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post #31 of 43

I'm Back

Noodler, I would never be so presumptuous to say I understand what you went through. For myself and other addicted Bears, we do understand the importance of skiing, the mountains and the life style - Welcome Back.
post #32 of 43
WB, Mark!

I have often wondered what you were up to and how you had fared after the initial surgery. What a journey you have been on.

Glad to hear things are beginning to return to normal, and you are back on skis!

You are one guy I don't want to compare x-rays with...

Great to have you back!
post #33 of 43
Noodler, that was a very moving post. I went through something less severe though somewhat similar years ago. After three rounds of major surgery, I gave up skiing -- and other weight-bearing sports -- and moved onto other things in life, including living in places far from the mountains and mountain memories.

Four years later, someone -- pretty insensitive, really -- gave me ski clothes at Christmas for some reason. Putting them on gave me the idea to try skiing one more time. I figured I'd ski once, see I could still do it, and never go again.

That was almost 20 years ago. I hope your comeback goes well too, though you may have found, as I did, that without skiing in your life you have more time to do a lot of other things!
post #34 of 43
Noodler - Welcome back. Glad you are able to get back to what you (and all of us) really love. Sometimes that little nudge is all we need. Keep at it.

Prickly - Hmmm. If the 'insensitive' someone knew (knows) you well, it seems to me they may have been far more sensitive that you think!
post #35 of 43
Originally Posted by vail snopro View Post
You are one guy I don't want to compare x-rays with...
I don't want to compare xrays with Noodler either.

What a journey!
post #36 of 43
Originally Posted by Noodler View Post
To everyone that has replied - a big thank you for your well wishes and I hope you accept my apology ....
Apology accepted but not needed.

Originally Posted by Noodler View Post
...for turning my back on the one place that probably would have been most helpful through it all.
Helpful? Ya ain't seen nothin' yet

I suspect you know that many of us tried to contact you in the last few years by a number of methods. All failed to the best of my knowledge. I can't imagine anyone who isn't greatful to have you back in circulation here. THANK YOU for heading back this way.

The word I have is that there is going to be a fairly strong following of people you used to ski with back in Summit County around the 1st week of April. I (and I'm sure they) would be delighted to have you come out and ski with us again.

Glad to have you back Mark.

post #37 of 43
Hey man!

You don't know me, but I remember you well, and remember being very nervous when you stopped posting. That was years ago! Crazy to think how fast time flies.

I'll be rooting for you going forward!
post #38 of 43
Originally Posted by Jimmy P View Post
Prickly - Hmmm. If the 'insensitive' someone knew (knows) you well, it seems to me they may have been far more sensitive that you think!
Good point.
post #39 of 43
Welcome back Noodler...giddy-up!!!!
post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by Nobody View Post
Welcome back Noodler...giddy-up!!!!
Oh!!! That was one that I couldn't figure out - thanks!
post #41 of 43

 Mark, it was an absolute blast to ski with you today.  And you sure don't look like a guy who's been off skiing for over 2 years!  You just need to get fatter skis! 





Edited by faisasy - Mon, 02 Feb 09 00:36:02 GMT
post #42 of 43

Sorry I didn't respond last week, but we were skiing...


Glad to hear things are looking up for you again.  I just mentioned to Ssh the other day how much I enjoyed his birthday three years ago at Vail (has it been that long?) and how much fun it was skiing with the group that day and what a rare thing that is.  Even if the weather sucked a little, it was one of the better days I have had on skis in the last few years.


Hopefully we'll be able to get back to something like that soon.


Until then, good luck with the training.



Edited by viking kaj - Sun, 01 Feb 09 21:49:02 GMT

Edited by viking kaj - Sun, 01 Feb 09 21:49:56 GMT
post #43 of 43

Noodler -


I"m REALLY glad to see you back!  It was good skiing with you at ESA in Snowbird and I look forward to being amazed watching you rip once again.  Just be patient with yourself, and acknowledge your courage every time you get out there.


Have you found the Steadman Clinic in Vail yet?  They know how to deal with athletes and athletic injuries.


MG (Sue, she of the AT setup in your group at ESA) 

Edited by mountaingirl1961 - Sun, 01 Feb 09 23:28:18 GMT
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