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  1. #1
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    Covid Ramblings: Ski, Bike, Raft.

    I'm not sure how to feel about the amount of traveling I've done since the majority of the began their quarantine. Maybe I'll get some flack for this. For some, 2020 has been the worst year ever. For me? I've been doing alright.

    The New Year brought us blower pow, storm days, and the occasional sunshine.
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    In the middle of February, we had a wild storm. 54 hours later, we were allowed outside.

    Mid March, things got a little weird.

    My birthday was Friday, March 13th. I had to get out of town. I scrambled out, wondering what all this COVID ruckus was about.

    I went to Moab, and shot for a 27.9 mie ride for not-quite my 30th Birthday. I rode solo.

    Later that evening, I met with a friend in town for drinks. We said “hi” with a tap of the ankle.

    I woke up on a friends floor, moderately hungover, for my 28th birthday. I opted out of a morning ride and headed North to Alta.

    Arriving around noon, I went straight to the bar to visit a friend from home, who had ventured to Alta the same year I did. He left that first Spring, enlisting in the Navy.

    I heard murmurs about the Collins lift, still being closed.

    A few more friends were in and out, a few more beers drowned.

    Later we went to the Peruvian, who would know it was the last of its kind.

    Saturday I tried to catch up on work, never strapping my skis on.

    Saturday evening, we got the news. Alta would be closing for the indefinite future. No more drinks were served at the PDog.

    The next few weeks were full of confusion and hope. Did I still have a job? Where are my friends going?

    The beginning of April, it started snowing again. The resort opened for Uphill travel and uphill we went.

    Uncontrolled but familiar, a few slides went big.

    May was wild. Bikes. Skis. Whatever.





    Moab is closed? Lets camp in San Juan County.

    “You’re their problem now” said the Sherriffs.

    From here we can Ski, Bike, Drink.











    Work? Nah. No one else is.

    St. George? Sounds dope.

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    A weekend at home? But it’s a holiday.

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    Damn, biking is cool.

    “Suggested for you” Facebook Marketplace. Damn, how’d they know?!

    Gotta try it out. 48 Hours after purchase we’re headed to the San Juan







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    Shoot, that was fun. Should we do it again?



    Fuck it’s hot out, let’s go to the hottest place imagineable. I'll stay up all night because it might be cool then.

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    Boy oh boy, this truck sucks on gas and I haven’t driven my car much. Time to consolidate. What’s that in the sky?

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    That place was pretty cool, let's go back.

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    I have a terrible idea. Lets float 80 miles of flat water in a not-very-sporty-boat. Bored? Try some of this. Bonus points if we make it to the Confluence at 4 am on the second day.

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    Better try it once more, just to be sure.

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    Holy shit, have you tried biking?

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    WTF Is this?

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    That’s cool, but how much will I get to use my boat?

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    Shit, once more, I guess.

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    turned'n'burned to Moab for a Whole Enchilada.

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  2. #2
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    Fuck yes
    In the room the women come and go
    Talking of Michelangelo

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    aside from the part where yur oars make my arms itch just looking at em
    i L adored it
    i got this hudgeflyfishermanbro
    he's got a spew tube viddy on fixin them sticks
    "When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
    "I find I have already had my reward, in the doing of the thing" - Buzz Holmstrom
    "THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -ski on in eternal peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by skifishbum View Post
    aside from the part where yur oars make my arms itch just looking at em
    i L adored it
    i got this hudgeflyfishermanbro
    he's got a spew tube viddy on fixin them sticks
    Took care of that after my second trip. It was on the list but the list is long and I had already spent all my money.

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    this post is acceptable.
    They got a name for the winners in the world

    http://procatinator.com/?cat=80

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    life ain't guaranteed, love your people while you can

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    Solid. Its been a weird year for sure, but a good one for human-powered recreation if you are lucky enough to have access.

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    not enuff beer stoke!

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    Looks trbl. Jest trbl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alev View Post
    not enuff beer stoke!
    Sorry.


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    thank you tb. now let is snow! but not yet

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    Nice photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tBatt View Post
    Sorry.

    Is that Jack Black in the back? great post, great pics.

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    Covid Ramblings: Ski, Bike, Raft.

    Thatíd be neat but no.

    Thanks!


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    Delicious photos as always T. Thanks!

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    I like all of this tBatt. You getting to the east coast any time this winter?

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    Damn
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
    "I'd eat a bag of Dicks and wash it down with a Coke any day." - iceman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownski View Post
    I like all of this tBatt. You getting to the east coast any time this winter?
    Likely not. It's really difficult for me to get time off mid season.

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    It also depends on the epidemiological situation, weather conditions. If the state lines are closed, you won't go anywhere. The increase in the number of cases is very upsetting. Iím afraid we wonít meet our relatives even at Christmas. Not to mention travel and entertainment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSom View Post
    It also depends on the epidemiological situation, weather conditions. If the state lines are closed, you won't go anywhere. The increase in the number of cases is very upsetting. I’m afraid we won’t meet our relatives even at Christmas. Not to mention travel and entertainment.
    You're absolutely correct. Typically I go home for Thanksgiving. I told my dad I couldn't go because I didn't have enough vacation time. He told me that he was upset I wasn't voting for Trump. We don't always see eye-to-eye. I told my mom and my siblings that I wasn't going home because it would be socially irresponsible. They get it. Sometimes I don't.

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    I think it's great to get out and take advantage of these times. As long as we do it in a safe and responsible way like wearing masks in some parts even if not mandated. I had a ton of fun getting out this summer as well. Cheers!

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