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liksani
01-31-2006, 04:51 PM
Blarg. Any of you ever conflicted between going biking or going snowboarding? :( I keep feeling I should hit the snow while there's still enough of it. :D

DirtDiva
02-01-2006, 01:45 PM
Nah, not really. Unless I haven't got any money, the snow tends to win. Not that I'm faced with such an unfortunate dilema in London...

SJCzar
02-04-2006, 07:58 AM
I have my bike up on the trainer (collecting dust) so the decision isn't too tough for me. I use the excuse that I don't want to get road salt on my bike.
I've been a skier for years but I had my first snowboard outing last week. I can almost sit down normally . I went out and got a pair of the padded board shorts for my next try at it on Tues.
My daughter got a new board setup a few seasons ago and I kept her old one and finally got around to trying it out. I think I'm really going to learn to enjoy the sport.
I took a lesson and I was not as bad as my daughter was expecting. She didn't even bother to hang around long to watch me as it wasn't as entertaining as she was hoping for.

snowtulip
02-04-2006, 11:47 AM
I'd definately take snowboarding over riding! Could be because we havent' seen much snow lately, but I feel so much more freedom and joy on the board than on the bike!:D

RedCanny
03-15-2006, 02:59 PM
I'd definately take snowboarding over riding! Could be because we havent' seen much snow lately, but I feel so much more freedom and joy on the board than on the bike!:D

Me too, in Dec. thru March in Minnesota, anyway! I'm a lifer at DH skiing, but picked up snowboarding at the end of last winter. Our hills aren't large here, but they are good training grounds for a new snowboarder. It's SO MUCH FUN!

Tomorrow (next winter?), THE WEST!

cherinyc
08-28-2006, 01:53 PM
'sigh' snowboarding. here in the northeast the season is just so darn short. It is still august and i am already counting the days to the season. on a good note though, come november, i will be a colorado resident. WOO HOO!!!! hello season pass to the big mts!!!

colby
08-28-2006, 02:51 PM
'sigh' snowboarding. here in the northeast the season is just so darn short. It is still august and i am already counting the days to the season. on a good note though, come november, i will be a colorado resident. WOO HOO!!!! hello season pass to the big mts!!!

Good timing for a move, I'd say! :)

I have heard that the trails "out west" are one degree higher than "back east" but have not experienced this for myself, having only been on the snow in the west. Your perspective will prove to be interesting ;)

We are counting down the days here, too. Just this morning, I eyed the equipment sleeping in the basement, yearning to come out and play! They are getting jealous of the bike.

cherinyc
10-17-2006, 02:15 PM
I got a new Salomon Radiant Snowboard for my birthday....:D I love my boyfriend - he really knows the way to my heart. A new snowboard and a pair of diamond earings. What more could a girl ask for?
Now all I need are some bindings and I'll be ready to go. I am looking for a pair that has the toe cover. Any opinions on these?
http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2275200&cp=2057781.754008.702245.702252.701046&parentPage=family

Kathi
10-17-2006, 08:31 PM
I don't know anything about snowboard bindings but A-Basin and Loveland Ski areas opened this past weekend. Copper Mtn. plans to open Nov. 3.

Nice long season here in Colorado!:)

cherinyc
10-18-2006, 09:57 AM
I know - I can't believe Denver has gotten 4.4 inches of snow already. Crazy!!! I can't wait to get there.

Kathi
10-18-2006, 12:58 PM
I can't believe it either! :D

Today, we were scheduled to lead a 54 mi ride for our bike club. Club policy cancelled, too cold this morning.

High of day below 40! Normal high for the day is 65.

colby
10-18-2006, 04:07 PM
I don't know anything about snowboard bindings but A-Basin and Loveland Ski areas opened this past weekend. Copper Mtn. plans to open Nov. 3.

<-- Jealous!! We just have snow on the peaks.

Kimmyt
10-18-2006, 04:40 PM
snow! (http://kurt.hoffmann.net)

From The Boy's window this morning in Colorado Springs.

I'm so jealous.

K.

SJCzar
10-19-2006, 08:50 AM
Stop it right now!!!! I'm so jealous. We're getting colder all the time around here, but the chance of any measureable snow is pretty slim before late November. If I were younger, and had no family responsibilities, I'd be living out west for sure.

We're planning a trip to Utah this Jan., so I'm hoping to get a bunch of days in around here before that.

I'm going to start my new gear shopping soon. I'll finally have a board of my own instead of my daughter's hand-me-down. Yippeee..