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 Post subject: The desperate times = desperate measures TR 1-24-07
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:32 am 
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With a dismal season we've been having in the Tahoe area and only a handful of days under my belt I decided to use the flying couch to rack up some quick and easy vert. You know it must be bad. ;)

On the way to the resort I got a good look at one of my favorite roadside bc haunts…with the lower half still un-rideable. :( (note the fat snowbank too)
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Paying to ski. Image
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Wow…this wire and steel device actually carries you up the mountain. Who woulda knew? :lol:
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Boarders and skiers living in perfect harmony.
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The groomers were going off and since the place was empty you could point it and go as fast as you wanted. Man did the speed and thigh burn feel good! I took some runs in the park too to try and work on my balance and air-time. I sure do suck in the park these days but it was still a blast.

After about 10 runs on the frontside I headed to the backside for more groomer madness.
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Looking over to Pyramid Peak.
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And to Ralstonia and the Ralston-Talking Mtn ridge. Check out that coverage!
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After a quick 20k of vert in a few hours it was time for a beer…too bad we don't have reggae music, lawn chairs, and coldies like this in the bc…this aint so bad. :)
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So the day wasn't my dream day but in desperate times like these…you gotta do what you gotta do. :)


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Ride a splitboard at a resort on groomers? In the park? Scary. Things must be bad.

WTF????

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:04 am 
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ricorides wrote:
Ride a splitboard at a resort on groomers? In the park? Scary.


Why?

You're aware a splitboard performs just like a solid snowboard with the exception of some added weight aren't you?


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Nice tr, thanks for the stoke BCR :wink: Been hitting up the groomies as well, even worse I've been becoming a park rat lately. :oops:

I think I'll go test out my new prior on some boxes....

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BCr,
I just remembered what your quiver looks like :wink:.
The torsional rigidity of my Voile doesn't give me a lot of confidence on the groomed snow. Really though, if I could get out on some groomers I would in a second.

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Hell just froze over. :twisted:

Now I won't feel so pathetic riding the grommers at KW this weekend with the sister and nephew. :?

... but I'll be riding a solid board. :P


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Inspirational as always, bcr. :? Looks like I'll be on the groomers this weekend too...

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shocking!


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Interesting...i have heard of these resorts you speak of but what are g r o o m e r s? :D

Hard times!

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and here i was calling 'em Gomers....

can't image the 3 hour drive is worth it - yet

<a href="http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/30day/off14_prcp.gif">30 day forecast</a>

or, better yet:
http://www.dryday.com/forecastprint.asp ... e&State=CA

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I always ride my split in the resort. I use the time to make any adjustments and to see if the vibration will knock anything loose. In fact when I get a new piece of BC equipment I head to the resort to ride it first. That way I wont be supprised a long way from a tool bench if the set-up has issues


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patroller420 wrote:
I always ride my split in the resort. I use the time to make any adjustments and to see if the vibration will knock anything loose. In fact when I get a new piece of BC equipment I head to the resort to ride it first. That way I wont be supprised a long way from a tool bench if the set-up has issues


Words of wisdom, I never go out in the bc with fresh gear....it at least gets some use in my backyard first.

Every time I hear this I think of the story about the guy climbing Everest (or Denali, not sure) in his brand new down suit. When it came time to urinate he quickly found that the suit had no fly, no crap-trapper, no nothing...not a good time to find this kind of info out.

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