25 yr ski streak ends
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JimK - DCSki Columnist
March 17, 2005
Member since 01/14/2004
2,669 posts
This is a pretty cool story in case you hadn't seen it.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/diet.fitness/03/17/skiers.streak.ap/index.html
SCWVA
March 17, 2005
Member since 07/13/2004
1,049 posts
This guy is my hero! I need to hope that I'm still able to eat solid food at his age.
johnfmh - DCSki Columnist
March 17, 2005
Member since 07/18/2001
1,916 posts
One of the greatest things about skiing is that it is a life sport. You can do it from the age of 3-4 until you are just about dead. The new technology and "grooming" (which I know many DCSkiers, including myself at times, despise) will keep us happily sliding down slopes for many years to come.
langleyskier
March 17, 2005
Member since 12/7/2004
824 posts
I hope i am in good enough health to ski for the next 60 years!!!
Denis - DCSki Supporter
March 18, 2005
Member since 07/12/2004
2,184 posts
Paul is a great guy! My kids and I skied Sugarloaf for a week in Apr. in
the 80s. We stayed in the Lumberjack Lodge which was run by Paul
and his son. We were the only guests except for Paul's friend Miles, a
retired Bowdoin english professor, who skied with him everyday. Both of
them were still doing citizen's DH races on 225s. I asked Paul one
evening how old he was and he replied 63. I was stunned. Ironically,
that's how old I am now. Another evening as we relaxed over snacks and
drinks he commented, "Ain't that miles something? He's 84." I've been
seeing articles on Paul's streak every year or two and following with
interest. Once in the streak it was -49, actual temp. Tough guys, those Maine-iacs.

May you enjoy skiing for many more years Paul.
nakedskier
March 22, 2005
Member since 02/3/2005
91 posts
Quote:

Paul is a great guy! ... Tough guys, those Maine-iacs.

May you enjoy skiing for many more years Paul.




I second that! I've met Paul a couple times too on the chairlifts of Sugarloaf, all around good guy!

I'm a transplanted Maineiac and I've skiied in -30 degree weather. My friends and I were three of six people on the mountain that day. The other three were the ski patrol...
bawalker
March 22, 2005
Member since 12/1/2003
1,547 posts
How I admire you for enjoying those conditions. Everyone around here only likes to snowboard at the parks in 40ish weather, with even less wanting to enjoy the 15* blowing snow weather. Yet I'm the one that loves the -5 and lower temps with blowing snow and zipping around in powder.
JimK - DCSki Columnist
April 12, 2005
Member since 01/14/2004
2,669 posts
They are naming a trail after the streaker.
http://www.skipressworld.com/us/en/daily...tml?cat=Resorts
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