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About RootDKJ

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    'Safety' Expert
  • Birthday 05/03/1973

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    Head Monster 88, Line Sir Francis Bacon, Volkl Mantra, Nordica Hot Rod Jet Fuel
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    Blue Mountain Resort

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    Skiing, Biking, Drinking, Smoking

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  1. RootDKJ

    Alpine Touring (skinning) vs. hiking

    At least it’s not in the biking thread Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. RootDKJ

    Alpine Touring (skinning) vs. hiking

    I’ve done some night riding on the Columbia Trail, in NJ. That’s a neat spot to ride after dark. Pitch black, with very little visible sky, but once night vision kicks in, you can see clearly, as this was an old railroad line. The light cinder is such a contrast to everything else. The first night I rode there I was taking a safety break on a bench near Ken Lockwood George when I heard something very large crashing through the woods in front of me. Scared the shit out of me. I jumped on my bike so fast I forgot to grab my water bottle. Was probably a deer, but bear was on my nerves. Found the bottle the next day. I have also done a bunch of night rides on the Capoolong Creek/Landsdown Trail with just a 1W CREE light with great success. I believe this trail goes through @Shadows family’s lands. Once, I accidentally found a group night ride of about 10 people at the Nassau Trails. I was going to leave, but I rode with them for a while and had one of my more fun rides ever. I’d love to do some VT rides at night.
  3. RootDKJ

    Alpine Touring (skinning) vs. hiking

    Try some XC cross-country? I've been out XCing at night after fresh snowfall under moon light and it was surreal. Didn't even need my headlamp.
  4. RootDKJ

    Alpine Touring (skinning) vs. hiking

    Doug takes less risks now.
  5. RootDKJ

    Killington June 3

    We did a long weekend up by Lake Champlain, close to Canada. Right on the lake. It was beautiful. VBRO'd a place that had a patio facing the lake and a grill.
  6. RootDKJ

    Killington June 3

    Killy is beautiful when everything is all green and lush. Smells wonderful.
  7. RootDKJ

    Arapahoe Basin, 05/12-05/13

    Nice pics eaf
  8. RootDKJ

    Loveland, the closing day

    Same here
  9. RootDKJ

    Loveland, the closing day

    Better weed or go with edibles.
  10. RootDKJ

    Loveland, the closing day

    Go get some marijuana and a few hits later you won’t care about the sunburn as much.
  11. RootDKJ

    Help Me Choose a VT Vehicle!

    1. A solid option. Living in VT, you never know when you might have to drive on a dirt road. I've always recovered when I've gone down in fuel economy in a vehicle. My current car gets 15mpg less than my last, but I wouldn't trade back. A real low gear might be very useful. 2. Older Rav4's AWD systems only worked at slow speeds. Not that you want to be flying in the snow. I'm sure they are more sophisticated now. Look for a 6 cylinder model. The 4 is way under-powered. 3. Great AWD system. I only wish they had a nicer fit and finish on the inside. 4. Volvo's new XC40 🤩
  12. RootDKJ

    May Day

    Same. Can’t wait to get some pre-work biking in this week
  13. RootDKJ

    May Day

    Do it!!!
  14. RootDKJ

    Help Me Choose a VT Vehicle!

    Are you buying new or used?
  15. RootDKJ

    Colorado Skifari 4/4-4/11...

    It would be better for you to drink water