Friday, December 10, 2004

Don't Wait for Tomorrow

I took one lesson from Fritz Kohler, here seen carving it up at Keystone and getting a pretty good hand drag, actually almost a forearm down. He used to say, that if you can get your elbow down in the snow, you got it! It was the best ski lesson in my 40 years on the slopes. At one point in the lesson, as a carving exercise, we threw down our ski poles, locked arms and carved together down the run like ice skaters, playing crack the whip. Amazing! I had planned to go to Switzerland last year to ski with him for three weeks, but had to change plans due to family and work duties. Sadly, in August I learned that he had been killed at the age of 34 in a motorcycle accident. Carpe Diem!

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