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Old 08-02-2000, 01:15 PM   #1
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Wow, 120 days! That's some serious skiing. My personal record is 25 days.

Yes, Kirkwood is one of my favorites...they've got some great chutes.

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Old 08-02-2000, 01:37 PM   #2
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Yep, Both. I have skied for 20 years and boarded for 5. I have been in the industry for the past 8 years. Currently I work for Atlas Snow-Shoes in San Fransisco.

I would be down with some winter play this year. I also love to climb, so if anyone is ever looking for a partner, drop me a line.
Atlas has a cabin in Strawberry on HWY50 pretty close to a couple of resorts and right across the street from Lover's Leap(climbing).

Also, if any of you ever want to trade car parts for snowshoes or other gear of any type, let me know. I used to do swaps for Honda parts all the time.
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Old 08-02-2000, 01:50 PM   #3
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I used to go skiing all the time...until I seriously messed my knees up...but I can still go, just not ski all day.

But, I do love hiking and camping...so along those lines of a trip, how about a camping trip up to Tahoe? And yes I would be interested in going in the winter too...to ski or camp. I would LOVE to go snow-camping again sometime!!

D. Neil ".5" Crawford

PS: AndyC, how about some stock RS suspension swaps for equipment? Maybe exhaust as well?

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Old 08-02-2000, 02:12 PM   #4
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Hmmm, that just might work...

Hey HomerJay, don't you work for a major alcohol company? Schnapps and Hot Chocolate is very good in cold weather... or so I have been told
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Old 08-02-2000, 03:09 PM   #5
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Cool! We should get a good turnout if we do an event up there. I also want to drive my car in the snow hehe. By the way, I've been known to trade wine for ski equipment.
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Old 08-02-2000, 03:11 PM   #6
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Big on skiing! I been skiing since I was 4 and since I go to UC Davis for school I'm even closer in the winter! I'd be down for some skiing. Can't wait for this year's virgin freshies!
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Old 08-02-2000, 03:11 PM   #7
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Skiing is why I bought a Subaru in the first place. Kirkwood rocks and is one of my favorit hills.

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PS I learned to ski when I was four and lived two hours from the Swiss Alps.
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Old 08-02-2000, 04:05 PM   #8
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Well right after you guys teach me how to build up my car to the perfect off-road beast, you can teach me how to ski. =D

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Old 08-02-2000, 04:16 PM   #9
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Well I have been snowboarding for about 8 years now, except I have been doing it in Vermont. Not to bad in VT except that the the top of the mountains are at about 4000 feet.

Anyway, one of the main reasons I came out here almost 2 months ago was for the snowboarding. Fall into powder instead of falling on packed snow, damn that always hurt.

I plan on hopefully going a lot this year in the Tahoe area. Setting up some sort of meet at Tahoe or somewhere nearby would be awesome.

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Old 08-02-2000, 06:15 PM   #10
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I snowboard 15-20 times a year. Mostly in Sierra, North Star, and Kirkwood. I try to go to Whistler at least once a year, but hotels are so darn expensive there!!

Last year I drove my RS to Sierra and drifted all four wheels into the entrance! It was covered with snow and it was so slippery!! (hey, I was on RE92) I finally striaghten out the car when my rear bumper touched the wall slightly. No damage though! Scary, but tons of fun!

It will be cool to ride or ski with everyone up there!

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Old 08-02-2000, 06:37 PM   #11
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I've been snowboarding for a few years, and I bought my RS because I drive to tahoe and such (and I think rally cars are so cool). Anyways, I'd definetely be down for snowboarding trips! And I've got a little 15 year old who'd probably be interested too (he's only been boarding 2 years, but he's pretty good for only being snowboarding under 10 times)

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Old 08-02-2000, 11:58 PM   #12
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I'm an intermediate boarder. My favorite is Kirkwood. I haven't done "the Wall", yet. Maybe this year. If you missed the July 31 deadline to buy season passes for $399, you got 2 more chances. http://www.skikirkwood.com/newspro/v...6532551,77812, You can pay just $199 now and the balance by September.
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Old 08-03-2000, 12:31 AM   #13
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Cool Any Boarders or Skiers here?

I was wondering how many of you partake in either snow sports. I think it will be cool to get a bunch of us up to Tahoe. If you don't ski or board but want to learn, this would be a good way to do it. (We should go to Kirkwood becuase it's close by and it's a great mountain, also I have a season pass there, hehe )
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Old 08-03-2000, 12:42 AM   #14
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Well, I don't board and I don't ski, but I skiboard And I second Kirkwood. Mmmm... I never quite appreciated the wall until I tried it on skiboards Mmmmmm.....

Joel, ready for winter (only because I've gotten too out of shape for mountain biking)
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Old 08-03-2000, 12:46 AM   #15
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Hey, believe it or not, but I actually taught skiing to little kids one winter! I have been skiing since I was 2 because my dad used to be a ski instructor! Lets go, and I will give lessons to anyone who wants to learn.

I told my mom once that now that I had a Subaru, I was going to quit college and be a ski instructor, she didn't like that too much
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Old 08-03-2000, 12:58 AM   #16
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lived there for 6 years, skied 120 days a year, and own a house in Squaw Valley. It is rented currently, but some day(if I ever get a raise!) i should not have to rent it out. I would love to get a group up there and play in the snow.

I also managed 2 ski shops while I was there, so I might be able to line up rental equipment for a group. No guarentees, but I still have quite a few connections in the industry as well as the area.

let me know if you need help getting things orginized when it is closer to the winter.

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Old 08-03-2000, 02:02 AM   #17
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What's up,

yep as much as I can 2/3 resort, 1/3 backcountry, and I taught for two years at Sierra and Sugar Bowl while I lived in Davis. What a crappy job, but hey met some cool people. usually stay in TC with my buddies. We should definitely hit Kirkwood and or the Bowl (easier for everyone to meet). Joel...remember when I smacked that tree at Alpine?

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Volant Chubb-nice ski but too short
Volant Powercarve-the flappers
Atomic Powder Cruise ( Josh, I think your shop mounted them for me)-the only ski I like all the time, but it's hot pink, so I color duct-taped them.
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Old 08-03-2000, 08:08 AM   #18
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I am glad to see that I am not the only gear whore here!! I also have four pairs of skis and two snowboards.

Here's another thought...If we met up and made a few trips to the resorts, we should get together a group for the backcountry. I have a demo fleet of snowshoes at my disposal. So anyone who boards or does not have a tele/backcountry ski set-up could borrow a pair of snow-shoes for the journey.

Oh, and one other thing. I second Adrian03's remarks about the RE92's on snow. Very scary. I got into more than one four wheel slide last season on those worthless tires. My Michelin's never did that to me.
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Old 08-03-2000, 08:56 AM   #19
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Sounds like one more reason to get rid of the RE92's. I haven't taken the RS into heavy snow yet, but I do about 20 days a year of boarding. There's really no other reason to be in sacramento. 1.5 hours from kirkwood or northstar, and 1.5 hours from SF. I'll start checking the lists for a better year round tire.

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Old 08-03-2000, 09:36 AM   #20
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Backcountry? Oh I am so down for that. And if anyone is interested, lets do some snow-camping. I have gone a ton of times and have a lot of gear (except x-county skis or snowshoes). There is nothing like waking up in the morning to the total and absolute silence of a snow covered field. It takes your breath away...in a couple ways!

Plus I have a secret weapon for campfires.

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Old 08-03-2000, 10:11 AM   #21
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Frog,
Check the tech. forum about tires. there is a current thread there about all-season. I personally drive the Michilen XGT's, but don't want to see this ski thread turn to a tire. Just thought you might want to check it out.

Yeah, Snow camping is so awesome. Especially in March and April because it is not so cold at night anymore, the snow is still good and there is nobody out there!!
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Old 08-03-2000, 11:04 AM   #22
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Backcountry would be awesome!!! I've been wanting to do that for awhile now but I've got no friends that are beyond intermediate level. It would be cool to go backcountry some time although I'd probably need to get some fatties to keep up with you boarders (can you tell I'm excited?)
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Old 08-03-2000, 11:40 AM   #23
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Sweet, We should be able to get quite the group up there. Hey Neil, I'm down for some winter camping, I've never done it but it sounds cool. I love learning new things. I've also just gotten into fly fishing, so we could go do that sometime also.
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Old 08-03-2000, 02:46 PM   #24
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MATT!

we NEED to hook up and go to lovers! my favorite all time climb is corigation corner. usually we would go up 'the groove' and then run up corigation. only a 5.7, but pure joy. anyway email me personally. I have been looking for a climbing partner in the Bay since I moved a year ago.

Awesome to see soo many riders on this board. i guess i should expect that seeing we all drive Subies!

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Old 08-03-2000, 06:52 PM   #25
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Josh,

Never heard of that one, but I too am looking for climbing partners. I think a good trip for everyone could be Mt. Rose Proper or maybe for the more faint of heart the cross at Tallac or the Lake run at Donner pass. I'm supposed to be headed to Hood next weekend for a climb and ski, but it could be pretty cupped out.

RE: All season tires, I would like to run blizzaks but most of the driving from the bay is asphalt, and Blizzaks are not happy on that. I ran the P7000 supersports last year and they seem to do okay and like the wetter snow due to their siphoning design. It's a tradeoff, but might as well have better street tires for 90% of the time and sufficient snow tires.
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