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Mon Apr 17, 2000 1:12 pm
<I>(Note from the Administrator: This report was originally posted on 11/14/99. Due to our move to new servers, the date and time attributed to this post is incorrect.)</I> <BR> <BR>Got to the 'riva at 9:15. On the hill at 9:30. <BR> <BR>First run down ecstasy felt sooo strange. Great <BR>groomed conditions, some bumps forming. Took Locke Mtn. triple from midpoint and did T2 a couple of times. Good groomed conditions, some ice already showing on right side. Run down to bottom on Sunday Punch was excruciating. Full-tilt snowmaking blasted my ears and very rough and ragged man-made conditions prevailed with lots of death-cookies of unknown solidity (most <BR>were firm, but broke-up). <BR> <BR>Took a long break and an early lunch. <BR> <BR>Out on hill at 11:15. Ecstasy still best run of the day. 2 runs on T2 and one on Upper Sunday punch (roller-coaster whales with nice soft man-made). Last run of day down Sunday punch was somewhat more predictable as all the snow had coalesced into some pretty decent moguls, which were firm but not solid. <BR> <BR>All-in-all, I had a few 'turns' with some rhythm and I got my stance back. My legs now feel like sticks, and refuse to bend or move without pain. Ahh. <BR> <BR> <BR>Next weekend Loon with my daughter. <BR> <BR>P.S. Took a ride over to Cannon. The new high-speed quad and the two new lifts are all in with chairs on them. The outside of the children's center is done, and the inside <BR>is being worked on. The new parking lots below the new children's center are real small, and that walk up will be a real pain. The new children's center lift seems like a complete waste of money. It can't be longer than 200 feet. Why not just have another surface lift? <BR> <BR>We got 2" of snow in Lincoln on Friday night. It's all melted by now, but it should help cool the ground down. Looks like cold weather returns Monday. A good dump is always possible the more cold days we have.