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gotmyboat
01-29-2007, 01:22 PM
I am having some serious boating withdrawls. The snowboarding is just no substitute for a day on the lake. As I am feeling nostalgic, so I am attaching some pictures of Memorial Day '06 in the Sierras. We awoke Saturday to an inch of snow, but my Outback was already in the water. How often do you get to slalom in the snow?

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/557/8/99/26/2882899260094275934onwJXc_th.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2882899260094275934onwJXc)
Yes, that is a shorty wet suit.


http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/58/158/0/31/37/2960031370094275934PtGMYC_th.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2960031370094275934PtGMYC)
It's hard to have good form when it is 25F and you are being pelted with snow.

Any other hardcore skiers out there??

Dave

Buttafewcoe
01-29-2007, 01:41 PM
Now that's double tough........you get my vote on that hard core thing
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aintskeered
01-29-2007, 02:24 PM
Wow now that is some braging rights there! Come on spring time

Zihuatanejo
01-29-2007, 05:19 PM
Here in minnesota my friends and I will start skiing in late April and stop in october.. I have never skiied in 25F wheather so you win. The worst was skiing in about 40-35f while it was raining that sucked.

mattva65
01-29-2007, 05:58 PM
Great Pics !! Yep, winter Sucks.

04OUTBACK
01-29-2007, 10:24 PM
I AM WITH YA... No Snow here.. but I am very ready for some wakeboarding..
Actually coming to Reno / Tahoe in 2 weeks for a tradeshow and some of that"replacement skiing" on snow...

Actually hoping for snow on that one... but want 90 Degrees here!!

Nafplio
01-29-2007, 11:51 PM
Yeah, winter sucks. Snowboarding is good but not good enough. Now, hiking up a mountain, having a beer on a great view, then snowboarding down... that's close.
Or maybe not. Anyone doing any work on their boat?

gotmyboat
01-30-2007, 11:37 AM
We haven't even gotten much snow. Thank goodness they have snow-making at all of our resorts. I am beginning to wonder if we will have enough water in the reservoirs this summer.

Now I'm just complaining!

Dave

04OUTBACK - Enjoy yourself while you are here. Try to take a trip up to Lake Tahoe if you can. It is beautiful.

blueLSV
01-30-2007, 06:06 PM
yeah winter sucks... this was last week :wink:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d21/bpedevill/Bryon003.jpg

sorry couldn't resist...it makes all the riots, fires and mudslides worth it. :oops:

gotmyboat
01-30-2007, 06:20 PM
That was low, Blue. Now I'm going to have to pout :cry:

Dave

blueLSV
01-30-2007, 06:59 PM
That was low, Blue. Now I'm going to have to pout :cry:

Dave

to be fair it was only in the low 70's :roll: :lol:

Buttafewcoe
01-31-2007, 05:46 AM
maybe....but notice he's wearing a full body suit.
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qb12
01-31-2007, 09:24 AM
oh i am so down. normally in oklahoma we may get get a tiny bit of snow every now and then. this year we have received 12 inches of snow followed by 5 inches of ice (3 weeks ago) and they are calling for 2-5 inches of snow today. :x

i guess to look at the bright side is hopefully it will help fill our lakes up. the one i currently go to along with another moomba brother, seth, is down 12 feet.

db

blueLSV
01-31-2007, 10:25 AM
maybe....but notice he's wearing a full body suit.
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you are correct :oops: even i was surprised at how cold the water can be when it's warm out...i guess winter is winter.

gotmyboat
01-31-2007, 12:16 PM
Hey Qube -

I've some friends who moved back to Grove and bought a big house on Grand Lake with a guest house and a nice dock. It is amazing how much farther the housing dollar goes in OK then in the west. We're thinking of going for a week this summer. Do you spend much time on Grand? When would be the best time to go (least humidity and bugs?)

Have you had any damage or major outaes from the ice storms?

Pray for summer!!!

Dave

JoeTechie
01-31-2007, 12:29 PM
Come to Florida. I'll take anyone on this board out for a ride. The air temps are still 75+ and water temps are 66 or so.

-Joe

gotmyboat
01-31-2007, 12:29 PM
Blue, you need to come to Northern Nevada and hang with us for a while. The lakes are filled by melting snowpack, so in late May the lake temp is about 60F. The water actually feels warm though when the air temp is 25F, like in the pictures.
On a typical early summer day we will go out and ski with the fishermen at 6-7am. At that time of day the temp is usually in the high 30s to low 40s. The biggest problem is that when your hands get to cold they stiffen up and you can't release in your turns.
Later in the day the sun warms up the top 5 ft and as summer wears on the lake stays warmer.

I've thought of moving to FL but I hate humidity, and I would miss my family (they're not leaving.)

For now I will try to maintain my layer of thermal protection with beer and Krispy Kreme.

Dave

qb12
01-31-2007, 12:30 PM
Hey Qube -

I've some friends who moved back to Grove and bought a big house on Grand Lake with a guest house and a nice dock. It is amazing how much farther the housing dollar goes in OK then in the west. We're thinking of going for a week this summer. Do you spend much time on Grand? When would be the best time to go (least humidity and bugs?)

Have you had any damage or major outaes from the ice storms?

Pray for summer!!!

Dave

Dave, right now I am just praying for April to get out.

Grand is a very nice "big" lake with many "big" boats so boarding is only good on the north end where you friend lives. I have been up there a few times (75 miles). Best time is usually in mid june before it get's really hot.

I have a insurance agency and so far I have had about 24 claims between auto and homes. At one point during the ice storm there were over 100K people without power. knock on wood never lost mine :D

db