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Old 01-18-2006   #11
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Geez. Y'all sound like a bunch of bored boaters looking for something to waste their time on, waiting for the rivers to thaw...

Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
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Old 01-18-2006   #12
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Nope. Skiing is to good to be bored!

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Old 01-18-2006   #13
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I have a confession.

I am a former East coaster who is a former Front Ranger and now a West Sloper. I am being driven farther away from people (been thinking about BC lateley).

I have no job to speak of, not much money left - but won't go back.

Why you ask. I dunno.

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Old 01-18-2006   #14
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chin up, bro, there's always the porn industry...the toughest job you'll ever love
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Old 01-18-2006   #15
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easy on the western slopers...we like our space and don't want any damn californians moving in and acting like they own the place. We just see the front range as wannabees.
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Old 01-19-2006   #16
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Its kind of like this:

Frontrangers are a bunch of city slickers.
Westslopers are a bunch of rednecks.

You ever see city slickers and rednecks get along?
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Old 01-19-2006   #17
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Caspian, why do you have to bring up old shit? To bring you up to speed, the M-wave is what happens on your Momma's tummy when I'm riding it frontside.
Why the hell would you want to modify Gore rapid? Go make us a playpark down at the Pumphouse takeout instead!
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Old 01-19-2006   #18
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sar·casm, n.

1. A cutting, often ironic remark
2. A form of wit that is marked by the use of sarcastic language
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Old 01-19-2006   #19
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It is interesting that I saw this thread this morning. My wife ad I were laughing about this last night. I was once a front ranger and am now an extreme west sloper, living at a Utah ski area. When I met my wife she was an instructor up in Breckinridge, and I was a front ranger. When I talk to this, I'm speaking in massive generalizations, so don't take it personal.
Front Rangers are people who moved to Colorado for the lifestyle, and have a job that allows them to be able to travel to the mountains and enjoy the opportunities offered.
Western Slopers fall into multiple categories:
1: High school partiers who moved to the mountains to live at a resort, and consider themselves very hard core. Typically very heavy into substance and seeking a rep job, which they will never get. While they use the Ski or Kayak in a fashion better than most, they present in a fashion which prohibits marketing departments wanting them as their front man. So, they end up working for mountain taxi, citimarket or another similar spot, and loving their life, but living a subsistence existence that makes it tough for them to have a family, exists in mainstream society, etc. I'm frankly envious of these guy's. They are confortable living in conditions that I no longer am willing to. Their biggest worry is who they'll meet at the bar that night.

2.) Parties who have lived on the western slope for their whole life and have stable jobs at banks, etc, and are great and open to front rangers. They recognize their existence is dependent on the tourism pouring their way.

3.) People who are going there for a year or two for fun, and then are getting back to it somewhere else.

I think the resentments that exists, exists everywhere. When I lived in Northern New Mexico we didn't like the Texans, In Wisconsin it's FIB's. When you’re just getting by to live in a place, you validate your poverty by saying how stupid everyone else is who doesn't have what you have.

Either way, we all get along pretty well on the river.

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What's a FIB?

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