> Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 16:37:53 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [SKIVT-L] Season Tally
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> I wish you and your daughter the best Garry.
> I got about 50 days this season; I did not count. First day, Oct 30 skinning in WV, last day APR 24 same place. Well, wait a minute, tomorrow AM I fly to Portland for 4 days at Mt Hood. They have had 18" last 72 hrs. I'll be staying here with a bunch of Seattle backcountry folks,
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silcox_Hut. Be sure to click the pics for a full screen view.
> Last year I probably got 70 days but my body told me something. I have a test for when the knees have recovered from a ski season. It is the ability to get up out of the saddle of my Mtn bike and pedal without knee pain. Last year it took a month before I could do that. This year less than a week. I was careful this year never lift skiing more than 4 days per week and resting totally at least once per week. If knee pain began to build I'd rest completely for 2-3 days in a row. Skinnig and skiing bothers me a lot less. Sure, its fatiguing but it is the number of turns that insults the knees. I am almost bone on bone and have a tear in the left meniscus. I did more XC both classic and skating. Lift skiing my limit is 3-4 hrs. Per day. Aging sucks but it's better than the alternative.
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