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KRoundyKRoundy Posts: 307 Crazy Baller
This is simply a post to share the joy I am feeling today - I was invited by a friend to ski a course with him this morning and for the first time in my adult life (I'm 52) I ran the course! Both gates and everything, a legit full pass. 15 off 30 MPH. I came back and got 3 at 32. I'm so PUMPED! I can't stop smiling and just wanted to share here. I have skied a lot, lost a lot of weight, and all that effort paid off. Woo hoo! I love this sport.
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  • WishWish Posts: 7,849 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Welcome to the addiction. 😎👍
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • paul413skipaul413ski Posts: 192 Baller
    It only gets better 👍👍
  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 566 Crazy Baller
    This thread made my day. :)
  • jjackkrashjjackkrash Posts: 566 Crazy Baller
    I looks like you are near Seattle; If you ever want to hop of the ferry to Port Orchard and ski the pads at Long Lake send me a PM.
  • epnaultepnault Posts: 265 Solid Baller
    Nice job. If you skied that great on the first try you are going to progress fast until your head starts messing you up. Ha ha :)
  • Chris RossiChris Rossi Posts: 286 Open or 55K Rated Skier
  • DockoelbotoDockoelboto Posts: 85 Baller
    If you find yourself in the Olympia area and want to ski a private lake let me know.
  • vtmechengvtmecheng Posts: 617 Crazy Baller
    Great thing about Slalom is that you will be grinning just as much after making your first pass at 32 mph, 34 mph, 22 off, etc.
  • KRoundyKRoundy Posts: 307 Crazy Baller
    @epnault - This was NOT my first try. I have been attempting the course for a few years with only moderate improvements. I upgraded equipment, have been free skiing a lot, and as mentioned have lost quite a bit of weight. All that effort and the long journey makes today's success just that much more gratifying.

    @jjackkrash & @Dockoelboto Thanks for the offers! I appreciate it. If you ever make it up towards Lake Stevens and want to ski please drop me a line! :smiley:
  • RednucleusRednucleus Posts: 268 Baller
    edited August 10
    @KRoundy Congratulations! I see we are neighbors - Wed evenings I am part of a foursome we call the "Wednesday Night Men's Dinner Club" at Bow Lake. All the skiing your body can take, then a huge meal after. Cocktails in the hot tub if desired. Our Kevin is gone this week, wondering if you would like to take his place? PM me if interested!
  • Is dinner served at the Alger Bar and Grill? lol
  • RednucleusRednucleus Posts: 268 Baller
    @SkiSlipper67 we cook at the lake and crank out an amazing meal - guaranteed to please - usually finish with homemade ice cream but our desert chef is MIA this Wed
  • So_I_SkiSo_I_Ski Posts: 131 Baller
    @SkiSlipper67 skiing, followed by an amazing meal and topped off with homemade ice cream?? Holy shit, that sounds better than an orgasm which is sadly only a memory since they roto rootered my prostate. Bastards!
  • RednucleusRednucleus Posts: 268 Baller
    edited August 11
    @So_I_Ski Kelowna is a bit of a drive to Bow, but you are welcome as well and I have a spare bed so you don't have to drive home the same night! Maybe car pool with @SkiSlipper67?!
  • parkerc2112parkerc2112 Posts: 127 Baller
    Chasing the dragon.
  • KRoundyKRoundy Posts: 307 Crazy Baller
    @Rednucleus PM Sent!
  • So_I_SkiSo_I_Ski Posts: 131 Baller
    @Rednucleus thank you very much for the invite. I will seriously consider it and while I'm at it, thanks for all the input on my motor problem. I'll get back to you on both topics.
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