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09-11-2011, 12:01 PM #101
Here's to a season of epic dumps for all. Cheers.
09-11-2011, 02:01 PM #102
This was an email I wrote to a friend last winter. I ended up only getting to ride 2 days last year because it took forever for my corneas to reset. Can't wait to get back out there:
Things started to go downhill around November 1st, 2010. I noticed a major decrease in my energy level. Eventually it got so bad that I couldn't make it up a flight of stairs without stopping to suck more air into the lungs and clear my vision. Then the thirst thing kicked in and, my God, let me tell you I have never craved ice cold water like that before. Of course, then the urinating starts. And doesn't stop. I was going three, four times an hour. That was when I pieced it together. Called the Doctor (because even with health insurance it's cheaper than going to the emergency room), made an appointment, and prepared for the official diagnoses. The only remaining question was: Type 1 or Type 2?
Now, I'm 37, in shape (normal weight is 170), I exercise semi-regularly; I don't drink alcohol and haven't since 1999, and I eat right. Yet, there I was in the waiting room at Beth Israel, a gaunt 145 pounds, bent over like a street addict searching for a last desperate hit of saving grace. Except I was searching for energy. I looked so bad the receptionist had the nurse take my blood sugar in the waiting room: 350, which was a 6hr fasting blood sugar. Diabetic for sure.
That was January 7th, 2011. As I work to bring my blood sugar under control (a healthy number is between 80 and 120), I watch Old Man Winter pound the Northeast with storm after storm and wait for my eyesight (fucking corneas!), to settle so I can drive back to the mountains in search of the white room. No time for self pity or why me. Spring is around the corner. Although that's hard to believe with the high for today a scorching 19 degrees.
Come on winter.
09-11-2011, 02:53 PM #103
09-11-2011, 05:19 PM #104
Not a big poster or even lurker here. Know Do Work, Goniff, and Jeff (something pinhead on TGR?) from Magic.
Magic Pass - Check
Snow Tires - on order
Skis - can't decide between JJs and Wailer 112s...gotta hurry before they're gone.
Frost in Saranac Lake later this week ... it's getting close.
09-11-2011, 06:02 PM #105
Don't forget the TPT!
Took them a couple of minutes to catch up with jay-z.
09-11-2011, 08:11 PM #106
09-12-2011, 07:38 AM #107Registered User
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
From SB Facebook page;
So Irene shut down the Killington DH scene for the rest of the season, leading us to reach out to our neighbors and share our gravity. Just show your 2011 Killington Bike Pass at the Adventure Gear Shop and you'll get a free day ticket. This offer is good starting this weekend and continues through October 10th. Sugarbush is open weekends only at this point, except for Columbus Day, October 10th.
Killington riders, your season is not over!
09-12-2011, 09:31 AM #108
They should offer some sort of a refund or winter pass credit. The Killington riding reason is short (doesn't start until mid July) and there's still over a month of riding left.
09-12-2011, 09:34 AM #109
Sunrise in Vermont on Sept. 11th.
Never forget."Whenever I get a massage, I ALWAYS request a dude." -lionelhutz
"You can't shave off stupid." -lionelhutz
"I was hoping for ice." -lionelhutz
09-12-2011, 09:46 AM #110Registered Walrus Abuser
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- Jun 2009
I figure this doesn't warrent a new thread: Has anyone skied or worked at Marble Mountain, Nfld? Their website provides some basic info, but remains fairly vague on details on living/working/skiing. From the trail map it looks like there's a good amount of unmarked tree skiing/bushwhacking. I suppose they don't get many sunny days in the winter months for a chance to tour?
09-12-2011, 09:52 AM #111
The weekend of the 23ed, we have about 50 going ask for change.People should learn endurance; they should learn to endure the discomforts of heat and cold, hunger and thirst; they should learn to be patient when receiving abuse and scorn; for it is the practice of endurance that quenches the fire of worldly passions which is burning up their bodies.
09-12-2011, 11:25 AM #112
checking in from up north on the great mont royal. pumped to ski the city and the mountains a ton this year
for city and exploratory missions, about to pull the trigger on some Madshus Epoch 185cm. pumped.
does anyone know what the Jay Season Passes are like this year, with their auto-matic gate system? Would it be feasible to share a pass with a buddy, or will they have photos on them still? Kind of unnecessary when you just walk through the gates, right?
09-12-2011, 11:36 AM #113
^not only will they have photos, if it's anything like Alta's, the photo pops up on screen in the lift shack. no way to beat it.crab in my shoe mouth
09-12-2011, 12:14 PM #114
anyone know what kind of proof jay wants to see that you're a student? hearing rumours of some really cheap student passes at the IF3. i guess you buy it at IF3 but have to redeem (w proof) @ jay
09-12-2011, 01:20 PM #115
Ive read in a few places that all the rain and erosion we had this summer should make slopes on the east coast steeper this season. Makes sense i guess, hopefully that's good intel.northern lights and southern comfort...
09-12-2011, 01:26 PM #116
09-12-2011, 01:34 PM #117Going where the wind don't blow so strange
Maybe on some high cold mountain range
09-12-2011, 01:50 PM #118
MSP Attack of La Nina in Delaware
Hope this is in the right forum/thread:
MSP Attack of La Nina in Wilmington DE on 14 November. It's about a :30min trip from Philly and about four blocks off the I-95 exit...so no excuses.
We don't get too many of these things around these parts. Hopefully, it's successful enough that they decide to do it again. (I have no affiliation w/ MSP or Ski Bum...would just like to see it be success and maybe meet some folks).
09-12-2011, 01:50 PM #119
Jay Peak used to show up at a ski swap in Plattsburgh and allow you to purchase student passes without any proof. that was a few years ago. I dont know if they still do that or did it anywhere else besides p-burg.
obviously a resort deciding to implement newer theft and fraud protection in their lift lines arent going to make it easier for you to scam them. A lot of mountains have volunteers opportunities in order to get free tix, why dont you start there or just hike for your turns?I could go on, and on, and on...but who cares
09-12-2011, 01:52 PM #120I could go on, and on, and on...but who cares
09-12-2011, 02:21 PM #121
In other news I'll be purchasing my pass at Burke instead of Jay this year. The commute got a little ridiculous last year. The new quad should be kick ass, the 13 minute ride on the Willoughby chair sucked balls, especially when its below zero. If anybody wants to meet up at Burke or Jay Holla at me!
09-12-2011, 02:49 PM #122Aim for the chopping block. If you aim for the wood, you will have nothing. Aim past the wood, aim through the wood.
09-12-2011, 03:01 PM #123Going where the wind don't blow so strange
Maybe on some high cold mountain range
09-12-2011, 04:31 PM #124
09-12-2011, 04:43 PM #125
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.Silent....but shredly.