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  #11  
Old February 9th 06, 11:56 AM
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On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 11:38:42 GMT, "Norman"
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Speeds of up to 100mph are recorded on some of the faster Downhill
events on the World Cup circuit, so I'd suspect that your readout was
correct and that your friend was misinformed.



Excellent. I'll forward this to him in that case.

Ta.



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Old February 9th 06, 01:06 PM
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Norman wrote:
"Ace" wrote in message
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On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 11:38:42 GMT, "Norman"
wrote:


(snip)

Speeds of up to 100mph are recorded on some of the faster Downhill
events on the World Cup circuit, so I'd suspect that your readout was
correct and that your friend was misinformed.



Excellent. I'll forward this to him in that case.

Ta.


Don't attempt to match him heading home from the Mooserwirt after closing!


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Old February 9th 06, 01:09 PM
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Norman wrote:
"Ace" wrote in message
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On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 11:38:42 GMT, "Norman"
wrote:



(snip)


Speeds of up to 100mph are recorded on some of the faster Downhill
events on the World Cup circuit, so I'd suspect that your readout was
correct and that your friend was misinformed.




Excellent. I'll forward this to him in that case.

I would agree with Ace. My push-bike has a fairly accurate (I think)
speedometer and I occasionally hit 30mph on it down a steep hill.

That seems fast on a bike, but if you imagine you're skiing rather than
cycling and look around at how fast things go by, wind feel on your
face, where you could turn etc., it seems very slow - I'm sure I've hit
at least double that speed on skis.
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Old February 9th 06, 01:28 PM
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" cupra" wrote in message
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Norman wrote:
"Ace" wrote in message
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On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 11:38:42 GMT, "Norman"
wrote:


(snip)

Speeds of up to 100mph are recorded on some of the faster Downhill
events on the World Cup circuit, so I'd suspect that your readout was
correct and that your friend was misinformed.



Excellent. I'll forward this to him in that case.

Ta.


Don't attempt to match him heading home from the Mooserwirt after closing!



I won't. He hasn't had a drop for ten years. He does get through some skunk
though which I thought might help my skiing on a particurlarly steep red so
gave it a go. I just lay down beside the piste and slept for an hour. He
later told me it was called Coma.

All previous attempts to keep up with him have ended in spectacular spills.
The only thing that saves me is that he's totally unfit and has to stop
every few minutes so we usually get to the bottom within about 30 secs of
each other as I'm only semi-unfit.


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Old February 9th 06, 02:01 PM
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Norman wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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Norman wrote:
"Ace" wrote in message
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On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 11:38:42 GMT, "Norman"
wrote:


(snip)

Speeds of up to 100mph are recorded on some of the faster Downhill
events on the World Cup circuit, so I'd suspect that your readout
was correct and that your friend was misinformed.


Excellent. I'll forward this to him in that case.

Ta.


Don't attempt to match him heading home from the Mooserwirt after
closing!



I won't. He hasn't had a drop for ten years. He does get through some
skunk though which I thought might help my skiing on a particurlarly
steep red so gave it a go. I just lay down beside the piste and slept
for an hour. He later told me it was called Coma.


lol - don't do that at -30 though!

All previous attempts to keep up with him have ended in spectacular
spills. The only thing that saves me is that he's totally unfit and
has to stop every few minutes so we usually get to the bottom within
about 30 secs of each other as I'm only semi-unfit.


My problems my knees - they only allow me 1/2 day of full on boarding these
days before I have to take it a little easier! (next holiday is planned for
NZ next August so plenty of time to get them seen to!)


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Old February 9th 06, 02:20 PM
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" cupra" wrote in message
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Norman wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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Norman wrote:
"Ace" wrote in message
...
On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 11:38:42 GMT, "Norman"
wrote:


(snip)

Speeds of up to 100mph are recorded on some of the faster Downhill
events on the World Cup circuit, so I'd suspect that your readout
was correct and that your friend was misinformed.


Excellent. I'll forward this to him in that case.

Ta.

Don't attempt to match him heading home from the Mooserwirt after
closing!



I won't. He hasn't had a drop for ten years. He does get through some
skunk though which I thought might help my skiing on a particurlarly
steep red so gave it a go. I just lay down beside the piste and slept
for an hour. He later told me it was called Coma.


lol - don't do that at -30 though!

All previous attempts to keep up with him have ended in spectacular
spills. The only thing that saves me is that he's totally unfit and
has to stop every few minutes so we usually get to the bottom within
about 30 secs of each other as I'm only semi-unfit.


My problems my knees - they only allow me 1/2 day of full on boarding
these days before I have to take it a little easier! (next holiday is
planned for NZ next August so plenty of time to get them seen to!)



Good luck. I know a particularly attractive seasonaire who'll be in NZ in
August.

Is boarding harder or easier on the knees do you think?

Tendonitis in my knee made me stop playing football a few years ago and it
flares up if I do much running, but to my eternal joy and amazement it
doesn't seem to mind skiing at all. Phew.


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Old February 9th 06, 02:34 PM
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Norman wrote:
" cupra" wrote in message
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My problems my knees - they only allow me 1/2 day of full on boarding
these days before I have to take it a little easier! (next holiday is
planned for NZ next August so plenty of time to get them seen to!)



Good luck. I know a particularly attractive seasonaire who'll be in
NZ in August.

Is boarding harder or easier on the knees do you think?

Tendonitis in my knee made me stop playing football a few years ago
and it flares up if I do much running, but to my eternal joy and
amazement it doesn't seem to mind skiing at all. Phew.


Seems to be easier on mine - although I haven't put on skis for about 6
years now so not sure if they'd hurt more or less!


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Old February 9th 06, 03:24 PM
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On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 13:09:15 +0000, BrritSki
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Norman wrote:
"Ace" wrote in message
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Speeds of up to 100mph are recorded on some of the faster Downhill
events on the World Cup circuit, so I'd suspect that your readout was
correct and that your friend was misinformed.




Excellent. I'll forward this to him in that case.

I would agree with Ace. My push-bike has a fairly accurate (I think)
speedometer and I occasionally hit 30mph on it down a steep hill.


Hah, I've seen 50 on mine. Only once, mind, but I regularly used to
get over 40. I too have used this as a comparitive measure for skiing
speed.

That seems fast on a bike, but if you imagine you're skiing rather than
cycling and look around at how fast things go by, wind feel on your
face, where you could turn etc., it seems very slow - I'm sure I've hit
at least double that speed on skis.


Aye. Thankfully snow is not normally as abrasive as tarmac.

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Old February 9th 06, 03:24 PM
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BrritSki wrote:
Norman wrote:
"Ace" wrote in message
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On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 11:38:42 GMT, "Norman"
wrote:



(snip)


Speeds of up to 100mph are recorded on some of the faster Downhill
events on the World Cup circuit, so I'd suspect that your readout
was correct and that your friend was misinformed.




Excellent. I'll forward this to him in that case.

I would agree with Ace. My push-bike has a fairly accurate (I think)
speedometer and I occasionally hit 30mph on it down a steep hill.

That seems fast on a bike, but if you imagine you're skiing rather
than cycling and look around at how fast things go by, wind feel on
your face, where you could turn etc., it seems very slow - I'm sure
I've hit at least double that speed on skis.


Kind of explains why it's so painful when you fall


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Old February 9th 06, 03:25 PM
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Ace wrote:
On Thu, 09 Feb 2006 13:09:15 +0000, BrritSki
wrote:

Norman wrote:
"Ace" wrote in message
...


Speeds of up to 100mph are recorded on some of the faster Downhill
events on the World Cup circuit, so I'd suspect that your readout
was correct and that your friend was misinformed.



Excellent. I'll forward this to him in that case.

I would agree with Ace. My push-bike has a fairly accurate (I think)
speedometer and I occasionally hit 30mph on it down a steep hill.


Hah, I've seen 50 on mine. Only once, mind, but I regularly used to
get over 40. I too have used this as a comparitive measure for skiing
speed.

That seems fast on a bike, but if you imagine you're skiing rather
than cycling and look around at how fast things go by, wind feel on
your face, where you could turn etc., it seems very slow - I'm sure
I've hit at least double that speed on skis.


Aye. Thankfully snow is not normally as abrasive as tarmac.


Although sometimes just as hard when it's icy!


 




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