Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Redefining Geezerhood amd Networking

Today's coffee with the Tough Old Geezer group got me to thinking about the definition of a geezer skier. I originally thought one had to be over 70 to gain entrance. But hearing that Pat R. was just about to reach that milestone makes me think I better lower the qualifying age. So if one is willing to think they are eccentric enough and are willing to be identified as a geezer bring'em on.
The great thing about geezer skiers and perhaps all skiers is networking. Wherever skiers assemble there are stories to be shared and experiences to be relived. And often useful advice happens unexpectedly. I was using a new set of boot heaters this morning and wondered why they wouldn't turn on. Allen B. with the same heaters straightened me out. You have to hold down the on button for a significant period of time to activate. Probably reading the instructions would have been a good idea too.

So today's skiing with an ambient temperature of 7 to 9 F and a wind chill for way below 0 F made for a longer than normal coffee break. But as some of us say "It is good to be this side of the snow".
Happy New Year everyone.

1 comment:

Pat and Bev said...

I have a friend that I ski with occasionally. He loved our "Tough Old Geezer Skier" pins and kept bugging me for one. The only problem- he was only in his late 40's. You can bend the "rules"-but not that much. My solution- I had a pin made for him that said: "Aspiring Tough Old Geezer" He still wears it proudly!