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Scott - DCSki Editor
October 13, 1999
Member since 10/10/1999 🔗
1,139 posts
The intent of this message forum is to provide an opportunity for DCSki readers to introduce themselves. How long have you been skiing? Where do you like to ski best? What other activities do you enjoy? Etc.

I'll start things off by introducing myself. I'm the Editor of DCSki (and also handle the writing, the photography, the web site design, the programming, the business side, the.. well, you get the point.) This will be DCSki's third season as a web site, and it's been great to watch the site grow. I have a lot of fun putting together DCSki and keeping it up to date.

That's only one thing I do, though. I also work full-time as a computer scientist and am pursuring a graduate degree - so I keep busy!

I was born in Colorado but moved to Maryland when I was 13, where I have lived for the past 13 years. I love downhill skiing, as well as all outdoor activities - hiking, mountain biking, camping, etc. I enjoy writing, photography, music, and many other creative endeavors.

My favorite local ski resort? Well, I'd best not say - as the Editor of DCSki, I need to maintain objectivity! All of the local resorts have their own strengths. My favorite place to ski is still Colorado, though.

So that's a bit of my background. If you're not too shy, feel free to introduce yourself!

Thanks,

- Scott

StacyMD
December 13, 2004
Member since 12/13/2004 🔗
3 posts
Hi Scott,

I'm searching for other skiers and bikers to meet with. My friend just told me about this site and actually I got two of my female friends to join. We're very excited about meeting other people and finding a club where this is the focus. You sound like a very busy guy, but hopefully we can meet sometime!!

Stacy
Gill
December 17, 2004
Member since 06/23/2000 🔗
61 posts
Stacy - what kind of biking do you do (road, mountain, or both)? I have a group of folks that meet on Wednesday evenings in Reston for trail rides. We ride all year long (bar/helmet lights are necessary this time of year). If you mountain bike, you're always welcome to join us.
powderpig
February 2, 2005
Member since 12/5/2003 🔗
63 posts
Hey Scott, where are you in Odenton? Im in Piney Orchard. Dont meet too many folks around that share my interetsts. Maybe we can get together at some point for an MTB ride? In the spring/ summer I ride with a group of folks over at Avalon. We ride every Wednesday evening when theres light. There are several other places around that I frequent, if you want to ride when the weather turns warm (hopefully a long way off) just let me know.

-Pig
Bill
February 4, 2005
Member since 01/5/2005 🔗
42 posts
Hmm, where to start? Spent 26.5 years in the Navy, retired 1983 in Charleston SC. Moved to Warrenton VA 1984. I am a technical writer/training specialist during the day (got to do something to support my habits!). Started skiing in 1986. Ski mostly at Whitetail and Canaan Valley/Timberline. Was a ski instructor at Silver Creek from 1989-1992. Had to quit when the new director started requiring a minimum of 20 hours a week. Would like to get back into teaching again if I can find a place that doesn't require so many hours and I can get there in a reasonable time.

Started inline skating in 1995, got certified as an instructor in 1997. I skate from mid-March through mid-Nov, 3-4 times a week, and average 15-20 miles per skate. Once a month I do Sterling to Purceville and back (42 miles).

Also enjoy mountain biking, but am an absolute novice. Would like to take some beginning lessons this summer.

I am the Chairman of the Board of Directors for my local Red Cross chapter, member of the Disaster Relief Team, and am certified to teach First Aid, CPR, Automatic External Defibrillators (AED), and Sports Safety.

I'm 62 going on 30, married to the same woman for 41 years, 5 grandkids, and loving life!
warren
February 4, 2005
Member since 07/31/2003 🔗
485 posts
Bill,
Sounds awesome. If the director then was Rob M. I can tell you that he left before the start of this season. I liked Rob but that was from a customer perspective as he taught me on several occasions for a private bumps clinic Anyway, you may want to check it out again.

-Warren-
Bill
February 4, 2005
Member since 01/5/2005 🔗
42 posts
Hi Warren:

I really don't remember the new directors name, and I wouldn't go back there to teach anyway. Back then, I got substantially reduced lodging rates for the weekend and would take the family with me. With the new director, we lost our lodging subsidy and he increased the number of required hours.

I am thinking of taking Whitetails ITC this next season and maybe trying there. I need to talk with them though to find out just what a "session" is. I think they require a committment to at least two sessions a week.

Any Whitetail instructors here that can give me more info? You can send it to my personally instead of taking up space here.

Thanks.
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