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post #1 of 15
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Is it part of your ski day? Coffee? Espresso shots? Red Bull? Other?
post #2 of 15
Does the Pope poop in the woods?

Usually it's coffee but espresso is nice.

[ September 23, 2002, 07:53 AM: Message edited by: SLATZ ]
post #3 of 15
It's a part of every day, but in different forms. When I work, it's iced coffee, milk, 2 sugars. When I ski, it's Red Bull, with an Advil infusion. And when have a late lunch on a cold-ass East Coast day, it's Irish coffee.
I wonder if there's a trandermal patch yet.
post #4 of 15
Are the Kennedy's gun-shy?

I would sooner go without my skis than my thick, black, sweet, foul, shudder-inducing instant coffee early in the morning on a ski day.

[ September 23, 2002, 08:27 AM: Message edited by: TheRockSkier ]
post #5 of 15
1 Red Bull in the morning to wash down the 3 Advils.

You know, Red Bull gives you wings...
post #6 of 15
Nope, I gave up caffeine a couple of years ago. The combination of caffeine and exercise was giving me migraines. I rarely get them any more, but I carry Vivarin and ibuprofen, just in case. A full on migraine can put a real damper on a ski day.
post #7 of 15
Fresh coffee with breakfast
Red Bull with lunch
I love my caffeine a whole damn bunch.
post #8 of 15
Got to have my morning cup o'Joe. But I try not to drink too much during the day since coffee is a diuretic and a body needs all the fluid it can get.
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There's only one thing that I like to drink in the morning, and that would be THIS. [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img] Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #10 of 15
Psst! Need a case of bawls?

post #11 of 15
Yeah! I'm an admitted caffeine addict ........ we are puppies compared a guy I haven't seen in a few years.

Here's a tribute to a true maniac or manic depressive ... [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

Noel DuBlois from NJ, last seen at Hunter in NY doing daffys and splits through the north side moguls. :

He would mix a cocktail of all kinds of vitamins + a huge shot of niacin .... nicotinic acid!

Damned near blew every blood vessel in my body and I came close to falling out of the chair. Plus the Advil of course.

[ September 23, 2002, 05:23 PM: Message edited by: yuki ]
post #12 of 15
Typical ski day for me goes like this:
Wake up.
Is knee sore? - Take Ibuprofen.
Breakfast + fresh ground Guatemalan Coffee (or Jamaican Blue Mountain, if I've had a good night)
Mid-morning - knee sore? Ibuprofen.
Lunch - food, water and other beverages (not caffeine related )
(more Ibuprofen, if required)
Around 3pm, check knee again to make sure it will last until the lifts close.
4.30pm (or when I arrive at the base after lifts close):
Possibly one or all of the following:
1. Jug of beer.
2. Jaegermeister Flugel (J & RedBull).
3. Vodka Flugel.

Return to hotel to drop of skis, and change. More water. No more pain killers (I find Ibuprofen & alcohol do wonderful things to my mind).

Continue with the 4.30 schedule until dinner time, then after dinner return to the 4.30 schedule, plus throw in shots of anything that is being bought for me.

After bars close, return to hotel, drink two pints of water and retire for the evening.

post #13 of 15
No caffeine for me.
I was a big addict.
1 cup of tea with the breakfast.
Plus as least 5 espressos a day.
Now I'm down to my English breakfast cup of tea in the morning and 1 espresso (de-caffeinated) a week.
Coke/Pepsi and alike, very seldom.
post #14 of 15
Likewise - used to drink LOTS of coffee... then it started giving me migraines

Now I drink weak black tea - about 4 cups a day
& decaf coffee/herbal tea/milo if I want something hot to drink otherwise...
post #15 of 15
While one eyelid is still glued shut, I nuke 2 cups of water to boil in a pyrex measuring bowl, then I spoon lots of loose black tea into the water, wait 5 minutes, pour through strainer into my Rinkers plastic travel mug (of which I have 8 identical, I get one at Rinkers Quickstop Mobil each time I travel south on I89). This makes a strong but not bitter brew, because I wait no longer than 5 mins, therefore no bitter compounds leached out of the tealeaves. Sweeten with 5 small cubes or 3 large, color it up and thicken it up with half-and-half and, Bingo, mug in hand, I hit the road at 6 AM with 2 or 3 13-year-olds who promply fall asleep in the Subaru Forester reclining rear seats while I listen to the BBC WorldService News on VPR, sipping on my gloriously strong caffeinated tea. 50 minutes later I piss like a race horse at the base lodge, which is not yet officially open, then it's off to the Patrol Chalet. After first run, it's over to the base lodge for a double-bagger, double-suger, half-and-halfed mug of tea in my Lodge Rinker's Cup, the other Rinker's mug having remained in the car. Pepsi or Moxie with lunch sandwich, just to maintain minimum caff. On the way home, I double-bag it at Jana's Country Kitchen, with a Jana's doughnut to hold me until I get home to supper. The urchins again pass out in the rear recliners, so I listen to NPR while cruising and sipping.

It does not get any goddamn better than that.

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