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post #151 of 178
ok eaten maybe not. But it is not a track car. It also costs $2.7M new. I love the car for what it is, but it's not meant for the track in the least. If you want to see something really cool that really will eat a veyron around the track, go to Youtube and type "Aerial Atom" it costs way, way under $100k and may not be able to keep up with the veyron is a straight line but is stupendously rapid and corners at over 2Gs. The veyron is incredible, but there's a reason nobody uses them on the track. Fastest top speed, yes. Corner-blasting apex-smasher? Not as much. Wait, isn't this a ski forum? I'm done gentlemen. If it has to do with sidecut or powder, call me. Have a good one.
post #152 of 178
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
ok eaten maybe not. But it is not a track car. It also costs $2.7M new. I love the car for what it is, but it's not meant for the track in the least. If you want to see something really cool that really will eat a veyron around the track, go to Youtube and type "Aerial Atom" it costs way, way under $100k and may not be able to keep up with the veyron is a straight line but is stupendously rapid and corners at over 2Gs. The veyron is incredible, but there's a reason nobody uses them on the track. Fastest top speed, yes. Corner-blasting apex-smasher? Not as much. Wait, isn't this a ski forum? I'm done gentlemen. If it has to do with sidecut or powder, call me. Have a good one.
http://www.topgear.com/content/tgonb...times/thestig/

I am pretty sure a Veyron will annhilate any car thus far made, including a formula 1 race car.
post #153 of 178
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
http://www.topgear.com/content/tgonb...times/thestig/

I am pretty sure a Veyron will annhilate any car thus far made, including a formula 1 race car.
Not even close.
A f1 weight 600 kgs for 800 hp, produce 5g when braking and up to 6g when cornering.

Edit : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula...ar#Performance
post #154 of 178
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Where i ski the weather report is meaningless....

Yeah, I am a closet gaper, that's it!:
Actaully, that first line pretty much nails the lid of the second one.
post #155 of 178
maybe... maybe not... let's not jump to conclusions simply because it has the most horsepower or costs the most...


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post #156 of 178

I can't relate

Sorry Max. I've never had that problem with boarders either because they won't ride the lift with me when I tell them its my first time, I'm a little scared, and ask if they wouldn't mind holding my hand all the way up.
post #157 of 178
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Originally Posted by philippeR View Post
Get off the back seat and go take a bath.
A frenchman just told someone to take a bath. Huh, go figure.

As for the dirtiness of my ski pants, its not like they smell bad or are grimy. They're insulated from your skin by your long underwear, and who cares if they get a little dirt on the outside. There is nothing unsanitary about dirt.

I only wash them when the waterproofness starts to go downhill.
post #158 of 178
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maybe... maybe not... let's not jump to conclusions simply because it has the most horsepower or costs the most...


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I never said anything abnout a track. I was talkin straightline. And the damn thing goes 253 MPH topped out. So even if you could get a jump on it, it ain't gonna last long! Plus it's a VW!!!!!!!:
post #159 of 178
I'd like to take this opportunity to state that I hate my Audi so many ways. Its parts are hewn from silver by elven maidens - how else to justify the repair expense? Every time it hiccoughs, it's a grand to fix. And that's just the essential stuff. The cupholder's broken, the seat adjustment knob fell off, the ashtray trim detached, the passenger side window won't close...the litany of ills goes on.

Meanwhile, my husband's Honda keeps going and going and going. Nothing breaks, from trim to drive train.

The only reason the Audi hasn't been relegated to the junk heap is that it handles exceptionally well in snow and ice. All conditions, really. It doesn't skid. At all. The Quattro system works. Everything else - bah!

Er...on topic...snowboarders vs. skiers? I dunno, my legs are shorter than theirs, usually, so there's no issue; my skis are on top. And I just try to push off the lift first, before they do.

Also - Crystal is a great mountain, but it's a bit of a zoo. I like it better farther north.

Still, Summit House - great fondue.
post #160 of 178
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
I never said anything abnout a track. I was talkin straightline. And the damn thing goes 253 MPH topped out. So even if you could get a jump on it, it ain't gonna last long! Plus it's a VW!!!!!!!:
Alas, the mighty Veyron has fallen to Shelby's "standard" production SSC UA TT - 256.18mph official 257+ unofficial. Wind tunnel testing predicts a 273 theoretical top end. $654,000 base.
post #161 of 178
medmarkco.....I had the privilege of seeing that car perform while driven by a company rep......lets just say that if I could afford it, I would far sooner buy an old used F-40...or even a 69 Hemi Daytona....or many "lesser" cars. Lets also say that a certain special 1975 Hurst/Olds beat the snot out of that piece of junk on a race course....in fact a certain Mr. Angry 68' 440 Charger also disgraced that over priced POS. Smoke and mirrors, that SSC should not even be considered in the same league as a Veyron. Myself and many other car nuts were very dissapointed.

Oh want to add that for $654,000 you are getting a twin turbo Corvette engined car that in person looks like it was made from a Lamborghini Diablo fiberglass kit car.

Man we are getting off track here....
post #162 of 178
Have you all noticed how many snowboarders treat their gear? Pants dragging on the floor to the point that they have holes at the bottoms. Destroyed boards from the parks and just lack of care....with that in mind how can anyone possibly expect these people to give a rats ass about your skis; they could not care less about their own stuff! Since there are no repercussions for gouging your new $3k Sterling Matahorns, and if you go and make a complaint the resort will tell you "what do you expect would happen" (and to an extent they are correct), the lack of care for other's gear will go on and on.....especially since very often mommy and daddy bought them the gear and maybe even maintains it so they have no sense of cost or sacrifice.
post #163 of 178
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
medmarkco.....I had the privilege of seeing that car perform while driven by a company rep......lets just say that if I could afford it, I would sonner buy an old used F-40...or even a 69 Hemi Daytona. Lets also say that a certain special 1975 Hurst/Olds beat the snot out of that piece of junk on a race course....in fact a certain Mr. Angry 68' 440 Charger also disgraced that over priced POS. Smoke and mirrors, that SSC should not even be considered in the same league as a Veyron. Myself and many other car nuts were very dissapointed.

Man we are getting off track here....
POS or not - just has the "production" straightline number for now.

Hey did I tell ya I rode up with a planker on Sunday? I jumped in from the left singles line and pinned the planker in the middle. He asked for the outside, so we swapped as we moved into the gate and then we loaded. I always sit on my poles as I load, so I look both ways and say "bar" and we're off. He never kicked me once. On the way up I told him how much I suck on the board and he gave me some good pointers for my next ride. I held back as we departed the quad - he crossed in front of me and I headed left. He even wished me a good day. Amazing how simple life can be.
post #164 of 178
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Originally Posted by DoWork View Post
And as far as your hot rod bike goes and it 's superiority to my S4. let's try it on snow!!! Later dude, your done

The daily occurence of cars on their roofs along I-70 creating backups for hours should be deterrent enough from racing in the snow, thanks. I hope you don't either. Disagreements aside- that is a nice car so keep it shiny side up!

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[/quote]Tell the truth, you haven't seen any Audi Quattro's in the ditch! And thanks, it is pretty hard to match the power, sportiness, utility and luxury of an S4 Avant for the money!
post #165 of 178
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I'd like to take this opportunity to state that I hate my Audi so many ways. Its parts are hewn from silver by elven maidens - how else to justify the repair expense? Every time it hiccoughs, it's a grand to fix. And that's just the essential stuff. The cupholder's broken, the seat adjustment knob fell off, the ashtray trim detached, the passenger side window won't close...the litany of ills goes on.

Meanwhile, my husband's Honda keeps going and going and going. Nothing breaks, from trim to drive train.

The only reason the Audi hasn't been relegated to the junk heap is that it handles exceptionally well in snow and ice. All conditions, really. It doesn't skid. At all. The Quattro system works. Everything else - bah!

Also - Crystal is a great mountain, but it's a bit of a zoo. I like it better farther north.

Still, Summit House - great fondue.
My last 3 Audis have been bullet proof, but the cureent S4 has been the best!

Farther North? You couldn't mean Stevens?????: A zoo at best! or heaven forbid The summit?::
post #166 of 178

well said

Couldn't say it any better than medmarkco. That is pretty much how EVERY lift I've ever been on has been. Personally I get a feel for others on the lift and either decide to get off first (no sexual reference intended) or I wait for everyone else to go before me. I find it funny watching new snowboarders get off the lift because I know what a pain it is when you are first learning.
There has been so much talk of lack of respect/manners or what have you. I must be in a black hole out here in summit county, CO. Almost everyone I ride the lift with is very polite about asking for the bar down or lowering it, whether they ski or snowboard are 6 years old or 60. I have had my head hit multiple times on the lift when lowering the bar. When it happens, the people that notice say sorry. With that said I wear this hard plastic thing on my head (not sure what its called )and other than some scratches there is no harm done. It sure doesn't hurt or bother me, I'm tall (6'4") so my head gets in the way of the bar (oh well). These people aren't intentionally trying to hurt me or ignore me, maybe they just didn't expect the bar to come down that fast???
post #167 of 178
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
My last 3 Audis have been bullet proof, but the cureent S4 has been the best!

Farther North? You couldn't mean Stevens?????: A zoo at best! or heaven forbid The summit?::
I don't think Stevens is a zoo, but then I've been taking Fridays off lately and going midweek. Also the back side tends to be quieter. At Baker recently, we pretty much had the place to ourselves. Mission Ridge doesn't have as much snow, but it does have sun and 360 views.

I've never been to Summit at Snoqualmie.
post #168 of 178
Atomicman, I agree that the Veyron is a masterpiece, but the SSC UA TT does hold the straightline top speed record, ugly as it may be. And the statement that you won't respect anything that isn't faster than the Veyron is probably the most heavily baited statement ever concieved, but it doesn't bother me any so its cool. I find the track to be the true test of a car's character, where every aspect of a vehicle's dynamics and power come together, but that's just MHO. If you want to see the mighty veyron fall in other areas, then just go to Youtube and type in "veyron track" I think its the sixth video down- it loses in both the 0-200 acceleration tests and the standing mile, the latter of which by a whopping 20+ mph. By a RWD car, no less. I wasn't even going to post anything, but I didn't want you to say anything about the Veyron's infallibility in other circles without knowing all the information, lest you look like you don't know what you're talking about. As for Veyron vs. Bike, no- mine can't beat it, but maybe this can- go to youtube and type in "MTT Turbine super bike"... Even if you don't like it, you gotta admit that's pretty badass!
post #169 of 178
One thing that blew me away about the SSC (the only thing) was its width.....our car, the 75' Olds is a pretty wide car, next to the Murci it looks narrow, next to the SSC it looked like a needle and the Lambo looked like a normal width car....huge ass on that car.

Just checked the width:

Murci: 81.08"
SSC: 82.7"
75' H/O: 76.2"

Not huge differences but the visual perception is, probably due to the height.
post #170 of 178
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Originally Posted by Atomicman View Post
Max, I don't blame you. I don't ride with boarders, period!!!!!

I have been on a 6-pack with 3 seats empty between me and a boarder and the horses ass still whacked my skis a bunch on the ride up!

I will only put up with it if it is a really cute young female boarder! Maybe?

If it looks like a a boarder from the singles line or we are just going to merge and mesh with one, I just let someone else go and stand to the side and wait for a chair with skiers only.
I've been on the same program, it just avoids problems. I was tired of boards resting on my skis and boarders pancaking in front of me when leaving the lift so I just avoid them when I can. Makes me a happier guy.
post #171 of 178
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Originally Posted by PBR View Post
Most of these "rules" you speak of are not really rules, just common sense. I'm pretty sure you have zero say in which way or how someone walks around the resort. The other rules are resort rules that you need not worry about.
It is common sense, but many seem to lack it. It is also courtesy and respect for other people which seems to be lacking in growing numbers of people when out in public.
post #172 of 178
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Actually, my home area built a lodge at the top of one of the high speed 6-packs and converted the Summit House at the very top of the mountain into an excellent very upscale restaurant,So that's where I go.

So it's great, no more brown baggers crying babies or civilians at either

place.
I'm with you A man, I wasn't convinced at first, but now I love the Summit House. I just love parents who bring infants to inappropriate movies and wonder why people are pissed when the kid starts crying.
post #173 of 178
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Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
I'm with you A man, I wasn't convinced at first, but now I love the Summit House. I just love parents who bring infants to inappropriate movies and wonder why people are pissed when the kid starts crying.
And a ski lodge is a dnagerous place to lay an infant around in!

Lucky, a heartfelt thank-you for bringing some common sense and civility to this thread!

Of course you know they'll all just write us off as a couple Elitist prick snobby Crystal skiers! (particularly the Stevens guys) But who cares!
post #174 of 178
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You mean there are ski resorts that segregate brown baggers ?????
Is there a sign ? Is it in English ? Are they gonna jerk my entire family's season passes 'cause we didn't see the non-existent sign ? Your tellin' me I'm not an elitist now ?!!! I'm totally at odds with this new situation.

Well, in all reality I've only seen 1 such sign. It is a "tiny" alcove of a deck at Heavenly. The couple of tables are actually set with cloth tableclothes, napkins, and there is actually a waiter ! He will refill water glasses in that alcove also & take your order & bring your food ! But then, I'm the only member of my family that has a pass there & I'd probably have to eat there alone, considering who I ski with. And that is why that lil alcove is "empty".

I'm thinkin it's time to start a new thread. List the ski areas that exlcude and or segregate brown baggers. I'd really like to know. Which areas DO NOT ALLOW any food to be brought in to the general eating area. Alcoholic beverages not to be included in the thread as each state has it's own laws pertaining to that.
Crystal actually has an area for brown baggers. The resort does this because they own the food service and want to maintain certain areas for PAYING customers. It is their rule not mine or Atomic Man's.
post #175 of 178
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Originally Posted by Lucky View Post
Crystal actually has an area for brown baggers. The resort does this because they own the food service and want to maintain certain areas for PAYING customers. It is their rule not mine or Atomic Man's.

So, I wonder wht they would do if one person at the table in a group bought a coke or a donut or something, or bought a large fry that everyone was sharing. Do they just walk up and say everyone's gotta leave, or Joe with can stay, but Mrs Joe and Joe's little kid have to leave?
post #176 of 178
I think what they are saying, in a non-vocal way, is that we built this space for restaurant customers and we have an area for those who choose to bring their own food. It kind of sucks when you have a tray full of food that you bought and you can't find a place to sit because many of the tables are taken up by people who brought their own. I solved that problem by eating lunch at the summit restaurant.
post #177 of 178
how on earth did I manage to avoid this thread for 6 pages?

I'll enter the room now;

you all suck.
post #178 of 178
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how on earth did I manage to avoid this thread for 6 pages?

I'll enter the room now;

you all suck.
Thanks for the heads up.:
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