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Old 12-16-2006, 08:10 AM   #1
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skiing this week

I don't miss being on my FZ this week since I am getting to ski. I am staying in Breckenridge, we had a great day skiing yesterday, here are some pictures of some of the runs I was on. If I can't bike I want to ski!
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Old 12-16-2006, 08:12 AM   #2
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Here's some of my mug enjoying the sunshine. The one of me with me helmet on was a self portrait, not bad for holding the camera myself. Even when skiing always gear up!
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Old 12-16-2006, 10:58 AM   #3
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That's great! Enjoy!

My dad lives in Denver and said they had about 2ft of fresh powder in the mountains a week ago! I was an annual visitor to Copper Mountain, Vail etc.

Enjoy!
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Old 12-16-2006, 04:25 PM   #4
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Here are 2 more from today, the first one is of the Half pipe, they were having a national competition here today, we were watching them at lunch. And another one of the mountain. It was another perfect day, no new snow though. They are predicting some tonight.
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:09 PM   #5
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Yesterday we skied until 1pm then had lunch. We went to Empire Burger, and I highly recommend it. My friends beer foamed up just a little over the top when the waitress opened it and he thought it looked cool so he took a picture. If Desmo really wants to make fun of me he can stop making fun of the roads in Iowa; and start make fun of the fact that you can't get Fat Tire in Iowa It's only made 2 states away and I can't find it here. I just have to drink a lot when in Colorado.
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:15 PM   #6
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you can't get Fat Tire in Iowa
Wow, that's surprising. You can't turn a corner without running into that
stuff in CA. When I vistited the brewery back in 02, they had a second
brewing/bottling plant coming online just to handle Calif. I thought they
were crazy.

Then a year later I start seeing Fat Tire everywhere. Dive bars, upscale
bars, restaurants, baseball parks...it's just amazing.

It's an ok brew. I prefer their seasonal "2 Below" that's out right now.

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Old 12-19-2006, 03:22 PM   #7
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I Haven't tried the "2 Below", I'll have to check that out at new years when I visit the inlaws.
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:28 PM   #8
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If you get a chance, try the Trippel.


BTW - Ain't it great how any thread can turn into a beer thread?
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Old 12-19-2006, 03:36 PM   #9
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Did you say beer? It's 4:30 here, I am now off work, better go home and have some
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Old 01-12-2007, 05:10 PM   #10
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Well I am back skiing in Breckenridge again, this time with the family. My 2 loves are skiing and biking and this winter is turning out to be a great one for skiing as I get to go out west 3 times.
Skiing is a little different with the family though, I am usually into the expert runs most of the day, and get on the slopes early. Not with this group I won't! My parents came along also, which is great, because they help with the kids.
We had a great day today, I wanted fresh snow, but it looks like we'll get some overnight. These pictures are of my 6 year old, in the top one you can see my dad and my wife strung out behind him. In the 2nd one my wife is following him. I was skiing backwards ahead of him shooting photos.
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Old 01-12-2007, 06:27 PM   #11
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Looks like a great time!
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:24 AM   #12
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Keep up the fun, I'm living vicariouly through your skiing!
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Old 01-14-2007, 12:58 PM   #13
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Keep up the fun, I'm living vicariouly through your skiing!
Maybe we'll have to have an FZ1 ski trip next year, I'm sure I can find a free week at the condo.
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:02 PM   #14
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Looks good man, going to Steamboat Friday......can't wait !
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:52 PM   #15
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So Friday night we are supposed to get a lot of snow, and I was pretty disappointed to see only 3-4" on the ground yesterday morning. But that is still fresh snow so I head out on my own (no one else wants to ski early) to be in line before the lifts open. It is a Saturday so I expect it to be busy. 10 minutes before the lifts open there are only about 25 people in line! And they start loading people about 5 minutes early, by 8:35 am I am over on peak 10 headed to the top. I get up there and there were only a few people ahead of me, no one had taken Spitfire! I don't usually get first tracks so it was pretty neat being the first one down, and no one behind me. The snow was a lot deeper up high also, the first 2 pictures it is hard to see my tracks because it was very sunny but the sun was low and the runs shaded. The next picture is my next run down corsair, there had been 1 person down, but they went down the other side. And then a photo looking out over the town.
It was an incredible morning, skiing by myself and just taking runs that no one in my family will go on. Later my dad and son came out and we had some good family skiing together also.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:59 PM   #16
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So today I head out in the morning with my dad and my 6 year old, it is 5 degree's when we head out and my wife thinks that is too cold. It really didn't feel bad and we are well dressed for it.
On Friday while riding the lift he asked me why people would ever ski in the trees, I said it was fun, he said he would never do that. Today he starts cutting into the spaced trees that line the green runs we were skiing. I was nervous for a while, I just thought he was going to hit one. But all morning he slalomed trees and didn't hit one. He hit a few jumps coming out of the woods also, once having quite a crash.
I never even pressed him to do it, but when he did told him I was proud of the way he was skiing. This is easy stuff mind you, but for a 6 year old I was impressed with his control. After lunch he would even hold back and wait for groups to go ahead of him so he had a nice shot a path through the trees, and would cut all the way across the run if he saw the trees down the other edge to his liking. The first 2 pictures are of him skiing in the morning.
I took him up higher on the mountain and he started skiing faster. Then as I was following him he was running flat out through the trees and I though "he is just going too fast" and he clipped a tree.
I thought he hit it mostly with his body, but it seems he took most of it on the knee. He didn't want to put any weight on it, and even after waiting a while he insisted he couldn't ski down. So I had the ski patrol bring him down and we went to the Medical Center. I could have signed and not taken medical and they would have brought him down and let him go, but he is usually pretty tough so I wanted it looked at. The doctor said it was just a bruise, the paper work took forever, the medical center is a full Emergency room at the base of the mountain. By the time they let him go he was walking and climbing around on stuff.
Now sitting back in the condo he is just fine, but it is better to be safe than sorry. He'll love the 3rd picture when he gets older!
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Glad he's alright, ya gotta get a few bumps and bruises to know you've lived!
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:26 PM   #18
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Glad he's alright, ya gotta get a few bumps and bruises to know you've lived!
That's kind of my theory, he'll have great stories for his friends about this. And I could tell him to ski slower hundreds of times and he wouldn't listen. But if I remind him about hitting the tree in the future he'll slow down.
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:41 PM   #19
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Maybe we'll have to have an FZ1 ski trip next year, I'm sure I can find a free week at the condo.
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"he is just going too fast" and he clipped a tree.
I thought he hit it mostly with his body, but it seems he took most of it on the knee. He didn't want to put any weight on it, and even after waiting a while he insisted he couldn't ski down. So I had the ski patrol bring him down and we went to the Medical Center. I could have signed and not taken medical and they would have brought him down and let him go, but he is usually pretty tough so I wanted it looked at. The doctor said it was just a bruise, the paper work took forever, the medical center is a full Emergency room at the base of the mountain. By the time they let him go he was walking and climbing around on stuff.
Now sitting back in the condo he is just fine, but it is better to be safe than sorry. He'll love the 3rd picture when he gets older!
Wow, what an experience for the little guy - glad it was nothing serious!!!
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