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It was time for the family ski trip to Colorado and seeing how last year in Vail I found there was no oxygen so I was sick for a week i would prepare. First I drank a orange and grape drink for a couple days before departure.  It tastes like tang the stuff they took into space. Younger people might not remember.  Second flew to Denver, spent the night. I was told we are acclimating.  Next started the drive over the mountain to Cresta Butte. Need to work our way there I was told. Well I remembered years ago I spent a day in Black Hawk so let's spend a nite there. What I remembered was a little town with a couple motels and 1 casino.  Not now. The whole town is casinos.  My idea, no one else to blame but I could spent 3 night's in Quebec for what I paid for one. No problem honey we are on vacation. Looking back now that was the cheap part. Spend just too many hours in a casino.  That's alright we are on vacation.  Lol. Next day west on 70 the south and then west to Gunnison. Very interesting drive. Spent the nite with a Friend and had a great dinner and conversation.  Wonderful evening and I was still breathing.  Everything is great. Final leg to the ski area, found the house, unloaded the car and where did the oxygen go. Thought I accumulated.  Time has gone by and maybe more people have arrived and less oxygen is to be had. Well today we , as in my honey and I,  went to the ski village clinic, seen the doctor and now I am laying in bed with a concentrator pumping air in my. Amazing how fast you feel better when you have something to breathe.  Only pain is a friend out here had sleds ready for a day or two of riding. If I got stuck I would die no doubt. 

It's alright seeing how i don't ski and I am now resting up for when I get home because my next stop is RDL Quebec.  Next year I am going to lose 50 lbs and try it again. It's tough out here but it is beautiful.  Be safe all. 

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1 hour ago, Shore1066 said:

where did the oxygen go...Time has gone by and maybe more people have arrived and less oxygen is to be had.

Funny!/Not funny!

Resting up for QC is always a silver lining!

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We are going Cote Nord too, leaving RDL early Sunday to Matane Ferry, for a week of play in the North, above the bad weather, we will be coming down just as you go North.

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I used to live in Steamboat for a couple years back in the mid 80s, became acclimated after a bit. Well haven't been back for 30 years and took my wife there in 2014.  Anyway, hooked up with an old friend who had a couple of old Polaris long tracks and I asked him to take me mtn riding. We went near the Winter Park area and some areas we rode were above the tree line.  Completely different riding than here in the East and Canada, way harder!  Well after I stuffed it for about the 4th or 5th time around 10,000 feet, I thought I was gonna die. But it was awesome!

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I would just once like to see the high meadows I see on you tube. I don't want to climb up mountains as far as the machine will go. My friend says they are here. Any way maybe lose 50 lbs and get better or earlier drugs before I come out. Maybe next year. Maybe bring my riding pardner slash my youngest boy. That might not work because his brother will be here too. Alot of stuff happens when they get together. Lol

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21 hours ago, quebec bob said:

We are going Cote Nord too, leaving RDL early Sunday to Matane Ferry, for a week of play in the North, above the bad weather, we will be coming down just as you go North.

We'd love to hear a trail report.   We hear there is a lot of snow up there.  We're starting at the Richelieu.   Cote Nord will be a first for us.  Looking forward to it.   

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Left that no oxygen area today. Found a qualify inn in Colorado springs and it is much better in this area for breathing.  Still coughing a little but not as much. Let me tell you all this is a very serous sickness and I believe if i was stupid and not give in to altitude sickness I truly believe it will kill you. I may be 67 but I have never had anything flatten me like this. This was a adventure but a bad one for me.  It would be easier to ride 500 miles in a day than this. I would like to try the 500 miles tho. Right David. So anyway be safe guy's. 

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