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Re: June 5, 2013, Mt Rainier - DC Speed Skiing 3:57:55
« Reply #25 on: 06/12/13, 12:18 AM »

Ridiculousness! Couldn't let the Canadian
Keep the record eh! I think I would be puking
at 12,000 feet. Congrats.
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Re: June 5, 2013, Mt Rainier - DC Speed Skiing 3:57:55
« Reply #26 on: 06/12/13, 07:44 AM »

Lots of grousing by the locals...


... these guys showed up and stomped.
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Re: June 5, 2013, Mt Rainier - DC Speed Skiing 3:57:55
« Reply #27 on: 06/12/13, 10:16 AM »

Probably because most Washingtonians have no interest in wearing a lycra suit.

Now you've gone and spoiled your birthday present. 
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Re: June 5, 2013, Mt Rainier - DC Speed Skiing 3:57:55
« Reply #28 on: 06/12/13, 10:24 AM »

Lots of grousing by the locals...


... these guys showed up and stomped.

Classic Old Man on the Back Porch quote from a thread that's been all compliments so far re: this incredible feat.  Throw that sour milk out, slip into a little lycra, and rub your hands all over your streamlined body.  No poopy diapers with full lycra!
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Re: June 5, 2013, Mt Rainier - DC Speed Skiing 3:57:55
« Reply #29 on: 06/12/13, 11:00 AM »

I've gotta find my old Lycra from early 80's climbing days. If I put it on and go anywhere - there will be speed records set by everyone running away!
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Re: June 5, 2013, Mt Rainier - DC Speed Skiing 3:57:55
« Reply #30 on: 06/12/13, 11:17 AM »

I rented a sea kayak in Australia for 10 days, and a full body, chartreuse lycra 'stinger' suit came with it, ostensibly to protect against the box jellyfish.   My initial reaction was WTF?

After a few days, I found myself lounging in my Green Man Suit, perhaps a bit too often. 

Damn, I kinda miss that thing.
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Re: June 5, 2013, Mt Rainier - DC Speed Skiing 3:57:55
« Reply #31 on: 06/12/13, 09:41 PM »

Just wanted to add my congratulations to the Dorais brothers. Very impressive effort and I enjoyed your stories. You guys have great attitudes!

Regarding speed touring, there's huge potential for it in the Cascades, but it will probably never be "popular." I expect that Mt Rainier will remain the primary focus.

I haven't tried for speed records, but I find "flow days" inspiring.

Somebody should ski the Isolation Traverse in a day. That was one of my goals ten years ago, but I never made a serious attempt. I don't think I'm in good enough shape to try it now.

In 1999, my brother Gordy and I tried to ski clockwise around Mt Rainier in a day, starting from Fryingpan Creek. We didn't get very far, discouraged by big crevasses on the Nisqually Glacier. That's another big goal that somebody should attempt. (I don't expect to try again.)

Eben Sargent has done some impressive speed trips in recent years. Like skiing the Ptarmigan Traverse between the Cascade Pass and Downey Creek trailheads in 11 hours, 41 minutes. See this trip report:

http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1024909

The 26-hour link-up of Mt Baker and Mt Shuksan by Ryan Lurie and Gregg Cronn was another cool trip:

http://www.turns-all-year.com/skiing_snowboarding/trip_reports/index.php?topic=21413.0

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