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Ruminations and stuff

Posted 09-15-2014 at 11:05 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

... And speaking of obsessive checking, the freezing level is staying up around 4000m. It dips occasionally, but always returns. Of course, this is still mid-September, and this is the earliest I think I've ever started obsessing.

I've bought my Cypress pass, as mentioned. I went and got my pic done this weekend. That's so much easier than Seymour -- the Cypress office is open 7 days a week starting in September, and you just go in with your receipt and done.

My workouts...
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Cypress!

Posted 09-09-2014 at 10:11 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

I bought my season's pass yesterday. Cypress. I feel strangely dirty, as if I'm cheating on Seymour. But that's silly, we've been separated for a while now.

Seriously, it is kind of an end of an era for me. Same kind of feeling as when I got rid of my first snowboard. But with the pass purchase (G8 full pass, $540+GST using TT's corporate discount), I'm now on serious pre-season stoke. Now comes the constant obsessive checking of the freezing level and weather forecast on snow-forecast.com...
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Pre-season ruminations

Posted 09-02-2014 at 10:27 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)
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It's now September, which I informally think of as the beginning of the run-up to snowboarding season. So I guess now would be a good time to get in some pre-pre-season kvetching.

First, to summarize last season: bleah! Worst. Season. Ever. For snow, anyway. Skillz-wise, I'm actually moderately happy with it. Also, got my new Proto last season, which was pretty neat.

So, what's in store for this season?

1) I'm going to be getting a full Gold season's...
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2014 Summer Solstice

Posted 06-26-2014 at 10:22 AM by Donutz (This Side Up)

The longest day of the year came and went the other day. As I've mentioned previously, this is kind of a psychological milestone for me -- I think of it as the farthest point from snowboarding season, although simple math will tell you that's not really true.

I'm a little surprised (but not too surprised) to find that I'm not nearly as obsessive about snowboarding in the off-season this year. I'm pretty sure that's because of the crappy season that just finished. What I'm concerned...
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2014 Post-season ruminations.

Posted 04-27-2014 at 03:39 PM by Donutz (This Side Up)

The season ended officially last weekend, not that it made any difference other than theoretical. I've long since started thinking forward to next season. I've got the "days until snowboarding season" sign up at work, stuff's all put away, summer clothes are out, and I'm making summer plans.

I've started losing weight, per my off-season goals. I'm sure my impact shorts and snow-pants would already fit better. By the time next season starts I want to have a minimum of 15...
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