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    #1

    Meaning

    Dear Native speakers:
    Would anyone please tell me the meaning of the underlined part in the following context?

    Today I came home happy because it was Friday and I just a got my new Xbox 360 on Thursday. My friends were coming over tonight; then we would play together 'til Sunday night. My dad had different ideas for the weekend. The next day I found myself at Mount Hood snowboarding. I guess I bit off more than Icould chew because I found myself snowboarding down a black diamond all by myself down going like 40 m.p.h. All of a sudden I saw rock cliff straight in front of me, and I thought that I was a dead duck.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Meaning

    A "black diamond" is the marking used on a dangerous trail used for skiing or snowboarding.

    "40 mph" means 40 miles per hour, around 64 km/hr.

    in "all by myself down going " the "down" seems to be misplaced. I think he means "all by myself going down."

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    #3

    Re: Meaning

    Dear SoothingDave,
    I didn't exactly understand the meaning of black diamond. Would you please explain more and if possible send me a picture for black diamond?
    Thanks

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