Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ski Racing Part 2

So I found a box with some pictures and "stuff" in it that had to do with my skiing past. I don't have a scanner (HP don't you want me to review a scanner for you? please?) so I actually took pictures of pictures.

Now Melisa asked me if I won a gold medal. Although every ski racer dreams about being in the Olympics, it is not something too many succeed at. My brother skied in the Junior Olympics and I skied in the Bay State Games, which were like the Massachusetts Olympics. Actually my dad and I skied in the Bay State Games and both came home with medals!

(Please excuse the hair. I have no explanation for why I though perms were cool. Blech!)

Normally, we got engraved plates and bowls in place of medals. I am not sure why, but I still have a bunch of them.
Instead of a team helmet, we had team hats because protecting your brain at speeds of 25mph wasn't important in the 70/80's. Evidently I though it was a good idea to put pins all over my hat, too. Nothing says brain puncture like falling with pins in your hat.

Here is a picture from a sunny college race. These were 2 of my teammates. Look at how long our skis were. Now they are much shorter!
Here is my brother in a slalom race.

Here is a picture of me training slalom.
Here is a picture of me in a giant slalom race. Once again, what is up with the hair???

Here is a picture of my brother in a downhill. Yeah, very cool!

Now that you have gotten a feel for ski racing, the stories will come next.....


Melisa Wells said...

"Instead of a team helmet, we had team hats because protecting your brain at speeds of 25mph wasn't important in the 70/80's."


sad, but true!

Nice hair, too. :) (Sorry, I HAD to comment on it)

Anonymous said...

Oh, the memories!!!! You all were Olympians in my book! Nana

KK said...

Hey! I went to the Bay State Games too - I wasn't just whoopin' it up in the lodge! Where's my pic!? ; )

Manic Mommy said...

Wow! I skied for the first time when I was 13. My husband started at 4. Guess which of us is better?

Don't even think of getting rid of that stuff! It's your legacy!

Rebecca said...

Like, totally tubular hair, Sue.
What great shots! Chris pulled out his ski racing pics the other night too to show Caroline since she is convinced she WILL race in the Olympics in 2018!

Unknown said...

Great photos! Hmmm, like no one FELL, as opposed to an Olympian who shall remain nameless. You sure were cute, Sue!

WeaselMomma said...

You look super-fly in that racing pic! Very cool & I think you may have some bragging rights of the glory days.

Laure said...

I just love reading your blog and taking a look at all those pics ! Reminds me when you told me all that yourself ! Good times ;-)

Justine said...

Ooh, the giant slalom picture of you is SO cool! But the hair! The hair!!!! And why is your dad so TAN???

Justine :o )

k a t i e said...

You must have been FEARLESS to do that! It looks like a whole lot of fun. I am actually going skiing (and boarding!) for the first time this year if we get a good snow up in the mountains. I still can't get over having to PAY to see snow in this country...still, the Olympics and this post have made me super excited to try!

The Single Nester said...

I always love watching skiing. Universal Sports has all the world cup races on tv. Love that Aksel Lund Svindal! I tried skiing once, 30 years ago and it didn't go well. Would love to try it again! Thanks for sharing.