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Old 02-11-2018, 08:51 AM   #1
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Downhill Skiing

Pete and I joined a Tuesday night race league. We joined because the $70 got us 5 nights of skiing a Saturday pass and a steak dinner. We stuck around because it's freaking awesome.

Unfortunately, Pete can now quantify the fact that she is better than me. I had better times than her the first three races but she turned it around for the last two. We both progressed a lot but not nearly enough to push any of the top racers. There is a huge skills gap there. Pete had a bronze and two silvers in her division the last three weeks and I got two bronzes the last two weeks. We are both out skiing our equipment and Pete is very fired up about this so it looks like will be in the market for new gear. The racing really helped my recreational skiing a lot and got us through what can be a bleak time of year. recommended
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:08 AM   #2
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Cool! Watch out for trees.
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:08 AM   #3
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:32 AM   #4
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We need video!
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:07 PM   #5
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Awesome. It's like a mini vacation when you do stuff like that on a weekend.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:05 PM   #6
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I need more adrenaline in my life.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:10 PM   #7
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I no longer need or want more adrenaline in my life
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:38 PM   #8
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That's a great deal! I am so much too old and fraidy cat. I've downhill skied on real snow for one week of my life when I was 17. Yes, I have lived in Michigan for 17 years where we currently have over a foot of snow. Bite me

We don't have any real slopes anyway -the ice-age took care of that.

Everyone here just XC skis. I see no appeal.....
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:39 PM   #9
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(oh and go you, that is fabulous. I'm sure I'm not remotely envious...)
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Old 02-11-2018, 10:28 PM   #10
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I'm envious, hanging out with, even being beaten by, Pete would be a pleasure.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:44 AM   #11
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Thanks dudes!
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:21 PM   #12
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way cool. It goes without saying, that the griffs are the coolest, but I'm saying it anyway.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:25 PM   #13
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Then you splurge, and hire a helicopter to take you to the top of the mountain.
This will be the greatest downhill run ever... and then, and then...
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:56 AM   #14
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Pricey non-event.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:43 AM   #15
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oh damn. i lolled. what's plan b?
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