If you like ski gear and have any tendency toward addictive behavior, please do not go here:

http://www.tramdock.com/

If you need the latest mountain gear and cannot resist a great deal, absolutely do not frequent this site:

http://www.steepandcheap.com/

If mtn biking is your thing and you find it hard to show up at the trailhead wearing last year’s hot jersey, riding a bike that weighs over 25 lbs, please do not even consider bookmarking this URL:

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/

My wife heads out of town for 17 days and look what happens.

Yeah Sugar, I know I already have three pairs of skis, but these are for powder days and they were a crazy good deal.

Yeah Sugar, I know I already have three pairs of skis, but these are for powder days and they were a crazy good deal.

You wanna see what good web marketing looks like, go ahead and go to Tramdock.com. They take one item at at a time and sell it at at least half price for 25 minutes. Then they rotate in a new item. That’s like floating a wounded minnow in front of giant lake trout. It triggers a primordial response that the fish simply cannot suppress.

When I first saw these skis with the throwback ’80s graphics, I thought I could resist. But then I remembered the original pair of Dynastar Course I owned and the footloose and fancy-free era of my life they represented. (I skied on the original Course at my bachelor party, circa 1989!)

As the sale timer wound down to 2 minutes to go, that primordial response became irresistible. Then it was a mad rush to beat the clock.

As you can see, Tramdock got me hook, line and sinker, as they say. And I have removed their URL from my list of Favorites because I cannot be trusted with time-sensitive deals on gear this good.

But I cannot wait to try these fatties out on a powder day. More on that later.