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  1. Snow Ridge on Saturday was good. It was my first...

    Snow Ridge on Saturday was good. It was my first time there.

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    my phone froze after this one so no pics of the snow pocket but it was deep

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    It literally took me about 45 seconds to connect...

    It literally took me about 45 seconds to connect that movie to upstate. It was written by a dude from Rochester
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Boam
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    And yet it eludes us

    And yet it eludes us
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    There are some good stories here. I agree it all...

    There are some good stories here. I agree it all depends on what we mean by “near death”. The first thing that occurs to me is that none of my close calls have happened in the last fifteen years or...
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    I think the Stewartís rule would rope you guys in...

    I think the Stewartís rule would rope you guys in too. Of course you have a pretty good legal defense in not being legally a part of NY. I mean- if you want to split hairs.
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    This is interesting to me because I was born...

    This is interesting to me because I was born upstate but now live in the NYC suburbs. When I tell people from the city I went to high school in Troy, they start telling me how they know somebody...
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    Most of the day was more like this 359402

    Most of the day was more like this
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    Oneida County is pretty far upstate 359385

    Oneida County is pretty far upstate

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    And now I know what a Drumlin and a Monadnock is....

    And now I know what a Drumlin and a Monadnock is. Seems like glaciers get blamed for everything.
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    I drive through there pretty frequently. Thereís...

    I drive through there pretty frequently. Thereís been a really cool looking old Ford Ranchero parked by the Key Bank that catches my eye every time I go by.
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    Iím actually having second thoughts on this....

    Iím actually having second thoughts on this. Peekskill has a sort of upstate flavor but Tarrytown, Ossining and Croton do not. Weíre getting close though. Is West Point upstate?
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    Peanuts

    Peanuts
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    Upstate

    Upstate
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    Could be. That definitely tracks Shit. Now I...

    Could be. That definitely tracks

    Shit. Now I want BBQ too
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    To be fair, there are several question marks in...

    To be fair, there are several question marks in there
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    I propose that when this thread hits 100 pages,...

    I propose that when this thread hits 100 pages, we convene an in person summit at West Mountain
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    I just laughed out loud. Iím picturing an upstate...

    I just laughed out loud. Iím picturing an upstate bar with one drunk sleeping with his head on the bar. He picks up his head and says to nobody ďthe southern tier barely qualifies as upstateĒ....
  18. Not deep or powdery maybe but Danger boy was...

    Not deep or powdery maybe but Danger boy was pretty stoked to ski Greek last Sunday
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    I have to say it’s CNY, though they are within...

    I have to say it’s CNY, though they are within the Inland Northern American English linguistic area. I didn’t hang around long enough to figure out if they say “pop” or “soda”
  20. Nice post. Magic is a cool place.

    Nice post. Magic is a cool place.
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    On a happier note, I skied at Greek Peak last...

    On a happier note, I skied at Greek Peak last weekend. Pretty cool place and very very upstate in every way.

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    please forgive (or ignore) my shameless self promotion.
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    Yeah, that is very sad. Iím sorry to see that....

    Yeah, that is very sad. Iím sorry to see that. One of my high school friends went career army and he told me once that they referred to Blackhawks as lawn darts. He felt much better about riding in...
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    ... rusting to dust at 3-7 times the rate it...

    ... rusting to dust at 3-7 times the rate it would almost anywhere else
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    As a matter of fact I saw the hood of an ancient...

    As a matter of fact I saw the hood of an ancient pickup poking out from under a collapsed roof inside one of the smaller additions. I didnít get a pic
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    Virgil must be upstate 358746

    Virgil must be upstate

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    I wonder what answer you would get if you just...

    I wonder what answer you would get if you just asked for a pitcher of Long Ilsand Iced Teas?
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    Sting

    Sting
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    Yup. Sticky concrete reminds me of my youth. A...

    Yup. Sticky concrete reminds me of my youth. A friend of mine used to drink Long Island iced teas. One night as I was leaving the bar I saw him and another guy in the pizza place so I went in and sat...
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    Thatís great. Also reminds me why I couldnít ever...

    Thatís great. Also reminds me why I couldnít ever be a cop- I could never be that patient. Iíd have put her in for a involuntary psych evaluation in addition to the trespassing arrest.
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    Greatest

    Greatest
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    Top

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    I used to know a guy that played with them for a...

    I used to know a guy that played with them for a short while after their heyday. He was a hired gun and apparently wasnít with them long enough to even be listed on their Wikipedia page. I guess he...
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    Iím learning a lot. Goo goo dolls, eh? ...

    Iím learning a lot. Goo goo dolls, eh?


    https://youtu.be/Xz3pPIT1e0A
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    Harding

    Harding
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    Shaft

    Shaft
  36. Thread: The Expanse

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    I think itís because that other dude is in like...

    I think itís because that other dude is in like three or four episodes and sheís one of the original main characters. I believe it is called plot armor
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    Excuse me. When I think of upstate bands there is...

    Excuse me. When I think of upstate bands there is only one. Attica. I knew a couple of these guys. I recall going to one of their shows at Saratoga Winners when I was still underage and having to get...
  38. Thread: The Expanse

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    Letís hope they depart just enough to satisfy my...

    Letís hope they depart just enough to satisfy my need for chaos. Another good episode this week btw
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    And he got expelled from his Seventh Day...

    And he got expelled from his Seventh Day Adventist college for having his girlfriend in the dorm.
  40. I agree that Jiminy has the best night skiing...

    I agree that Jiminy has the best night skiing around. In addition to the factors already mentioned, the fact that theyíre open for it all week (or at least used to be) is a major advantage too. Even...
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    I always wondered why really small hills donít...

    I always wondered why really small hills donít just dig a big hole at the bottom and send the aggregate to the top in dump trucks. Seems like instant vertical inflation to me
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    Thatís what I was afraid of. Theyíre still very...

    Thatís what I was afraid of. Theyíre still very cool looking though
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    This company looks interesting to me for when I...

    This company looks interesting to me for when I get a new truck but I canít tell from the website if the cab over section is constructed heavily enough to sleep in or if itís just for storage....
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    Not sure if I ever shared this here. Sorry the...

    Not sure if I ever shared this here. Sorry the portion about bonded whiskies is smudged
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    Add me to the list of people who are baffled by...

    Add me to the list of people who are baffled by this. Iím also confused why they donít make a 19 or 20 foot austere class c for people like me. Iíve looked around rv dealerships and asked the...
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    I was flipping through the channels and caught...

    I was flipping through the channels and caught half the New York episode of Aerial America. From a helicopter at 1k feet, the place looks pretty nice
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    Thatís awesome.

    Thatís awesome.
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    This is correct. Hence the title of my blog post...

    This is correct. Hence the title of my blog post ďchasing PlakeĒ. It was about two dozen middle aged fanboys (not in a bad way) chasing him around the hill, with breaks at the top of the lift for him...
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    They were very close but not quite if I remember...

    They were very close but not quite if I remember the conversation correctly
    edit: And mine are only 195s so
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    I got them at a garage sale in 95. They seem to...

    I got them at a garage sale in 95. They seem to be from around 85 or 86
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