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01-27-2013 01:37 AM
jwelsh83 I live in Ohio and got a pick-a-day pass which allows me to go once a week at a resort close to me...more like an hour and 20 minutes away. I have a weird work schedule so I usually go by myself since most of buddies that do ride are working. I just plug in the iPod and roll. A buddy of mine and I pretty much packed up and went to Seven Springs for 2 days which was a good deal...for the price and ride. He's a more advanced rider and I like being around somebody like that...not to hold my hand but to pressure me into going down runs I may not normally. It's good having that push and will only make you a better rider and we all know fear of the unknown is usually something that holds us back. Whether it's jibbing more or going down those blacker runs. Good times.
01-27-2013 01:24 AM
XxSnowbunnyxX I'm only on year 2 but I've never ridden alone. Always with at least my boyfriend or more peeps.
01-08-2013 02:53 PM
stupidmop
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Originally Posted by onefutui2e View Post
a difference of philosophies keeps me from riding with my friends sometimes who i'd call "social snowboarders". you know, those people who never really pushed themselves beyond skidding their carves on the blues, shit their pants at the sight of a small mogul, and god forbid should they fall a few times on a double-black! if one of them gets tired and decides to sit a while, well shit, let's ALL take a fucking break! so even when i go with them, i might end up taking a few laps by myself towards the end of the day.

i have a group of them that won't get off their asses unless the mountain is 95% open and fully groomed with no "ice" patches, effectively wiping out the first month or so of the season here in the NE. which sucks, because my philosophy is more like, if there's grass on the field play ball! of course, i have a small group that are much more dedicated to go with. always a blast to go with them as we're constantly challenging ourselves and trying to one-up each other. but these are people that are almost strictly my ridding buddies; outside of snowboarding i don't see them too often.

which brings me to a related topic: how many of you are like, BEST FRIENDS with your riding buddies for 3-4 months out of the year, but then once the season's over you never really hear from them until the next one rolls around?
The guys I ride with are my close friends year round, so I haven't experienced that. I guess there are a couple people I only see during winter, but they are generally acquaintances who might have a cabin I take advantage of.
01-08-2013 02:51 PM
stupidmop It takes me about 2.5 hours to get to the closest mountain to ride, so I usually go with some friends because the drive is better that way. I have no problem going by myself though.
01-08-2013 02:48 PM
mikemon
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
Its more like I ride all the time and just take all-comers. Nobody is down to go as much as I am.

*been a little injured the last 10 days, takin it easy tho.
You may have met your match! I'm ALWAYS down!!!
01-06-2013 11:45 PM
StrattonRider
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Originally Posted by nethngbtstk View Post
I dont know about the rest of you but I know my number of friends who rides is pretty slim. How many of you have buddies that ride with or are you more a solo ridder?
I have a friend who has a house on the same mountain i do, so we usually ride together. But he is all about being the best rider and putting others down. so i don't really like to ride with him, but i do it because i like to be challenged. I also have a couple noobie friends at home that i bring up and show them some pointers. I don't usually like to ride alone. I get bored very quickly. After riding for so long at my mountain in VT, i make friends with people on the chair lift and hook up with them if i have no one.
01-06-2013 11:31 PM
onefutui2e a difference of philosophies keeps me from riding with my friends sometimes who i'd call "social snowboarders". you know, those people who never really pushed themselves beyond skidding their carves on the blues, shit their pants at the sight of a small mogul, and god forbid should they fall a few times on a double-black! if one of them gets tired and decides to sit a while, well shit, let's ALL take a fucking break! so even when i go with them, i might end up taking a few laps by myself towards the end of the day.

i have a group of them that won't get off their asses unless the mountain is 95% open and fully groomed with no "ice" patches, effectively wiping out the first month or so of the season here in the NE. which sucks, because my philosophy is more like, if there's grass on the field play ball! of course, i have a small group that are much more dedicated to go with. always a blast to go with them as we're constantly challenging ourselves and trying to one-up each other. but these are people that are almost strictly my ridding buddies; outside of snowboarding i don't see them too often.

which brings me to a related topic: how many of you are like, BEST FRIENDS with your riding buddies for 3-4 months out of the year, but then once the season's over you never really hear from them until the next one rolls around?
01-04-2013 01:25 AM
MikeCL I'm not good enough to ride with my friend yet, part of the reason why I'm finally getting off my butt to get started.

It's cold here but not much in terms of winter weather here in CT and it's a bit of a drive to get to most places.
12-08-2012 02:06 PM
Skinny Bam
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It makes a pretty big difference because if winter ever comes back to CO, it likes to fuck up traffic and close the tunnel and the pass. And if it doesn't human error will intervene and fuck it up properly.

Mainly for me because I gotta be at work for dinner shift most of those nights and working it into the schedule that way allows 5-6days a week available to ride.

Copper is pretty much my favorite and the extra drive is no worries, its just a schedule adjustment
Makes sense....I bought the epic knowing I wont be working for at least a couple months so I wanted as much terrain as possible. But once I start working Ill probably have to stick to A-bay to make sure I can get back to work on time....fuckin work is always trying to ruin my season.
12-08-2012 06:44 AM
slyder None of my friends ride, I ride a ton with my kids 16 & 15

I meet a few local forum members and we have become friends and ride together when they come to the hill. I"m there all the time.

I have also gotten to know many of the locals at the hill. From park rats, to dads, to retired riders.

Never at a loss to ride with someone once I'm there.
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