Thanks guys! I enjoy our 'discussions' and have learned a lot from the discourse as well have made new quality friends. I'm heading out to fire up the beer 'bike' and start pouring black & tans.
Keeping with past traditions (and as a pulse check), I headed up to Colorado Basin (aka Velocity Basin, where alpine speed records were set in the 80s). Apparently, I didn't have enough pull with the Silverton guys to fire up the lift :, so I had to climb a couple thousand feet to ski on crusted suncups before the snow hit. No soft corn today, as the temps were in the 20s/low 30s and windy but great to get up in the high country a check out the views.
Happy birthday. Thanks for letting me try your waxes for free and the thermometer and brush and bag to put it all in was really nice. Maplus wax is as good or better than any I have used, I will be ordering more soon. I really like the liquid and spray wax as additions to the solid wax in my kit. Also thanks for the free bindings. I'm sorry I didn't use them yet, I promise I will. That set up is my only one that doesn't require a lift or skins, so it is also the only one that doesn't require a drive. Just waiting for the snow. Also thanks for the iron. I don't care what you said about clothes irons in a recent thread, I think it works just fine.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge here on tuning and nordic skiing. We will have a nordic forum here someday.