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ok what weird or embassasing thing happened today that you haven't seen or done before? I forgot to turn off the ski track app and left it on driving down the mountain access road. Last run 60 MPH
LoL!
post #2 of 33

I've had some pretty long runs with that ski-track app.

post #3 of 33

You can edit the excess off now.

post #4 of 33

I fell on the ice in the Utah lot at Mary Jane, once in shoes and twice in ski boots, all before ever getting to a lift. And narrowly avoided two falls, with back twinges each time suggesting maybe I should have just let the falls happen.  I can't remember the last time I fell in a ski parking lot. Before today. I have a visible bruise on my palm.  Anyway, that was embarrassing, not just painful.

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ok what weird or embassasing thing happened today that you haven't seen or done before? I forgot to turn off the ski track app and left it on driving down the mountain access road. Last run 60 MPH

 

Grrr. Hate losing my SkiTracks data.  I've turned it off for lunch and forgot to turn it back on and lost half a day.  Now I never turn it off until back at the car at the end of the day.  Cue for that is emptying the ski jacket and taking the phone out of the chest pocket.

 

Core Coders says they are working on having Ski Track read a heart rate monitor and add some physiological data to the ski day.

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ok what weird or embassasing thing happened today that you haven't seen or done before? I forgot to turn off the ski track app and left it on driving down the mountain access road. Last run 60 MPH
LoL!

I had an actual run that ran that fast at Montage. I think it was an extraneous data point though as the other few runs I was seeing how fast I could go (iced over but groomed mountain and not a soul in sight) I was topping out at about 45 mph. 

post #7 of 33

I slammed my car trunk hard on my pinkie (in a ski glove) back in mid-Dec.

 

I lost the old nail today.        :eek 

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Is there an app that will tell me how much fun I'm having?

post #9 of 33
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You can edit the excess off now.


I'm not sure I can.  I just have the bone stock free version.  I think I have to :nono: pay three bucks to get additional features like that.  I'm not very attached to it anyway.  The kids think it's fun to look at after a ski session though so I try to remember to turn it on.  I can usually quickly figure out how much vert I've logged just by looking at a trail map and adding up my runs.


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post #10 of 33
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I had an actual run that ran that fast at Montage. I think it was an extraneous data point though as the other few runs I was seeing how fast I could go (iced over but groomed mountain and not a soul in sight) I was topping out at about 45 mph. 


Ya, I knew it was left on because I heard it blabbering as we were driving down the mountain hahaha.  Turned it off at the first stop light/intersection. These days 45 MPH is about the to end of my comfort level.  It seems pretty accurate from that standpoint.  I think they've gotten better at measuring speed than earlier versions.  I've seen dubious top speeds posted in threads around here.

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Is there an app that will tell me how much fun I'm having?

They just tell everybody else how much fun you had.

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They just tell everybody else how much fun you had.

Nobody else cares. 

post #13 of 33
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Nobody else cares. 

Sob.

 

Didn't say they cared just what it does.

post #14 of 33
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Sob.

 

Didn't say they cared just what it does.

Siri cares.

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Siri cares.

She says that to all the boys.

post #16 of 33

The other day, my fastest run was 51.2 in the breakdown, but it said that my fastest overall on the main screen was 77! I was still on the mountain when I noticed it! I told my buddy that I was like, bobsled fast!

 

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ok what weird or embassasing thing happened today that you haven't seen or done before? I forgot to turn off the ski track app and left it on driving down the mountain access road. Last run 60 MPH
LoL!

Have I ever done that? Only every time I've ever used a ski track app.

post #18 of 33

What weird thing did I see for the first time today?  Well.....

 

For the last couple of days I've been skiing the same couple of routes repeatedly.  Up the Panoramic, then up the Eagle Wind and back to the Pano.  The bottom portion of the last bit funnels me into Blue Bell, a medium wide run between stands of trees that can get pretty crowded, definitely a place to keep my head on a swivel as it's mostly populated by neophytes.

 

So yesterday I'm on Blue Bell scoping everyone I pass and giving them plenty of room, then I come up on a sketchy dude, feet wide apart, turning to and fro with his shoulders handling the initiation.  He's not screaming fast but neither is he a slow goer.  As I pass him I notice that he is........READING A BOOK!!!  A big hard cover book!

 

 

So, of course I matched his speed, skied up beside him and told him he could skip chapter seven as all that info is recapped in chapters 11-13 =)

 

 

 

It's all true but for that last bit.

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What weird thing did I see for the first time today?  Well.....

 

For the last couple of days I've been skiing the same couple of routes repeatedly.  Up the Panoramic, then up the Eagle Wind and back to the Pano.  The bottom portion of the last bit funnels me into Blue Bell, a medium wide run between stands of trees that can get pretty crowded, definitely a place to keep my head on a swivel as it's mostly populated by neophytes.

 

So yesterday I'm on Blue Bell scoping everyone I pass and giving them plenty of room, then I come up on a sketchy dude, feet wide apart, turning to and fro with his shoulders handling the initiation.  He's not screaming fast but neither is he a slow goer.  As I pass him I notice that he is........READING A BOOK!!!  A big hard cover book!

 

 

So, of course I matched his speed, skied up beside him and told him he could skip chapter seven as all that info is recapped in chapters 11-13 =)

 

 

 

It's all true but for that last bit.

That is most excellent. Was it a how-to-ski book? 

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What weird thing did I see for the first time today?  Well.....

 

For the last couple of days I've been skiing the same couple of routes repeatedly.  Up the Panoramic, then up the Eagle Wind and back to the Pano.  The bottom portion of the last bit funnels me into Blue Bell, a medium wide run between stands of trees that can get pretty crowded, definitely a place to keep my head on a swivel as it's mostly populated by neophytes.

 

So yesterday I'm on Blue Bell scoping everyone I pass and giving them plenty of room, then I come up on a sketchy dude, feet wide apart, turning to and fro with his shoulders handling the initiation.  He's not screaming fast but neither is he a slow goer.  As I pass him I notice that he is........READING A BOOK!!!  A big hard cover book!

 

 

So, of course I matched his speed, skied up beside him and told him he could skip chapter seven as all that info is recapped in chapters 11-13 =)

 

 

 

It's all true but for that last bit.

That is most excellent. Was it a how-to-ski book? 

 

Of course it's a big hard cover book. It's extremely difficult to handle a paper back with ski gloves on.

Anyway, most likely not a how-to-ski book. none of the how to ski book I know of are published in hard cover. 

post #21 of 33
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What weird thing did I see for the first time today?  Well.....

 

For the last couple of days I've been skiing the same couple of routes repeatedly.  Up the Panoramic, then up the Eagle Wind and back to the Pano.  The bottom portion of the last bit funnels me into Blue Bell, a medium wide run between stands of trees that can get pretty crowded, definitely a place to keep my head on a swivel as it's mostly populated by neophytes.

 

So yesterday I'm on Blue Bell scoping everyone I pass and giving them plenty of room, then I come up on a sketchy dude, feet wide apart, turning to and fro with his shoulders handling the initiation.  He's not screaming fast but neither is he a slow goer.  As I pass him I notice that he is........READING A BOOK!!!  A big hard cover book!

 

 

So, of course I matched his speed, skied up beside him and told him he could skip chapter seven as all that info is recapped in chapters 11-13 =)

 

 

 

It's all true but for that last bit.

That is most excellent. Was it a how-to-ski book? 

Well, I figured him to be a high schooler on Spring break.  Prolly had exams coming up so maybe history or physics texts.  I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt and going with physics....could have been confirming the laws on his way down.

post #22 of 33
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That is most excellent. Was it a how-to-ski book? 

 

Chapter 1

 

Lesson 1

 

1. Before you try to ski, put down the book.

2. 

post #23 of 33

It was the Game of Thrones. No one can put it down.

post #24 of 33

This skiing reader -- not a local kid, right?  My WP buddy told me that high school kids don't go to school Fridays all winter long and that the school year ends on August.  But this was Thursday that you saw him, right?

post #25 of 33

Wow. I used to bring a paperback to read on the lifts, but reading while skiing, that is a new one!

post #26 of 33
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Was he reading in traffic?
 

 

post #27 of 33

Walt 
"And people give me a hard time for skiing with a cup of coffee..."

 

Ha!Thumbs Up

 

 

 

So, yeah, this was on Thursday.  The kid didn't have his nose buried in the book but I did see him look down at it.  When I told the story to my buddy on the subsequent lift ride it occurred to me that someone must have told him to keep his hands out in front of him like he was 'reading a book' and he thought, 'great idea and I'll do it one better and actually have a book in my hands'. :dunno  At any rate I thought it would be more fun to convey my initial reaction =)

post #28 of 33

I have this little problem with almost taking out critters (or almost being taken out by them) while biking and skiing. Last weekend I almost hit a red squirrel at the NE Gathering at the Loaf. There were several witnesses. One said it was a chipmunk, but it wasn't. (I was very, very close to it.) This has happened to me a few times while skiing, including at least once with an ermine (weasel with winter coat). And it's happened LOTS of times while mountain biking, including near-collisions with skunks (twice), porcupines (twice), and wild turkeys (at least three times), raccoons (once). as well as innumerable incidents with chipmunks, squirrels, and mice.

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I have this little problem with almost taking out critters (or almost being taken out by them) while biking and skiing. Last weekend I almost hit a red squirrel at the NE Gathering at the Loaf. There were several witnesses. One said it was a chipmunk, but it wasn't. (I was very, very close to it.) This has happened to me a few times while skiing, including at least once with an ermine (weasel with winter coat). And it's happened LOTS of times while mountain biking, including near-collisions with skunks (twice), porcupines (twice), and wild turkeys (at least three times), raccoons (once). as well as innumerable incidents with chipmunks, squirrels, and mice.

This sounds like a thing with you, q. I've never even seen an animal on the mountain. I hit a deer after skiing last fall, but never while skiing.
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