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Old 12-24-2012, 05:17 AM   #2491 (permalink)
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...holly was grid tonight they sshould have time mire terrain open soon.
Dave, are You OK?? Are you posting from your phone? Or should we call 911 cuz I think you're havin' a stroke!

Joking aside,.. I managed to pull yesterday out of the crapper! Did a little polite, courteous bitching to the manager & got a voucher for a full day lift ticket, and B. Mtn. had night skiing last night & I got them to honor my 9-4:30 ticket for the pm. session.

They re-groomed the blue & black runs for the pm session while I was there & I got a few REALLY SWEET, fast, carving (& scarving,..) runs down them. Even on the steeps! Board just sunk it's teeth in and bit into that fresh corduroy & held some Great lines!!

Finally the Topper for the day was, near the end of the night I went to the Boyneland (Bunny Hill) area and managed to pull off some Tail Presses, & pressed spins!!! Before my legs were completely spent, I did 3-4 ea, of frontside & backside pressed spins. I did a few regular & switch!! The switch tail presses were a bit easier because of the longer nose on my directional board! I'm gonna head there again today before going home & try to get a few more done before my legs are too tired!

Have a great Holiday Guys!! Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:15 AM   #2492 (permalink)
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LOL yeah phone doesn't autocorrect very well

get those presses/butters/spins out of the way before your legs get too tired, that stuff can *really* take a surprising toll on the legs!
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:49 PM   #2493 (permalink)
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...those presses/butters/spins out of the way before your legs get too tired, that stuff can *really* take a surprising toll on the legs!
Oh my GAWD YES!!! An Hour in the gym or 45 MIN. on a treadmill @ 4.5 mph & I'm not huffin' & puffin' anywhere near as bad as I was just trying to hold a couple switch tail presses for 15-20 ft.!!!! On the Bunny Hill!!! Mellow slope & all!

My calves are crampin', my lower back & muscles in my Butt are seizing up on me,.. hit a rest stop N. of Flint coming home & could barely get out of the car!

IT WAS GREAT!!

They're not real pretty,.. NOBODY is ever gonna call what I was doing today "Steezy", but by God they were genuine Regular & Switch, "Tail Presses" & I held a few of them for a good 20+ ft. Even got a couple of pretty good and surprisingly controlled, font & backside pressed spins, or turns, whatever you call them!! (...that's between the bunch where I fell on my ass & face trying that is!)

...And cuz it seems I'm ALWAYS riding solo, No video proof to show for it!!!! (...or to get a constructive critique on!)

I'm going back this thursday! (...guess I can Kiss my credit score, Goodbye!!)

P.S. How was the local riding? ...sucked driving home in it, but good to see snow coming down around here finally!!!!
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:31 AM   #2494 (permalink)
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It looks like we got some snow for Christmas, and hopefully winter is here to stay for a few months.

Surprise snowfall last night might've dropped a few inches at Pine Knob/Alpine Valley (Mt Holly reports only a "trace") but we had to turn back on I-75 at Joslyn Rd last night because conditions were awful, maybe 2" of snow by 6pm...

There is also a system moving through Wednesday which should be dropping a considerable amount in Detroit and the immediate suburbs (4-8") with less at Pine Knob (3-6") and a bit less still at Mt. Holly (2-4"). This is supposed to be an all day snowfall so if you get out Wednesday AM you should be riding reasonably fresh snow all day long.

But like me many of you will probably be up north where there is no fresh snow in the forecast.

I'll take it, though!
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I'm getting up there tomorrow for a long run Wednesday through Sunday.

So far the plan is to have Leo meet up with me and Shanty on Saturday, crash in TC then hit Crystal on the way down Sunday.

Looks like it's going to be nice and cold the whole time.

I hope I'm able to walk come Sunday...
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #2496 (permalink)
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I'm getting up there tomorrow for a long run Wednesday through Sunday.

...Looks like it's going to be nice and cold the whole time.

I hope I'm able to walk come Sunday...
Have a Ball Guy's!

Anybody getting up to Boyne Mt. or Highlands this weekend?
I'm still aching from this last trip & I'm Leaving first thing in the morning before rush heats up around here. (Hope they have the roads cleared by then! Once I get north of Flint or Saginaw, It should b an OK drive!)

Those of you riding local the next few days, be sure to post any reports for Holly, PK or Alpine. {OK,.. You can include Mt Brighton if anybody rides there?} I want to hear what I missed with the fresh snow & also what I'm coming home to!
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:18 PM   #2497 (permalink)
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Powder day in SE Michigan? I'll take it! Pine Knob was sick today.
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Niice, glad the locals finally had snow to play in.
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Haha nice!! A few years ago pk got like 10' of snow a bunch if us ccalledin or took off work. They groomed over all of it except a few stashes if sidepow.
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Hawk Island - 6
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Mt. Bohemia - 3
Mt. Tolle - 3
Boyne Mountain - 2
Pine Knob - 2
Crystal Mountain - 2
Treetops - 2
Alpine Valley - 2
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Cannonsburg - 1
Urban - 1
Slackcountry - 1
Nub's Nob - 1
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Demo day at Highlands today AND they open the north peak. It's gonna be a great day.
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