Bitten by another XC bug

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  1. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I went xc skiing for the first time yesterday & had so much fun, all I can think about is getting back out on the snow.

    I spent the afternoon learning skate style & by the end of the evening everything was starting to click & I didn't want to go home.

    This winter stuff is pretty frikkin' cool (we got 8 more inches last friday).
     

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    mudgirl Molester of monkeys

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    Yeah, it's great! I just started xc skiing this year as well, and I am completely hooked. I've got about 7 ski outings under my belt so far. The snow melted & turned to ice this week, though, so this is the first time since I was about 12yo that I'm actually wishing it would snow more!!! We might get 3-5 inches tonight, which would be great over the frozen base.
     
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  4. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    translation?
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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  6. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Classic style or skate?
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    It burns serious calories. But like XC bikes, it requires too much climbing for my lazy ass. :D
     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Snowshoeing and xc skiing are both very fun. I like skate but everyone here does classic. I go with the flow.. I like ice skating too. Winter is so much more fun when you get outside.
     
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    mudgirl Molester of monkeys

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    classic style.... kind of a hybrid of back country & touring. The group I go with does a lot of trail breaking, but it's on state forest trails. It's fun! :thumb:
     
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    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I wish I could xc or snowshoe... but to get enough snow to do that, it's like an hour drive. I'd be nice if I could do that out of my house.
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    XC snowboarding is hard.
     
  12. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Sweet! I be that is nice blazing a trail.

    LO-I bet those are some primo trails though.



    After I get the concept down I want to learn telemarking.
     
  13. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Do you have any challenging downhills?

    I don't tele, but isn't the climbing part pretty similar to xc (whereas the downhill part is much more fun on tele)?
     
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    For some reason I thought this was going to be about biking... I don't know why though. :monkey:
     
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    DNA The human raccoon

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    I guess that y'all are not up for a trip to DD on Jan. 18-20?
     
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    Skate skiing rules!
     
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    DaveW Space Monkey

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    What the hell.... Why not! :rofl: He's used to it!
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Snow starts pretty early here in Butte - above 6500 feet has had over a foot of powder for about 2 weeks. I bought snowshoes and have been out twice so far. Powdery snow is way more fun than the wet snow on the west coast. The great part is I can get to some decent trails in about 10 minutes. I decided against XC skiing because of the travel time required.
     
  21. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Snow shoeing is a blast too & the dog can come!

    We are expecting a small dusting Sunday night. Just bought a pair of DH skis last night. I hope the snow gods smile on us again this year.

    I would kill for some real elevation. Any TV stations in Butte?
     
  22. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Snow shoeing is a blast too & the dog can come!

    We are expecting a small dusting Sunday night. Just bought a pair of DH skis last night. I hope the snow gods smile on us again this year.

    I would kill for some real elevation. Any TV stations in Butte?
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    There is an opening for an all night weatherman on the Christian Weather Channel sponsored by the local IGA. You'd be shoe in - just show up in a short sleeve white oxford and leather bound bible. :)