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Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2000 9:30
Subject: [SKIVT-L] Canada Dry
Leigh Daboll responds:
Hey, It was ME who
originally talked Marc into checking out Orford!
Credit where credit is
-----------------Yeah right! You also win my first
annual "I got some good stocks I'll sell you award" for assuring me that
Orford only had wide easy cruisers so I could rest up from Saturday's pounding
I took in the Jay glades. Marc comes in a close second with his offer to
take you and Brier down a "nice easy open" glade to start your experience and
then takes us to Valhalla.
Saturday morning dawned bluebird, absolutely still and FREAKING
It was about -25 degrees at the base of Jay
------------------I thought Jay turned out pretty balmy compared to
Friday and Monday. My vote for coldest feeling day was Monday as daytime
high at Sutton rose to a whopping minus 15 F. We had all six of us
constantly fogging goggles due to the temperature running at or
below the dew point.
That evening, a fine time was had by all dining in
-------------You mean our midnight
notwithstanding the following:
1. A certain "local expert's"
"shortcut" [can you say "where the f***
-------------I'll certainly second that.
2. A certain "local expert's" view which could be best described as
don't need no stinkin' reservations"
--------------- Also known as "lets stand around and freeze while
we figure out where to go.
3. Forty-five round trip miles of black
----------------Hey aren't you Canadian? Your vehicle
probably calabrates the speedometer in KPH. Remember, I clicked the trip
set for the return and got 32 miles ONE WAY.
I really hope the group tried Sutton on Monday, as the glades
consistently ranked #1 in Canada
-------------I bet you everyone else who did Sutton will unaminously
disagree with you on this. We will have to qualify the language
here. If Sutton has glades then Orford doesn't have the same thing so we
will have to call anything we skied at Orford "woods trails" instead of
glades. Then again, Sutton only had two lifts running and access was
really unreasonable to get to what might be more interesting then we
After a short (too short) round of good-byes to all, Briar and I
out for, initially, a brutal drive back through Montreal and
Roads were extremely treacherous until the Ontario border, then
only wind to deal with. We finally rolled in at about
-------------On my way home Monday there was only a dusting
of snow from Enosburgh Falls to Lake Champlain. The northeast kingdom
and Eastern Townships appear to have gotten all the goods.
To everyone there, we gotta make this an annual event! Same time,
--------------Amen and amen! I second that motion. MLK
weekend has been good two years in a row. How about Orford, Jay, Orford,
Jay for four days. I could actually do four days straight at Orford and
not get bored I think.
1. Best clown shoe imitation: Jim Dugan's: Black 130
cm Elans ("Hey they
have Grateful Dead graphics on them if you catch
the light right") Note:
also wins award for fastest speed to length
----------They are 163 cm. I think 130 actually qualifies
as ski blades.
3. Best cartwheel and/or face plant: Yours truly (But
-----------Although I never did a
face plant I executed a perfect jackknife dive off an eight foot ledge onto a
flat trail at Sutton and woke up five minutes later in Marc's arms. He
asked me if I could tell him where I was and I said a ski trail, I
think. Not the answer he was looking for. More to come on that
later. I strongly recommend a helmet if anyone is questioning if they
should get one or not. I'm really glad Dick has one.
4. Best Seth
Morrison imitation: 4-way tie between Matt, Mike, Jim
------------Does this refer to what I just mentioned
above? Pleas explain. I'm dying to know how I compare to Matt,
Mike and Jerm.
------------Get ready for the mother of all kb posts coming soon to a
server near you. I still got cobwebs from Sutton and I want some of the
memories to return. I also have to get ready to go---skiing-- again
tomorrow after one day back on job. All this skiing is getting to be a