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Old 02-16-2012, 08:37 AM   #1771 (permalink)
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Depending on the weather 'n' such, I'll probably try to get out both Sat. & Sun this week. I would like to finally check out Mt Holly & see what it is like, but if It starts to look like I'm only gonna get one day in this weekend, I'll most likely stick with what I know, which is PK.

Oh, If I haven't mentioned this b4, let me say it now. While I am definitely hoping that eventually I will find a couple of "Bud's" that I can hook up 'n' ride with on a semi regular basis, I can see that most of you guys here are riding a way's out of my league. So, If we should meet on the slopes & take a couple of runs down the Blues sometime, that would b great, But I definitely DON'T expect anyone to "Hang" with me all day. I've got no problem riding "Solo". I am not going to have my "Feewings" hurt if anyone want's to bail for the terrain park after a few runs.

Right now, it would just b cool to take a few runs with someone who has more riding experience. Someone I could evaluate, compare & judge my progress against!

So,.. don't hesitate to say hello if you see me on the hill, I guarantee I'm not gonna b followin' anyone around like some sort of NooB puppy,.. & I especially WON'T b following anyone headed into the Park anytime soon!
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #1772 (permalink)
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No worries Chomps. If we aren't in the park, we are on blues. Occasional blacks, but we normally do blues because none of us are in a hurry to get back on the lift.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #1773 (permalink)
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Depending on the weather 'n' such, I'll probably try to get out both Sat. & Sun this week. I would like to finally check out Mt Holly & see what it is like, but if It starts to look like I'm only gonna get one day in this weekend, I'll most likely stick with what I know, which is PK.

Oh, If I haven't mentioned this b4, let me say it now. While I am definitely hoping that eventually I will find a couple of "Bud's" that I can hook up 'n' ride with on a semi regular basis, I can see that most of you guys here are riding a way's out of my league. So, If we should meet on the slopes & take a couple of runs down the Blues sometime, that would b great, But I definitely DON'T expect anyone to "Hang" with me all day. I've got no problem riding "Solo". I am not going to have my "Feewings" hurt if anyone want's to bail for the terrain park after a few runs.

Right now, it would just b cool to take a few runs with someone who has more riding experience. Someone I could evaluate, compare & judge my progress against!

So,.. don't hesitate to say hello if you see me on the hill, I guarantee I'm not gonna b followin' anyone around like some sort of NooB puppy,.. & I especially WON'T b following anyone headed into the Park anytime soon!
Don't sell yourself short. If you're riding blues then you can probably keep up with everyone here reasonably well. Especially because people like Leo and Dave freestyle when they ride, they're not rushing down the hill. They're hitting this little hip or that little log/barrel.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:53 AM   #1774 (permalink)
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Don't sell yourself short,.. They're not rushing down the hill. They're hitting this little hip or that little log/barrel.
Funny,.. So am I! But somehow I don't think we mean the Same Thing when we say "Hitting"!!
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No worries Chomps. If we aren't in the park, we are on blues. Occasional blacks, but we normally do blues because none of us are in a hurry to get back on the lift.
Yeah, actually if the snow's soft or slushy enough to easily carve, I kinda like that black run out front there @ PK!! If it's Icy or real hard, I tend avoid it though. Don't like to get that fast & steep when I got so much less edge hold on the hard shit.

So anyway,.. When U guy's know when & where you'll b headed this weekend, post it & I'll keep my eyes open for U. (...you & all the "Little Pink Toddler Missiles" out there!!!)
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:38 AM   #1776 (permalink)
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sounds like a blast, around what area ?
Not sure yet but I'll mention it here whenever we figure it out. Last year we did a few things at one of jon's buddy's places he has a shop in Troy and the parking lot is all empty on weekends so it might be there or it might be anywhere.
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lol, tell me about this OCD benefit?
Well....Most people if they enjoy something want to get good at it and attempt to make improvements. Then you have perfectionists, that want to be great at it, and may even experience anxiety from not meetings their goals. Then you have people like myself, where if I begin a new task..what ever task that may be, whether a sport or a job related task, it consumes nearly every moment of my days until I have fullfilled the need to achieve whatever goal I have set while learning everything I can about it along the way. I don't experience axiety, but rather a sense of focus and calm. Kinda slows me down. It is nearly impossible to pull me away. meaning during the times when I am not executing the task I will be researching whether watching video or reading about it. OCD runs in my family, and I know to others it seems comical. It drove my wife nuts for years, but after seeing the results and how I (we) can benefit from it, she just rolls with it. LOL. I finished my double mechanical engineering / Mathmatics degrees from UofM in 3 years taking 4-6 classes per semester, spring, summer, fall, and winter. Most people would have been overwhelmed or burned out, but instead I excelled.

Lets just say, after coming on here asking a few questions to get the ball rolling on what board, boots and bindings to buy...I was fully engaged. I am sure I completely annoyed the ever living hell out of several board manufacturers, and not to mention the very patient group of guys at our local board shop. I would ride for a day, remembering where I was having problems, compare what I was experiencing to the various instructional vids on the web, and find the solution. If I could not find a solution that would remedy the problem, the guys at the shop have been able to take what I describe to them and offer advice. I would then head back out, with that advice, fix what was essentially broken, and move to the next area of concern. Retarded i know, but it drives me insane not accomplishing the goals I set in the most expedited manor possible.

It really is hard to explain but maybe this helps??? LOL
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Well....Most people if they enjoy something want to get good at it and attempt to make improvements. Then you have perfectionists, that want to be great at it, and may even experience anxiety from not meetings their goals. Then you have people like myself, where if I begin a new task..what ever task that may be, whether a sport or a job related task, it consumes nearly every moment of my days until I have fullfilled the need to achieve whatever goal I have set while learning everything I can about it along the way. I don't experience axiety, but rather a sense of focus and calm. Kinda slows me down. It is nearly impossible to pull me away. meaning during the times when I am not executing the task I will be researching whether watching video or reading about it. OCD runs in my family, and I know to others it seems comical. It drove my wife nuts for years, but after seeing the results and how I (we) can benefit from it, she just rolls with it. LOL. I finished my double mechanical engineering / Mathmatics degrees from UofM in 3 years taking 4-6 classes per semester, spring, summer, fall, and winter. Most people would have been overwhelmed or burned out, but instead I excelled.

Lets just say, after coming on here asking a few questions to get the ball rolling on what board, boots and bindings to buy...I was fully engaged. I am sure I completely annoyed the ever living hell out of several board manufacturers, and not to mention the very patient group of guys at our local board shop. I would ride for a day, remembering where I was having problems, compare what I was experiencing to the various instructional vids on the web, and find the solution. If I could not find a solution that would remedy the problem, the guys at the shop have been able to take what I describe to them and offer advice. I would then head back out, with that advice, fix what was essentially broken, and move to the next area of concern. Retarded i know, but it drives me insane not accomplishing the goals I set in the most expedited manor possible.

It really is hard to explain but maybe this helps??? LOL
I understand what you're saying.

My ex-wife was diagnosed with OCD so whenever I hear someone mention it, my ears perk up. Debilitating OCD can be awful. I'm glad you found a way to use it for your benefit.
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I understand what you're saying.

My ex-wife was diagnosed with OCD so whenever I hear someone mention it, my ears perk up. Debilitating OCD can be awful. I'm glad you found a way to use it for your benefit.
Yeah, I hear ya. a very good friend of mine had some serious issues back when he was in his late teens...Everyone thought it was funny because he could not leave the house like a normal person. He was always having to go back a re-check electrical outlets to be sure EVERYTHING was unplugged. He ended up with severe drug addiction. He is much better now with some prescribed meds.

I am very thankful that I do not have that type.

Growing up the ADD was much more of a problem or so they thought...I truely beleive that they were wrong with the ADD diagnosis. In that it was the OCD controlling my focus, resulting in me not paying attention in grade school, and focusing more on the hockey game I had later that day or for the coming weekend. But hey, I played AAA elite hockey!! LOL...however by 8th grade had only a 3rd grade reading level...Then at somepoint in highschool...I think because of some girl I was trying to get with, I decided to focus more on school. LOL. The good thing is I have found a way to use it for knowledge.
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Not sure yet but I'll mention it here whenever we figure it out. Last year we did a few things at one of jon's buddy's places he has a shop in Troy and the parking lot is all empty on weekends so it might be there or it might be anywhere.
ok sounds good. im in the mt clemens area and wish i had a bungee at work (i work in taylor at a shipping company with a huge parking lot and parking blocks etc.... ) but if your willing to pick up a few more for your parkinglot jib let me knw dave it sounds fun.
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