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    Why go skiing?

    Why go skiing?

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    I enjoy standing in long lines and all the wonderful traffic on powder days.

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    To post sick footy for the boys and get all the likes

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    Why stay in College?
    Why go to night school?
    Gonna be different this time.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Too old for sleigh riding. Too young to stop moving.

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    Current conditions leave me uninspired.

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    Growing up, and luckily through most of my 20s and 30s I was getting ~100 days in a year locally and travelling. Turns is turns I always said. Didn't matter where.

    Then, life happened and I missed a year. Then I only got 3 days in the year after that. My next day on skis was the year after that in WNY in a once in a decade blizzard.

    I got off the lift and made exactly one turn before I was reminded of why we go skiing.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    It’s a natural, zesty enterprise.
    Kinda like this but better:


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    Too young to snowboard, too old to die.

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    I have been so beat up the last few years I don't know if I ski any more. Doesn't look like this year between covid and my hip so I guess I'll be one year older when I do.

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    Because Icarus hit the ground and became a bloody heap..or because my anatomy doesn't allow me to fly. Skiing is as close as I can get.

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    Set my compass north
    I got winter in my blood


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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Growing up, and luckily through most of my 20s and 30s I was getting ~100 days in a year locally and travelling. Turns is turns I always said. Didn't matter where.

    Then, life happened and I missed a year. Then I only got 3 days in the year after that. My next day on skis was the year after that in WNY in a once in a decade blizzard.

    I got off the lift and made exactly one turn before I was reminded of why we go skiing.
    Were you Upstate?
    Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
    Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
    Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.


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    Cause Skiers get all the babes!
    Damn, we're in a tight spot!

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    lost a ski bum friend in a slide outside golden a few years ago
    his catch phrase was always lookin back at your tracks
    with a
    "this is what we do"
    for me it separates us from bums
    who do other things

    and i think i may be an addict
    "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
    "I have posted in here but haven't read it carefully with my trusty PoliAsshat antenna on."-DipshitDanno

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    Quote Originally Posted by irul&ublo View Post
    Were you Upstate?
    Unquestionably.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    For the soup.

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    I think the actual skiing part is overrated. It's expensive, cold and requires quite a bit of effort.
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    "this is what we do"

    not doing it
    would make us
    not us
    "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
    "I have posted in here but haven't read it carefully with my trusty PoliAsshat antenna on."-DipshitDanno

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    SFB, that looks like a lot of work to climb up that. An hour of climbing for 3.5 mins of skiing?
    "timberridge is terminally vapid" -- a fortune cookie in Yueyang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    SFB, that looks like a lot of work to climb up that. An hour of climbing for 3.5 mins of skiing?
    Get to da choppah.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    SFB, that looks like a lot of work to climb up that. An hour of climbing for 3.5 mins of skiing?
    Embrace the skin. It's skiing at its purist.

    signed, jealous icecoaster

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    because nothing else feels so right and skiing never feels wrong.
    you don't want no smoke.

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    if you dont quantify
    time means nothing
    but everything takes time
    "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
    "I have posted in here but haven't read it carefully with my trusty PoliAsshat antenna on."-DipshitDanno

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