rhys jones

rhys jones 4 days, 16 hours ago on Steamboat City Council to consider downtown parking meter proposal Tuesday

It's not free money. Besides the up-front expense, there will be ongoing maintenance costs, not to mention the necessary expense of emptying the meters periodically... enforcement will have to be increased, to enforce their effectiveness -- and there's not enough of that now. Because parking downtown is not really a problem.

I wonder about all those dimes and quarters, and how many hands they go through between the meter and the bank, and how some might disappear; I'd be shocked if they don't. Not to mention whatever overhead the city tags on in administration of this new tax -- no other word suffices. We'll be lucky to get dimes back, on our dollars invested. We'll be robbing ourselves. Or Council will be robbing us -- a tax, veiled as parking meters. Where's TABOR?

Everything this town touches turns to crap; get ready for the next round!!

And hey Brian -- Did it hurt to agree with me? The "lol" cut me to the quick. Have your friends shunned you yet? I've actually got an underground support network of sorts, in this town -- they don't talk in here much, but I meet more all the time. Hope to meet you some day!!

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rhys jones 4 days, 18 hours ago on Donald Ferry: Prop 105 truth

Yeah my skis would have been pushing air -- they were the highest part of me. Nobody nearby -- I was DAMN NEAR a statistic.

I was the same way as a kid. I couldn't get near a body of water, without falling into it. Tree wells have the same effect on me. I steer well clear of them.

It HAS been a beautiful Fall, so far, days plenty warm, lots of sunshine. I wouldn't mind if the snow held off 'til the weekend before Opening Day -- though if we make it past Halloween, it's borrowed time after that.

'07-'08 was a good year -- no snow, delayed opening, then it came nonstop. Record year. How 'bout another one of those, Big Guy?

Even average is outstanding. Everybody enjoy this great stuff!!

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rhys jones 5 days, 11 hours ago on Tom Ross: Experiencing a Clark Griswold moment in the Paris Metro

I think it's the whoop-te-do's on Flintlock, (?) those fun little humps that are quite a ride, just pointing 'em, how it got its name. Of course, that's impractical, for safety reasons (unseen snowplowers) but oh so much fun!!

Another fun thing to do, if you find yourself in that neighborhood on a sunny day, is to ski the Sunshine lift line, and pretend the shadows from the upcoming chairs are race gates, and you want to slalom them, left side of this one, right side of the next... whatever the terrain, and as fast or slow as you want; it's a great training tool... and when you miss a gate -- you don't crash and burn!!

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rhys jones 5 days, 12 hours ago on Donald Ferry: Prop 105 truth

The old Vipers are still teaching me new tricks.

The Hazie's crew ate our plume, me and Paulie, last group day, last year. ;-)

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rhys jones 5 days, 13 hours ago on Donald Ferry: Prop 105 truth

What's the trick to tree wells, John? One almost swallowed me at Vail once, nobody was around, my bindings wouldn't release, no way could I twist out, my head was below snow level, and it took every bit of my incredible upper-body strength to gyrate up and out of that one. I can see why people die in those. So WHAT'S THE TRICK?

PS -- Back when I was programming reservations, Tori Batelle was my Telluride contact -- Anne's sister -- who claimed she was better... and after watching her ski, I couldn't argue -- that girl DANCED on skis, through the gnarliest stuff -- best skier I've ever skied with -- smoked my bumbly butt. (that's been decades; I'm better now)

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rhys jones 5 days, 13 hours ago on Donald Ferry: Prop 105 truth

Don't worry Jerry, your mind is intact -- well, as much as it ever was -- I wrote that comment as a reply to an earlier commnet of yours -- and hence, that's why it appears first. I saw your latest before I replied to the earlier one.

Nerd 102: Timestamps.

Hey, at least it wasn't a comment days ago and halfway up the page.

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rhys jones 5 days, 17 hours ago on Tom Ross: Experiencing a Clark Griswold moment in the Paris Metro

Yeah, and I'll bet the curves between them will be as fun in a Mercedes, as ours were in my Mach I -- and the irony is, I'll probably have to get cool with Colorado, before I can do that there. Catch-22.

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