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    Southern Ontario Session '06 (New Thread)

    Okay, we're on. I have reserved space for the event on January 27. Mark your calendars accordingly. Based on last year and a little optimism, I have tentatively told them that approximately 20 will be attending (this is less flexible than you might imagine).

    Before I sign the contract (yes, there is a contract, and yes, I am on the hook), I need to confirm numbers. When I say confirm, I mean I need your absolute personal assurance that you will show up or I will be left holding the bag for the unsold tickets (and you won't be able to come next year). I know some of you had confirmed on the other thread but if you would not mind committing yourself in a reply post on this thread it would keep things somewhat tidy.

    There was some discussion of setting a course in the other thread and it is not impossible to have this happen but the race staff do not really understand snowboard courses and there is a cost to have them set one (badly and with slalom poles rather than stubbies). If you have not been through gates this would not be the ideal time or place to learn.

    I think the gear swap idea is interesting. If you have a board or a full set-up you would like to dispose of, you could bring it to the hill and leave it in the racks then make arrangements with others to try out the gear. This won't be like SES with a tech tent but the picnic tables usually work fine as tuning benches in a pinch. Maybe at the end of the day we could get all the gear in one spot where the bindings and other bits can be examined. There is a race room with tuning benches that I think we might use. Bring wads of cash.

    If you bring a lunch, pack one that you can bring up the lift. Although there is a number of food service areas, they are often booked up serving catered events. The Upper Chalet seems to be available for us to get together at lunchtime (think of it as the SES banquet without the food, drinks, or door prizes). There is a fairly limited menu but there is beer (for the first time this year) so I am sure most people will be well-served.

    We will establish a rendezvous point, radio channel, and other details later but this should be enough for now. If you don't know anything about Osler you can learn more
    here

    So, 20 spots friends...don't delay, sign up now. Because I trust you guys (and girls; actually the girls more so), I am not asking for the cash up front. However, I will need you to bring the cost of the ticket on the day. I am not sure what the ticket cost is going to be but I am guessing C$50 right now; I will confirm this later.

    Looking forward to riding with you all.

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    I may just come out, this is my frist year hardbooting so im not too good and im not sure of the level of the people coming out. But i would like to ride with other hardbooters so i may just jump on this oppoturnity.

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    I'm in.

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    I am in for one spot
    Thanks for your work in setting this day up
    John

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    Hey veector, last year there were riders of all abilities at the event. I learned a lot by just watching some of these guys. So don't hesitate to come out if you're new to the game.

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    Alright, thanks for the encouragement, il check my schedual and il reply to reserve a spot

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    I'm baaackkk!!!!

    Hey there,

    Count me in for the 27th! Chris, you're so cool for working on this.

    Much thanks to Mike at MSLM (Jan 2) for letting me know this was already in the works. This was my first (half) day back on the slopes since the last SOS on Feb 6th last year (I tore my ACL a few days later). There was a little rust to scrape away and it wasn't the screws in my knee (they're titanium and don't rust :-) ).

    Anyway, I hope to be at ECES this year also but I need to ride some more before I can book it.

    arthur

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    I'm in for one. Monique won't be able to make it this year. She broke her tibia down at her ankle this past Friday. She says its my fault for not telling her that toboganning is dangerous. She's hoping to be skiing/riding mid to late February.

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    Details?

    I'm interested, but need details.

    Thanks,
    Trip
    I love my SUV. Nothing can stop it. Not even the brakes.

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    Count me in

    Greg Marsden

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    Rob:

    Sorry to hear about Monique's misfortune. She must not have read the warning labels on the bottom of the toboggan! Good thing it wasn't the Intec heel!

    John

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    Thanks for setting this up. Count me in for one person.

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    Couint Me In

    Chris:

    Thanks for organizing and count me in.

    All the best,

    Rob

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    I'll Be There

    This sounds great. I'll be there too. My thanks as well for organizing things.

    Chris

    PS. Thanks for the heads up on this one Greg.
    Last edited by Chris; January 3rd, 2006 at 02:41 PM.

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    Count us in

    We (Beth and Derek) are in. Can't wait to see you all there!

    Derek

    PS - Chris, thanks for organizing this again this year!

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    Aw shucks...

    ... I'm blushing.

    Good work, you guys are on the ball. That makes 13 spots taken.

    csquared & friend
    Skategoat
    John O'Brien
    Ruhtra
    ARCrider
    Greg Marsden
    pmWizard
    John H
    Rob-CanCarve
    Chris (can't id you from the picture but any Chris is a friend of mine)
    Beth & Derek

    Keep it coming guys. I am trying to confirm YYZCanuck and Mr. Coiler (very small chance of the latter as he is getting behind on the gold medal boards these days).

    Lets hope this weather improves soon.

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    Osler, Jan. 27

    Miss a day miss alot.
    I'm keen to meet you guys and carve it up.
    I'm hoping my daughter can join us; she is waiting for her university schedule.
    She retired from racing last year (Provintial GS Champion 04, 10th in slalom at the 04 Nationals & several top 10 placings at Continental Cup & Noram races) She is also a CASI instructor. Yes, I'm a proud Dad.
    Rob (of Caledon)

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    Greg's Met Me

    Csquared, I haven't met any of you guys except Greg. I don't get up to MSLM--it's a long drive from London. I usually only make it to Talisman on Sundays. Not a great carving hill but okay compared to what's down here. At any rate, it'll be fantastic to ride with a bunch of other carvers. Usually I'm the "guy on the funny board" or "the old school bindings" (TD2's!) with no other alpine riders around. Looking forward to learning from some other riders.

    Cheers
    Chris Ball
    Last edited by Chris; January 4th, 2006 at 06:23 AM.

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    I need a ride !!!

    Hey guys, i can come but i have no ride since my dad has the car for that day.

    If anyone can give me a ride up there and back down id appreciate it.

    Im in the etobicoke area, bloor/westmall to be specific.

    Thanks in advance

    Vic.

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    Chris,

    Just for the record, I will be there....

    This is really shaping up for a big turnout! There will be a lot of unfamiliar faces to go with the familiar ones.

    John

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    I spoke to my father this evening and he'd like to come along as well, so add Mike McNally to the list also.

    thanks!

    Beth

    are we at the 20 people yet? Is there trouble if we go over 20 people? My brother still hasn't responded to my queries so he might be in also.

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    Count me in!

    Hi, I'd like to come to your event. I live and ride in Huntsville mostly, not too many other carvers up here so please mark me down. I'm not exactly sure where Ostler is though. Can someone post directions.

    Thanks, Dan Stewart

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    http://www.oslerbluff.com/directions.htm

    Here are driving instructions to the club.

    John

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    Alright, i dont work that day, so count me in

    i just need to find a ride

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    Add one more, Imo from MSLM will be coming. His computer is down so he asked me to put his name on the list.

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    Hi, guys.

    My name is Anatoly. I've came to Canada from Russia, to study. I've used hardstuff over 2 years.
    I'd like to ride with you
    Can I still join in, it'll be good for international relationship

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    Update on the Event

    Okay, here (courtesy of our friend YYZ and with a few late additions) is the list as it stands right now.

    1,2 csquared & friend
    3 Skategoat
    4 John O'Brien
    5 Ruhtra
    6 ARCrider
    7 Greg Marsden
    8 pmWizard
    9 John H
    10 Rob-CanCarve
    11 Chris Ball
    12,13 Beth, Derek
    14 Rob Smith
    15 Mike McNally
    16 Dan Stewart
    17 Darren Eagles
    18 Veector
    19 Imo
    20,21 Andrea & Dave Morgan
    22 Anatoly (Tolik)
    23 Bruce Varsava
    24 Chris Houghton (I presume)

    We are over the 20 target but I think we can swing it. However, I am going to close the list at this point. Apologies to anyone who missed this post early enough to get on.

    VEECTOR, IMO, ANATOLY, I need your real names to go on the ticket list (I know the rest of you). When you arrive on January 27, you will only be able to pick up a ticket if your name appears on the guest list for the day. BETH & DEREK, you need to remind me of your last names and I think you mentioned that you wanted to bring a relative (need his name).

    Some changes: the ticket office will be collecting the $40 price of your ticket for the day. In addition to paying for your ticket, you will be required to sign a waiver form (this is standard procedure for mid-week groups at the club).

    I will post more updates the week of the event so stay tuned.

    Oh yes, pray for the weather to improve. Its looking grim for the coming week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csquared
    VEECTOR, IMO, ANATOLY, I need your real names to go on the ticket list (I know the rest of you). When you arrive on January 27, you will only be able to pick up a ticket if your name appears on the guest list for the day. BETH & DEREK, you need to remind me of your last names and I think you mentioned that you wanted to bring a relative (need his name).
    "Anatoly Andrushchenko" this is my full name, it's hard to spell it even for me

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    Full name is Imo Weinert.

    Thanks

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    Beth and Derek

    Beth McNally and Derek Peeling

    Beth is still trying to get in touch with her brother Colin to see if he'll come. Haven't gotten a response yet.

    Thanks again - looking forward to it!

    Derek

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