By: randosteve|Posted on: December 26, 2008|Posted in: Humor | 9 comments

A friend of mine once said, “Steve, I think it would be a funny if you hung out on Teton Pass all day and noted all the different, unique and classic gear that you see people using.” Well, I’m not about to just sit on the Pass all day, but I do think it would be kinda funny to showcase some of the stellar equipment and faux-pas that I see from time to time.

Rear entries on the Pass
Salomon SX91 spotted on Teton Pass this week.

A day or two ago I saw an old timer rocking some sweet rear-entry, Salomon SX91 ski boots. As I passed him,  I commented on his rad style and he replied, “These boots are so comfortable. I’ve been using them for the past 20 years!” Not a big surprise I thought to myself, considering that I think they were released in the mid eighties and possibly the first boot to employ a one buckle tightening system…much like today’s Scarpa F1, a popular boot among rando racers.

Snowshoes in the driveway

Driving around town after the big dumps of Christmas Eve, it was too hard to pass up a couple other interesting observations. Not sure what the correlation is, but Hansen Street seemed to be the hub of quirkiness, with people using snowshoes to shovel their driveways and donning helmets when using snow-blowers. I don;t know about you, but don’t you think this is over-kill? Have a great weekend everyone!!  And let’s be SAFE out there!!!

helmeted snowblower