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  1. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    and ate nothing on the climb but canned peaches or something
    Correction: baby food peaches.
    life ain't guaranteed, love your people while you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    Yeah, saw him a few times in the Spring this year and he was on those head 215 DH's.

    My kid is a bit of a speed freak. He's been up as high as 95mph on his DH boards (218cm), but that was in a speed suit and with a back protector.

    I'm a bit more scared of him admitting to a moving average of 96mph on his last trip home from Bz, and maxxing out 150+ mph on I90.
    This may seem dickish and I apologize in advance because we're friends, but I'm more concerned about the innocent person/s who he will eventually hit at that speed on the freeway. He's covering almost 75 yards a second at that rate. Rant over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    Correction: baby food peaches.
    I ran into him at Crystal touring up GV in a preseason dump, 7-10 years ago I guess,

    Weird dude. That Rainier stuff is mind blowing (almost unbelievable) given the trouble he was having getting to the summit house that day.

    He did appear to be having a lot of fun. In the blizzard. And in that stupid wife-beater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mofro261 View Post
    Yeah, saw him a few times in the Spring this year and he was on those head 215 DH's.

    My kid is a bit of a speed freak. He's been up as high as 95mph on his DH boards (218cm), but that was in a speed suit and with a back protector.

    I'm a bit more scared of him admitting to a moving average of 96mph on his last trip home from Bz, and maxxing out 150+ mph on I90.
    I've experienced 240 km/h on the autobahn. I would not want to do that on a US interstate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    Pretty sure he has the dh boards too. No gloves though
    Meh.. looked like some arm flailing to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    Correction: baby food peaches.
    I'd bet $37 those came from the "past expiry" pile at Haggans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    This may seem dickish and I apologize in advance because we're friends, but I'm more concerned about the innocent person/s who he will eventually hit at that speed on the freeway. He's covering almost 75 yards a second at that rate. Rant over.
    While driving in the middle of the night too. Kid doesn't drink or do any drugs, but I did tell him to knock it off and go to a track if he wants to drive that speed.
    Move upside and let the man go through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    I ran into him at Crystal touring up GV in a preseason dump, 7-10 years ago I guess,

    Weird dude. That Rainier stuff is mind blowing (almost unbelievable) given the trouble he was having getting to the summit house that day.

    I assume that at some point he made the switch from mountainy-fitness to bodybuilder (following the Olympic ski podium aspirations?), possibly explaining the efficiency you observed that day versus the previous insane feats in the high mountains.

    He is on a different plane but I wish him well.
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    This is incredible.

    God I love skiing for the skiing, but also because of people like this.

    It’s also a little heartbreaking when somebody with so much talent and drive has to struggle with jobs and housing and relationships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norseman View Post
    I wish him well.
    How could anybody not…what a character

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    It’s also a little heartbreaking when somebody with so much talent and drive has to struggle with jobs and housing and relationships.
    Yep.

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    but I wish him well.
    Absolutely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    This is incredible.

    God I love skiing for the skiing, but also because of people like this.

    It’s also a little heartbreaking when somebody with so much talent and drive has to struggle with jobs and housing and relationships.
    I see it every day at work, with young adults with autism. Most authentic, funny and kind people ever, but getting a date (or a job interview) is not easy.
    The world needs more Donnely and less Stainless.



    not saying Donnely has autism...but it would explain quite a bit. like the no gloves thing.

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    He should get an AMG. I'd bet he'd be slaying pussy like a rockstar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    He should get an AMG. I'd bet he'd be slaying pussy like a rockstar.
    Red wine out of the nose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberridge View Post
    He should get an AMG. I'd bet he'd be slaying pussy like a rockstar.
    Or at least a shift knob to get him to second base

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    Seriously.. as someone who works with folks on the spectrum. Not trying to diagnose over the internet, just wish he could get a little social skills training to help make his life better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    This is incredible.

    God I love skiing for the skiing, but also because of people like this.

    It’s also a little heartbreaking when somebody with so much talent and drive has to struggle with jobs and housing and relationships.
    Funny sport, ours is. We get to meet interesting people from all spectrums and slices of society. Sure it’s exclusive in the end and cost prohibitive to most, but there’s a reason people from all stripes and means persist in it.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Really, if you don't have (some) money, you do have to be at least a little crazy to do it.

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    I want to add he struggles with depression and has talked about killing himself on a number of occasions.

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    His YouTube channel really seems to be a form of therapy for him and hope itís helping. Most of the comments are super positive. Never met him but seems like a real genuine guy.

    https://youtu.be/Km5TdMSadbs





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    I just checked out his channel too. Seems like a great guy who is thoughtful and just trying to do his best. Good on him, I hope he continues to keep his chin up and hang in there.

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    I hope he gets laid, but not by a troll.

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    There's someone for everyone. Forrest Gump found Jenny. There were ups and downs but eventually they got together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    His YouTube channel really seems to be a form of therapy for him and hope it’s helping. Most of the comments are super positive. Never met him but seems like a real genuine guy.

    https://youtu.be/Km5TdMSadbs
    Subscribed.

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    I think I've mentioned before that I met Andrew's father at a square dance in Mankato. Left foot in, right foot out, swing your partner all about...what fun!
    At the risk of sounding old fashioned it's a shame that young people today only want to meet one another online. Some of the sites Andrew visits I really don't approve of. I'm sorry, but I've told him any girl who advertises herself as a f*ckbuddy is not the sort of girl he's bringing into this house.

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