|Originally posted by WVSkier:
I suggest that the people who said it is possible are either a)not real hard core skiers, b) liberal, new age pansies with no balls, or c) bald faced LIARS!
I am not hardcore, even though I moved thousands of miles away from my family, friends and home to be where the goods are. I spend countless days on the hill, and when I'm not there, I'm planning my next assult. I spend a large portion of my salary on sking. Can I at least be softcore, kind of like Spectravision?
I have no balls. Ok, you might be right there, but last time I needed them, they were there, and functioned properly.
I am a liar. I try not to make it a habbit.
I have found that most women do not like to ski as often, as long or even in the terrain that I like. I've met a few, but they usually are already going down different roads that do not lead to AltaSkier, or they smell funny. My intense gear shopping in the preseason, the fact that I spend a lot of time in the gym during the week preping for season and conditioning durning, the way that there are pictures of skiing hanging all over my house, that I dream about it, and see fall lines wherever I look (summer or winter) drives most women, make that most people nuts. Would I like to meet a female who skis as often and as intense that I do, absolutely! Is it necessary to a happy relationship? No way! There are more things that I look for in a relationship that just skiing. Things like honesty, companionship, communication, and sexual attraction. Skiing is but one aspect of my life, I am much deeper than that.
When it comes to relationships each individual in said realationship needs to still be an individual and have their "own time." They need to still feel like the have worth outside of the couple aspect. I may not be able to share skiing with my next girlfriend (which I would live to be able to), but I will be able to share a lot of other things. Maybe I could even teach her to ski, and who knows, maybe she might even like it. But I'm not counting on it.
EDIT: The above was written as friendly debate, I took no offense to what any other board member wrote.
[ October 18, 2002, 09:50 AM: Message edited by: AltaSkier ]