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What should I do today? -Is THAT even an option?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Summertime finds me in a dilemma because I have many things I really enjoy, which include boating(waterskiing, kneeboarding, tubing), Mt Biking, Golf, Gardening and Volleyball.
That list doesn't even include my husbands love of dirtbiking and the obliation to support him in his enduro racing.

For instance, today, I'll golf(meeting my friend Rob in an hour), then I'll come home to mow the lawn, work in the garden and pick some fresh grown produce. Gotta love fresh picked! In the afternoon, I'm hoping to catch up with some girlfriends to hit the Cadillac Pathways for quick mt bike ride.

And then there is winter!
In the winter, there is no choice. I SKI!!!!

The only other winter interest I have is my Thursday night co-ed volleyball.
But, for the most part.........There is not choice to be made, no other option in my mind, nothing to interfere with my obsession. I Ski!!!



How do the seasons find you?
Are you torn between obsessions, as I am in the summer?
Do you have other things that tear you away from your love of skiing during the winter?
(my husband is also an avid snowmobiler, so he's torn in a big way if he has a option to ski or snowmobile)
post #2 of 13
I'm leaving from Church to drive to Ohio and watch my Son's scrimmage. Love the football, hate the driving.

The way I look at it TC, Summers are so short around here that I really don't wish for Winter to come. It's here before you know it.

Skiing has always been my first love since giving up hockey. I'm torn between Snowmobiling more these days. Why? It's just too easy to go outside and crank up my sled. My road is a designated snowmobile trail and it leads to hundreds of miles of interconnected trails in a tri state area.

Holiday Valley is about 50 minutes away. Not bad. But, for some reason the past years has me skiing Colorado more than New York.

If I were forced to give up one, I'd definitly take skiing over snowmobiling. But, I love both. I actually have a snowmobile trip to Colorado planned this January. I've got a couple friends to hook up with. The ski equipment will be along for some out of bounds skiing, backcountry on sleds to a few good powder spots. Precautions will be taken oof course but it's great fun.
post #3 of 13
I have had it decided for me that I will (once again) spend hours on the phone with tech support dealing with our servers.
post #4 of 13
For me skiing is all thats on my mind. In the summer time all I think about is when and where I'll be skiing in the upcoming winter and I read message boards like this to get by. Yes, I get out and hike in the summer, spring, fall between mowing the lawn and pulling weeds but thats maybe 5% as fun for me as skiing...Oh yeah and then there's the first couple months of football season before ski season that gets me by as well.
post #5 of 13
I can usually stand the off season until around early July - after the Hex hatch is over and it starts getting hot out. The next few months are pure hell. July, August and most of September could go away for ever as far as I'm concerned. Even when I was hard-core into stuff like windsurfing and freeride mtbing, I still hated the hot still days of summer.
post #6 of 13
what to do today?,

No problem....I'm a h.s. teacher and have summers off where I do a lot of road bike riding, and I like it hot...I wont ride when temp is below 75F, and i enjoy it better in the 100s. I ride about 200 miles a week in northern ca. where it's hilly..I'm from jamaica, man, it's a tropical place, yaga! I also hike a lot and trout-fish and garden, then in winter I ski. This year I'm off to steamboat where I'll teach skiing (taking 3 mos. off school), so every season is irie for me...How do you get bored? You can always READ, exciting pastime for some..Come on Jer, go out in summer and kill something!...chase it down, kill it, then eat it...Act like RASTA!..BIG FUN...

nfp158

what RAH bless let no man put down.....the BOB..
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Family and my love of time I spend with people like my Grandma, is the only thing that I tend to choose over skiing.
That's why I titled the thread as I did

"Is THAT even an option?"

I don't tend to choose an activity in the summer, I just do as much of all of it as I can.

In the winter, there really isn't much that can draw my attention away from skiing.

Whether "THAT" is a movie, snowmobiling, a concert, ball game, or bowling, "THAT" isn't an option in my mind.
The only choice that can be made is .........SKI!!!
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by nfp158 View Post
Come on Jer, go out in summer and kill something!...chase it down, kill it, then eat it...Act like RASTA!..BIG FUN.
Well, I could let my hair dread up. I'd look like a white HR.

I and I don't hibernate in summer - I and I still fish and ride bikes and climb trees and read a lot, but if the seasons went Fall, Winter, Spring, Fall, Winter, Spring, I and I wouldn't complain.
post #9 of 13
I'd rather have the seasons go: Winter, Summer, Winter, Summer......etc...
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by PA Ridge Racer View Post
...between mowing the lawn and pulling weeds but thats maybe 5% as fun for me as skiing
Since you think pulling weeds is even 5% as fun as skiing, could you come over to my house...you'll have LOTS of fun in my backyard planter!
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by U.P. Racer View Post
I'd rather have the seasons go: Winter, Summer, Winter, Summer......etc...
You'd love it in Salt Lake City then.
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by doogiedoc View Post
Since you think pulling weeds is even 5% as fun as skiing, could you come over to my house...you'll have LOTS of fun in my backyard planter!

That did come out wrong didn't it? I'm meant I enjoy HIKING 5% as much as I do skiing. Thanks for allowing me to clarify
post #13 of 13
I'm supposed to be shingling the new roof deck I finished installing yesterday, but the thunderstorms are keeping me inside. I'm hoping all the time I'm spending on an angled surface will help me stay flexible for the ski season, which now is closer than the end of the last one
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