Its called 'sticking to the topic'. You should try it.
Are we arguing about how much I do/don't know or are we delving into our personal stations and cities we live in? Make up your mind. Since you asked: Blood Mtn is an hour away, too far for me to ride my R1 on lunch, but there's the Chattahoochee river (1.5 miles from the house, 5 miles from the office) if I want to kayak, two indoor soccer arenas within 10 minutes of the office, vietnamese, mexican, thai, venezuelan, cuban, jamaican, filipino, italian, japanese, taiwanese and chinese restaurants (plus more) within a 5 mile radius of the office. A public park (8 tennis courts, frisbee golf course, soccer, baseball, basketball) 1/4 mile from my front door, pick-up sand volleyball 4 days a week, mountain bike rides once a week, street bike rides twice a week, two municipal, free skate parks, (and more)..... and its warm enough here to do all of that stuff 10-10.5 months out of the year.
I really don't know why you're so keen on comparing your town to mine. Its not much of a contest....we have high schools with more people than Breck does in April-May. Snowboarding is fun, but its not my life. No way would I give up year round motorcycling for 5 months of snowboarding.
I have no problem with people who didn't go to school. You don't need a degree to start a business and I know *plenty* of dummies with college degrees. Your problem isn't that you didn't go to school... your problem is that you're rude (in the classical sense) and don't seem to realize (or want to admit) that being (properly) educated and intelligent often gives you the tools needed to learn how the world works without experiencing 100% of it firsthand. Do I know where the prostitutes in Summit hang out? No. Do I know enough about crime rates, tourism, economics and (a layperson's understanding of) sociology to reason that there aren't street walkers in a town with Breck's size and median income?
The rat race *will* make you miserable, no doubt.... its an impossible race to finish even if you run yourself to death. That's why you won't ever find me at my desk at 5:01 I don't think that I'm better than everyone, but I will admit to being less than impressed by the foul-mouthed, adolescent ranting and condescension of a yokel who has lived his entire life in the same geographical 20 mile radius.
You're not the best snowboarder; you're not the most avid snowboarder; you're not the most dedicated snowboarder and you're not the most connected or even well known snowboarder.... not even in your 5 square mile home town. Please explain to me again what gives you the authority/right/inclination to troll the forums as often as you do because I seem to have forgotten.
I started riding in 2008. I do between 10-14 days a season out west split between two trips... and I'll have to disagree. You're not an asshole because its fun. You're an asshole because you're unhappy. Why you're unhappy... who knows? PTSD from a rough childhood? Money/girl problems? Cancellation of Gossip Girl? Who knows? We have all run into jerks who were complete morons to others, and the common thread among the ones I have encountered is some stuff with their personal life turning them into miserable people. If that is the issue, then you should realize that being a victim doesn't give you a pass on being jerk (its called karma, bud).
What, pray tell does it mean to 'act like a local'? Lol. Are you suggesting that I shouldn't be allowed offer my advice or opinion on the forum? Good luck with that happening.
Snowboarding and town life is all you have. I wouldn't call myself a genius in my field at all, but I don't use being more informed than other folks in my field to fuel some kind of quarrelsome, antagonistic superiority complex.
P.S. You also have a potty mouth
YES. BA was calling you out on the fact that you have NO PLACE on this forum. The point is that you have no experience, you don't live and breathe snowboarding, you don't have connections, you have never lived on nor near a resort let alone frequent one more than once or twice a year. Why do you have over 1,000post here? It's clear you have no passion for it. You're just a dude with a keyboard with no proper knowledge of this sport or the people in it.
You want to call out BA for boasting about his zip code? Dude you live in a Thai/japanese food mecca.. go eat a fried noodle burrito and get over yourself. After reading everything you just wrote why the hell are you here.. giving advice of all things? It's people like you that make this forum a shit show. People who come looking for advice deserve knowledgeable feedback from those who can actually help them.
Maybe hope isn't completely lost for you on this forum. I'm sure you can help that one person that creates a post asking "Wheres a resort with the biggest hot tub" or "Who has the nicest equipment rental staff?" but until that happens we don't need you and your accumulative 30ish days of yuppie mountain experience here giving advice.
You may have received a (proper) education which lead to a false belief that you know and understand how the world runs so have fun with all that 2nd handed information. I'm sure you'll one day die happy knowing you've read all about sociology and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I know I'll die happy actually living it.
By the way I think your needed back on outdoorcubicaljockey.com