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Old 01-04-2012, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Above 40 and addicted to powder

I never thought I could find something that could compete with my passion for rock climbing (since 1985). Until I rode powder in Kirkwood.

Now I just can't wait for another one of those days when you just can't get enough of chair 4. I skied until 20 something, then completely lost interest. I tried a board once, still in Italy, in 99, then forgot about it. Fast forward to 2003, taking the kids up in Tahoe to show them the snow, I started renting boards and learning on my own. I never stopped since...personal record 2 seasons ago with 40 (pow) days
Just curious how many of us are on this side of 40...riding alone is getting old.

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how are you holding up this fantastic winter? where you ride?
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Not at 40 yet, but I do like Kirkwood. It was the first place I rode in legit powder as well. I taught myself to snowboard during my freshman year in college and then made a road trip to Tahoe and Kirkwood was the first mountain we hit....big upgrade from the hill I learned on!
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how are you holding up this fantastic winter? where you ride?
You don't want to know. If "Bham" is what I think it is, then he's riding a Mt. Baker which currently has the deepest snowpack in the lower 48.
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whatever..let's say over 30 then. I learned by myself too. Good for Bham then...as you probably know..it's still not-winter here in NorCal.
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here too.

Except, there is no Pow now. Patiently waiting.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm 36 and decided to get back on the board after 8 years. I've been out 4 days in the last couple of weeks and I've got the addiction going pretty strong again...Feels good to be back, I just wish I didn't lose those 8 years.
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Old man look at my life, 44 and a powder whore.

My first time on snowboard was back in the late '80s at age 19 or 20. I borrowed a friend's Sorels (2 sizes too big), rented a board, and went to Breckenridge and winged it without any instruction or even basic concepts. Two runs later I was done. I had fallen down about 100 times on ice. I called in sick the next morning when I hurt so much that I couldn't even get out of bed.

I tried again in 2004 at age 37, this time with lessons. Things went much better the second time around!
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Just turned 35.
Damn this Winter sucks, pretty damn depressing. I feel for you all at Tahoe right now.
We've at least got some groomers to ride, 200 Acres of 4800 open at Heavenly....that is crazy.
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