PSA — Did You Think Those Freerides Were Free?

Post by blogger | October 24, 2007      

Update: The freebird Freerides are FOUND! (see comments)

Here in our part of Colorado, at Buttermilk Ski Area this past Sunday (near Aspen), a friend skinned up the area Sunday morning, left his skis in the snow at the base and drove away. Pair of 175 Pocket Rockets with Freeride Plus binders mounted on them. He drove back and the skis were gone. Skis are dead, but he sure does want those bindings back!!!!! He took out ads in the paper etc., but asked if I could apply the power of the blog to this somewhat regional but worthy cause. I’ll leave this up till tomorrow then replace with another blog post. If you have ’em please respond with a comment or use the contact link on menu to left. No questions asked.



14 Responses to “PSA — Did You Think Those Freerides Were Free?”

  1. Craig October 24th, 2007 9:38 pm

    Hi, Lou,
    How are you? Probably don’t remember me but we went back and forth about where best to publish the D scale and some other mundane journalistic trivialities. Anyway, please, sir, as one who actually has stuff published in the real world, i.e., in print, you simply must refrain from the English 101 flunkee move of confusing “then” and “than”.

    Sorry, I must draw the line here. I sincerely hope this helps despite my tone…..normally I abandon my manners all together when someone uses “then” for “than” and vice versa. It’s almost as bad as calling the “Library” the “Lie berry”. Seriously.

  2. Lou October 25th, 2007 6:11 am

    Hi Craig, I appreciate any grammar corrections more than you know. It’s tough being my own editor and getting hundreds of words out a day — all help appreciated.

  3. Lynn October 25th, 2007 8:50 am

    I have the skis/bindings safe and sound. Saw them covered in snow and started looking in the lost sections of the local newspapers. Obviously I missed seeing the listing, sorry. Whoever the owner is contact me through Lou and I will get them back to you ASAP.

  4. carl October 25th, 2007 10:37 am

    Lynn I’m glad that you “found” those skis. Just another day at work, eh? Lou – I don’t trust that guy as far as I could throw him (he’s lucky I have a bad back, because I won’t try and throw him).

    Also, I read in our local Jackson paper yesterday that the Forest Service was considering granting a permit for some Snow Cat skiing near Redstone, Colorado. Is this true? Do you know exactly where it will be? It said that the permit holders would be the folks at the Redstone Inn. Will it actually be in Redstone or up in Marble? Just curious as to what you’ve heard.

  5. tony October 25th, 2007 10:39 am

    Lou, to quote Peaches and Herb, we’re reunited and it feels so good. Many thanks to you for posting the PSA, and even more effusive praise goes to Lynn for being a good man. He goes to sleep tonight having gained a clear conscience and a case of cold beer.

  6. Justin October 25th, 2007 12:10 pm

    I doubt Lynn will be drinking the beer, so you best ship it to us in need in Utah.

  7. Scott October 25th, 2007 2:30 pm

    Hey Lou-

    Thanks for continuing great posts. You kept the stoke going even during 90 degree August days. Glad the skis made it back to owner and the colorful commentary from the likes of “Carl” and “Justin” made it a day to remember in cyber land. Luckily they have plenty of time on their hands during the “workday” to visit this site several times a day AND add comments. Not to worry I have made contact with their employers and their low productivity is currently being dealt with.


    Carl, with enough Kentucky Whisky, can actually throw a man quite far.

    And Justin should still be drunk from drinking all of our keg at the Commisary Yurt last year.

    Here’s to a great snow season in WY and CO!

  8. Walt October 25th, 2007 6:51 pm

    The proposed cat skiing operation is outside of redstone. There isn’t any thing worth skiing in marble. Love to catch up with you in jackson this winter.
    See you than,

  9. Lynn October 25th, 2007 8:07 pm

    The power of the blog. I have lost quite a bit of hair over the years, will you do a PSA for those little warriors.

    Justin, I passed the beer onto a couple of my new friends here locally. Maybe if you are nice I will send you a caffeine beverage.

  10. Jim Jones October 26th, 2007 7:54 am

    No man should ski on Pockes Rockets.

  11. Lou October 26th, 2007 8:45 am


  12. carl October 26th, 2007 9:01 am


    ….that’s right, why would anyone in their right mind ski Marble, Daly, Purple Mountain, or Treasure Mountain? You’d be foolish to ski there and NOT in Redstone (the mecca of good bc skiing). Hope that you’ve been holding down the fort nicely. You are welcome up here anytime!! Maybe you could car pool up with Lou, Louie and Lynn.

  13. Justin October 26th, 2007 9:08 am

    Don’t worry Scott, my employer knows I’m pretty much worthless. I’m like a internet professional, my life would be awful if Al Gore never invented this thing. By the way, I’m thinking about having my name embroidered on all my underwear, do you guys do that sort of thing?

    Caffeine sounds good Lynn. If you’re going to send me a coffee, remember I like it the manly way, with lots of chocolate, whipped cream and just a touch of caramel flavoring.

  14. Terry October 26th, 2007 3:35 pm

    Glad that the skis have been recovered!

    Took me a second to get the meaning of your post, Justin. I keep mixing up Al Gore (who invented the ‘net of course), with the man who invented GoreTex…or did he come up with that, too?

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