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Johnny Gannon No.1 for Vertical Feet at Mt. Bachelor!

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He is not done yet, but I don't think anyone can beat him for vertical feet this year.   See the stat. in the video description.   Give it up for the "old man"!

 

post #2 of 28
That would put him at sixth seventh here. ;-) or maybe lower. We've got one day of stats still not booked.
Edited by sibhusky - 4/13/15 at 7:52am
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I turn way way way too much.
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Go Johnny go go!
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I turn way way way too much.


Me too Slider.  I have 117 days and at 73 days Johnny has 1000 more "turns" (runs) than me!

post #6 of 28
@ 57 I'm far back in the pack. I don't know but after a while you get soured and need time away from the hill. Snow on the way so that's a good thing. Then 70's. The fat lady is going to sing.
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@ 57 I'm far back in the pack. I don't know but after a while you get soured and need time away from the hill. Snow on the way so that's a good thing. Then 70's. The fat lady is going to sing.


Fat ladies sing it!   Every time they predict 3 to 7 we been getting 2!

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Hey, here, every time except ONCE they did that here we got nothing, not even a trace... It was like they had replaced the whole team down in Missoula with interns this season.
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Hey, here, every time except ONCE they did that here we got nothing, not even a trace... It was like they had replaced the whole team down in Missoula with interns this season.


I sometimes wonder if Mt. Bachelor is in cahoots with the National Weather Service!

post #10 of 28
Final standings (unless they find another scanner laying around) at Whitefish. It was a groomer kind of season.. (I'm not in the top 20. Well.. Possibly in the top 20 women... They don't break it out by gender.)

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Actually (inside joke sibhusky) it's Bob Shaw, local Meteorologist. Had a couple of insiders @ Bachelor but they quit or were given their walking papers. @ this point I'm just glad to be skiing.
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Final standings (unless they find another scanner laying around) at Whitefish. It was a groomer kind of season.. (I'm not in the top 20. Well.. Possibly in the top 20 women... They don't break it out by gender.)


Some impressive stats. there.  Johnny is not done yet though.  He still has many days to go!   Be good Sibhusky.

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... (I'm not in the top 20. Well.. Possibly in the top 20 women... They don't break it out by gender.)

 

So what IS your total?

 

(Just curious... Personally, I hit about 170,000 this season, which is probably about 120,000 more than I've ever done in a season before.)

post #14 of 28
This guys stats at afton alps in mn are pretty impressive given vertical is ~350ft.

Epicmix

...it was all at afton an rode 5346 lift rides
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Vert. is one thing.  Then there are miles.  Only thing is who knows exactly how many miles they have skied?  

 

The over 5000 chair rides to get those feet is insane!  Hats off to that guy.

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... (I'm not in the top 20. Well.. Possibly in the top 20 women... They don't break it out by gender.)

So what IS your total?

(Just curious... Personally, I hit about 170,000 this season, which is probably about 120,000 more than I've ever done in a season before.)

Over a mill. I track it on my altimeter and keep my own records so I'm not QUITE so anal about being scanned and therefore refuse to ride the lifts where they don't scan. But, both counts are over a million. Second worst year since we moved here, it lowered my average. :-( Gives me incentive to walk more this summer, since the drop wasn't due to off piste, but conditioning. Much as I tell myself it was because the snow was so heavy, I know much of the problem was ME. My biggest concern is that my average day was third worst since I started keeping records in 1989.
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Johnny B Goode...What was the verticle of that non-stopper he did?

JBG used about 400 calories on that run. So I figure he could ski from here to Chile on a couple a Power Bars.

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Vert. is one thing.  Then there are miles.  Only thing is who knows exactly how many miles they have skied?  

 

The over 5000 chair rides to get those feet is insane!  Hats off to that guy.

 

Actually, if you run a GPS tracker, it gives miles of distance covered too. My 170,000 vertical covered about 180 miles (or 950,400 feet). So my average slope for the year was about 10.3 degrees. Too much time on the greens and cat tracks! (Or, you know, the GPS or my quick math could be wrong. :rolleyes )

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Johnny B Goode...What was the verticle of that non-stopper he did?

JBG used about 400 calories on that run. So I figure he could ski from here to Chile on a couple a Power Bars.


The Skyliner chair at Bachelor provides only 1,306 ft.    Johnny's skis are slow so he just goes down without much turning as you could see.  He is the wadel king!

 

As I did the video I had to wedge a plow to stay even with him!

post #20 of 28
Technique also effects velocity.
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I couldn't figure out whether the videographer was cheering or mocking him. I guess it was a bit of both.

To paraphrase a friend of mine, "I try not to count the days, I try to make the days count."
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I couldn't figure out whether the videographer was cheering or mocking him. I guess it was a bit of both.

To paraphrase a friend of mine, "I try not to count the days, I try to make the days count."


Johnny is a friend of mine so maybe a bit of funning, but no dis.  I have real respect for him as I do all my elders.  The guy has skied over 1000 more runs than me and I have way more days than him!

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My biggest concern is that my average day was third worst since I started keeping records in 1989.

That sounds strange by my experience.  Subpar snow year = lots of days where ungroomed snow is crappy = more time spent on groomers = more vertical per day skied.   My day count (now 49, probably 6 more coming) will be lowest since I retired but vertical per day will be highest.  Powder is half of next lowest season since I retired, and most of that came in 3 snowcat and 2 heli days.

 

Bachelor is an exceptional mountain for racking up vertical.  I average 19K vertical per day lifetime but 25,600 at Bachelor.  My only 50K day was there, along with 2 of the other 6 days over 40K.

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My biggest concern is that my average day was third worst since I started keeping records in 1989.
That sounds strange by my experience.  Subpar snow year = lots of days where ungroomed snow is crappy = more time spent on groomers = more vertical per day skied.   My day count (now 49, probably 6 more coming) will be lowest since I retired but vertical per day will be highest.  Powder is half of next lowest season since I retired, and most of that came in 3 snowcat and 2 heli days.

Bachelor is an exceptional mountain for racking up vertical.  I average 19K vertical per day lifetime but 25,600 at Bachelor.  My only 50K day was there, along with 2 of the other 6 days over 40K.
Clearly you didn't read. What I said was:
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Second worst year since we moved here, it lowered my average. :-( Gives me incentive to walk more this summer, since the drop wasn't due to off piste, but conditioning. Much as I tell myself it was because the snow was so heavy, I know much of the problem was ME. My biggest concern is that my average day was third worst since I started keeping records in 1989.
post #25 of 28
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Clearly you didn't read.

I did read it.  I still think if you wind up skiing groomers a higher proportion of the time (for whatever reason), vertical per day is more likely to increase than decrease.  I didn't interpret," being a bit less conditioned," as in the same league as an injury or illness in terms of cutting back one's ski time.  Some of the snow we had to ski this season would make anyone feel "less conditioned." :(

post #26 of 28
Any way you look at it, I wore out quicker this year. Way quicker. And that is not good. At this rate of disintegration, I'll run out of season before I finally feel like I've skied a full day. When I look at the actual numbers, it's really alarming to me. If I was just guessing, I wouldn't have put my performance to be that much off last year, but going back and looking at the data tells a different story.

In theory, I agree that groomers equals vertical. That's why I know it's a conditoning problem. I'm also going to have a lot of tests done and discuss things with my doctor to make sure it's just a need for more exercise and some weight loss. (Although, I did way better last year and I weighed slightly less this year.). May also have been heat-related. I really do like single digit days.
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Disintegration. That's harsh. :-)
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Disintegration. That's harsh. :-)


I fear my disintegration!  Until then.........I've been getting air time this season for the first time in seven years or so since I did a complex tibial plateau fracture.  I feel young again!  Some of the kids could not believe it when they saw me flying spread eagle!   Rock on all!

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