenaline AT bindings

 

Now all I need is life insurance.  Perhaps that should read all my spouse needs...

 

Mike

post #39 of 53

Mike, I think this deserves a whole-hearted FKNA!

post #40 of 53

OP- Get yourself a nice pair of Olin Mark IV Comps and experience skiing how it was intended :)
 

post #41 of 53

Wow skiing in my youth (I am only 70yrs).  At Silver Mt. yesterday I was skiing South of the Border and was having such a "late llife" moment I skied by the traverse out and had to hike for almost 2 hours to get back to the area.  Oh well done dumber things, just can't remember them anymore, which obviously means they never happended ? Right !!!!!

 

The real important fact is the snow was great.

post #42 of 53
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OP- Get yourself a nice pair of Olin Mark IV Comps and experience skiing how it was intended :)
 

 

Took some runs last year on some Rossi ST Comps and Olin Mark IVs wearing my very old Lange XL-Rs. Brought back some fond memories..... and a real appreciation for today's equipment. My 1972 Triumph Spitfire was also fun in it's day.....

post #43 of 53
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Took some runs last year on some Rossi ST Comps and Olin Mark IVs wearing my very old Lange XL-Rs. Brought back some fond memories..... and a real appreciation for today's equipment. My 1972 Triumph Spitfire was also fun in it's day.....

 

Never owned the Olin Mark IV's but the Rossi ST Comps were the first ski that really caused me to fall in love with skiing.

Aah, that POP out of the turn, taught you how to counter rotate real fast. Boy, did I wear those skis out.

Now I was able to hold onto my 1969 Camaro Z-28 for over 20 years with a complete rebuild ...

post #44 of 53

Too funny I remember my ST's exactly the same way, those things could pitch you out of your turn so fast on a well groomed steep it felt like you were coming off of a diving board!

post #45 of 53
Mid-life rebirth is more like it for me. Skiing is just part of living on purpose and enjoying life, rather than just passing the time and watching the years go by.

Skiing is where I feel I am the most active participant in life.
post #46 of 53

We have a ski addiction crisis management center here. Its 10 step program begins with carefully packaging your new Kastles, sending them to us, and taking up knitting. Please PM me for more details and a mailing address so we can exchange the skis for the knitting equipment. Our prayers are with you. 

post #47 of 53

If that is your mid-life crisis, I am looking forward to mine.

 

Seriously, I have the pleasure of skiing with Mike, Jim, Colin and Lisa at Breck as part of the season lesson pass program.

 

Mike is a great skier and he is getting better by the day.   Enjoy your adventure!

 

Nancy

post #48 of 53
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Originally Posted by beyond View Post

We have a ski addiction crisis management center here. Its 10 step program begins with carefully packaging your new Kastles, sending them to us, and taking up knitting. Please PM me for more details and a mailing address so we can exchange the skis for the knitting equipment. Our prayers are with you. 

 

 

AND. When you've started your knitting, send me your other skis that you can't use and I will run a post Psychological Profile on them in order to use them in the right terrain.   Part of Crisis Management you know.

post #49 of 53
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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

And Epicski has changed my life.  When I started with Epicski, I weighed 250 lbs.  I caught the cycling bug, in part, here.  I'm now 185, and 21,000 miles have been the large part of that transformation. Many folk gave me inspiration; Bob, Josh, Michael, Chris, Robin.  I learned to challenge myself at a level I'd never contemplated before, like riding the Bicycle Tour of Colorado.  And meeting USASkiDawg on the trip.  And doing it again the next year.

 

Now, as I enter the later stages of mid-life, I have Epicski to blame for my new mid-life crisis.  Nolo introduced the Adventure Project a few months back. I seriously toyed with the idea of going to Gulmarg, in Kashmir, at the time, but it just didn't seem like a good example for a senior executive to set--taking the end of the year off to go skiing, coming back for a week or two, then leaving for 2 weeks of skiing in India, followed (closely) by a trip to Kicking Horse.  A couple of months pass by, a few disappointments at work, and what do you know?  I'm on email seeing if I can get my buddy and I on the trip of a lifetime.  Well, I'm going.  And it's all due to Epicski.

 

Mike

 

Dang. You've inspired me, Mike! I've read the forums, but didn't start posting until I blew my knee. I've been thinking how cycling will be good rehab and I really need to lose a lot of weight. I'm not sure if mid-40s is late for a mid-life crisis, but I feel like I'm having one. Don't think I'll be doing any Tour of Colorado's soon, but you provide excellent motivation that it can be done!

post #50 of 53
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Warning: this activity is very addictive and could improve everything about your life.

 

Love it!

post #51 of 53

The Born Again Skier Rides Again.

post #52 of 53
Thread Starter 

DesiredUserName, good for you!  40's is no problem to start -- I changed my life when I was 52.  Just remember a journey of a thousand miles begins with a small step.  Set a big audacious goal, but reinforce it with realistic interim goals that will hold you accountable for the BAG. 

 

Best of luck,

Mike

post #53 of 53
40's? I turned 50 last year.

This year I became a ski instructor and passed my L1 a couple weeks ago. My skiing improved a lot this year. Now I'm looking at adding a new pair of skis and having (gasp!) a quiver of three. Then, I plan to re-evaluate which skis needs to be replaced. Probably on an ongoing basis. Or keep adding to the quiver. Does it ever stop?
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