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Old 01-16-2013, 06:31 PM   #31
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Plus about 1000 on this statement
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:57 PM   #32
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Anyone doing lot of skiing, will know the similarities with motorcycling, high speed giant slalom turn, where the gravity is doing its best to throw you off the course, reminds me of a nice high speed sweeper on one of my regular ride's
I wouldn't want to ski or ride with you. Nothing personal but in both you should be using gravity to your advantage and seeing it as a friend, not enemy.

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Skiing and drinking is just as stupid as riding and drinking.
Actually it's a hell of a lot if fun if you know how to ski. Done it a zillion times and the only time I ever hurt anything skiing was a thumb when I was sober.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:46 PM   #33
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I don't think I ever had a ride that my head was not in.
If I do not feel well, riding helps.
I can zone out driving a car, but never had it happen on a bike.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:14 PM   #34
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Skiing is much different:

1) No speed limits. (Aside from being courteous and not skiing like a dick close to others.)

2) Usually when you have a spectacular high speed wipe out you just clean up your yard sale, brush off the snow and get back to skiing.
Maybe they way you ski... You have a specatular high speed wipe out around here you hope you dont eat a tree and that your knee will still be in one piece, but I'm driving stiff gs ski's on ice.

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3) You don't go skiing among moving multi-ton vehicles that can kill you if you're not careful.
A lapse in judgement, focus or skill in a no fall situation might as well be a semi or mis judging the snow conditions and breaking a slab off.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:17 PM   #35
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I wouldn't want to ski or ride with you. Nothing personal but in both you should be using gravity to your advantage and seeing it as a friend, not enemy.
Gravity is always a friend and enemy no? It's a friend when you're working with it and an enemy once you loose control.

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Actually it's a hell of a lot if fun if you know how to ski. Done it a zillion times and the only time I ever hurt anything skiing was a thumb when I was sober.
You carved GS turns on ice before or only the awesome costal pow you guys get up there?
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #36
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personally i just ride faster until the thoughts go away.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:14 PM   #37
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personally i just ride faster until the thoughts go away.
In theory this should actually work as going faster is generally more engaging and requires (demands) more focus.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:12 AM   #38
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I wouldn't want to ski or ride with you. Nothing personal but in both you should be using gravity to your advantage and seeing it as a friend, not enemy.



Actually it's a hell of a lot if fun if you know how to ski. Done it a zillion times and the only time I ever hurt anything skiing was a thumb when I was sober.
60 years skiing, 8 years racing as a junior, racing in masters untill 3 years ago, right knee can't take it anymore. As far as riding goes, i've done it for awhile as well, without any major come off's, minus one in '72, which wasn't my fault, lot of crashe's on dirt but who is counting.
As for drinking, been there done that too, former, or present alcoholic, last drink in '87, rode and skied drunk regularly. Nothing personal but, i am not complaining, if you wouldn't ride or ski with me.
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