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post #61 of 72
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Cool ... I'll play!

 

You've skied with me, I've skied with my son, my son's skied with Wayne Wong and Pam Fletcher (at Nashoba no less! :D)

 

Wayne Wong and me at Nashoba Valley last year (I'm on the left :cool)

 

My Pam Fletcher story:  http://www.epicski.com/t/127314/six-degrees-of-me/30#post_1718415

 

:D

post #62 of 72

I have met all the following and even skied with or near a few of them... Nowhere near as impressive as Bob Peters list of course but more extensive than I ever would have thought.

 

Bill Johnson

Bode Miller

Picabo Street

Caroline Lalive

Julia Mancuso

Jake Fiala

Eric Schlopy

Scott Schmidt

Glen Plake

Kristen Ulmer

Joe Jay Jalbert

Darron Rahlves

Sarah Schleper

Billy Kidd

Tommy Moe

Kurt Miller (Warren's son)

Pam Fletcher

Eric and Rob Deslauries

 

I am 2 degrees from Stein.  MY friend's father, who I have skied, with used to produce a tv show called Ski WIth Stein back in the 1960's.

 

I am only 1 degree from Kevin F having skied with him at least 8 times.

post #63 of 72

Kevin you are now also within six degrees of separation of everybody in New Zealand, since I met Bob Peters at JH this year (didn't quite manage to ski together).

 

Which also connects you to Nancy Greene (skiied with her at Sun Peaks), Crystal Wright (former world free ski champion) and a further degree away is Lindsay Vonn and Julia Mancuso (through family members who organised people and gear transport for the US women's team when they trained in NZ for several years). 

post #64 of 72
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Yeah. He poached the course at our beer league once, ducking into the start house right ahead of me. No idea who he was 'til after. No Mohawk equaled no recognition. Plus it was dark. I was a bit ticked. Still think he could at least have waited his turn. (Then again, I'm also the guy who thinks we taxpayers shouldn't be footing the bill when the president decides it's a good use of his time to hob-nob with the NBA championship team for a photo op. Let the sporting-industrial complex pay for that.)

 

<political response>

I'm sure that President Obama is the first and only president to hob-nob with celebrities while on the clock.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=photos+president+bush+with+celebrities&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=HG1BU-vgLImayQHxv4HABQ&ved=0CCcQsAQ&biw=1196&bih=908

</political response>

post #65 of 72
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Yeah. He poached the course at our beer league once, ducking into the start house right ahead of me. No idea who he was 'til after. No Mohawk equaled no recognition. Plus it was dark. I was a bit ticked. Still think he could at least have waited his turn. (Then again, I'm also the guy who thinks we taxpayers shouldn't be footing the bill when the president decides it's a good use of his time to hob-nob with the NBA championship team for a photo op. Let the sporting-industrial complex pay for that.)

 

<political response>

I'm sure that President Obama is the first and only president to hob-nob with celebrities while on the clock.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=photos+president+bush+with+celebrities&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=HG1BU-vgLImayQHxv4HABQ&ved=0CCcQsAQ&biw=1196&bih=908

</political response>

If you google "president (X) with nba champions photos" you'll find that every past president since Johnson has those kind of photos. It's long past new, in fact, it's expected.  I agree though, it's not really what I would like to see the President doing.  Maybe we need a king or queen to do that sort of stuff.

post #66 of 72

Kevin is 3 degrees from President Obama and President Putin as my friend returning from being the Chief Medical Officer for the entire US contingent in Sochi spoke Russian with Putin in Sochi and (presumably) English with Obama at the recent White House reception for the Olympians. It is funny to me as she is about as far right politically as it gets. I presume she hates their politics, but is happy for the photo op. :)

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Yeah. He poached the course at our beer league once, ducking into the start house right ahead of me. No idea who he was 'til after. No Mohawk equaled no recognition. Plus it was dark. I was a bit ticked. Still think he could at least have waited his turn. (Then again, I'm also the guy who thinks we taxpayers shouldn't be footing the bill when the president decides it's a good use of his time to hob-nob with the NBA championship team for a photo op. Let the sporting-industrial complex pay for that.)


I'm sure that President Obama is the first and only president to hob-nob with celebrities while on the clock.

https://www.google.com/search?q=photos+president+bush+with+celebrities&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=HG1BU-vgLImayQHxv4HABQ&ved=0CCcQsAQ&biw=1196&bih=908

You're misreading me. I'm as left wing as they come. I was actually thinking of Reagan.
post #68 of 72

Oops, @qcanoe. :)

 

I am not up on current events. I presumed incorrectly given the sports season.

 

:beercheer:

post #69 of 72

Ok, I'll bite...Let me see

I skied with my uncle for many years....one summer he went "glacier skiing" in Val Senales and skied the week with Ingermak Stenmark

Then I've skied with a mountaing guide who skied with the instructor/coach of alberto Tomba

And obviously...I skied with Mr Prickly and Mr Wear The Fox Hat

(not at the same time)

 

But how to connect you with me...don't know.

post #70 of 72
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Ok, I'll bite...Let me see

I skied with my uncle for many years....one summer he went "glacier skiing" in Val Senales and skied the week with Ingermak Stenmark

Then I've skied with a mountaing guide who skied with the instructor/coach of alberto Tomba

And obviously...I skied with Mr Prickly and Mr Wear The Fox Hat

(not at the same time)

 

But how to connect you with me...don't know.

 

Well, I've skied with WTFH at Stowe and at least one of the western ESA's (Epic Ski Academy's).  So, me to WTFH to you to a mountain guide to Alberto Tomba.

 

Still hasn't taken more then six steps to get me to anybody.  Thumbs Up  Nice!

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Timber Cove or El Lago? My dad worked for NASA there in the early/mid 60s. I went to school with a lot of those astronauts' kids - Aldrin, Carpenter, Borman, Grissom... No skiing on snow.

El Lago  Hickory Ridge Dr.. Armstrong lived on the other side of the lake. A short bike ride around.  My dad was sent there for quality control after the Apollo 1 fire. He worked at the Manned Spacecraft Center.  Knowing astronauts and their families was a part of living in that community. Reporters were great for taxis .They would give us rides  in the summer sometimes depending on who was up and when. As kids we never talked about missions,we just did our kid's thing. Dionne Stafford had a huge palomino  she kept in a nearby stall . I don't remember ever talking to them about their dad's work. At times they were such a point of focus it seemed best we all just escape it .

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Timber Cove or El Lago? My dad worked for NASA there in the early/mid 60s. I went to school with a lot of those astronauts' kids - Aldrin, Carpenter, Borman, Grissom... No skiing on snow.

El Lago  Hickory Ridge Dr.. Armstrong lived on the other side of the lake. A short bike ride around.  My dad was sent there for quality control after the Apollo 1 fire. He worked at the Manned Spacecraft Center.  Knowing astronauts and their families was a part of living in that community. Reporters were great for taxis .They would give us rides  in the summer sometimes depending on who was up and when. As kids we never talked about missions,we just did our kid's thing. Dionne Stafford had a huge palomino  she kept in a nearby stall . I don't remember ever talking to them about their dad's work. At times they were such a point of focus it seemed best we all just escape it .

Amazing!

El Lago -was that where the Armstrongs had the house fire? Thought that was in the biography or am I thinking of another astronaut?

 

If you haven't seen it, you might enjoy "Being Neil Armstrong" by Andrew Smith. It's a documentary of sorts, an author searching around for clues to Neil Armstrong's life and times. I really enjoyed it, it does have some shots of El Lago I believe with the author in a sweet 1967? Corvette convertible.

 

If you haven't seen "Moon Machines" you should go and purchase it immediately on Amazon. Has a significant part on the Apollo 1 fire. It's divided into sections and is perfect to show to family. I showed one section on the Lunar Rover to some teenagers and they insisted on watching the others. The only problem with that dvd is that it's not longer and doesn't have any extras. One of the best ever, it focuses more on engineering and construction. Superb.

 

"Being Neil Armstrong":

http://youtu.be/HCYSaPA8CPoI

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