I am a guy. I am a skier. My favorite person to ski with is not a guy and not my my wife or girlfriend. She probably got 5 years on me. I think she has better technique than I, and she has great judgement and approaches a run the same way I do. I would rather be be skiing steeps or tight trees with Nancy Bartusch than any guy I know. As a guy who would rather do than watch sports and is interested in literature history and art I find most guys relentless bores.
By the way, you write well Ingrid.