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    Lorenzzo

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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Lorenzzo on Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:56 pm

    Poe4soul wrote:
    Lorenzzo wrote:
    Poe4soul wrote:
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    Poe4soul wrote:My old receptionist's boyfriend, now ex, was a semi pro mountain biker.  He went off the track in a race, he was winning, slammed his knee into a large tree and blew his femur out the back of his hip.  No more racing and she broke up with him. Pretty sad thing to happen to a young man. He will have a few years of recovery.  Not to mentions he lost her; she was a beautiful, tall, athletic, blond and very perky.  Now married with children...


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    Look, if you're telling me mountain biking could cost me smoking hot p.ussy, I'll quit now.

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    I'm not telling you anything but I know my receptionist didn't go out with him because he hurled himself down mountains at near uncontrollable speeds. She did break up with him for being a retard and wanting to continue racing after he nearly killed himself.  I'm sure if he biked with skill and some style but didn't have to try to prove himself on some stupid level he would still have her.  Probably very similar to skiing.  Hard to get a girl with severe brain trauma. 

    Not to mention the simple fact that if you break a hip, you're not going to be in the game any time soon. Hips are pretty important thing to have right behind a x-stiff shaft. 



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    I have to say I'm at greater risk this summer than I'd like.  I'm hanging with experienced riders and while they aren't the crazy types they are damned athletic.  So many people up here have sports backgrounds it's like jock mecca.  My riding companions have been down most of the trails we ride many times whereas for me the terrain is often new.  Given this it's hard not to fall behind while staying in your comfort zone.  I try and have chicks with us so I won't bring up the rear although the wrong chicks and the rear is mine.

    There will be payback when we ski together.

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    A coworker of mine grew up in a redneck town outside of portland.  He wasn't into the hunting scene so each year during hunting season he would poach their girl friends.  He said it was easy.  Just show to the bar and he'd have drinks bought.  The odds were about 8 to 1.  Not being the most macho guy in a crowd can have it's advantages especially when the guys are trying to one up each other.  Just don't start break dancing or playing the piano.  Those are two things you can never overcome.  

    Your new home reminds me of Hood River, OR.  It's big for windsurfing and kiteboarding.  Many, many trustafarians. They water and mountain biking in the summer and then slopes in the winter.  It's a serious sausage town.  The town is seriously short of pockets. 


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    I've always thought cooking for women was the easiest way into their pants.  From the dawn of our species females have gotten turned on by men working in front of them.  Engage all senses and add alcohol. 

    The reason I didn't go to Jackson Hole instead of PC is because it's all men.

    I'll try to reign in the break dancing. 
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Lorenzzo on Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:42 am

    Kiwigolfer wrote:NZ is bracing itself for a massive snow storm (well, massive by our standards) which will bring a big snow dump and the accompaning disruption and misery for farmers and those living in affected areas. But it augers well for a great ski season. Short term pain for long term gain. Wink



    Lorenzo wrote:
    Nothing like a big dump to get the season started.  This means I have 6 months to wait for our big season opening dump.  I see nothing but positives as far as next ski season is concerned.  We're going to get big dumps all the time.  Yes, 6 months until bliss.

    Enjoy yours and keep us updated on your plans.

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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Kiwigolfer on Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:35 pm

    Once this front passes the South Island ski fields will be good to go. The North Island may need a few more dumps as you need a deeper base skiing on volcanic rocks vs mountain tussock. Re the mountain biking I'm with you Zo. I bought the bike for the fun, fitness and fresh air. No way I'm wanting to hurt myself doing. Serious injury is not what I'm looking for at my age. Already had one OTB faceplant that wasn't serious but potentially could have been. I prefer cruising easy trails or taking it slowly on more difficult stuff. Besides an injury is would just screw up my golf schedule. I'm definitely a pu$$y on a mountain bike.
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Lorenzzo on Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:25 pm

    It's interesting a country the size of NZ has both volcanic and tectonic mountain ranges.  Here in Utah the Wasatch range in the Rocky Mountains is seismic with the western mountains being extremely rugged and the eastern ones older and more gentle.  Same thing happens with coverage, the less rugged ones are ready for skiing first.

    I still haven't crossed plane skiing on Mt. Cook off my bucket list.
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Kiwigolfer on Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:40 pm

    Lorenzzo wrote:[/quote="Lorenzzo"]It's interesting a country the size of NZ has both volcanic and tectonic mountain ranges.  Here in Utah the Wasatch range in the Rocky Mountains is seismic with the western mountains being extremely rugged and the eastern ones older and more gentle.  Same thing happens with coverage, the less rugged ones are ready for skiing first.

    I still haven't crossed plane skiing on Mt. Cook off my bucket list.

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    On the Central North Island volcanic plateau there are 3 volcanoes right beside each other Ruapehu, Nguarahoe and Tongariro. Ruapehu is the largest and has two decent ski fields and a smaller private field. I have also hiked and camped up there during summer. Last winter, Tongariro, a volcano that has been dormant for over 100 years erupted scattering ashes and rocks over areas where I have previously camped! Pretty scary shit! The hut there was badly damaged but fortunately there was nobody in it during winter. They most likely would have been killed if there had been anyone in it. When you go up there during summer and see that you are skiing on nothing but razor sharp scoria rocks you like to have at least a 1.5m  base.

    I've ski planed up and walked on the Tasman glacier but never skiied it.  [/quote]
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Kiwigolfer on Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:44 pm

    Hey!

    I (sort of) figured out the quoting system.

    BTW Zo I blame you. After giving Nifty II a hard time for not being able to use the quote function properly the administrators decided if the lowest common denominator couldn't use it nobody could have it. Very appropriate and in line with Nifty's socialist ideals.
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Lorenzzo on Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:36 pm

    The jockeying for position for weeks at my place this winter has begun.. I guess my friends and family think if they innocently and subtlety being up something about the winter I'll volunteer prime holiday accommodations.

    Ha, not gonna be that easy for them. By September they'll be offering tribute.
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Lorenzzo on Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:34 am

    I recently came across an old pair of K2 SL VO-s I hadn't stepped on in years.  These are racing skis you're better off ignoring unless you're pushing at least 400 lbs. on the leg press.  I have an insane part of my net worth tied up in old skis.  

    I'm thinking of selling all my old skis to other collectors.  The problem is they're only worth about $5 a pair.
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Lorenzzo on Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:51 pm

    Here I am at an auto repair place waiting on the installation of a trailer hitch.  I sprung for the OEM hitch as it integrates electronically with the car's main computer providing sophisticated status info, split screen rear camera monitoring and auto tail light switching.

    Now I can in mere moments load and unload bikes and skis as well as trailers. Now I'm in the market for a trailer with bed, micro kitchen an shower. Just in time for high alpine fishing.
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Lorenzzo on Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:39 pm

    The beginning phase of fall is upon us here at 7,000 feet.  For those of you used to meters, that's 7,000 feet.  The indicators of that are the scrub oak going orange,  fewer out of towners and Colin Powell reappearing along the lawns and shrubs of our neighborhood.  He'll at times lay down and take a nap in some of the more secluded spots and occasionally appear when I open my garage door.

    Colin Powell is of course the name of our neighborhood moose.  In the spring and fall he hangs out around us after coming down from a higher, cooler summer altitude.  In winter he heads to a lower elevation to escape some of the snow.  He doesn't mind if you snap a photo from thirty meters.  For those of you who can't make the conversion to metric, that's thirty meters.

    If you get closer than that, he gives you this look like, dude, if I wasn't so mellow I'd crush you with my antlers.

    If anyone else has moose stories you can tell them right here on this thread.
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Lorenzzo on Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:09 pm

    One of the things I like about the mountains is how many seasons there are.  My second year here I can recognize and somewhat understand them.  Back in So. Cal. there were almost two seasons.  Here there are around 9, all distinct.  And that isn't including Divorcee Season which occurs every March and sometimes lasts into April.

    Right now we are in early fall monsoon season.  Prior to this there are seasonal monsoons but they are warm and similar to thunderstorm activity in a lot of places. Now in the early fall you still have tropical moisture coming up from the Baja/Sea of Cortez, but it's meeting 42-55 deg. F nighttime temps here as it's rising to 6,800 feet.  

    This produces some galactic thunderstorms in the afternoons and nights, punctuated by warming to the high 60-s and blue skies, followed by afternooning cooling creating the cycle again.

    Occasionally late in this season a low pressure system will come in from the west and create a mini-perfect storm here in the mountains.  That's what's been happening the last several days and I've witnessed some amazing flash floods in the area.  Boulder, CO is in the bullseye and has had evacuations because of flash floods.  Amazing for a mountain town.

    September comes in hot and leaves cold so by months end things will change once again.
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  jmtbkr on Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:26 pm

    Lorenzzo wrote:If anyone else has moose stories you can tell them right here on this thread.
    Is he an alumnus of Whattsamatta U?
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Mongrel on Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:58 pm

    When I used to drink beer, I sometimes drank Moosehead. It reminded me of Rolling Rock except with a higher alcohol content. And, of course, the green bottles. After sufficient Mooseheads, I would parallel-park a train. Stay thirsty.
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Lorenzzo on Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:51 pm

    jmtbkr wrote:
    Lorenzzo wrote:If anyone else has moose stories you can tell them right here on this thread.
    Is he an alumnus of Whattsamatta U?
    He looks exactly like General Colin Powell with antlers. What that tells us about his genealogy I'm not sure.
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    Post  Lorenzzo on Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:55 pm

    Mongrel wrote:When I used to drink beer, I sometimes drank Moosehead. It reminded me of Rolling Rock except with a higher alcohol content. And, of course, the green bottles. After sufficient Mooseheads, I would parallel-park a train. Stay thirsty.
    Seems like everybody's drinking Pabst here. To me beer's a thirst quencher that at best tastes shitty. I don't care too much about degrees of shitty.
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  jmtbkr on Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:20 pm

    Lorenzzo wrote:
    jmtbkr wrote:
    Lorenzzo wrote:If anyone else has moose stories you can tell them right here on this thread.
    Is he an alumnus of Whattsamatta U?
    He looks exactly like General Colin Powell with antlers.  What that tells us about his genealogy I'm not sure.
    Moose stories.......

    Moose and squirrel........

    Wattamatta U in Frostbite Falls, Minnesota.......


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    Post  Lorenzzo on Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:44 am

    jmtbkr wrote:
    Lorenzzo wrote:
    jmtbkr wrote:
    Lorenzzo wrote:If anyone else has moose stories you can tell them right here on this thread.
    Is he an alumnus of Whattsamatta U?
    He looks exactly like General Colin Powell with antlers.  What that tells us about his genealogy I'm not sure.
    Moose stories.......

    Moose and squirrel........

    Wattamatta U in Frostbite Falls, Minnesota.......


    Tell me you know......Help 
    I myself have never done acid. Most everything else but not LSD. My perception has been I'd go beyond a loss of control where I'd feel comfortable and then basically go berserk. Maybe I just have too many thoughts rolling around my head, I don't know.

    Then there's the concern over long term effects.
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    Post  Mongrel on Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:28 am

    An acid trip is a test. That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
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    Post  Horseballs on Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:00 am

    Mongrel wrote:An acid trip is a test. That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
    I did a ton of acid back in the day, then abruptly stopped. I went on a buy with this chick. She didn't feel comfortable going alone. The dude who made the acid looked like a total burnout (shocker) and his apartment was disgusting. I can't imagine he had a chemistry degree. So I'm acting like I know what he's doing when he's putting the acid on the paper and cutting it. I pick up the sheet and give it a once over. At this point I'm already resigned to never tripping acid again. It gets on my fingers and I start feeling it on the drive home. An unintentional trip on a Tuesday night. You just never know what kind of people are making the drug and what else they are putting in it. This guy mixed it with speed so the trip happened quicker. 9 hours later I go to bed.
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    Post  Mongrel on Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:39 am

    My first came right from the Swiss factory via Manhattan. Sandoz, baby.
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    Post  Kiwigolfer on Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:40 am

    Horseballs wrote:
    Mongrel wrote:An acid trip is a test. That which does not kill you makes you stronger.
    I did a ton of acid back in the day, then abruptly stopped.  I went on a buy with this chick.  She didn't feel comfortable going alone.  The dude who made the acid looked like a total burnout (shocker) and his apartment was disgusting.  I can't imagine he had a chemistry degree.  So I'm acting like I know what he's doing when he's putting the acid on the paper and cutting it.  I pick up the sheet and give it a once over.  At this point I'm already resigned to never tripping acid again.  It gets on my fingers and I start feeling it on the drive home.  An unintentional trip on a Tuesday night.  You just never know what kind of people are making the drug and what else they are putting in it.  This guy mixed it with speed so the trip happened quicker.  9 hours later I go to bed.  
    I only ever did it when it came from a 'trusted' source i.e. my guinea pig buddies had tried it first and established whether or not it was 'good shit'. They also used to determine the relative strength of different batches from different suppliers. Some you could comfortably drop two tabs, others you'd be be crazy to take more than half a tab. Never actually had full on hallucinations but had a fair few freaky experiences on it. After one particularly weird/bad night in a night club full of fear and paranoia I decided enough was enough. Plus one of our buddies went missing. He showed up at home about 12 hours later. Turns out he had spent the night in a local park hanging out with the local tramps and vagrants. Strange cat. disappointed 

    Druggies are a weird lot. In London one of my pothead buddies took great pride in the fact that he bought his supplies from the same dealer that supplied the singer Jameroquai. Like that was really cool and somehow legitimized his habit. Rolling Eyes 
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    Post  Mongrel on Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:57 am

    When you get out of your body and start flying around, you'll know you got The Right Stuff. Amen. Mongrel out.
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    Re: On The Slopes: Turns Report

    Post  Lorenzzo on Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:56 pm

    Mongrel wrote:When you get out of your body and start flying around, you'll know you got The Right Stuff. Amen. Mongrel out.
    I hear this and then wonder if I made the right decision avoiding it. I did shrooms a few times and that just seemed like as far down that particular road I'd care to go. On shrooms I would relive a serious car crash, ski crashes, get the sensation of falling off cliffs, relive the passing of family members. After the last time I thought who needs this shit and figured I was a bad candidate for acid and so never did it.

    Physical risks I seem to enjoy. But as far as drugs, aside from getting ripped while skiing, getting ripped at concerts, or occasionally getting ripped before screwing, I really don't do drugs anymore.
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    Post  Mongrel on Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:15 pm

    Several years (and more trips) after that first marvelous experience, it was some day or other in July of 1969 and the three of us dropped sometime in the afternoon. Of coure the telly (black & white back then) was on. We were in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego and could see the Goodyear blimp hover over the San Diego Sports Arena frequently. I guess when sporting events were being held. I took in many great concerts there but no sporting events. OK, so its getting a little dark out and we start really hallucinating and damned if every TV station (well, there were only three or four back then) was live with coverage of what looked like humans in spacesuits jumping around what the studio cobbled up as the surface of the moon or some other off-earth planet. Yes, we were tripping our asses off on THAT day.

    Later on it got sort of intense listening to the Led Zep record that had the cut "Whole Lotta Love". Let me say that there is a whole lot of evil shit in that song when you experience it at the molecular level. OK, and then around midnight, I started to stare at my watch and it took about five minutes for the hour hand to get to five o'clock which was just about the beginning of civil dawn. Somewhere in that "five minutes" I observed from slightly above my father and other family members attending my funeral. About 7 am and we were all about down so it was a few joints and almost a gallon of red wine and then about 16 hours solid deep sleep. Damn.
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    Post  jmtbkr on Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:38 pm

    Ahhhhhh.....you guys are killing me.drunken 

    When it was pure there was nothing like it in the world.

    We were at first, getting the stuff from Millbrook, the first batch. '66

    Then came orange sunshine and purple barrels.

    In college we still were getting it pure until 71-72.  Then it started getting cut with who knows what and bad trips started happening.
    We knew then it was then end of the line.

    Very sad:(

    I long to open my third eye, but do not trust what's being synthesized today

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