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Allee

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Allee last won the day on September 23

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    Calgary
  • Home Mountain/Resort?
    Nakiska, Alberta, Canada
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    I count things
  • Current Boards in your Quiver
    Donek Axxess 167, Coiler PR173, Coiler AMT167, Madd proto 159, Prior FLC173, Rome Agent.
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    UPZ RC10
  • Current bindings and set-up?
    F2 Race Titanium, 65/55, F2 Carve RS 55/45

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  1. Sigh, and here's me, still annoyed that I got double vaxxed and I'm still not a 5G hotspot ...
  2. The Alberta bribe thing is a frigging joke. They should be fining people who haven't had their shots $100 - funny how the vaccine appointments in Ontario spiked hard once they announced the vaccine passport/ you're not coming inside thing. They need to do that here, but I think the AB government has put the whole thing in the "too hard" basket. Another week or so, and we should see the effects of the kids starting back at school. The ICU beds are at 90% now. Scottish Surfer - that's wild about your lung! Heal up fast! Neil - oh no, hope D-G is feeling better soon!
  3. I'm super keen to make it there again this season, it's been way too long! Might make it over WTF, we'll see how the work schedules and weightlifting competition requirements go. Hoping to see you all sometime this season though.
  4. ^^^ This. You can have a ton of fun if you have a car, but if you don't, you're pretty much stuck on a hill in the middle of nowhere - with limited food options and basically no nightlife. Nearly all the BC hills are a decent drive from the nearest towns. Lowrider's option of Banff makes a lot more sense in that case, given that you're in town with a bunch of things to do, and shuttle access to three hills. Plus if you talk nicely to the locals someone will take you to Nakiska, and if you rent a car for one day you're only an hours drive from Kicking Horse, and not much further to Panorama. Buy a RCR discount card to save on the day passes, and that would make a great week to 10 day trip. If you really want to stay out somewhere then Sun Peaks would be my pick. It's got enough terrain to keep you amused, it's a wonderful carving hill, and it has a small village at the base with enough food that you won't be eating the same thing every day. I'm assuming that you're not loaded and Whistler is way out of the price range, lol. Because that's the ultimate western destination, if you want terrain and can swing the cost. (Although I just looked at Whistler, and if you could use an Epic Pass back home, that might be an option ...)
  5. Red Mountain would be the closest thing I can think of to Snowmass, in terms of size. Revelstoke. Another vote for Sun Peaks. Do you want to travel around, or stay in one place?
  6. Now watch it puke in feet in September, because Canadian weather.
  7. I'm sure that it's going to evolve into just another thing that gets added to the flu shot every year, much like the original SARS vaccine (remember how that was going to kill us all a decade ago?).
  8. Glad to hear you're doing OK, Scottish Surfer. That sounds more than a little scary, and even scarier that you don't know where you got it. Apparently the Delta variant is ridiculously contagious though, as if the original strain wasn't bad enough. Well, Alberta has officially become the first place in the world where you don't have to isolate if you test positive. I'm waiting for the next lockdown two weeks after the kids go back to school in September, and the temperatures start to cool off. Given my reaction to the second vaccine - a headache like someone had jammed an ice pick between my eyes, nausea, and two weeks of fatigue and breathing difficulties - I don't really want to catch the real deal.
  9. Finish the fit out of the Transit Connect for camping. Looking good so far - I had someone build out the main part last summer because I knew I didn't have the time and skills to do it myself. Got the first trip in last year, and I learned a lot. Like I needed better privacy options and somewhere better for the cat's food and water bowls, if I didn't want a wet bed ... I just hope that this summer will be better than last for camping, You can't get a campsite booking anywhere around here for love or money right now. Hopefully travel will start to open up again soon and the ravening hordes will find other things to do.
  10. Ah, Iceland. Yes, it's eye wateringly expensive, but it's so stunning it's worth every cent. I spent two weeks sleeping in the back of a car there in 2015, and I'd go back in a heartbeat.
  11. Alberta's gone full redneck, and insists on having the Stampede this year because of course, we can't possibly have no Stampede. LOL. Something I will avoid like the literal plague, not that I don't most years anyway. We reopened for stage 1 today, which means outdoor gyms and sports, patio dining, and personal services like hairdressers can open up again. Rumor has it that by mid June we'll be at stage 2 and pretty much fully reopen by mid July. First dose vaccination rates are closing in on 70% and they're talking starting second shots ASAP. Progress, I guess.
  12. OMG, me too. That is one bad a$$ looking bike.
  13. Alberta not doing any better than the rest of Canada, we had the distinction of the highest infection rate in North America last week. So gyms, personal services, restaurants all shut down, but you can totally go to the mall and hang out, or BBQ in the backyard with four of your buddies. Sigh. I got the Moderna vax on Thursday. Couldn't lift my arm over my head the next day, but that went away pretty quick, although five days later and I've felt pretty blah for yesterday and today. Hoping it's the vax doing things behind the scenes. Glad I didn't get the Astra Zeneca shot. A friend of mine's wife got it, and got a pretty nice taste of the real thing - she was dog sick for 24 hours. The AZ and J&J ones seem to kick people around pretty good.
  14. When I did tuning training at the university here, the tech told us that after a while you'll see the board stop taking wax well - you'll scrape it and see some patches are shiny, some are dull. He says that's the point at which he'd grind the base, to open it back up and restore any structure. That's the advice I've followed and I find that usually takes three seasons. (That said, a good hot wax or a decent rub down with some citrus cleaner would probably also take care of the wax issue, so IDK. But I figure a light grind once every three years doesn't hurt).
  15. Five days. I just wasn't feeling the covid restrictions, the lift lines, snotty icy masks and the general BS, and once we got an early spring and the motorcycles came out I was happy to pack it in. Next year.
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