Trouble finding drivers

Trouble finding drivers

Post by Mont Buckle » Fri, 09 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Howdy,

I am sitting here watching another beautiful summer day go
by without skiing. Does anyone else out there have trouble
finding people to ski and drive with you?

A little background. I am a member of a ski club with a
dock and a course. I have enough flexability in my job that
I can go out during the middle of the week, middle of the
day( thanks boss!) and ski in glass without tons of people
around.

I can't believe I can't find someone to go with, and I even
bought a new boat this year! I call members of my club to
arrange trips and they don't return my call or say not today.
I call my friends and family and they don't want
to go this time or else they don't return my call. It makes
it real hard to arrange a trip this way. And I go through
this twice a week. I'm thinking of going to the Boys Club
or somewhere and finding some disadvantaged kids and teach
them to drive and ski. Somewhere, anywhere, where there is
someone who will appreciate my efforts.

And another thing that non-boat owners don't seem to under-
stand is that when the boat owners asks, "Do you want to
ski on Tues?", he is really saying, "I want to ski on Tues
and I need a driver."

Anyway that is my rant. If anyone is near SLC, Ut. and can ski
on Tue and Thurs between 10Am and 2Pm email me. I'm almost
desparate.

PS I'm not a jerk, really.

thanks mont

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Post by Jay Koz » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I run into the same problem.  If my family can't ski then trying to find
someone else is tough.  I like to ski during the week early mornings or
after dinner when all the crazies aren't out.  

By contrast, if I said I had free golf somewhere, the whole office would
be foaming at the mouth and suddenly have plenty of time.

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Post by Kent Sandhagen or Neva Bret » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Boy Howdie!!!!!!!!!  It's like the "GOT MILK" ads.  Sometimes I think that
is what Hell is like for skiers.  Glass all day, everyday, Boat full of
gas, and NO DRIVER.  I have been there  many times.  The difference
between you and your friends, is Skier, and boaters.  Skiers make excuses
to go to the lake, boaters make excuses not to go to the lake.  Good luck
on finding a good driver.  Ski ya later, on my way to the pond now.  I
have three kids coming today, all of them on their way to the nationals,
and none of them can drive for me.  I will have a driver though.
www.keneva.com
Quote:

> Howdy,

> I am sitting here watching another beautiful summer day go
> by without skiing. Does anyone else out there have trouble
> finding people to ski and drive with you?

> A little background. I am a member of a ski club with a
> dock and a course. I have enough flexability in my job that
> I can go out during the middle of the week, middle of the
> day( thanks boss!) and ski in glass without tons of people
> around.

> I can't believe I can't find someone to go with, and I even
> bought a new boat this year! I call members of my club to
> arrange trips and they don't return my call or say not today.
> I call my friends and family and they don't want
> to go this time or else they don't return my call. It makes
> it real hard to arrange a trip this way. And I go through
> this twice a week. I'm thinking of going to the Boys Club
> or somewhere and finding some disadvantaged kids and teach
> them to drive and ski. Somewhere, anywhere, where there is
> someone who will appreciate my efforts.

> And another thing that non-boat owners don't seem to under-
> stand is that when the boat owners asks, "Do you want to
> ski on Tues?", he is really saying, "I want to ski on Tues
> and I need a driver."

> Anyway that is my rant. If anyone is near SLC, Ut. and can ski
> on Tue and Thurs between 10Am and 2Pm email me. I'm almost
> desparate.

> PS I'm not a jerk, really.

> thanks mont

> **********************************************************************


 
 
 

Trouble finding drivers

Post by and.. » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I will be in the same boat (pun intended) very soon - my main driver
is 4 months pregnant and will be out of action for a while in the not
too distant future.  My favorite time to ski is in the evening after
work - I am going to have to start looking for recruits now, I guess.
If you are ever near Lake Asbury, Florida (25 miles SW of
Jacksonville) drop me a line, your welcome to drive (and be pulled by)
my boat.

Good Luck,
Andy

 
 
 

Trouble finding drivers

Post by Mark Kovalcso » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Luckily I have a few ski buddies who live to ski. I can ski at 6:00AM
most mornings and weekends with diehards who want the glass before
everyone else is awake. I have been sking with the same guys for about
6-7 years now. Interestingly, we have all sort of gotten hard core at
the same time.

On a skiing too much note. Have any of you ever developed the equivalent
of a shin splint in your forarm ?  I didn't ski one morning this week
while waiting for this to heal. Argh!!!! Dawn skiing at about 70 degrees
at daybreak is beautiful! I'm in withdrawal right now.

--

Mark Kovalcson
http://www.perfectpull.com
Waterski Training Equipment

 
 
 

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Post by Bill - Air Junk » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

We go thru that a lot too. More so in the spring or fall when the water is a
little chilly, we won't be able to find a 3rd. I've been
skiing/boarding/foiling for almost 10 years in the same area (Seattle) &
only owned a boat 2 of those years. I just decided that there are plenty of
boats, I can concentrate my money on other things & I'll perpetually be the
2nd or 3rd on the boat. So this spring I bought a townhouse on the lake. Now
the boats come to my place. And this week one of my buddies offered to put
my name on his boats insurance policy. And to cap it off, yesterday he
twisted his ankle so bad he can barely walk, much less ski. So now I'll have
to keep his '93 Nautique clean, gassed up, sacks full, & ready for friends
to ride all by myself. And no boat payment. Ain't it a drag ;)
Lookin forward to a hot summer weekend on Sammamish FINALLY!
--

http://airjunky.com



Quote:
> Boy Howdie!!!!!!!!!  It's like the "GOT MILK" ads.  Sometimes I think that
> is what Hell is like for skiers.  Glass all day, everyday, Boat full of
> gas, and NO DRIVER.  I have been there  many times.  The difference
> between you and your friends, is Skier, and boaters.  Skiers make excuses
> to go to the lake, boaters make excuses not to go to the lake.  Good luck
> on finding a good driver.  Ski ya later, on my way to the pond now.  I
> have three kids coming today, all of them on their way to the nationals,
> and none of them can drive for me.  I will have a driver though.
> www.keneva.com


> > Howdy,

> > I am sitting here watching another beautiful summer day go
> > by without skiing. Does anyone else out there have trouble
> > finding people to ski and drive with you?

> > A little background. I am a member of a ski club with a
> > dock and a course. I have enough flexability in my job that
> > I can go out during the middle of the week, middle of the
> > day( thanks boss!) and ski in glass without tons of people
> > around.

> > I can't believe I can't find someone to go with, and I even
> > bought a new boat this year! I call members of my club to
> > arrange trips and they don't return my call or say not today.
> > I call my friends and family and they don't want
> > to go this time or else they don't return my call. It makes
> > it real hard to arrange a trip this way. And I go through
> > this twice a week. I'm thinking of going to the Boys Club
> > or somewhere and finding some disadvantaged kids and teach
> > them to drive and ski. Somewhere, anywhere, where there is
> > someone who will appreciate my efforts.

> > And another thing that non-boat owners don't seem to under-
> > stand is that when the boat owners asks, "Do you want to
> > ski on Tues?", he is really saying, "I want to ski on Tues
> > and I need a driver."

> > Anyway that is my rant. If anyone is near SLC, Ut. and can ski
> > on Tue and Thurs between 10Am and 2Pm email me. I'm almost
> > desparate.

> > PS I'm not a jerk, really.

> > thanks mont

> > **********************************************************************

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Beg » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>I will be in the same boat (pun intended) very soon - my main driver
>is 4 months pregnant and will be out of action for a while in the not
>too distant future.

I bet you didn't give that a thought 4 months ago when you had that
twinkle in your eye.  (like you would have cared if you had)   That
dang hindsight is always 20/20.  ;-)

                    No Sex                                    Sex    
                   (driver)                               (no driver)

                 ________________________________
                                          /\
                                        /    \
                                      /        \  
It's a terrible choice that we all have to make.

This should all be a lesson for us all.  We can choose to be a very
unhappy, grumpy skier with a driver or a very happy, smiling, boat and
ski owning skier without a driver.

No, really Andy it's not that bad.  Heck In about 5 months we won't
even see you around here.  You'll be*** out at places like
drspock.com and rec.how_can_I_get_some_sleep.com. <grin>

Sorry Andy, I'm just having some fun at your expense.

Really, congratulations.  It's one of the best things to have happened
to me and my better half.  .

Later...Mark

 
 
 

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Post by and.. » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00



yeah, but they take so long to grow!  I have two other future drivers
planted already, but I'm still at least 4 years from harvesting one!
The bright side is that it is almost as much fun pulling them around
the lake as it is to get pulled (almost).

Quote:
>You know, me'n the wife took the long-term approach - we look at the
>summer sacrificed last year as an opportunity to start growing our own
>boat driver ;-).

>John



>> >I will be in the same boat (pun intended) very soon - my main driver
>> >is 4 months pregnant and will be out of action for a while in the not
>> >too distant future.

>> I bet you didn't give that a thought 4 months ago when you had that
>> twinkle in your eye.  (like you would have cared if you had)   That
>> dang hindsight is always 20/20.  ;-)

>>                     No Sex                                    Sex
>>                    (driver)                               (no driver)

>>                  ________________________________
>>                                           /\
>>                                         /    \
>>                                       /        \
>> It's a terrible choice that we all have to make.

>> This should all be a lesson for us all.  We can choose to be a very
>> unhappy, grumpy skier with a driver or a very happy, smiling, boat and
>> ski owning skier without a driver.

>> No, really Andy it's not that bad.  Heck In about 5 months we won't
>> even see you around here.  You'll be*** out at places like
>> drspock.com and rec.how_can_I_get_some_sleep.com. <grin>

>> Sorry Andy, I'm just having some fun at your expense.

>> Really, congratulations.  It's one of the best things to have happened
>> to me and my better half.  .

>> Later...Mark

 
 
 

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Post by John N » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

You know, me'n the wife took the long-term approach - we look at the
summer sacrificed last year as an opportunity to start growing our own
boat driver ;-).

John

Quote:


> >I will be in the same boat (pun intended) very soon - my main driver
> >is 4 months pregnant and will be out of action for a while in the not
> >too distant future.

> I bet you didn't give that a thought 4 months ago when you had that
> twinkle in your eye.  (like you would have cared if you had)   That
> dang hindsight is always 20/20.  ;-)

>                     No Sex                                    Sex
>                    (driver)                               (no driver)

>                  ________________________________
>                                           /\
>                                         /    \
>                                       /        \
> It's a terrible choice that we all have to make.

> This should all be a lesson for us all.  We can choose to be a very
> unhappy, grumpy skier with a driver or a very happy, smiling, boat and
> ski owning skier without a driver.

> No, really Andy it's not that bad.  Heck In about 5 months we won't
> even see you around here.  You'll be*** out at places like
> drspock.com and rec.how_can_I_get_some_sleep.com. <grin>

> Sorry Andy, I'm just having some fun at your expense.

> Really, congratulations.  It's one of the best things to have happened
> to me and my better half.  .

> Later...Mark

 
 
 

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Post by Mont Buckle » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

--
Howdy,

Quote:

> You know, me'n the wife took the long-term approach - we look at the
> summer sacrificed last year as an opportunity to start growing our own
> boat driver ;-).

I thought that would work for me, but the little s***'s turned out to
be whiners. "It's too cold/hot" or "I want to play with my friends" or ...
Maybe next year we can start leaving them home alone while we go.

It's not too bad when they are in school though. The wife is a pretty
good and willing driver. Except then we have to worry cause we don't have the
observer and the fine is $74.

Where is a perfect world when you need one!

-mont

 
 
 

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Post by Blister Rodger » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Howdy,

>I am sitting here watching another beautiful summer day go
>by without skiing. Does anyone else out there have trouble
>finding people to ski and drive with you?

I have the same problems from time to time, but I finally bit the bullet and
went to a waterski camp on a private lake, and things worked out for me for
the better, so now I can go as often as I want, the only trouble is that
it's 2 hours away, but it sure beats working.  I'd recommend taking a 2 week
vacation to a good private waterski camp, and get as much in as you can,
then go back to suffering.
 
 
 

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Post by uglymone » Sun, 11 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I finally understand why I am here!  Thank god my ol' man waterskied.

My Dad never did tell me the best time to have kids.

  His wisdom predicted the day I would ask all of the couch potato's at
work to go skiing...nope,

 the day I fill all my friends answering machines with "no wind, nice
and warm, got a wetsuit all warmed up for ya" messages..nope,

 the day I ask my lovely wife for a sunset trip to the river only to
find out she has not "excercised yet today, sorry!"

 the day I would stare at the sad faces of almost everybody around me,
knowing their lives will go full circle without ever experiencing what
life is really all about

 the day I welcome visitors who are just acquaintances into my home for
the weekend not because they are friends, but because they can hold
speed better than an Egyptian can ride a camel

 the day I had to add Stabil to my gas, in the middle of August

 the night I went to the river and talked to only one person all
night... the local sherrif.  No problem, I had enough lifejackets. One.

 the evening I stared at my boat in the driveway. Clean, well
maintained, and ever improving boat and thought vainly to myself
"damned nice boat I got, not a scratch on it yet this summer"

This last event reminded me of my Dad's favorite saying " a dirty truck
is a working truck".

In this case it is what he did not say that matters.  Time to grow my
own boat drivers.  Its quite clear now.

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Post by Mike Mas » Thu, 15 Jul 1999 04:00:00

I have the same problem.  Thought about starting a club just to find
other skiers, but though I would sound desperate.  Glad to here other
people have the same problems.

I have to agree with the comment "there are boaters and there are
skiers".

Mike Mass
Joliet, Il.

Quote:

> Howdy,

> I am sitting here watching another beautiful summer day go
> by without skiing. Does anyone else out there have trouble
> finding people to ski and drive with you?

> A little background. I am a member of a ski club with a
> dock and a course. I have enough flexability in my job that
> I can go out during the middle of the week, middle of the
> day( thanks boss!) and ski in glass without tons of people
> around.

> I can't believe I can't find someone to go with, and I even
> bought a new boat this year! I call members of my club to
> arrange trips and they don't return my call or say not today.
> I call my friends and family and they don't want
> to go this time or else they don't return my call. It makes
> it real hard to arrange a trip this way. And I go through
> this twice a week. I'm thinking of going to the Boys Club
> or somewhere and finding some disadvantaged kids and teach
> them to drive and ski. Somewhere, anywhere, where there is
> someone who will appreciate my efforts.

> And another thing that non-boat owners don't seem to under-
> stand is that when the boat owners asks, "Do you want to
> ski on Tues?", he is really saying, "I want to ski on Tues
> and I need a driver."

> Anyway that is my rant. If anyone is near SLC, Ut. and can ski
> on Tue and Thurs between 10Am and 2Pm email me. I'm almost
> desparate.

> PS I'm not a jerk, really.

> thanks mont

> **********************************************************************