~ TIM’S LANE ~ you just knew he was gonna be a legend ~ Rōbert ~ Update with funny email exchange …

 

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~~~  WATCH TIM’S LANE  ~~~

email from Tim Lane to Mike Friedman and Rōbert this morning, 2/25/16..     Hola …Watched Tim’s Lane today (in Chile)… laughed a lot …don’t think I ever skied that shot …all the best, Tim

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email response from Mike Friedman…  There’s a line in the Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, “when the legend becomes fact, print the legend”.

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email from Rōbert…   So it goes… “I know it’s true, even if it didn’t happen.”  Mark Twain

2 thoughts on “~ TIM’S LANE ~ you just knew he was gonna be a legend ~ Rōbert ~ Update with funny email exchange …

  1. good one! seriously good.

    i remember meeting tim at an AAI course in late january of 1975 in silverton. i drove down from the climax / chalk mountain base. the road to the hwy (91) was such that i drove off the road and had to have andy wilson pull me back out in order to continue, more than once as i recall and this was in the daylight hours with no extenuating circumstances . . . . windy too, reduced viz.

    i recall sleeping in my car, scotty jackson wouldn’t let me throw down in the jail. it snowed hard enough to close RMP along with coalbank and molas. richard armstrong spent the night on the pass in order to get obs. the plow driver pronounced that “the visibility is good . . . . all the way to the windshield”. i recall touring with bachman on RMP one day and then we were confined to the valley with the road closures. newcomb kicked off a little bank slide on the north east side of town (the only place for us to tour) and hit a garage or outbuilding belonging to an elderly woman. tim was there of course a guy named “wilk” who was possibly from NM, along with two patrollers from copper one of whom i saw this past week in the city market parking lot in silverthorne. he grew up in kremmvegas (kermmling) and works for CDOT at the EJ tunnel today. we were talking about that course, he stayed in some small motel he recalled. they opened the pass briefly so we could get out of town at the end of the four day session. a great course, by the way.

    who knows how much if any of this is accurate it goes without saying. but i clearly remember tim, that is for certain. how could you not? >

  2. Hi Chuck,

    Nothing wrong with your memory. That runout zone into the back yard is in a quiet part of Silverton at the mouth of the Cement Ck. drainage and I remember Newcomb softly saying “oh, shit”, when his demonstration intruded into that back yard. Yes, Tim is indelible on the mind. …and this film is really good – not the usual GoPro ski porn there is so much of today – but a nice portrait of a whole new generation of backcountry skiers who appreciate gravity and that mysterious medium that invites us down the hill.

    Regards,

    Don

    From: Chuck Tolton [mailto:cgtolton@mac.com] Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2016 7:14 AM To: “The Rōbert Report (pron: Rō’bear Re’por)” Cc: Burnham Arndt ; Bill Liske ; Don Bachman ; Andy Wilson ; Denny Hogan ; Rod Newcomb ; Knox Williams ; Jerry Roberts Subject: Re: [New post] ~ TIM’S LANE ~

    good one! seriously good.

    i remember meeting tim at an AAI course in late january of 1975 in silverton. i drove down from the climax / chalk mountain base. the road to the hwy (91) was such that i drove off the road and had to have andy wilson pull me back out in order to continue, more than once as i recall and this was in the daylight hours with no extenuating circumstances . . . . windy too, reduced viz.

    i recall sleeping in my car, scotty jackson wouldn’t let me throw down in the jail. it snowed hard enough to close RMP along with coalbank and molas. richard armstrong spent the night on the pass in order to get obs. the plow driver pronounced that “the visibility is good . . . . all the way to the windshield”. i recall touring with bachman on RMP one day and then we were confined to the valley with the road closures. newcomb kicked off a little bank slide on the north east side of town (the only place for us to tour) and hit a garage or outbuilding belonging to an elderly woman. tim was there of course a guy named “wilk” who was possibly from NM, along with two patrollers from copper one of whom i saw this past week in the city market parking lot in silverthorne. he grew up in kremmvegas (kermmling) and works for CDOT at the EJ tunnel today. we were talking about that course, he stayed in some small motel he recalled. they opened the pass briefly so we could get out of town at the end of the four day session. a great course, by the way.

    who knows how much if any of this is accurate it goes without saying. but i clearly remember tim, that is for certain. how could you not?

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