We've had unseasonably cold and wet conditions for the last few weeks, and that's meant that our local ski areas - which had a disastrous ski year last year - have opened earlier than the past 20 seasons, so we headed up to Stevens Pass yesterday. Warren Miller has long said that any day on skis beats any day sitting at a desk, but as I was sitting on skyline lift trying to shield myself from the 30 MPH blast of freezing rain scouring my face, I had moments of doubt. But with decent equipment, you can enjoy that sort of thing - in the same sense that once enjoys climbing the zoo.
Anyway, that got me thinking about the similarities between the skiing and cycling. And by "skiing", I mean "alpine skiing". Here's a list I came up with: