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Did you read his story about his "serious" race?
He talks about running the course before the race.  

So, how do you feel about your season?   Are your points where
you wanted them to be?  Are you going to keep at it?   

Aren't you supposed to go to college next year?

John

On Wed, 7 Jun 2006 12:40:01 -0400, Ben Peters <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>On Jun 7, 2006, at 11:04, Denis Bogan wrote:
>
>
>> Can't recall now if I said so in that story, but the shocking thing
>> about
>> that race was that none of the racers skied after the race was
>> over.  They
>> went to the lodge and waited a good hour and a half for the results
>> and
>> then _THEY JUST WENT HOME_.
>>
>> It is also interesting to me how many backcountry skiers have
>> turned to
>> the BC after racing.
>
>that is one of the things that drives me crazy about racing and
>racing culture... a large percentage of racers don't seem to actually
>like to ski all that much. (that being said, i appreciate how drained
>you can be after 2 runs... both physically and psychologically... not
>skiing after the race on race day can be excusable).  Personally i
>have always been torn between my racing and my free skiing...
>especially since i started telemarking a few years ago. i absolutely
>love backcountry skiing, touring, powder, woods, free heeling,
>etc.... but i'm also addicted to the feel of a good solid carve,  the
>rhythm of a slalom course, and the adrenaline of a downhill. I think
>one of the most valuable things about racing though, is that you get
>a very good set of base skiing skills... the balance you get racing
>will stay with you anywhere. it's not a coincidence that a lot of the
>extreme skiers have racing backgrounds...
>
>-ben
>
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