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Didn't do this last season but thinking of skiing on the same day that I leave Sydney at dawn...

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Pete Holden, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    it's also dangerous
    long straight fast roads aren't safer
    too many lunatics in F1 Hiluxes, among other stereotypes
     
  2. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dual carriageway helps though. I much rather deal with those in dual cab penis extensions on the freeway than on the single lane roads from Canberra to the snow.
     
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  3. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    fair point, but the single lane road imposes a different discipline on drivers
    still dangerous, I agree
     
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  4. Spence

    Spence One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I was thinking more in terms of mental stimulation rather than safety. On the way down you have the thought of skiing to lift your spirits. On the way back not so much. If we are talking purely safety, then I think a lot of posts or even the whole thread maybe a bit boarder line.
     
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  5. southpaw

    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah I knew your original post was about keeping your mind stimulated and engaged, I just get triggered when I think about drongos in big Utes and their general stupidity when driving to and from the snow. Of course it’s also a generalisation idiots drive all sorts of vehicles but they are definitely over represented in big dual cab Ute driving community.
     
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  6. Spence

    Spence One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I do acknowledge your point as well. Once you hit the Alpine Way, it's like the Ben Her chariot race. It's truly breath taking some of the crazy speeds and insane manoeuvres that you see people pull. I think to myself, "you're almost there dudes. Five or ten more minutes isn't going to make a difference". And if one of those arses were to harm my family as a consequence of driving like that, I would hunt them down and assassinate them. No mercy.
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't think vehicle type is an issue. Its people that don't use cruise control set to consistent rules that stuff up the works. Tailgate followers. Oblivious to anything but those lights in front. Don't notice changes in speed limit and wouldn't know how fast they are going, or want to go. Just got to get past the car in front and in the meanwhile sit as close to it as possible - ruining any chance of achieving the former. .
     
  8. Marty_McSly

    Marty_McSly Staying the **** at home. Ski Pass: Gold

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    This. Roughly 2.5 hours from Parramatta to Canberra. Leaving at 4am will put you in the roo danger zone around Williamsdale/Royalla around 7am. Be very, very careful.

    As far as driving and skiing goes, I routinely leave from Newcastle between 4 and 4.30am and get some afternoon skiing in on the first day.

    Then on my last day I usually ski until midday then drive home. The trick is to be back on the north side of Canberra before 4pm to minimise the risk of minced roo.

    Depending on stops, I get home between 9 and midnight. But then I work a 7 day roster and organise my ski trips so that I have at least 2 sleeps before going back to work.
     
  9. pegasusSki

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    I am sure the single-cab drivers will be rather hurt they are left out. Especially the ones with a swag on the back, with a big box of stuff.
     
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    Yeah there’s a special place in motorist hell for them also.
     
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  11. pegasusSki

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    ahead of me.
     
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    almost worth a thread of its own but it never ceases to amaze me the difference between the ski crowd, (even the backcountry ski crowd) and the "4x4" crowd.

    The cultural gap between the 4x4 crowd esp when it involves rum, and spotlights, could never be bridged.

    Yet a love of the outdoors is apparently the common theme.
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I would disagree with this thesis.
     
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    teleroo Ignored Member Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm a solo driver and after a big trip even a 1pm departure is a bit problematic back to Sydney for me. Again stop at Canberra, and get at least six hours sleep and leave Canberra 4am or something.
     
  15. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Historically I haven't found the drive home on Sunday after skiing too bad. Wife and I take shifts behind the wheel. Leave by 4, stop for a rest/dinner in Canberra, home by 11-11:30pm, unpack gear, bed by midnight.

    Work on Mondoom a different story LOL
     
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    If you are going to be tired and scattered you may as well get paid for it!
     
  17. Sage Oya

    Sage Oya Like the herb, lover of Pabst, cup ramen devotee Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gotta maintain that work/life balance :thumbs:
     
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    When you say “love” does that include doing donuts in fragile ecosystems and shooting trees with up with shotties?
     
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    OK - an apparent love of the outdoors ie being outside. I suspect the outdoors is apparently an extension of the 'bar' at home.

    got me there!
     
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