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post #1 of 27
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Had the pleasure of skiing with BB, Phil, and Newfydog yesterday and then hanging out (until we were kicked out of the pub) in the evening. Basically a few of guys that are passionate about skiing having a good time.

Thoughts... Phil doesn't post much in the tech forums (smart man) but if he does, carefully consider what he says. He is a very good skier. We've all seen footage of BB and read his posts so I don't need to say anything other than he is a great skier and very nice person that I'd enjoy skiing with any time. Newfydog is an ex-racer and some sort of wacky engineer type. He's smarter than I am by an order of magnitude. If he is talking global warming or geology, listen up, cause he knows his stuff!

Oh, forgot to mention, wasn't privy to Phil's bright yellow wardrobe which was the major let down of the mini gathering we had.
post #2 of 27
Sorry I didn't see you today Max. I figured I'd not buy a lift ticket after the climb if it was crowded, mushy, or I was exhausted. Turns out all three were true.

Good skiing with all of you!
post #3 of 27
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It was mushy but not sticky. Skied it like powder and bumps. Loved it. Then we were treated with a run full of salted rollers (both GS and SL sets) for the final 2 hours. Had 5 hours of great skiing up there today. Probably my best day of the summer season.
post #4 of 27
I hope you know how bummed I am. Here I am stuck in muggy 80* temps while you're skiing with two of my favourite Bears. Nothing plain Vanilla about Philpug and BobBarnes !!
post #5 of 27
Phil, "back home", the humidity has been thick enough to consider a walk to the mail box "wading" with temps in the soggy 90's.

Yech! .............. :
post #6 of 27
ok, I am feeling a bit envious. Sounds like lots of fun!
post #7 of 27
This is great
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by Max_501 View Post
Had the pleasure of skiing with BB, Phil, and Newfydog yesterday and then hanging out (until we were kicked out of the pub) in the evening. Basically a few of guys that are passionate about skiing having a good time.

Thoughts... Phil doesn't post much in the tech forums (smart man) but if he does, carefully consider what he says. He is a very good skier. We've all seen footage of BB and read his posts so I don't need to say anything other than he is a great skier and very nice person that I'd enjoy skiing with any time. Newfydog is an ex-racer and some sort of wacky engineer type. He's smarter than I am by an order of magnitude. If he is talking global warming or geology, listen up, cause he knows his stuff!

Oh, forgot to mention, wasn't privy to Phil's bright yellow wardrobe which was the major let down of the mini gathering we had.
Max,

Thank you for the kind words, I know Bob appreciates them too (he is sitting right here going through photos). We had a great time getting with you guys, sorry we didn't make it to the bar till 9, we were boot deep in paperwork.

Maybe some day we can get out on some better terrain with powder, trees and steeps.
post #9 of 27
Yo Phil,

Poor babies. Mushy but not sticky! Back here it's certainly sticky (79 and a dewpoint of 78 when I started this am's ride -- went up to about 90 at mile 40) but not quite hot enough for the blacktop to turn mushy so you should be ready for some road miles when you get back.

BTW, went sailing Memorial Day weekend on the cape with some jr. high fellow alums of Little Jimmy. Tell him that Bonnie (Dwight's wife} remembers him fondly.

Evan
post #10 of 27
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Phil, "back home", the humidity has been thick enough to consider a walk to the mail box "wading" with temps in the soggy 90's.

Yech! .............. :
I know some guys who will deliver your mail from mail box to front door for a nominal fee. PM me.
post #11 of 27
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ok, I am feeling a bit envious. Sounds like lots of fun!
Don't you feel like you're being left out, with a little hint of dejavu'?
Taw, we should go have some fun and not invite them!!!
post #12 of 27
So, maybe it's possible a few of us might understand what we're talking about even though there is no video to back it up?

I could have told you Phil can cut the rug. But you wouldn't have believed me. There is in fact a bunch of us who can.

BTW, I'm very jealous Phil. You could be living the "Endless Summer"

While I'm convelessing in this muggy enviornment.
post #13 of 27
Trekchick, we will definitely have fun next ski season. TAW
post #14 of 27
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So, maybe it's possible a few of us might understand what we're talking about even though there is no video to back it up?
Of course, but the opposite is true as well.
post #15 of 27
Ok guys!

Lars, back to the Docs, they left a grouchy streak in ya'.

Max, You can't rag until you're in summer ski withdrawal, something you aren't suffering from yet.
post #16 of 27
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What's summer ski withdrawal?
post #17 of 27
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What's summer ski withdrawal?
When you don't have a snow covered lift served mountain in your back yard you suffer .
Don't gloat Max it's unbecoming on you. I'm happy for you to have the opportunity to continue your skiing as I am for those that hike for turns.
Enjoy.
post #18 of 27
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So, maybe it's possible a few of us might understand what we're talking about even though there is no video to back it up?

I could have told you Phil can cut the rug. But you wouldn't have believed me. There is in fact a bunch of us who can.

BTW, I'm very jealous Phil. You could be living the "Endless Summer"

While I'm convelessing in this muggy enviornment.
The boy do has chops..... Seriously, I have only skied with a handful of bears and there are many who make me feel like I should stick to the greens. Helavaskier, Phil, Bob Peters come to mind. I look forward to skiing with more of you and picking up some skills along the way.
post #19 of 27
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The boy do has chops..... Seriously, I have only skied with a handful of bears and there are many who make me feel like I should stick to the greens. Helavaskier, Phil, Bob Peters come to mind. I look forward to skiing with more of you and picking up some skills along the way.
Is there room on your dance card for me?
post #20 of 27
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The boy do has chops..... Seriously, I have only skied with a handful of bears and there are many who make me feel like I should stick to the greens. Helavaskier, Phil, Bob Peters come to mind. I look forward to skiing with more of you and picking up some skills along the way.
And most of these guys (along with many others from Epic) make me feel like I should be sticking to the green trails too. Spending a couple of days with Bob Barnes has been humbling, I have picked up a few things to work on beside cranking my bindings above 4.5. Oh and she doesn't feel left out..Trekchick also. :
post #21 of 27
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...I have picked up a few things to work on beside cranking my bindings above 4.5.
Such a shame we didn't get any video of the binding release 'test'.
post #22 of 27
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Is there room on your dance card for me?
my dance card is pretty open..... (Sad and pathetic, ain't it....), really, I really enjoy making turns with anyone who is passionate about this as we all pretty much are.
post #23 of 27
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Such a shame we didn't get any video of the binding release 'test'.

yes, well while you're at it, where's the vid of everyone skiing?
post #24 of 27

Skiing with ............

Great stories and pics on other post. Went up into the St. Joe Wilderness area with my Fish and Game Biologist nabor'/friend searching for collared wolves and after reading this and see pics on other post - wish I had taken my ski's amd gotton in a few turns on the pretty ample ribbons of white. The Mt Hood stuff looked pretty good.
post #25 of 27
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yes, well while you're at it, where's the vid of everyone skiing?
Offers were made but respectfully declined.:

Bob has some of me that is being converted into stop motion or whatever that technique is called where there are more than shot in a single picture.:
post #26 of 27
Very nice guys....

Looks like I missed you guys by about a week! doh! Would have been great to make turns with ya's.
post #27 of 27
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Very nice guys....

Looks like I missed you guys by about a week! doh! Would have been great to make turns with ya's.
We will be back next year, for sure.
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