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Ron

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Re: Watea 98 review
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2011, 01:49:24 pm »
yep, to your point.....  if you are on a ski you are having fun on, it is the right ski...   I really need to move.

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Re: Watea 98 review
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2011, 04:39:24 pm »
Gentile Readers,

Let me leave this post and head to Tampa Fla. for a long weekend. I'm a little pissed at Urll as I've spent most of the day removing his deposits from my driveway.

This forum is all about discussions and I love a good discussion. In my world there are few absolutes, nothing is black or white, everything is a shade of gray. Advocate for what you believe, listen to those who choose a different point of view, challenge what you disagree with, comment on other's belief's. In the end, we only need to please one's self.

I love to ski with you all.

Gary

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Re: Watea 98 review
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2011, 01:00:50 pm »
Did he just call me a Gentile?

Peace my brother Mike...and may peace be with you and all who type within!

Hmm...I'd say enjoy the warm weather Mike but shouldn't you be skiing somewhere out west soon?


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jim-ratliff

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Re: Watea 98 review
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2011, 07:52:05 pm »
Did he just call me a Gentile?

Peace my brother Mike...and may peace be with you and all who type within!

Hmm...I'd say enjoy the warm weather Mike but shouldn't you be skiing somewhere out west soon?


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Uhhh, Gary  -- aren't you a gentile? I was sort of thinking that everyone on here likely was ever since Radrab stopped posting.

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Gary

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Re: Watea 98 review
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2011, 06:47:18 am »
Ha ah...Jim...we are a diverse bunch indeed!
 

More the merrier!.... ;D

So Jim.....now that you have the perfect quivver like we all do...

if you had a ski caddy.....what ski would you add to your mix?


jim-ratliff

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Re: Watea 98 review
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2011, 09:13:31 pm »
I honestly am very content with only two skis. At this point I need more skills, not more skis.

For me, the incremental value and days of use of another ski would be very small.

Now, a carbon fiber mountain bike to complement my road bike to create a ' bike quiver' would have tremendous incremental value--- and that's what I got myself for Christmas this past year. I even went for a 14 mile ride on a local trail in 38 degree temps with snow covering parts just to try out the new lady.
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Re: Watea 98 review
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2011, 01:42:38 pm »
Jim, you are wise beyond your 90 years!? >:D

Such control, such honesty, such absolute... ::)

but I dare ask you one question.....I tremble as I ask..

you went for a ride in "38 degree temps" and" tried out the new lady"?

Oh you are a bold one!!! >:D
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jim-ratliff

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Re: Watea 98 review
« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2011, 03:09:11 pm »

Yes, and it was with some hesitation that I did it.  Riding a bicycle with snow on the ground (although the trail was mostly clear) was outside my comfort zone. 
When skiing, there are lodges if I get cold.  No lodges along Accotink Creek.

But it was a good ride, and 14 miles was surprising given that I hadn't ridden since the middle of November.
Two years ago I wouldn't ride if it was less than 70, this year I did some rides in the 60's, now I'm down to the upper 30's (and that's as low as it goes).
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Re: Watea 98 review
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2011, 07:53:19 am »
2 words:

studded tires  8)