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I was only 2 block from home. So turning around took less than 5 minutes.Honestly, if I got a flat or busted my rim on the way I'm not going back and swapping over the wheels/tires and then driving up to ride. Maybe if it's a powder day, but probably still not. That sucks.
I always worry about that. So double and triple check that I didn't forget my boots. Skis, on the other hand, are big and obvious. So it's hard to forget to bring them... so I thought!We have a 2-1/4 hr drive up to Mt. Snow from our house and 10 minutes from the mountain I realize I forgot to pack my boots.
I was only 2 block from home. So turning around took less than 5 minutes.
I always worry about that. So double and triple check that I didn't forget my boots. Skis, on the other hand, are big and obvious. So it's hard to forget to bring them... so I thought!
One warm spring day, I drove to stay in my buddy's place half way to Hunter. Then realized I didn't have my skis!!!
Called around for rental. They all still want a good $40 for a day. I wasn't going to ski all day as it was forecast to be quite warm. $40 for a few hours just didn't seem to be very appealing.
Hunter on marginal days often didn't work out, not for me anyway.
not having a decent floor jack with which to make quick work of wheel swapping
if your going to change tires/wheels a good floor jack is needed. I bought a Quick Jack but that a 1200.00 deal.