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    This sounds like the beginning of the end of Mikaela's racing days.

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/mikaela...230144178.html

    I hope not, but if so, thanks for the memories.
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    Her mom is so manipulative it's taking her knees out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    Her mom is so manipulative it's taking her knees out.
    Seriously, her schedule is ridiculous and her mom sounds like a control freak, so I won't be surprised if she burns out.

    Recently on the podcast The Powell Movement, Darren Rhalves was saying how he invited her and a bunch of US ski team peeps over for a BBQ at his place here in Truckee when the team was training at Squaw. Everyone came but Mikaela and her mom, because she was too busy and had to be in bed by 8:30 and it was too far of a drive (it's 15 minutes from Squaw to Truckee). This was like mid to late May, mind you. He seemed a little baffled by the whole thing.

    She's an incredible skier but I wouldn't want to trade places.

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    She should be the boss now.

    If she wants to be home more, be home more. Team don’t like it, pound sand. She’s earned any, and I mean a n y amount of slack she wants. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    Team don’t like it, pound sand.
    This is called the Bode program.

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    Pretty simple. Either you love what you are doing, or you don't. Maybe a break from the sport, and if she feels that desire and sense of missing the sport, she can jump back in. It's not like she's 35 and at the end of her career.
    "We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully." - Randy Pausch

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    I can attest to losing a parent and having a refocus on what really matters.

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    Indeed. .

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    I'm with yeti, and the Bode program is fine w/ me. Whatever she wants.
    I mean what a fucked up situation. Dad dies, she gets her shit together, and is about to race, and they cancel the season 'cuz COVFEFE.
    Well maybe I'm the faggot America
    I'm not a part of a redneck agenda

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    Tough times don’t last and tough people do........she is a tough woman
    Hoping she finds her way in her head and the passion comes back to compete and want to win.
    Bode program is what she needs and as someone already said she has earned it for sure. Hope we get to see her on the podium again.
    always forward but never straight

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    She should be the boss now.

    If she wants to be home more, be home more. Team don’t like it, pound sand. She’s earned any, and I mean a n y amount of slack she wants. Period.
    I am with i-as on this one --

    couple of considerations :
    they have mostly always been Very selective about the races MS skis - she does not enter every event ;
    No disrespect to Bode - I came to greatly admire and appreciate Bode - And MS is no Bode. If she is racing, she is racing to win And ski Great - But for eight years she's been winning ! ;

    this season,
    flying back-and-forth is a special challenge - this is why the NA races are in Europe
    ( they can set-up a base and she can race more selectively, but the risk with covid is if you fly home, you may not get back ) ;

    Ingemar is one of my heroes , and
    Lindsey paved the way
    ( and Anne-Marie was before my time ) ,

    Mikaela is as Good a ski racer as there has ever been
    ( Killy had A perfect season And a perfect Olympics ( with an assist in the slalom - that probably would not have happened outside of France ))

    Mikaela is as Good a ski racer as there has ever been.
    ( I believe her goal is 2022 : 3x champ )

    ( skiJ )
    Last edited by skiJ; 10-13-2020 at 10:22 AM.

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    Her mom wonít let her train with the rest of the team. Itís pretty sad to see all the girls suffer from not being able to train together.


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    I just think she needs a little time to process the loss of her dad and to refocus. I agree with the others here, it's her team and can call the shots for what will fit her at this time. But, she also needs to manage her mom and the control she has over her. From her mom's side, MS's skiing career is probably what she's leaning on to try to cope with losing her husband. They probably need to compromise on some things if MS is to continue at some point. Mostly, though, she needs some time to refocus would be my sense of things.

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    She should pull a Jordan and take a year off.


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    Free ride world tour and nude backflips! Itís the logical progression

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    She should just take a mental sabbatical and ski pow. I volunteer to be her spiritual guru


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    She is a fucking kid skier that lives down the road from me.

    She needs to grow the fuck up and be an adult. I don't care if she skis or not.

    Just signal out of the roundabout. I'm looking at you Hacksaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The SnowShow View Post
    I can attest to losing a parent and having a refocus on what really matters.
    Boo Hoo. She is a born and bread skier. Getterdone or GTFO. Good luck on making a living past Lindsey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    Her mom is so manipulative it's taking her knees out.
    Skis glued to her feet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Seriously, her schedule is ridiculous and her mom sounds like a control freak, so I won't be surprised if she burns out.

    Recently on the podcast The Powell Movement, Darren Rhalves was saying how he invited her and a bunch of US ski team peeps over for a BBQ at his place here in Truckee when the team was training at Squaw. Everyone came but Mikaela and her mom, because she was too busy and had to be in bed by 8:30 and it was too far of a drive (it's 15 minutes from Squaw to Truckee). This was like mid to late May, mind you. He seemed a little baffled by the whole thing.

    She's an incredible skier but I wouldn't want to trade places.
    I'm with Mikaela here. Darren shouldn't have been having a fucking BBQ during the pandemic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zartagen View Post
    I'm with Mikaela here. Darren shouldn't have been having a fucking BBQ during the pandemic.
    It was the year before that, not last May. So completely irrelevant.

    Did you think she was training at Squaw a few months after they shut down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    It was the year before that, not last May. So completely irrelevant.
    Whoops, nevermind then

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    She just posted on FB this am that she tweaked her back and is sitting out Solden on the 17th. I hope she bounces back from everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neufox47 View Post
    She should pull a Jordan and take a year off.
    Her situation reminds me of Jordan in 93. Wins a championship June 20, capping off his first three-peat. Father was murdered July 23. He then takes a year off only to come back and win three more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    She is a fucking kid skier that lives down the road from me.

    She needs to grow the fuck up and be an adult. I don't care if she skis or not.

    Just signal out of the roundabout. I'm looking at you Hacksaw.
    it's people like you with this shitty attitude that is a major problem in this world, telling people how to live their lives from behind their keyboard on meth or whatever at 1:00am. you think you are in any state in life to mansplain MS on what she needs to do? Ha. Please.

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