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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only column doling out oodles of Happy Birthday!s Happy Birthday!s!We love doing this kind of stuff, so enough with the preludes, let’s get this show on the road! Somewhere on this page is a photo of Kelly Moberly in Chamonix, which we, because we’re Americans with a flimsy grasp of geography, believe is in France. But, hey, for all we know, it’s in Kansas!Anyway, she turns 21 today, so if you see her, give her a high-five and buy her first (legal) drink!Have a happy, Kelly! ***

Then we have this message, but we’re not sure if we’re a day late and a dollar short on this one. Regardless: “Happy birthday RSC. It looks like you’re finally an adult now! Respectfully, from all your lifelong friends at LD.”We’re not sure what all the code is, but hey! If it means something to RSC, then all the better! Happy birthday!***Well, all is not perfect in this land o’plenty.We got e-d by Thijs Aaftink who isn’t too pleased that Those Who Be at the Breckenridge Ski Resort wouldn’t let his 3-year-old, Nicholas P.H. Aaftink-de Luca, continue riding his snow bike on Peak 8.Why, oh why? Thijs asks?

B) Too many accidents have happened?&) Father may drop the bike during ride up in the chairlift?#) Snowbikes are too dangerous?) Is this just the typical rules and regulations that prohibit new sports?Thijs said he thinks the snowbikes – which we think are pretty darn cool – are one of the best ways to learn how to ski.

“How high is the possibility that a 3-year-old would cause major problems?” he asked.Enough that Thijs and Nicholas took their respective skis and snowbike and went to Keystone where the little tyke negotiated his way down a blue slope near the gondola.”If you see a little guy on a bike it’s Nicholas,” Thijs said. “And for the time being it’s Keystone! He is the only one in the U.S.!”Happy pedaling, Nicholas!***We out, pedaling with our own power and heading to the hills.

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