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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

The flight attendant ushered him down the aisle before the plane left Albany, and said, "Thanks, Thomas" when he asked if he could sit in the empty row behind us.

 

I thought he looked familiar.

 

When we got up to deplane in Chicago, I noticed he had a Teton Gravity Research hat on.   I showed him my "Change for a nickel?" sticker on my laptop bag and asked if he had change.   He gave me a curious look.   I explained and asked if he ever read the forums.   He said No, he has friends who work for TGR.  I said, "Just as well, they're a bunch of animals". 

 

Some chitchat about where we were skiing and we were off.

 

Guess who gets on the plane in Chicago headed for Jackson?   Yep.

 

I said, "You AGAIN?"    heh heh   He said "Weren't you on the plane in Albany?"  

I said, "Yeah, stop following me!"  

 

I didn't let on that I knew who he was.   I figured that he gets enough of that.

 

However, and the Jackson airport I couldn't stand it anymore.   He walked right by us and I stopped him and asked if I could get a picture because no one would believe it.   He obliged, graciously, and after........while I was swooning......he told us he'd just been to Stratton and they lost his gear.   Snow was good, blah blah, I was barely listening. 

 

Here's a picture of me and Tommy Moe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Edited by Bonni - Fri, 06 Feb 09 21:48:30 GMT
post #2 of 20

Love those "brush with greatness" stories.  Good for you!

post #3 of 20

AWESOME!!!!

 

 


Edited by krp8128 - Fri, 06 Feb 09 23:14:36 GMT
post #4 of 20

I would be oh soooo...

post #5 of 20

Cool!  He was at my local small hill a couple years ago doing a tour with Head, and seemed like a real cool guy.  He was sure tearing it up in the bumps, which they created just for his visit. 

post #6 of 20

Well that's pretty darn coolThumbs Up

post #7 of 20

Way to go Bonni, nice pic.  Did you show him your battle scars?

post #8 of 20

 Tommy Rocks!  

My husband says I'll talk to anyone.  But my husband hasn't met bonni!  She puts it out there and gets the goods!

post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

 Tommy Rocks!  

My husband says I'll talk to anyone.  But my husband hasn't met bonni!  She puts it out there and gets the goods!


 

Bonni puts out?

 

Hail to the Queen!

post #10 of 20

Bonni, Tommy Moe is an easy guy to converse with but he didn''t keep his promise to visit our forum. I gave him our web address after he showed some interest but he never showed as far as I can tell, that was several years ago when this picture with me was taken during an open house at Boston Mills.

 

post #11 of 20

Funny, I just read somewhere that someone by the username "Fast Tom" just posted... "Guess who I met today?" 

 

Congrats. 

post #12 of 20
I've always really liked Tommy. He is friendly and easy to talk with. He even remembers my name! I have worked at the same ski school line up with him several times. I find it funny that someone that day is skiing with Tommy, and someone else is skiing with me.
post #13 of 20

Ahem...

 

Beat you to it by 8 years Bonni:

 

 

 

Good story though Bonni.  Tom is a hell of a nice guy.  We skied in a group of 4 with him for a half day at Steep Camp.  He took us down one of the Alta Chutes.  Later we hung out at the Moose and bs'd over beers.  On another day, we took kayaking lessons from him in the JH Rec center pool and all went out to dinner together.  The JH Steep Camp was one of my most memorable ski weeks. 

 

And it looks like in 4 weeks we'll be hanging out with Dickey Betts now too! 

 

 

 

post #14 of 20
Thread Starter 

Whoo hoo!   I'm listening to Dickie right now (Pony Boy, carry me home).

 

(The following is a repeat from the backsliding thread, but relevant here)

 

I took a fall Sunday at Targhee on Dreamweaver about halfway down.   I was going headfirst down the slope at a pretty good clip and remembered Bob Peters' thread about self-arrest from years ago.   I had already lost one pole, but grabbed the other one and dug the basket in the snow to help spin me feet first downhill.

 

It worked, but my legs got all twisted together.

 

The bad knee got worse, but it's ok to ski on.  I couldn't put pressure on the front of my broken leg.  OW DAMMIT!!!  I got down on the cat track and called it a day.

 

I took yesterday off and Jeff and I walked around town.  I noticed little electric shocks running down the front of my leg and ending in my 4th toe, but thought I'd be ok.

 

I got to Jackson Hole this morning feeling good and put on my boots.  I stood up and that was all she wrote.   I could not walk, let alone try to put pressure on the shin of that stupid broken leg.   

 

I'm done out here. 

 

post #15 of 20

Bonnie,

Sorry to hear you're out off the slopes in Jackson!

Maybe some massage could help?

 

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Originally Posted by carvemeister View Post

Ahem...

 

Beat you to it by 8 years Bonni:

 

 

 

Isn't  Rick Armstrong in the movie Steep ?

post #16 of 20

Oh yeah, sorry Rick.  Forgot to mention Rick here!  Didn't get to ski with him but I recall that a few days later we took the Targhee Express bus and they were showing a Warren Miller movie on the bus and there he was.  I think it might have been this flick: www.imdb.com/title/tt0125676/ 

 

I didn't see him listed in the Steep credits though.  Haven't seen the movie either but have been wanting to for a while. 

post #17 of 20

Oh hell!  That's terrible, sorry to hear that.     Go to the Gun Barrel tonight and have a few elk chops. Hope it feels better soon!

 

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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
...I got to Jackson Hole this morning feeling good and put on my boots.  I stood up and that was all she wrote.   I could not walk, let alone try to put pressure on the shin of that stupid broken leg.   

 

I'm done out here. 

 

 

post #18 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ott Gangl View Post

Bonni, Tommy Moe is an easy guy to converse with but he didn''t keep his promise to visit our forum. I gave him our web address after he showed some interest but he never showed as far as I can tell, that was several years ago when this picture with me was taken during an open house at Boston Mills.

Maybe there have been better experiences here, but I've found that "big name" pros visiting websites such as this usually ends up not working in the end. Curt Schilling used to frequent Sons of Sam Horn, but there were always 1000 people falling over each other to kiss his butt and the 5-10 trolls who would post incredibly rude stuff in hopes of picking a fight with him (worked sometimes). I've seen the same thing on another baseball website and also a few history related fora in which prominent names who had published a great deal got similar treatment, despite not being well known to the average person.

post #19 of 20

Maybe he is here and using an alias?

post #20 of 20

My 9-yo and I met Tommy at our local pro night. He was just chatting with one of our coaches. When we went over for an autograph, he just turned to me, shoke my hand and said with a smile "Hi, I'm Tommy. Who is this skier with the new skis? (referring to my daughter)". I later on explained to my kid who Tommy was. All she had to say was "He doesn't look and act like anyone famous. He is just like a regular guy.". Of course, she was comparing him with other meet and greets held by Hanna Mantana characters.

 

I tried convincing my daughter to have her skis signed but she handed him a poster instead. Bummer. Also, I wish I had a camera with me.

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