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nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 10, 2013 - 07:49am PT
they therma-fit liners, right? I should head over and let them hook me up.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 10, 2013 - 07:51am PT
Just ask for the PrancerWear section...Tell 'em Christian sent ya! LOL
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:06am PT
^^^ BWAhahahahahahaha
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 10, 2013 - 08:17am PT
I had them set aside a pink polka dotted Mini-Cod Dandy for you Doug...and your doubly-blackened dorkness!

Walk on in and say firmly "Yes, I am THE GUY. So fetch my Dandy, Cod Caddy."

Soon you too will breeze up Eldorado Canyon feeling the swell of Pioneer's Pride...in a new and novel sort of way.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:12am PT
why do I believe you?
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:15am PT
Stay away from the Naked Edge XL Model, it chafes.
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:16am PT
I'm svelte and petite. Size 2. That's XS to you chubsters....
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:25am PT
The PrancerWear section has several fantasy enhancement mirrors so that you can be as BIG...or small as you like while you pose and work that Cod Caddy until the LOOK and FEEL is JUST RIGHT!
Prod

Trad climber
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:35am PT
Pretty sure that some time around the early 90. Christian/ Verve was making a "Cod piece" type support called the "CG Sling" The idea was to be able to wear the Ghoast Pants without a panty line.

Hank got a confirmation on that?

Prod.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
Jan 10, 2013 - 09:48am PT
I thought that was the Caylor Canoe?
Sturdy aluminum sides with upturned ends.
Slick and sleek!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 10, 2013 - 10:09am PT

But Steve, Nature's never worn (or at least in public), his
nice pink thong!!!!!
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Jan 11, 2013 - 06:40am PT
The follow up to the Pete stuffing story.

About 20 minutes later I realized he had not made it back to the condo. That plus Pulp Fiction being popped in the VCR made me get up and go look for him.
Found him sitting in the lobby listening to a girl play the grand piano there. He was pissed! He had passed out after being stuffed head first into the snow bank. "You guys left me to die!" or some other such thing came out of his mouth, with a little giggle, he did have a sense of humor after all.

He had a couple of small scrapes on his face, no big deal.

Julliard Music School was having a "retreat" at the same condos. The girl on the piano was fantastic. When she realized she had a small audience, she paused, embarrassed. I asked her her name. "Alanis" is what she said. I said "What?" a couple of times, hard name to get if never heard before and slightly inebriated. She was super good, as we all found out a few years later.


By the time we got back to the condo, the movie was almost over and all the beds were taken, leaving me no place to sleep. Pete was still kinda pissed at the guilty parties and went straight to bed. He had a double to himself, so I crawled in. We drove home together the next day and started dating after that.

I ended up on the discount list at Neptune's after this. Probably because I hauled a truck load of skis back to Boulder, or maybe because of fixing ski poles for Gary, but maybe because of Pete. The reason, "Good Sport". The employee who had to look it up was amazed, he showed it to me, and said he'd never seen that excuse before. I was kind of dumbstruck.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:14pm PT
I guess the 70s have finally come to a grinding halt! It's nice that it took a while.

Somewhere there's a terrific black-and-white photo of Gary standing at his shoe cobbling bench, looking out over his shoulder with a smile; this is probably probably pre-Neptunes at Komito's in Estes Park. He looks happy in his work. I believe he "paid that forward" with things like four-day work weeks and group trips to fun climbing areas. (I once summited Devils Tower to find a gaggle of Nuptunians hanging out eating a watermelon they had hauled up!). Never got to work a stint at the shop: the floor manager during the time period in which I applied deemed me overqualified!


Gary and Bibi skiing in the hills above Boulder a couple years ago:





Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:18pm PT
He had passed out after being stuffed head first into the snow bank.

Wow, never knew that part of the story! Thanks for sharing.
~ph

Pete on his lunch break, back in 2000.
Pete on his lunch break, back in 2000.
Credit: Phil
Credit: Phil

Also- great photos and story Tarbuster!
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:26pm PT

"as I understand it, the store's going to stay open, with museum in place. I'm sure the new owners (and Gary who will now work there as an employee) will appreciate everyone's continued patronage."...

Dude has a GUD point...

photo not found
Missing photo ID#254286
...



Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
Neptunians loved Kneissl skis!
Neptunians loved Kneissl skis!
Credit: Phil
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:31pm PT
Shouldn't that be "Kneptunians loved Kneissl skiis"?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
Shouldn't that be "Kneptunians loved Kneissl skiis"?
Errm, yes!

Kneissl's factory in Kufstein was pretty impressive, but Wolfgang, the owner, couldn't figure out why we liked telemark bindings.
"Why do you put my Grandfather's bindings on a modern ski?"

~ph

Former ski shop manager and ski buyer, Chris Clark attacks some Spring...
Former ski shop manager and ski buyer, Chris Clark attacks some Spring snow on the Skyline Traverse.
Credit: Tim Cumbo
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 11, 2013 - 01:51pm PT
More Neptunian hombres- this time at Flagstaff.

Pete -Purm- Mason
Pete -Purm- Mason
Credit: Phil
Cary Griner
Cary Griner
Credit: Phil
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jan 11, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
A day trip to Butler Gulch with Alex Habeler, son of Peter Habeler, who at seventeen was one of the most-gifted skiers we had ever witnessed.
We were gratified, however, that Alex struggled mightily with the edgeless, double cambered touring skis that Gary put him on that day.
Of course Gary shredded on that same lightweight gear- as usual.
~ph

Mark Cantor, Gary, Alex Habeler and friends.
Mark Cantor, Gary, Alex Habeler and friends.
Credit: Phil
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