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post #1 of 20
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I took my 11 year old daughter up yesterday for her last lesson of the season. We haven't had any snow for a while so the parking lot is bare in spots, and sanded ice in others. As we are getting our gear out of the rig, an older couple pulls up close to us in old beater. They both get out and the wife spouts out "don't bother saying anything to him, he's an idiot". She says it loud enough for everyone around to hear. That of course gets my attention:.

The husband storms over to the guy directing traffic and starts to read him the riot act about the condition of the parking lot. "I've been skiing for twenty years and this parking lot is the worst I've ever seen". The lot guy says he's sorry and tries to explain the reason why, but the jerk cutts him off. "I'm from California and this would not be tolerated there":.

I did see them later "ripping" up the greenies with their power wedges. I wonder how they aired up that flat tire when they got back to the car:?
post #2 of 20
Only ONE flat?
post #3 of 20
Yep those screaming power wedge skiers are a thing of beauty. GAPERS!!!!!!!!
post #4 of 20
And people wonder why I carry an ice pick in my car. heh heh
Can't repair a sidewall........
post #5 of 20
Suck rocks! 2 flat tyres would have been even better.
post #6 of 20
Doesn't anyone stuff the tail pipe with hard pack snow anymore?
post #7 of 20
244 mids! That brings back memories. I replaced my Pre 1200's with them. Or was it the other way around.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by SnowDog2112
I took my 11 year old daughter up yesterday for her last lesson of the season. We haven't had any snow for a while so the parking lot is bare in spots, and sanded ice in others. As we are getting our gear out of the rig, an older couple pulls up close to us in old beater. They both get out and the wife spouts out "don't bother saying anything to him, he's an idiot". She says it loud enough for everyone around to hear. That of course gets my attention:.

The husband storms over to the guy directing traffic and starts to read him the riot act about the condition of the parking lot. "I've been skiing for twenty years and this parking lot is the worst I've ever seen". The lot guy says he's sorry and tries to explain the reason why, but the jerk cutts him off. "I'm from California and this would not be tolerated there":.

That's where I'd heard enough and said "Well that explains it then; why don't you go back there then if you don't like it here. Either that or tell someone who can do something about it and give the lot guy a break".

That pretty much shut him up, although if looks could kill I'd be dead:.

I watched in amusement as he suited up in a powder blue one piece and his wife pulled on a pair of stretch pants that looked like twenty pounds of butt stuffed into a ten pound sack:. Two pairs of K2 244 Mids, rear entry boots and downhill poles came out of the trunk: :.

I did see them later "ripping" up the greenies with their power wedges. I wonder how they aired up that flat tire when they got back to the car:?
You were Californicated.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Bonni
And people wonder why I carry an ice pick in my car. heh heh
Can't repair a sidewall........

I thought you were taking a "break"?
post #10 of 20
I did.
post #11 of 20
Perro de Nieve, me gusta mucho su Signature y soy muy envidioso que yo no pense en usarlo primero............
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by RSLFan
Perro de Nieve, me gusta mucho su Signature y soy muy envidioso que yo no pense en usarlo primero............
RSLF... Glad you liked it...
post #13 of 20

CA transplant...

Your story sort of reminds me of the time Charles Bronson threatened my cousin with a ski pole in front of his daughter at Heavenly.

Betcha anything the guy was not a native Californian (or at least, NorCal). Here's how it goes (as explained to this native Californian from a native New Yorker):

First, the NorCal native:

Q: Could you please move your car up a little?

A: Oh, sorry. Yeah, no problem...

then, the transplant from NY:

Q: Could you please move your car up a little?

A: What's it to ya...what? Oh, sorry, yeah, no problem.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Dino
Your story sort of reminds me of the time Charles Bronson threatened my cousin with a ski pole in front of his daughter at Heavenly.

Betcha anything the guy was not a native Californian (or at least, NorCal). Here's how it goes (as explained to this native Californian from a native New Yorker):

First, the NorCal native:

Q: Could you please move your car up a little?

A: Oh, sorry. Yeah, no problem...

then, the transplant from NY:

Q: Could you please move your car up a little?

A: What's it to ya...what? Oh, sorry, yeah, no problem.
No jab was intended to California ... He could have said he was from the Vatican and I would have still said the same thing
post #15 of 20

No worries, I didn't take it that way

I didn't read your post to be jab at California, but I saw that irul&ublo (nice handle, btw) from SacTown pointed out that you got "Californicated."

In some ways, he's right, and like anywhere else there's a lot of people, California residents git uppity, especially compared to Oregon/Washington people. I get sick of transplants giving natives a bad name (let us natives be jerks our own way, please).

If California has a bad name with people from other states/countries, just let it be for some relatively benign reason like decriminalizing weed or having wimpy chain control rules...
post #16 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dino
If California has a bad name with people from other states/countries, just let it be for some relatively benign reason like decriminalizing weed or having wimpy chain control rules...
Wimpy chain control rules? No comprende:
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Yuki
Doesn't anyone stuff the tail pipe with hard pack snow anymore?
It doesn't work! Mythbusters stuffed all kinds of things up tail pipes, and nothing happened.
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuki
Doesn't anyone stuff the tail pipe with hard pack snow anymore?
LOL!!!

That reminds me of the scene from Beverly Hills Cop where Eddie Murphy stuffs a banana in the cop's tailpipe.

"Hey Man! We ain't fallin' for no banana in no tailpipe!"

Might not work but sure is good for some laughs
post #19 of 20

chain control rules in Tahoe

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Originally Posted by SnowDog2112
Wimpy chain control rules? No comprende:
Other posters on the site have said that in Tahoe, chain control comes into effect earlier than other places and have commented that you must carry chains, even if you have AWD/4WD + snow tires.

For instance, on I-70 in Colorado, I noticed that the chain controls weren't in effect under conditions that they would've put them into effect in Tahoe.

Personally, I dunno which system works better; flatlanders everywhere drive crappy in the snow. a lot of them end up in ditches with snow crammed up their tailpipes, I guess...
post #20 of 20

Californian in a Mt Spokane Parking Lot

Ah yes the great Californian Story. Can't think of anything more original.
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