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JohnE

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JohnE last won the day on October 24 2018

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About JohnE

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  • Location
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Loveland
  • Occupation?
    Engineer
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Donek Flux
  • Current Boots Used?
    Flow Talon
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    Flow NX2 GT
  • Snowboarding since
    80s
  • Hardbooting since
    2005

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  1. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Yes - but do you prefer one over the other? How about if you could do both simultaneously?
  2. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    It was simply my comment in response to Mario's post. He wasn't comparing. I was. I've had biker friends (who don't snowboard) that comment on how much fun it is. My thought is simply that it is fun but not so much as snowboarding. If others think the opposite they're not wrong. If one chooses not to compare, that's fine. I ride my bike about 3 times a week. I'm lucky if I snowboard 15 days a year. My opinion is that snowboarding is more special and more fun. If the opinions that divided us were as simple as biking -vs- snowboarding "What a beautiful world it would be".
  3. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Though I may not have mastered snowboarding (or mountain biking), the fun factor (for me) is so much higher on a snowboard. Maybe if my biking skills were on the level of Danny McCaskill I might feel differently. Also, as I have gotten older, I won't take the risks that I used to on a mountain bike. I don't like pain.
  4. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    My point to other bike riders who don't snowboard: Biking is fun - but it's not THAT fun.
  5. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    No matter how much fun a bike is - it's still not snowboarding.
  6. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Ok - so probably just speculation. If it were to be offered, I'm not sure I'd pay extra for it either. However, others really like variety.
  7. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Rumors of possible collaboration between Loveland and A-Basin for next season for a combo pass. Don't know if there is any substance to this or just speculation. If they were to offer a combo pass for say $100 more than a Loveland only pass, how many on this forum would be interested? I don't know if I would or not. My ruts at Loveland are pretty deep and it would take a lot for me to decide to make the additional drive over the pass. Also, I'm afraid it would bring more aliens to Loveland. Anyone here know if there is substance to this rumor? If so, anyone interested?
  8. The Crystal or the Roaring Fork?
  9. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Friday was great! What a great day to end the best season in memory. I think I got in 18 - 19 days (really 4 hour days). No weekend days. Friday was bright blue skies with surprisingly good snow. I thought that it would be either crusty or mashed potatoes. It was nice soft groom that was great for carving. Ptarmigan and #6 got a bit crowded so we went over to #9 and Rookie Road. Snow on RR was fabulous. Nobody there. Wide open carving. Some of the best carving of the season. We then went over to #8 but the lower elevation & southern exposure was quickly turning the snow to lumpy. We then returned to #9 but our legs were pretty shot by 1 PM. We have been using a GoPro with a Karma gimble to tailgun each other. This has been a great help. Its amazing to see exactly what I was doing wrong to help improve my carving. It is very satisfying to actually be getting better at something at 60+ years of age. Great day. Great season. No injuries. Looking forward to doing it again next season.
  10. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Planning on Friday. Should be plenty of new snow, sunshine and soft carving.
  11. Bob - House looks very nice. I'm not that familiar with Carbondale but what direction are you from the intersection of 82 & 133? Do you have a view of Sopris from your new house?
  12. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Thinking of going later this week if the snow is good. How was the snow?
  13. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    Ouch - Thank God for video. Maybe dash-cams will become required equipment for carvers. The innocent party's attorney will love them. I'm planning on going up this Friday (conditions dependent). May be the last day this season for me.
  14. JohnE

    Yo Lci!!

    How was the weekend?
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