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post #31 of 102
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
Don't worry; you live in the PRK, no one would expect you to differentiate weird from normal.

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What's the PRK?
post #32 of 102
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Originally Posted by Woodstocksez View Post
What's the PRK?
North Korea. Or if you are trying to be teh funnay and missing it by a mile (me): California.
post #33 of 102
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Originally Posted by Woodstocksez View Post
I can't recall a single weirdo. I either ride up in silence or have pleasant, benign conversations. Obviously, I'm doing it wrong.
Maybe you are the wierdo.
post #34 of 102
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
North Korea. Or if you are trying to be teh funnay and missing it by a mile (me): California.
Its actually the DPRK, lol.
post #35 of 102
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Maybe you are the wierdo.
Wait, they said they were laughing with me.
post #36 of 102
I met a husband and wife in the gondola at aspen. The wife had headphones on and kept singing along, completely ignoring the fact that there were people around her. It wouldn't have been that bad, except that she was mumbling, and off key.

My friend had the bright idea to call my cell so we could have a very loud conversation about how annoying people were. The woman actually apologized and said she didn't think she was bothering anyone.


Other than that though, I can't think of too many people that were all that strange.
post #37 of 102
Nothing real funny for me to share......one of my buddies does pretend to be gay and hit on random guys (mainly boarders). Just likes to give some of them a hard time. Most of the time if they put up with his crap the whole lift ride up hell buy them a drink in the lodge. Scary time was the one he hit on who was actually gay. Try explaining your not gay to gay person you have been hitting on.

FYI: I by no means hate or discriminate against a person for their personal way of life.
post #38 of 102
Maybe all the weirdos have a forum where they talk about us "normal people"
post #39 of 102
The weirdest person I met once, was the guy with a strange glow in his eyes, who was standing behind me in a lift-row to a 4 seater. He managed to slip throu the same gate as I did AT THE SAME TIME! So we ended up standing with 5 persons for a 4 seater! Stil don't understand how he pulled that off, but perplexed as I was, I had to shove him aside to save my a** so to speak, and this guy started cursing at me in terms not to repeat here! Leaving me with a strange and bewilderd feeling and with a huge question mark above my head the ride up.
How weird is that huh?
post #40 of 102
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Originally Posted by Richie-Rich View Post
I might be considered the weirdo by some.....but the figure that stands out in my mind, not because I would say he was weird, but that he was unusual.

Mismatched, duct taped gloves, skis that had sheet rock screws holding them together...yes they were straight. There was actually a piece missing from the back tip!! Rear entry boots. Taped up dirty jacket. He and I got to talking and he was contemplating if maybe he should get new skis since his still worked pretty well. He heard that these "new" shaped skis are better to skis with and was considering tyring some out....this was 2-3 seasons ago. He had a VA type beard and was a nice guy and even laughed at himself which made him a likable fellow....he knew that his gettup was unusual to say the least. I encouraged him to try out some new skis...he said he planned on it.

If that was at Okemo I know that guy. He shares our winter house us. He's from New Zealand, great guy, full of stories, very smart man. But just won't let go, oh did you notice he skis without poles?
post #41 of 102
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Originally Posted by Garrett View Post
Don't worry; you live in the PRK, no one would expect you to differentiate weird from normal.

I've met lots of weirdos on lifts, but I guess this is about bad weird. Not that much of that. Mostly good weird. Sex offender weird would be a downer.
Bu a downer from a sex addict.... That puts things in a whole new light.
post #42 of 102
This one time I skied at Okemo with this funny guy who wore a bright yellow helmet!!!

Oh and then there's my husband,............
When you look at this, how can I judge, weird

*He's gonna kill me for posting this pic
post #43 of 102
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
This one time I skied at Okemo with this funny guy who wore a bright yellow helmet!!!

Oh and then there's my husband,............
When you look at this, how can I judge, weird

*He's gonna kill me for posting this pic
You can judge because you have experience...
post #44 of 102
What about the guy at Okemo that skis on two different skis., the weirdo.
post #45 of 102
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
You can judge because you have experience...
Still have the yellow helmet?

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
What about the guy at Okemo that skis on two different skis., the weirdo.
I was on the chair at Okemo with this retired lady who told this hilarious story about her son in law and how he got the whole family into skiing, and talked them inot a family holiday at Mt Snow, THEN invited a bunch of ski bums to share the condo. Bet that Son In Law is really wierd!
She almost fell off the chair laughing while telling the story.
post #46 of 102
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
What about the guy at Okemo that skis on two different skis., the weirdo.
Same guy. Or was the other post about the other guy we share are house with. Only this guy has the latest skis but still wears duct tape and could wash his red Mountain Hardwear coat. He skis with poles with the stapes cut off. Has a scruffy beard, likes his guns, wears a red mad bomber hat. He's the nicest guy, would give you the shirt off his back, not that you'd want it. Again he's very smart and well read. Oh yea, HATES snowboarders.

Boy, I guess I have some weird friends...what's that make me

I have to be careful about being to weird, because I wear a yellow helmet, I kind of stand out...

It is time for a new helmet, I like the Marker M4 in gray just trying to decide if I want it painted yellow.
post #47 of 102
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
Same guy. Or was the other post about the other guy we share are house with. Only this guy has the latest skis but still wears duct tape and could wash his red Mountain Hardwear coat. He skis with poles with the stapes cut off. Has a scruffy beard, likes his guns, wears a red mad bomber hat. He's the nicest guy, would give you the shirt off his back, not that you'd want it. Again he's very smart and well read. Oh yea, HATES snowboarders.

Boy, I guess I have some weird friends...what's that make me

I have to be careful about being to weird, because I wear a yellow helmet, I kind of stand out...

It is time for a new helmet, I like the Marker M4 in gray just trying to decide if I want it painted yellow.
A carrier?
post #48 of 102




Thinking about maybe yea right.

I have another friend that shares the house, don't have to worry about the conversation on the chair, she'll take care of that. In fact you don't ever have to worry about something to talk about, she'll take care of that. She's called me in VT when she's left home on the drive to VT, 2 hours late she say's see you in minute, because she's just pulled in the driveway.
post #49 of 102
I might qualify as that weird guy on the lift.

A few years ago I was skiing at Stratton Mt. Got on the gondola with a bunch of snowboarders. Just as we started moving one of them asked another, "Hey Joe, you got anything to smoke." It was done in hushed tones. The way they were talking you instantly knew they were talking about "GASP" some other weed besides tobacco.

Very quietly I happened to say, "How do you know I'm not a Cop?"

The response was . The expressions were priceless.

The rest of the trip up was very quiet. For some reason they never did start passing around any smokes. Yeh, I'm a nasty son of a gun.
post #50 of 102
I rode a chairlift with a guy who was reading a paperback novel, which I thought was unusual. My friend exchanged a few words with the guy. I didn't hear what they said, then the stranger went back to his book. Later I found out my friend plays bridge with the guy.

The reader was skiing in jeans on old straight skis with fixed-heel bindings. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
post #51 of 102
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Originally Posted by Woodstocksez View Post
I can't recall a single weirdo. I either ride up in silence or have pleasant, benign conversations. Obviously, I'm doing it wrong.



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post #52 of 102
Quite a few years back, when I was maybe 12 or so, I was on a lift with one of my friends, and this guy came up with us. He was probably mid 40s to low 50s and was definitely under the influence. We could smell the alcohol and the way he was acting, even though we were 12, we knew he had to be drunk.

Without saying anything to us, he just started making siren noises. He kept changing the tone and it was just odd...
post #53 of 102
My friend and I always wait in the singles line because it is so much faster, so naturally we often get split up on the ride up. I had the misfortune of once riding up with three VERY drunk college age guys, about half way up they started chanting "GATE-A-CIG! GATE-A-CIG!! GATORADE AND CIGARETTES!!!!" and then pulled out, you guessed it, Gatorade and cigarettes and kept trying to offer me some......

post #54 of 102
From time to time I will try to play "Jewish Geography" and find a mutual person we might know.

Another time on a lift, I happen to be skiing with a microphone for talking to family. I was going up the lift withg a couple of woman and they asked me about it. Being bored, I said I was doing a mountain review for "a major ski publication". I asked them if they would like to be "interviewed" (not back at my condo ) any jumped at the chance and I just went through a bunch of questions about them and their skiing habits and told them that I might focus the article around two woman's view of the mountain. I told them to look for the article "in two months".
post #55 of 102
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Originally Posted by lkwinnipesaukee View Post
Has anyone ever met any real weirdos on a chairlift?

I met a kid at Gunstock who goes to Brewster Academy and "sail an America's Cup boat in the summer." It was 8 minutes of total BS.

I'm sure you guys have better stories. Share em.
Not exactly implausible. I know of several people who crew at that level. What do you expect, skiing at Gunstock anyway?
post #56 of 102
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Originally Posted by T-Square View Post
Very quietly I happened to say, "How do you know I'm not a Cop?"

The response was . The expressions were priceless.

The rest of the trip up was very quiet. For some reason they never did start passing around any smokes. Yeh, I'm a nasty son of a gun.
Minor
A friend of mine used to work as an Assistant DA and got tickets to a Charlie Daniels concert from work. We were sitting in a row of entirely of sherriff's department, local police, and highway patrolmen folks. The folks in the row behind us light up and everyone just snickered and did nothing. We had a flask and were making Jack and Cokes
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post #58 of 102
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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
Does a ski Gondola Count? Yeah like I am going to admit anything like this on a worldwide internet site.
I can't believe that Pete was the only one to attempt to go with Newfydog...my guess is there would be many more interesting responses on TGR.

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Originally Posted by volantaddict View Post
I met someone who's life I didn't relate to, and so I posted a thread about him on an internet forum, calling him a weirdo. How funny is that?
I agree with your thinking, and imagine that we are all weird in our own way, but had to laugh at this:

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Originally Posted by Pete No. Idaho View Post
WEIRD-yes. Riding up a triple with my ski bud Van (coming to JH with me). The guy in the middle (not Van) starts the conversation, " What do you guys think about sex offenders?"
Definietely NOT a laughing matter, but a scarry WEIRD conversation starter.
post #59 of 102
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity View Post
If that was at Okemo I know that guy. He shares our winter house us. He's from New Zealand, great guy, full of stories, very smart man. But just won't let go, oh did you notice he skis without poles?
Actually I think it was Okemo!
post #60 of 102
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Originally Posted by loco13 View Post
Maybe all the weirdos have a forum where they talk about us "normal people"
Its called TGR.



Oh, I forgot about the "GAC" or "Gay Asian Cowboy" at bridger. Now I have nothing against gays or asians, and not much against cowboys, but the combination of all three is pretty funny. He wears a full length black duster, with black cowboy hat, and skis with this bizarre old school style with his feet glued together and making exagerated arm flailing movements above his head every turn, which are always paired with a coresponding movement of the hips. I should have taken a picture, but I never did.
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