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    Another Daily Double - Mountain Biking and Skiing

    Another Daily Double - Mountain Biking and Skiing

    Inspiration hit, as Chollaball from the AZ board mentioned, for Christmas Eve, he was heading down to Tuscon to pedal.

    I thought to myself, heck I wanna ride down in Tuscon, but I also wanna ski. But wait, Ski Valley, the dinky resort at the top of Mt. Lemmon (the southern most lift area in the U.S.) was up and running. A plan formulated that I would ride the lower trails in the Catalina Mountains (the trails not covered in snow), and then following the ride, I could head up to Ski Valley for an afternoon session of skiing. So I posted up a Tuscon MTB, that I wanted to find somebody who wanted to do a quick shuttle run on La Milagrosa. Luck would have it, Miracle (Chris) replied that he was in. Stoke was high, and I knew my plan would now come to fruition.

    I met up with Chris at Le Buzz at 8:00. We then dropped my car off at the end of the Millie, and then we took his truck up to Prison Camp. We hit the trail at about 8:45 and man was it cold, but I had the perfect amount of layers for the whole ride. I didn't freeze in the shadows and didn't roast by the we time we finished up at 11:15. We the shuttled back up to his truck, and the lap was completed in 3 hours. Just as planned.

    From there I head up the highway to Mt. Lemmon, got my ski boots on and grabbed my skis, and paid for my lift ticket just as they were discounting them at 12:30 (afternoon skiing is 32 clams).

    The mountain biking was pure awesomness, and the skiing conditions were ...


    ...well, just okay, but hey it was still a day on the slopes (day 5 for the season).

    Here's a Vid of the Day:


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    Awesome! I love your vids. The pre-vid map graphics are really well done.

    Gotta get back to Mili. Such a fun ride.

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    Nicely done!!!

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    Good Stuff S-Man,nicely done as always
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    A few years ago Snowbird was open on the 4th of July. Made for a great day of skiing in the morning then riding in the afternoon. Nice vid.

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    Excellent video tour. I did turn down the music. Nice skiing there in the woods. Funny more snow down there than up here in Maine.

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    Nice work on all fronts. All the dead fall in the trees sketched me out but my shins are overly sensitive to that kind of stuff.

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    Nice vid. Its a been a while but we used to load up the jetski and moto. Go ride moto-x in the morning and jetski the delta in the afternoon. Occasionally we would even get a three pack in and wakeboard as well. Man those where fun days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Awesome! I love your vids. The pre-vid map graphics are really well done.

    Gotta get back to Mili. Such a fun ride.
    Thanks, man. We gotta get a ride in together next time ya roll into town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCC View Post
    Good Stuff S-Man,nicely done as always
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Flagg View Post
    A few years ago Snowbird was open on the 4th of July. Made for a great day of skiing in the morning then riding in the afternoon. Nice vid.
    Days like that rule!

    I opted for the afternoon ski to let the icy-ness loosen up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FelixUnger View Post
    Excellent video tour. I did turn down the music. Nice skiing there in the woods. Funny more snow down there than up here in Maine.
    Yeah, wasn't the best music choice. , but I opted for the free use stuff this time because I wasn't feeling the inspiration for my catalog of tunes.

    Yeah, I was in the PNW the prior weekend, and they've had a huge high pressure system sitting on 'em for a couple weeks. No new snow. Boo hiss.

    Here's that vid:


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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    Nice work on all fronts. All the dead fall in the trees sketched me out but my shins are overly sensitive to that kind of stuff.
    Das uber boney!

    Everybody pics on the heavy snow in Washington, but at least you can edge on it in the steeps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipRoar View Post
    Nice vid. Its a been a while but we used to load up the jetski and moto. Go ride moto-x in the morning and jetski the delta in the afternoon. Occasionally we would even get a three pack in and wakeboard as well. Man those where fun days!
    multi-play days rule!

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