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post #31 of 58
[quote=Philpug;868399 Used to auto-x more, since I am Miata-less, not so much.[/quote]


Auto X in a Miata?: Was't that kinda like playing football without a helmet?
post #32 of 58
I ride road & mt bicycles basically year round... also some motorcycling (Yamaha FZ6 and Electraglide (when my wife wants to ride with me)

my skiing is limitied to 11-15 days a year of actual skiing ...but I can cycle year round....

here is a link to my last summers ride http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/tourdemiller
post #33 of 58
I hibernate like a good bear... That and I wakeboard, ride my motorcycle, swim, ride mountain bikes, go to the gym alot and generally set a ton of stuff on fire and drink alot of beer in front of said flames (summertime is for partying! DUH!). I basically live at Otis and the beach in the summer when I'm not at the shop. If it's not raining I'm definately riding the gixxer tho- It makes me feel better that I can't ski when I'm doing 160+... Your troubles just can't keep up (and neither can the popos)! Any bears that have bikes and would like to organize a summertime ride, I AM DOWN!
post #34 of 58
I can relate to Mr. Trekchick. I ATV and that's a great thing to do in the warmer months. Also, we do sometimes get snow here in CT, so the ATV (it's a 4x4) comes out to play in that.

I've never looked at skiing as something to do to pass the time until I can ride the quad more frequently though. It's just something to do to get outside in the winter.

I enjoy hitting the gym year round. But in the warmer months, I enjoy taking a day off from the gym and mowing the lawn.
post #35 of 58
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post

___ANTICIPATION___


ANTICIPATION can be and is a large part of my life. Life wouldn't be so thrilling and captivating without the fascination of anticipating the new, unknown and even the familiar.

Sorry got a little windy.
Feb 28, 2009

Hi Pete:

ANTICIPATION!!! Although I don't see it mentioned on this forum (maybe I'm not trying hard enough) or hear it mentioned among skiers and coaches anymore, I thought "anticipation" (popular concept and often discussed maybe 15-20 years ago) had something to do prior to turning on skis.

Think snow,

CP
post #36 of 58
Quote:
What is your favorite episode? Mine is the one where they almost get off the island.
Oh, you mean the one where Gilligan screws it up? Love that one!
post #37 of 58
There are two seasons: skiing season, and thinking of skiing season season.
post #38 of 58
It's easy to get through summer having a great life. Skiing brings life to my winters. I stopped for several years and resumed 3 seasons ago. In hindsight the years I didn't ski were the worst of my life.
post #39 of 58
If I could, I'd just book a long trip to Chile. But that aint gonna happen anytime soon. Me and my friends usually just mountain bike and hike a lot, jump off the occasional cliff or bridge into water to practice doing backflips and whatnot on skis. When August rolls around though, all I can do is watch ski movies and drool...it is terrible, I hate waiting.
post #40 of 58
Given that isn't never really out-of-season here in DC, I ride my road bike to pass the time between ski ventures. I'll also break out the mountain bike every so often, but the road stuff really has my attention these days.
post #41 of 58
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I have a chair off a old ski lift mounted on my back deck for a porch swing....


That is sooooo cool!!!! :

Me..in the warmer months I play frisbee and ride my motorcycle (or MTB), I golf too, but not so much. I do these things to keep my mind off wanting to spend a fortune chasing winter to ski in New Zealand or Chile.

But all summer, I wait for the first snowfall...
post #42 of 58
I'm into cars...drag racing, autocross, and even car shows. The usually keeps me pretty entertained from March until October. To be honest usually about this time of year I anxious for warmer weather. I get tired of my car being caked with salt and a little board with skiing the same 3 runs at the local mole hill. I'm also into scuba diving and I really hope I can get out to some of the local dive spots this summer. Its been a long time (almost 4 years) since I have been in the water locally. Hopefully I can work enough OT early on to spring for drysuit this year. I'm going to start home brewing as well. I have been itching to give it a try and the wet spring months seem to be a good time since the snow will be gone and race tracks will get rained out. Did I mention that I hate living in Ohio.
post #43 of 58
I'm a blend of Mr. and Mrs. TC. I like to golf and dirt bike in the summer. We have awesome terrain for dirt bike riding around here (SW Wyo).

I too am tired of scraping car windows in the morning. Today was the first day I took my Firebird out of the garage since last November ('96 WS-6). So that's what's good about warmer weather.
post #44 of 58
GOLF and SKIING and I clearly enjoy both but since I can play golf year round, I do not have the seasonal issue with looking forward to golf that I do looking forward to skiing. I golf across the street and ski across the country.
I really wish I had at least one warm weather activity that provided the physical activity of snow skiing and I wish I had a cold weather activity that provided the competition of golf or tennis.
Skiing is my favorite passtime but I really enjoy the winner and loser aspect of golf and occasionally tennis too.
I'm not good enough to compete on skis or bikes, and probably would not risk the injury at my age even if I could.
I always enjoyed the self timed NASTAR (?) courses. Our family would take a run almost every day, but I seldom see them anymore.
post #45 of 58
Coach baseball, think about skiing, go to the beach, think about skiing, go to the pool, dream about skiing, bike, day dream about skiing, take care of the kids, read about skiing, work, talk about skiing. That about covers it.:

BTW: Ginger or Maryann

Maryann. See chick our minds are always in the gutter.
post #46 of 58
Oh yeah, definitely MaryAnn. She's a farm girl - she can make barnyard noises!
post #47 of 58
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Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post
Oh yeah, definitely MaryAnn. She's a farm girl - she can make barnyard noises!
So...... What you're telling us is that you like to.....: No wait, nevermind, I don't want to know.
post #48 of 58
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SpikeDog View Post
Oh yeah, definitely MaryAnn. She's a farm girl - she can make barnyard noises!
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Originally Posted by eblackwelder View Post
So...... What you're telling us is that you like to.....: No wait, nevermind, I don't want to know.
And this is the inspiration for the Krypton Girl Thread:
What was I thinking?
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=67666
post #49 of 58
I play scrabble with myself all off season long until I can ski again.
post #50 of 58
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post
I actually devote more time (if not passion) to tennis than to skiing, so the offseason is largely eaten up by that. I run a weekly team competition and play or practice pretty much every day. The tennis court is probably the only place I don't daydream about skiing.
I'm a little relutant to admit this on a skiing forum. But the truth is, for me (and evidently for some others) winter is the OFF season, even though I wouldn't exactly call skiing "passing the time"...

epic has changed my skiing in a way I didn't expect. Ask me again next winter about what's "off" season...
post #51 of 58
Thread Starter 
Husband has a full day lined up that caters to his dirt biking zone. First he's moving equipment to the motorcycle track, so the motocrossers can get the track in shape. Then he's coming home to work on his trail bike.
Meanwhile, we had a couple inches of snow here and I wanna go skiing.
post #52 of 58
If it wasn't cold and damp here, I would hit the range. really looking forward to swinging the sticks.
post #53 of 58
A little snow coming down here right now.

Got in 18 yesterday. Wasn't too bad temps in the upper fourties.

Stunk up the front nine and made up for it the back. I'm happy with most of my game this early. Got no touch with the wedge right now. Flat stick is blazing as well as my new Driver.
post #54 of 58
Skiing's waaay out in front; when I'm not doing it I'm scheming about doing it, or thinking about why I need more gear to do it, or falling out of love with my current gear so I can justify new gear. That said, tennis, jetskiing, swimming, and hiking during the trying time between fall and summer.
post #55 of 58
Hookers and blow.











Okay... I road bike, mountain bike, fish, pheasant hunt, flatwater kayak, and walk the dog. But I think my first response might be just as much fun.
post #56 of 58
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
If it wasn't cold and damp here, I would hit the range. really looking forward to swinging the sticks.
I read the first line and though: "Ah, another target shooter!"

The ground is soft enough around here to plant a nice spinner target.
post #57 of 58
Glenn- come up to Springfield! We have the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center if you're looking to shoot at something! There you can rent a lane and choose from ANY PRODUCTION PISTOL FROM S&W'S INVENTORY and give it a whirl... All for only $25. I've shot every damn gun they make from the .22 to the .50, including their big-dollar performance center models and laser gripped ones too... Betcha can't try just one!
post #58 of 58
My father in law told me about that....they live over in Agawam/Feeding Hills. I should really look into it and see what the requirements are. I have my CT pistol permit, but who knows if that's worth a damn in MA. There's very little reprocity when it comes to these things....unfortunately.
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