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Old 01-31-2013, 07:15 AM   #2841 (permalink)
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Thanks this is something I never would have thought to do.


I have tomorrow off from work and would love to go but I have to watch my twin 2-year-olds. I can't wait until they can go with me. It's just as well though, I've decided to take this weekend off anyways to let my groin injury rest up an extra week for our trip to Highlands next week. It's so hard not to go though, especially with all the snow they're getting on the west side and up north.
Twin 2 year olds. good lord. My girl just turned 3, I can't imagine two of her. haha

So I gotta ask. I see your location, I'm in Lansing city. Where are you?

I dunno about you but I'm in an interesting spot. Sure we don't have Holly or the other SE resorts 15 mins from our house but on the bright side, I have 5 hills within 70 minutes and we get to the northern resorts a hell of a lot faster than they do in the Detroit area.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:24 AM   #2842 (permalink)
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Twin 2 year olds. good lord. My girl just turned 3, I can't imagine two of her. haha
Dude you have no idea. They're boys too so each of them is like twice as much work as our daughter (who is now 5) was at that age. The first year we were in complete, utter survival mode.
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So I gotta ask. I see your location, I'm in Lansing city. Where are you?

I dunno about you but I'm in an interesting spot. Sure we don't have Holly or the other SE resorts 15 mins from our house but on the bright side, I have 5 hills within 70 minutes and we get to the northern resorts a hell of a lot faster than they do in the Detroit area.
I'm actually west of Lansing; Portland/Mulliken area. I do, however, work in Lansing.

I'm totally with you on the benefits of our location over SE Michigan. For us being a bit over on the west, the Detroit hills are a bit more of a hike for me than you, but I could probably make it to Mt Holly in an hour 20 mins. But I can get to Bittersweet in a little less than that and Caberfae in about 2 hours. Plus, my wife and I are originally from the Manistee area and we have a lot of family (read babysitters, lol) up there which is why we usually hit Caberfae and Crystal, each of which are only about 40-minute drives from where we stay up there.

So for weekend riding, I'm set pretty nice. Being down in Detroit might be nice to hit those places for night skiing on weekdays, but I don't have the fucking time for that anyways right now.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:33 AM   #2843 (permalink)
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Dude you have no idea. They're boys too so each of them is like twice as much work as our daughter (who is now 5) was at that age. The first year we were in complete, utter survival mode.

I'm actually west of Lansing; Portland/Mulliken area. I do, however, work in Lansing.

I'm totally with you on the benefits of our location over SE Michigan. For us being a bit over on the west, the Detroit hills are a bit more of a hike for me than you, but I could probably make it to Mt Holly in an hour 20 mins. But I can get to Bittersweet in a little less than that and Caberfae in about 2 hours. Plus, my wife and I are originally from the Manistee area and we have a lot of family (read babysitters, lol) up there which is why we usually hit Caberfae and Crystal, each of which are only about 40-minute drives from where we stay up there.

So for weekend riding, I'm set pretty nice. Being down in Detroit might be nice to hit those places for night skiing on weekdays, but I don't have the fucking time for that anyways right now.
ah yeah, a lot of people in my office live in Portland and drive downtown every day. I think a few of them carpool.

I split custody of my girl with the ex, we each have her 50/50 so I always have Thursday nights free if I want to ride the SE hills after work. Hawk Island here in the city was good for Wednesdays (ex picks up my girl at 6) and I was just getting into a good groove with a lot of riding when I had my accident. I may have hit 40 days this season.

With you being in Portland, Cannonsburg is the better park choice over Hawk Island if you're into that. Especially if you're snagging a ski free deal with a bud.

My first two seasons riding I basically only went to Cab with the rare trip to other places. It was perfect being so close (2 hours like you) and still being a decent size hill.
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I'll tell you what, for a small ski area I was really impressed with Bittersweet over in Otsego. If it wasn't for the family thing and us being up there anyways because of that, I might even wind up going there more over Caberfae. The wife and I had a lot of fun there last weekend and the runs were surprisingly long considering the size of the hill.

When you get back in action we should do a meetup at Hawk Island or something. I don't do park at all yet, but I eventually want to do some small stuff like jumps and funboxes. Might be the place to learn that.
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I'll tell you what, for a small ski area I was really impressed with Bittersweet over in Otsego. If it wasn't for the family thing and us being up there anyways because of that, I might even wind up going there more over Caberfae. The wife and I had a lot of fun there last weekend and the runs were surprisingly long considering the size of the hill.

When you get back in action we should do a meetup at Hawk Island or something. I don't do park at all yet, but I eventually want to do some small stuff like jumps and funboxes. Might be the place to learn that.
My jump days are over but I'd be down for something. I'm still okay for boxes, hips and rollers.

I've never been to Bittersweet but I'd go there, especially for decently long runs (for lower MI). It's the same distance as the SE places from me.
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Cool. I've got a buddy who also lives and works in Lansing and I just got him into snowboarding last year. He is every bit as obsessed as I am now. If the wives don't want to go along we will sometimes just take day trips on the weekends and split gas.

Provided you are not an ax murderer, you'd be welcome to come along.
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Cool. I've got a buddy who also lives and works in Lansing and I just got him into snowboarding last year. He is every bit as obsessed as I am now. If the wives don't want to go along we will sometimes just take day trips on the weekends and split gas.

Provided you are not an ax murderer, you'd be welcome to come along.
haha, well Dave, Jay29(Jay), boardaddicted(Jesse), Leo and Chomps are still alive if that helps.

Can't wait to get back out there again. I'm toying around with the idea of squeezing something in this season in March. No idea why I'm entertaining that though, I couldn't even go to work today and am high on Vicodin..
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Sabatoa's OK!! He's never murdered anyone,.. (...with an Ax!!!)
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:08 AM   #2849 (permalink)
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... I couldn't even go to work today and am high on Vicodin..
And what, exactly, is wrong with that?
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Sabatoa's OK!! He's never murdered anyone,.. (...with an Ax!!!)
This coming from the creepiest motherfucker on this forum! haha

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This coming from the guy "most likely to be labeled as creepy" on this forum! haha
WTF??? Whattaya mean,.. "most likely??" Who the fuck is creepier than me???
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