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    When I Was A Youngin

    Found an old photo I'd thought I share with you guys, from back in the day when I was racing FIS downhills around Europe. Brought back some found memories. That's me in 1979, 35 years and 35 pounds ago, at the start of a downhill race that was held on the Val d'Isere World Cup trail. Downhill racing over there was a blast. Few turns, basically just followed the trail down the hill with a few control gates to keep you on track. Grooming was spotty, and safety measures were few. What's not to love about that, for a 22 year old kid who considered himself bullet proof. Spent two years following the downhill circuit over there, then came back to the US and raced FIS downhill here for a part season, but bagged it because the courses were so comparatively wimpy, it was no fun. Went into coaching instead.

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    OK, your turn. Let's see some shots of you guys from your earlier days on skis.
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    Wasn't that our wetsuit you were wearing? !!

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    1977
    At Tignes, France, just around the corner from Val d'Isere
    A Europa Cup FIS DH

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    Great shots, MR. You've got Redford (Downhill Racer) looks going on in the mug shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushido Princess View Post
    Wasn't that our wetsuit you were wearing? !!
    Sure was. Never be legal these days.
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    Looking good guys

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    Some went fast, and some of us were just going downhill.
    When nothing goes right; go left.

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    Great pics!

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    Hey Stranger, great shot. What year, and which of those too cool for school dudes is you?
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