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  • Without lycra there would be no yoga pants.

    End of discussion.

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    • I started running trails around 1983( before lycra was widely available...despite having been invented in the 50's), I bought my first Mountain Bike around 1985 after washing dishes all summer to save up the money. My prize was a Cyclopro...the one with the bar stem and bars welded together as one piece...prob weighed 40lbs. I really wanted a Specialized but no way I could afford those prices as a kid. my 2nd purchase was a pair of lycra bike shorts...I thought about cutting the arms and legs off my nordic racing suit but decided that would make it way too cold in the winter.

      I raced mountain bikes from about 2003 - 2010. I raced SS and geared classes, but preferred my SS hardtail...I especially liked racing the geared class on my SS. I always wore lycra when riding my Mtb.

      my sister is a Doctor and was an avid runner, until she developed a foot problem and can no longer run or press pedals very hard. she now has an e-bike that she enjoys quite a bit...for her its the difference between not being able to ride and and being able to ride with her husband.

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      • DBs gonna be DBs regardless of their conveyance.

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        • Skiing today, Jay Peak. Perfect groomers, heavier snow if you tried to ski in the glades, or found some untracked snow.
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          Looking up the Northway. Beautifully groomed, but with the Bonnie, Tram and Flyer shutdown for wind, nearly untracked. If I had skins today, would have climbed up here.
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          Still lots of snow up there...

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          • Thanks for the report, cham. Given the cold temps tonight the corn harvest after lunch tomorrow should be supreme.

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            • Originally posted by Grant View Post
              Thanks for the report, cham. Given the cold temps tonight the corn harvest after lunch tomorrow should be supreme.
              I think the temperature last night stayed above freezing to the summit. And today it's been raining on and off. I didn't ski today, expecting it to be a bit slushy.
              However tonight, clear forecast, showing a low of 19 F at the summit. So that should firm things up.
              Probably just a groomer day for me tomorrow..
              Last edited by chamonix; 22 April 2022, 09:50 AM.

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              • did some running at the local resort today. passed the last remaining "man made glaciers"...they were over my head, prob closer to 7ft thick. by made made glaciers I mean the super packed down snow/ice that forms by snow guns running for 4 months. the glaciers are isolated, but its amazing how deep they are.

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                • Had fun, finally skiing with Grant ! He lives only 2 hours from Jay Peak, but rarely made it this far North. We had a great day of Spring skiing Saturday, with quite a tele posse. A lot of meeting friends on the hill, and catching up on news. I even met a Montreal kayaker, I hadn't seen since 1988, on my first Grand Canyon kayak trip.
                  Anyways, here with Grant..
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                  We caught a rare day of skiing with Louis, inventor of the TeleBulldog binding. So Grant got to ski with one of the best telemark skiers at Jay Peak, IMHO, Louis.
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                  Finally, Grant invited me to the Jay Peak parking lot, for snorkers, and chips, cooked on his gas grill. Jay Peak was having their annual tailgate party.
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                  A great day to end the season (for lift skiing).
                  Last edited by chamonix; 24 April 2022, 06:49 PM.

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                  • Great day skiing with you cham. It was long overdue!

                    I got lucky with Green Beret, CanAm, and River Quai reopening after a foot of new snow earlier in the week.


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                    • Upper Kwai looks like snow is better than Can Am was ! Should have tried that instead? (your 2nd and third pics)

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                      • Originally posted by chamonix View Post
                        Upper Kwai looks like snow is better than Can Am was ! Should have tried that instead? (your 2nd and third pics)
                        The top most section required some billygoating but was passable.

                        Note to self - wearing layers under the flannel makes me look pregnant. ; 7 )

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                        • Originally posted by chamonix View Post
                          Anyways, here with Grant..
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                          Coupla handsome mofos right there!

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                          • Well done, lads.

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                            • Fresh snow; 3 inches (?) at Jay Peak, with a crust..this morning. None of the lifts are running until the weekend.
                              Skinned up to ski the Jet (or Haynes?) . Started out with these guys, but got dropped pretty quick..
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                              Then took my own route up, a bit more of the icy crust up higher. On one steep section, tried out new ski crampons.. Note in picture , my weighted ski boot can't even break the crust ! Ski crampons made climbing much safer .
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                              Looking back at my skin track, breaking the crust.
                              Then I met up with these guys again, from Derby, at the top of the Jet. They had tried Valhalla, not great they said.
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                              The natural snow runs only had an inch or two of fresh, with a 1/4 inch ice crust. So the safe route, was down the Haynes, which had been groomed that morning. First tracks on the Haynes? I followed them down, and they waited for me which was nice. Lower Haynes was best.

                              A beautiful day to be out.
                              Last edited by chamonix; 29 April 2022, 10:05 AM.

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                              • I closed out my season yesterday.
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