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post #21 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-09-2011, 11:33 PM
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Yah thats my son , that was last season. The gorge can be pretty icy eh
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this is about the only picture i can find that shows my face from recent. ill keep an eye out for ya! always good to find people that are frequent riders!
& yeah it gets pretty icy, i can make it... just worried about other drivers in there, and slides are frequent in these windy conditions there

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This thread is why I won't drive the 4 hours from Atlanta to ride on that sh**ty, iced-out, overcrowded hill.

I'll pay my $1,000 and get my riding done out west where the noobs couldn't plug up the hill even if they tried (except maybe at the terrain park).
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that's cool bro. Ridehow you want... no one really cares honestly... I ride 10-15 days a month... and that's the best we've got close.. don't get me wrong obviously colorados better riding. Living here you take what you can get. I ride west 3-5 times a year and more in vt... id prefer to ride where I can when I can as opposed to when work schedules permit... all in all, talk your smack about a certain hill elsewhere. Sticks supposed to be under your feet; not up your ass .....negative fkin nancyyyy
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Sorry if my talking smack about sh**ty Cataloochee made your butt hurt.

It is overcrowded, icy, and frequently shuts down after getting natural snow because of rain. If you ride there a lot then you already know this.

With me, its a question of driving in my car for 4 hours to endure poor snow and 5-minute runs where you're constantly dodging other people -OR-

Spending 6 hours (2 at the airport, 4 in the air) flying to a location that will allow me to enjoy myself 3x as much.

I don't hate on people for going there... not everyone can get 4+ days off of work to fly half way across the country... but the situation is such that it isn't worth making the trip up there unless it is the ONLY riding you can ever do.

If I were you, I would spend 4 more hours in the car and ride Snowshoe, WV instead.
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I'm just sayin we all know cats not the best.. but its somethin. I do ride at snowshoe quite a bit when I can take time off from work.. but since I've move d to ga(from mass where my primary was jay in vt). However, cats what imbleft with a lot of times due to work. Sorry if I got overdefensive, just not into bashing places that try to provide some entertainment and a fix for peoples need to ride. Wish I could ride that often out west!
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I don't ride out west that often. Two trips a year this year and last year, but probably only 1 trip a year going forward.

Most people I know who ride Sugar or Cat eventually get fed up with their experiences there and stop riding for years on end. I can't imagine that happening to anyone who lives in the vicinity of a nicer resort.

If you can live with Cataloochee's shortcomings, then more power to you..... but you might eventually decide that less is more.

50% days less riding (maybe 5-10 days a season instead of 15-20), at a better location might leave you poorer financially, but richer for the experience (especially if you get a group of people together and turn in into a group vacation).

If you've just moved down here, then you'll soon learn that winters are mild and woefully short. The daily highs this time next month will be in the low 50's.
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I was trying to get past a skiier at hunter last weekend and no sooner did I get by him than he turned and grabbed me. With some speed he obviously didn't want/ couldn't handle he pushed me down the slope for 10-15 feet and then he ate it and very surprisingly to me, I didn't. I know everyone sucks at first but I don't like it when ppl like this are on black diamonds making the trail congested and a danger to themselves and others and take up the whole trail, don't look out for others, turn unpredictably, and they latch onto you. Very aggravating trying to navigate around or through these groups.
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Haha finally someone who shares my pain!
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I know this isn't completely on topic but somewhat related.... I was just cruisin, riding with my girl havin a good time, not charging, kinda just buttering around on the flat spots and messin with ground spins on some green run one time and going in a fairly straight line with small carves and some noob, came flying up from behind me, going striaght down the hill and yelled excuse me really loudly when he was like 10-15 feet behind me, and no this wasnt one of those "oh shit i dont know how to stop excuse me" this was a "get out of my way cuz im awesome yells" well he went by my and as he went by i stopped and he was maybe an inch from running square into my bindings.... yea, he went right over my board........so i decided to follow him down the hill..... trying to think of things I could do to get him back..... i ended up just covering him in snow as he bent down at the end of the run to unbuckle..... I'm sure someone is going to chirp me about being a dick and yea I admit it probably wasnt necessary but I'm wondering if what I did was really all that bad? cuz i felt pretty bad about it the next day...
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