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kwillg6
November 10, 2009
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,034 posts
I don't know bout you folks, but the next 4 weeks are going to move very slowly with the pending dawn of a new season. It's sort of like having an itch that can't be scratched frown I've done as much as I can do in gearing up for it, but it is driving me nuts! cry Other than increasing my consumption of IPA how else does one pass the time? confused
Murphy
November 10, 2009
Member since 09/13/2004 🔗
618 posts
I've significantly stepped up my posting of replies on skiing messageboards that offer little to the conversation.

It helps a little.
jimmy
November 10, 2009
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
2,650 posts
I'm here to post in this most important thread.
David
November 10, 2009
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
My contribution:




Just had one at Ruby Tuesday's last night. First time since enjoying one in Timbers, last season. It almost made me sad. AND ready to do some skiing!!
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jimmy
November 10, 2009
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
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Murphy, kwillg6 i no you guys are married and i must ask you when did you tie the knot??? ski season?? I'll admit to march but i wasn't a skier when we got hitched hell if i had been i'd prolly still be single laugh , i mean if you think about it confused wouldn't a skier be better off to do it in the unseason??
Murphy
November 10, 2009
Member since 09/13/2004 🔗
618 posts
I was married in June but I wasn't really a skier back then. Lived in Baton Rouge at the time and that area lacks both of the essential ingredients for downhill skiing, snow and hills.

The seed had been planted though. Five months before my wedding by graduate adviser snuck me out of a conference in Reno and took me to Mount Rose. Didn't take long to get me hooked.

My adviser taught me a lot: how to ski, how to ditch less experienced skiers who hold you back, how to ditch a conference to go skiing...oh yea and a little engineering stuff.
kwillg6
November 10, 2009
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,034 posts
I agree that gettin hitched in march is a bad idea for skiers unless they make their honemoon a trip to tahoe, whistler, or summit county. I did the deed in august when there is nothin else to do cept drink summer beer and sweat. Thanks for the input David. Like them moons too.
fishnski
November 10, 2009
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
1 at Ruby's..1 at Timber's....Your a very responsible..Ummm..Light weight! grin
David
November 10, 2009
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
So, I'm tying the knot on December 19th. I figured that it wasn't too far into ski season. Not as good of a chance for a big dump. And who wants to pay X-Mas rates anyway??

Sadly (or maybe not) I'll be honeymooning in Jamaica. I tried for Utah, but she wasn't buying it. Oh well, guess I will have more than just a goggle tan then!

Originally Posted By: fishnski
1 at Ruby's..1 at Timber's....Your a very responsible..Ummm..Light weight! grin


Yeah, I am. It's a blessing and a curse... smile
JimK - DCSki Columnist
November 10, 2009
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
2,723 posts
Originally Posted By: David
So, I'm tying the knot on December 19th. I figured that it wasn't too far into ski season. Not as good of a chance for a big dump. And who wants to pay X-Mas rates anyway??

Sadly (or maybe not) I'll be honeymooning in Jamaica. I tried for Utah, but she wasn't buying it. Oh well, guess I will have more than just a goggle tan then!


CONGRATS. That's big news to me.
Back to issue raised in original post, put this on as your screen saver slide show for a while, pictures from Telluride are a very photogenic distraction: http://tellurideskiresort.com/TellSki/info/photo_gallery.aspx
kwillg6
November 10, 2009
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,034 posts
David! I didn't know that you had plans. recent development? And, thanks JimK.... that gallery helps a lot! grin
David
November 10, 2009
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
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Originally Posted By: kwillg6
David! I didn't know that you had plans. recent development? And, thanks JimK.... that gallery helps a lot! grin


Yeah, it's been in the works for a while now. Finally getting it taken care of. I'm hoping to get her out to the Bonner Mtn resort at least once this year.
comprex
November 10, 2009
Member since 04/11/2003 🔗
1,326 posts
Originally Posted By: Murphy
I was married in June


How long did that last? wink
fishnski
November 10, 2009
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
You'll have the whole winter left after you get back from Jamaica..Mon..ENJOY (Stripe Beer)!!..Congrats Bud!..Might not be till X-Mas/New year to get things rolling Local the way Old man Winter keeps playing games with us...
The Colonel - DCSki Supporter
November 10, 2009
Member since 03/5/2004 🔗
3,107 posts
David,
Congratulations to you and yours. Is she a slider?
Looking forward to skiing with you this coming season. How is med school coming?
Take care,
The Colonel smile
Steve
November 10, 2009
Member since 02/15/2006 🔗
160 posts
Originally Posted By: kwillg6
I've done as much as I can do in gearing up for it,


Now come on, have you done everything?

Checked the SW website for sales every day?
New snow tires for the car?
Skis were tuned at pre-season rates?
Made reservations at the local resorts for MLK and President's day?
Made sure your ski outfit is color coordinated?
Actually got your gaiter and your balaclava out of the ski bag and soaked them in woolite?
Check to see if you had enough of the thin socks to keep your feet warm?
Ipod has just the right mix of rock and roll?
Been to the boot fitter to take care of that one little hotspot that shows up right after lunch?

Then you, my friend, can have a beer (a Hop Devil will do!). The rest of you, get to work. grin

Steve
kwillg6
November 11, 2009
Member since 01/18/2005 🔗
2,034 posts
*Been checking sales since april...just bought the Mrs a pair of Rossi Z11s, 162 length. Now I'm certain she will zip down the hill faster than me (ask Jimmy or David).
*Got tires for life on the Outback
*Did my own tune last summer (while having a summer ale)
*Don't need reservations... got my own condo as well as the Bonner Mountain Hotel and Resort wink. (the later being a premier lodging facility catering to only the nations finest skiers, their familys and ski instructors whistle)
*My Instructor's uniform is always color coordinated (Ha! )
*don't wear no stinkin' balclava
*have nuff stinkin socks crazy
*Love listening to the boss and ZZ Top. (cheap sunglasses cool)
*every year there's a new hot spot of sorts in ma boots...( not to mention ma pants)
gotta ski some to have them show up frown
*guess I need to have a Hop Devil... never had one so I need to get started grin grin grin
JohnL
November 11, 2009
Member since 01/6/2000 🔗
3,518 posts
Now come on, have you done everything?
* For me, it's more a matter of doing anything. King of the 11th hour / woulda, shoulda, coulda.

Checked the SW website for sales every day?
* Why bother, when the more obsessed will report on DCSki any great deals. wink

New snow tires for the car?
* Hah!. I still need to get a battery so I can get one of my cars out of the driveway.

Skis were tuned at pre-season rates?
* Even cheaper if you don't bother having them tuned.

Made reservations at the local resorts for MLK and President's day?
* Reservations made for my couch on those two weekends. (Actually, T-Line is about the best bet around.)

Made sure your ski outfit is color coordinated?
* On ski mornings I'm either too hung-over or tired for any preparation to make a difference. Plus, I'd probably have to buy things that matched. Too much work.

Actually got your gaiter and your balaclava out of the ski bag and soaked them in woolite?
* When the time comes for washing, I buy something new. Plus, anything I own will air out by the end of one ride up the T-Line chair.

Check to see if you had enough of the thin socks to keep your feet warm?
* Socks? Why bother with socks? Bobby Orr didn't.

Ipod has just the right mix of rock and roll?
* Still haven't gotten around to buying one. Plus I get the random flashback of concerts I've been to.

Been to the boot fitter to take care of that one little hotspot that shows up right after lunch?
* Cheaper and easier to have a beer at that point.

Then you, my friend, can have a beer (a Hop Devil will do!). The rest of you, get to work. grin
* Why wait for the beer? It's always noon somewhere.
JohnL
November 11, 2009
Member since 01/6/2000 🔗
3,518 posts
Ski season preparation for me: on some random Thursday in late November or early December I get a phone call from Jimmy.

"Hey John, let's go skiing this weekend."

"Hmmm. You're right Jimmy. It is about that time. I'll see if I can find my gear."
David
November 11, 2009
Member since 06/28/2004 🔗
2,444 posts
Originally Posted By: JohnL
Now come on, have you done everything?
* For me, it's more a matter of doing anything. King of the 11th hour / woulda, shoulda, coulda.

Checked the SW website for sales every day?
* Why bother, when the more obsessed will report on DCSki any great deals. wink

Actually, I've been buying in secret so far this off season. Thanks to my iPhone and Craig's ODAT app, I'm going to have to take out more student loans...and possibly start marriage counseling soon after getting married. Man have collected some SCHWEET gear though. Picked this bad boy up last night for CHEAP!

New snow tires for the car?
* Hah!. I still need to get a battery so I can get one of my cars out of the driveway.

Sure you're not from WV? Is it up on blocks?

Skis were tuned at pre-season rates?
* Even cheaper if you don't bother having them tuned.

Yeah, I've still got my gouges/core shots/edge shot from spending the afternoon following YOU down Edgeset at BK!!

Made reservations at the local resorts for MLK and President's day?
* Reservations made for my couch on those two weekends. (Actually, T-Line is about the best bet around.)

Bonner Mtn Resort doesn't require reservations. Just stay out of Cahil's Cave and you are cool!

Made sure your ski outfit is color coordinated?
* On ski mornings I'm either too hung-over or tired for any preparation to make a difference. Plus, I'd probably have to buy things that matched. Too much work.

I've seen you in the morning. You are right. One word: Rough

Actually got your gaiter and your balaclava out of the ski bag and soaked them in woolite?
* When the time comes for washing, I buy something new. Plus, anything I own will air out by the end of one ride up the T-Line chair.

I've totally ridden up the chair with you doing this. Remember last year when you did these??


Check to see if you had enough of the thin socks to keep your feet warm?
* Socks? Why bother with socks? Bobby Orr didn't.

Ipod has just the right mix of rock and roll?
* Still haven't gotten around to buying one. Plus I get the random flashback of concerts I've been to.

Styx circa '77??

Been to the boot fitter to take care of that one little hotspot that shows up right after lunch?
* Cheaper and easier to have a beer at that point.

Then you, my friend, can have a beer (a Hop Devil will do!). The rest of you, get to work. grin
* Why wait for the beer? It's always noon somewhere.

ALWAYS Beer-Thirty at Timbers!!
oldensign - DCSki Columnist
November 12, 2009
Member since 02/27/2007 🔗
437 posts
the waiting ...is the hardest part.

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Leo
November 12, 2009
Member since 11/15/2005 🔗
279 posts
I came up with a good trick this year. I just finished a build on a new mt bike about 2 weeks ago.

While I am also eager for ski season, I have really been enjoying this suddenly nice November weather here in PA due to the fact that it has allowed me to get out on some rides on the new bike.

So that's helped.
Steve
November 12, 2009
Member since 02/15/2006 🔗
160 posts
Originally Posted By: JohnL


Then you, my friend, can have a beer (a Hop Devil will do!). The rest of you, get to work. grin
* Why wait for the beer? It's always noon somewhere.


Noon? You're supposed to wait till noon?
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