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Big Red Button

March 20, 2004
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For the last 8 days I have been enjoying snow boarding in Spindleruv Mlýn, a Czech ski resort.

While it is not the most radical resort around, the atmosphere is superb. Food is cheap and a plenty and the beer even more so. An added bonus was the fact that this trip also was a family get-together to catch up and plan the upcoming events.

While most of the boarding went OK, I had completely forgotten how to use the anchor lifts while on a snowboard. I actually tried to straddle the anchor resulting in an embarrassing situation.

While I was fumbling with the anchor it pulled away and I lost balance completely. The closest object was a rod with a big red button and I managed to regain balance by slamming down on this very button. It turned out to be the emergency stop so the whole row of couples was halted, most certainly swearing at the retard at the bottom of the slope - me.

The weather was a dream come true. Plenty of snow from earlier heavy snow falls and four days of solid sunshine.



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