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Old 01-23-2012, 04:27 PM   #1601 (permalink)
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Ah, so you are older haha...
Yup,.. 51 this past Dec.

You know, I kinda figured that after my initial first couple of "...desperate fat chick lookin' for a prom date" type post's got pretty much ignored, that maybe I was too old, (or at least too big a "dork") to find any local folks to meet & ride with!

I googled a few of the local ski clubs 'n' such, The Ann Arbor Snowboard club looked promising, but upon further investigation, I would have been "The Creepy OLD Dude" (...with one eye & a van! ) in the bunch. Definitely did NOT want to be That Guy!!! (...there were some HOT lookin' babes in that bunch tho!!!) I've noticed that I kinda get that sort of vibe occasionally from some of the folks I've tried striking up conversations with on the hills or riding the chair. LOT's of teenage boarders everywhere I've been so far, not many over 30 or with the same amount of gray in their beards that I have! (...well there was one, but MAN, was that one UGLY woman!!!) Hard to talk with the "Tweens" without folks thinking I'm some sort of a Perv.

Anyway, I haven't been to Mt Holly, or Alpine yet. So far In SE MI I've been to MT brighton 2-3 times last year and PK a half dozen times this year!

So Leo, If you or some of your Bud's,.. If you stay local this weekend and don't mind hangin' for a couple runs with an Old Dude, let me know where you're headed & maybe I'll see you in the lift line!

Either way, I'll likely be at some of those hills a few more times before winter's over! (...or whenever Winter actually arrives!)
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:03 PM   #1602 (permalink)
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I definitely do not have any grays. Hell, I can't even grow a beard. Plus I'm Korean so I look much younger than 30 to everyone haha.

Yea, I'd ride with ya. We'll see what everyone else is up to this week.
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i ride holly & brighton alot, not much goin on in the detroit area, down to ride with whoever whenever (when im available i work afternoons 2-close) so riding during the week doesnt happen unless we hit 10-12:30 during the week before work.
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Still haven't made it out to a hill yet this year.

I was doing ollies and nollies in my backyard last week. I honestly found nollies to be more productive than ollies...I could get enough pop out of a nollie to do some simple 180's.
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I'm stuck in LAX until Friday but could possibly ride somewhere on sunday if it's not shraining.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:33 AM   #1606 (permalink)
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I'm stuck in LAX until Friday but could possibly ride somewhere on sunday if it's not shraining.
Dave, hop over to Korea town if you can and eat some good grub there. Order LA Kalbi and thank me later. If you like spicy soups and seafood, order Spicy Monk Fish soup (Maeun Tang).
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I'm not the old one anymore, woot!

So yeah, I dunno why I didn't get notification that the thread was popping.

I agree with everything Dave and Jesse said on Cannonsburg. Place was fun and I had a blast on those rollers. I kept trying to work up the nerve to take them at full speed to get some air but I had to leave before I made it happen.
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OK, so Leo (..and anyone else) I'm off starting this Fri. I plan on hitting at least one of the local hills before I leave on my vacation, (...I'm about 80% sure right now that I'll opt for the early departure on Mon. and try two days @ Crystal before heading over to Boyne)

Right now, I'm partial to Pine Knob but that's because I've been there a bunch in the last few weeks and at least I know I am comfortable on the runs & lifts etc. The only other place I've ever been in SE MI is Brighton. (wouldn't b my second choice, but hey! It's close) But if you guys have an overwhelming desire to go elsewhere, Holly, Alpine, whatever,.. I'm game! The day doesn't really matter that much to me. Fri., Sat. Sunday I'll be getting stuff ready to go, so probably not.

Just let me know when & where you guys want to be & I'll b there!
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:46 PM   #1609 (permalink)
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I'm cool with PK. They are closer to me anyways and I've been doing Holly a bunch this season. Getting sick of Holly now lol. Besides, PK has a better park setup if it's not too crowded. Don't worry, I'm not going to force you into the park haha. I can hit it and meet you at the same lift by Pinery.
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Still haven't made it out to a hill yet this year.

I was doing ollies and nollies in my backyard last week. I honestly found nollies to be more productive than ollies...I could get enough pop out of a nollie to do some simple 180's.
...that's funny! I tried practicing the same thing in my front yard Sun. afternoon! (I must have some pitifully weak abs,.. I was sweatin' and huffin' and puffin' after about 10min. Need to get more "cardio" in the gym!!)

I got a lot more "pop" from the nose also, but I'm riding an Arbor Roundhouse 163W. It's a directional twin so I've got more nose than tail to flex. If i'm not mistaken, the directional twin is stiffer in the tail than nose by design as well isn't it? Anyway, I fell a LOT more often when trying to pop the tail than I did the nose. but this was also ALL done from a stationary, level, non moving position. Haven't had the guts to try ollies or nollies while moving yet. Especially on all the hard icy shit we've had around here lately!

If the warm(r),.. (ish?) (...weird F#$%ing) weather softens the snow enough, maybe I'll try a few this weekend. I definitely don't want to "F" myself up before my vacation tho.!!!
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