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Old 07-20-2017, 10:55 PM
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Did first INT comp at 55. Keeping old respectable. That was a few years ago and currently skiing strong.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:59 PM
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ah to be 43 again.. - -- still skiin hard here on my way to 58
I know 43 isn't old yet/anymore or whatever. I ski/mt bike with a bunch of guys in their 50's and 60's. I am the slowest worst of the group, and while my skiing ([email protected]) may not be much to shake a stick at, I'm actually a pretty good Mt Biker, especially when gravity is involved (going down hill fast).

One of my friends in his mid 60's skis into 39 off and is ranked in the top 10 in the nation and world. He just had a quadruple bypass in March/april, and has already been ripping 35 off for months.

I love hanging out with these guys. They push me to be better, and they give me hope that I don't have to be old, fat, and lazy as I age like you see so much. In my line of work I see so many morbidly obese people that don't do anything. I'm always shocked when you see someone with no teeth, a boat load of medical problems, a butt the size of a house, they look old as dirt, and then you find out they are actually younger than you. I think the solution is to play hard every day, and limit the liquid calories.
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:06 PM
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I know 43 isn't old yet/anymore or whatever. I ski/mt bike with a bunch of guys in their 50's and 60's. I am the slowest worst of the group, and while my skiing ([email protected]) may not be much to shake a stick at, I'm actually a pretty good Mt Biker, especially when gravity is involved (going down hill fast).

One of my friends in his mid 60's skis into 39 off and is ranked in the top 10 in the nation and world. He just had a quadruple bypass in March/april, and has already been ripping 35 off for months.

I love hanging out with these guys. They push me to be better, and they give me hope that I don't have to be old, fat, and lazy as I age like you see so much. In my line of work I see so many morbidly obese people that don't do anything. I'm always shocked when you see someone with no teeth, a boat load of medical problems, a butt the size of a house, they look old as dirt, and then you find out they are actually younger than you. I think the solution is to play hard every day, and limit the liquid calories.
that's awesome!
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:52 PM
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Those are awesome pics! I'm younger than you and can't do that... hope I can ski like that when I get to 43.

I a pic like #2 but it was a spilt second before the back totally slid out on me... so if you didn't know it makes me look like a great skier
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:13 AM
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That certainly doesn't look old to me!
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:39 AM
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Great pictures, I wish I was only 43. Turning the big 50 next week but still gripping and ripping on the ski. Actually skiing better now then I have when I was younger.
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I think the solution is to play hard every day, and limit the liquid calories.
Now if I could only cut back on the liquid calories!!
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:42 AM
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Now if I could only cut back on the liquid calories!!
Aint that the truth... But that one beer after skiing every night is almost as sinful as the 6 reds I skied a few minutes earlier.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:02 AM
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I was 45 the first time I put a ski on. 48 now and just starting to figure course skiing out. I definitely learn slower as I get older haha. But if it was easy it wouldn't be nearly as fun!

Hey DMC is 50 and still killing it haha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y7xUnt2Tn0
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:23 AM
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But if it was easy it would be called wakeboarding
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:38 AM
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The first time I skied it was because I didn't feel like filling up the fat sacks.

I put my friends plank on and I was immediately hooked. I have wakeboarded once since then. I wish some one introduced me to skiing sooner.
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