Tappin’ It Lest you doubt the power of maple syrup, check out the headgear sponsor sported by Jimmy Cochran, who finished 17th at the Alta Badia slalom. “It’s nice to see how well Slopeside Syrup fueled Jim’s recovery,” said Roger Brown, who began the maple-syrup business last spring with Cochran and other cousins in Vermont. “It’s a small sample size, but it looks as if eating lots of Slopeside Syrup will propel you to 17th in the world.”
Primp my ride answers:
A: The Osseo & Maple Grove ski team in Minnesota.
They discovered that it was cheaper to travel by stretch
limo than by bus.
B. Bode Miller.
C. The U.S. Ski Team nutritionist. The dining room has
five flat screen TVs. (The Waxroom wonders if they
serve Slopeside Syrup on those fancy tables?)
D. Lindsey Vonn. Although, the speedster has also
now upgraded to private jets in order to minimize the
precious time she spends traveling between her World
“It’s expensive,” Vonn admits, “but if you calculate, we
took a private jet from Calgary to Vail after Lake Louise
and I think that was a big reason why I did well. The
other girls were getting in to Beaver Creek on Monday
evening and we were already there at dinnertime on
Sunday night.” By “we” Vonn is referring to her old
friend and rival Marie Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, who is
splitting the transportation costs with her. Hoefl-Riesch
paid for the aforementioned flight from Calgary to
Colorado, and Vonn picked up the tab for a flight from
Geneva to Salzburg between the Courchevel slalom on
Dec. 18 and the Flachau races two days later. OK, but
who buys the peanuts?