View Full Version : The Back Forty-Tele Madness
January 2nd, 2008, 01:51 PM
Had one of the most outstanding evenings yo-yo-ing on the little hills and valleys in the park behind my house yesterday. Between the crust underneath covering the hazards, and the soft snow over that, and the light 2 inches of champagne on top of that, conditions couldn't have gotten much better. :rad: I think I counted 19 runs from my two hours in the dark, with a headlight. Light-duty gear keeps it interesting. The runs are short, but lots of fun! Them woods have a pretty signature all over them! OUTSTANDING!!!
January 4th, 2008, 04:50 PM
I had my own version of tele-madness. I thought taking Wed. morning off and skiing powder was a good idea. It was, until my last run of the morning had me locate a buried snow gun with my shin.
The trickle of wetness as I skied to the bottom was not a good sign. But it's only a flesh wound.
Your story was way better.
January 7th, 2008, 12:50 PM
January 7th, 2008, 02:17 PM
January 7th, 2008, 03:32 PM
That is a pretty gruesome gash you got there.... nice job getting a picture while it was still "fresh"
January 7th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Youch that looks painful. I did something similar while trying a feeble attempt at being a dirt jumper - flat pedals - forgot my shinpads - you can guess the rest of the story.
Heal up fast Rob!
January 7th, 2008, 10:08 PM
Thanks guys, I'm fine. Mark, I know very well how deep those pins on flat pedals can go. Now THAT hurts!
I skipped Thursday night's hockey game but skate-skied Friday, back country skied, played hockey and snowshoed Saturday, and went snowboarding Sunday. It helps that the gash is located in a non-moving location.
Winter has so many fun options that it's hard to whine about the brief spells without cycling. We'll hit the deep-freeze after this heat wave and conditions should be good for riding again...
January 8th, 2008, 08:56 AM
You DID get it stitched, right? Looks like a nasty one, Rob.
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