It’s funny.  Dave & I have been on our Colorado 5000 road trip for 16 days now, and on skis for 13 of those days. But, believe it or not, today is the first day we’ve really just gone out and skied for ourselves! We covered quite a number of lifts at Vail and enjoyed it.  Had lunch at the top, and then stopped over to see Greg Hoffman at his Ski Boot Fitting Skier Enhancement Center at the top.  Had a great visit and discussed different fitting and adjustment things with the DODGE carbon fiber ski boot, but unfortunately, by the time we went back out, it was freezing mist.  Not nice at all to ski down stopping many times to clean the ice off the glasses!

I mentioned that we’ve been on skis 13 days this trip, but I also realized I’ve been on skis at least 22 days this year when I count New Zealand.  That’s as many as I skied last year total.  I might have to quit by Christmas so I done get totally burned out. (Yeah, right!)

Anyway, we drove over to Beaver Creek to see Dane Spencer and give him a new shock-absorbing boot board to test.  Wow! First time I’ve been to Beaver Creek … very snazzy!

Then stopped in Avon on the way back to fit a pair of demos to a member of the US Ski Team development team.  Nice kid.  It’ll be interesting to see how a DH skier likes the boot.  And, there’s another US Team member who wants the same pair.  Nice problem to have.

Another stop to pick up some boot fitting supplies and back to the hotel.  Getting ready to eat some German food and drink wiess bier at Pepi Gramshammer’s, then meet up with the MMSC coaches.

Whew!

Busy tomorrow with more tests.

Later.

Bill

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