Originally Posted by ryan
Cornbread was, for the record, a complete gentleman throughout. The epitome of reason, good will, fence-mending (the attempt) and, in the end, good judgment. I suspect, especially based on Northeasterners post, which I'm glad is included here, Paul is well aware of this. But I cannot say that with any degree of certainty.
It was a great pleasure to ski with and talk to Cornbread. Absolutely the kind of person every gathering would benefit from having present, to the say the least. It would be epic's loss to have him decide to leave this community.
I want to echo Ryan's comments. I skied pretty much all day with Cornbread and really enjoyed his company.
As a matter of fact, I watched him make a series of some of the prettiest turns I saw the entire day. Ben Lomond was leading us through the murk and fog over to No Name and I followed Cornbread down a nice little off-camber shoulder. He made about ten really excellent short-radius turns in pretty difficult snow. I was very impressed.
One other point..
It's been brought to my attention by more than one of you that there seems to be a disconnect between my saying, on one hand, that SCSA is a very good skier and then also saying that I prefer not to ski with him again. I can see where the confusion might come from.
I think SCSA makes very good turns from a technical standpoint. My hangup has to do with how close to other riders he sometimes skis. His tolerance for skiing near someone seems to be much, much lower than mine. I would guess this is some sort of outgrowth of his very competitive nature.
To each his own, but not for me.