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public thanks to milesb

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
because this is, after all a ski forum.

as a skier looking to progress, i could not have been much luckier than to have met miles here at epic. through my earlier, clumsier days, from when we met at baldy the first time through each of the dozen or so days we've skied since then, miles has been a willing and knowledgeable quasi-instructor, not so much through lessons per se, but through skiing with him, being yanked out of my comfort zone, and through helpful tips and reminders, my skiing has gotten to the point i never could have taken it just skiing on my own, racking up mileage, now and then having a go at "tough terrain."
it's been said before but it's worth repeating. if you can manage to find a ski partner who is a stronger skier than you are, and one who will wait here and there for you to catch up, then talk a little here and there about what's working and what's not, consider yourself lucky and take advantage of it.
miles is the kind of person who doesn't talk about his skiing, he lets it speak for himself, and following along these past few seasons has definitely kicked this skier's get-better machinery in the gear box and got it moving.
yesterday, finally getting onto chair 22 with some fresh to be found, was the best day i've had on skis, both where pure enjoyment as well as how i felt about my skiing are concerned.
it's really, really, really nice when things finally click and something becomes clear, even if it isn't quite "set" yet. it makes all the falls and looking-like-an-idiot moments easily worth it.
i've also been convinced that mammoth's Black Diamond lesson, where you get schooled in the steeps, is the next step and i'm excited (with about this much trepidation) that i'll be doing that later this season.
feeling a little more jackson-ready. thanks, miles.
post #2 of 13
I too will add my thanks. Just watching a brief video of Miles gave me a visual image of exactly how I wanted to ski! You rule!
post #3 of 13
milesb rules just cuz he is milesb. He always makes me laugh out loud. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #4 of 13
I don't know much about miles, but I usually get a chuckle out of his wit as well.

Maybe I'll meet the man at one of the Epic events.
post #5 of 13
He is a droll fellow and very smoooooth.
post #6 of 13
and he has a bunny! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #7 of 13
ryan, I ski with the same type of person and I do consider myself lucky.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
(also helps to ski a great mountain with someone who knows how to get to the goods. the run to 22 when we found it'd opened was a heckuva ride in itself.)
post #9 of 13
You are welcome. Ryan skied very well at Mammoth, I didn't have to wait for him at all.
post #10 of 13
and he has a bunny! [img]smile.gif[/img]

Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.
I do worry about you Lisamarie

[ December 20, 2003, 04:14 AM: Message edited by: man from Oz ]
post #11 of 13
BTW, the guy who has a REALLY good thing going on is Mammoth Cruzer. Perhaps he'd like to share his experience.
post #12 of 13
Way to go, Miles!
post #13 of 13
and all this time, I thought miles was just a crank!

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