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Post by Terry Kirby » Sat Nov 15, 2003 3:47 pm

We will be setting up a timer in Gloucester Ma tomorrow. Jon Gilmour Pro Racer may be there to give tips and talk racing. Call TK @ 603 235 6429 for info.

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Post by John Gilmour » Mon Nov 17, 2003 3:26 am

One of the best practice spots in the East. Killer- great pavement- choice of hill set ups- no cars.....PNC is faster but this pavement is a dream.
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Post by Terry Kirby » Mon Nov 17, 2003 3:37 am

This is Glen C's practice spot. 40 mins from the NH seacoast and 40 min from Boston. We had about 6 newbies stoked on racing today, Gilmour filmed with his insane new camera. This place is the best all around practice spot I've ever ridden at. No hassels, killer surface ,fast pitch. Parking, no cars allowed. Thanks Glen and friends for turning us on to it. Next time we'll stay for a bite to eat. We will try to ride any nice warmish weekend and mabey see if we can hold a race in the spring. Gilmour, post a vid. TK
PS, no one knows what the hell PNC is... jeeze.

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Post by Glenn Chapman » Mon Nov 17, 2003 3:02 pm

Thanks Terence and John for riding with us on Sunday. What a great afternoon. The younger guys that rode with us had a great day and are talking about "next time". See you later.

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Post by John Gilmour » Mon Nov 17, 2003 4:06 pm

I'll send the video clips of the kids to Karl at slalomspot.com- Glenn can view his video here.

disclaimer: having a camera doesn't mean you can film.

Want inexpensive high quality camcorders? The footage the better.


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perfect slalom weather.

Post by John Gilmour » Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:15 am

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/weather/

not bad for the weekend.

Gloucester again?
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Post by Terry Kirby » Thu Nov 20, 2003 2:24 am

Lets plan on Sunday 10:30ish. This time bring the weasel. I'll bring extra decks and hopefully Glen and Ben can make it with their friends.

Joe Iac you in? Jim?

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tooo far.......

Post by Alan Schroeder » Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:17 am

TK, could'nt even see the base of Stratton from the Long Trail House today because of all the rain and heavy fog! Don't know if there is any snow left! "High" temps all week have made me think of skating a little, too bad Gloucester is 4 1/2 hrs. away! Guess I'll keep "waxin' and scrappin'" my MADD!
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Post by John Gilmour » Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:51 pm

Time for more filming. Lets try and get an early start. Saturday might be the nicer of the two days though.
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Post by Jim Siener » Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:02 pm

I'm in for either day on the weekend. Where is this place?

I will bring my My_Chron timer and anyone who wants to strap it onto their board can get some times.

Joe I, come on up. Matt, lets put that Ick Stick to work!

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Post by Terry Kirby » Thu Nov 20, 2003 6:21 pm

Sunday is best for me though I can make it up around 2pm on Sat. Mabey both days? Jim, I'll email you directions this afternoon.

Glen, you in? You and Jim would be a good race and Matt and Ben another good one. My Bro in law is up for it as well.
IS this the making of a slalom scene!!!

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Post by John Gilmour » Thu Nov 20, 2003 7:08 pm

Why not post the directions you sent me?

bring it onnnnnnn.
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Post by Terry Kirby » Thu Nov 20, 2003 7:32 pm

OK, go ahead and post them.T

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Post by Glenn Chapman » Fri Nov 21, 2003 3:01 am

I could be in for a day this weekend. We were thinking about going snowboarding this weekend but with the warm temps the riding will most likley be poor. Let me know what day and time. If I go I will try and bring the crew from last weekend. TK if you could bring your extra equipment again that would be great.

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Where?

Post by Troy Smart » Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:44 am

How about those directions?

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Post by Glenn Chapman » Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:54 pm

The directions can be found on http://www.ecysa.org/ go to the maps link and pick Gloucester. This spot is the entrance road for the Magnolia Woods soccer fields. The quick directions are 128N to exit 15(School St). Take a right at the end of the exit go 1/2 mile and turn left on to Lincoln. Follow to the end and take a left on to 127N. Follow for about 3.75miles. They are on the right hand side.

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Day and time?

Post by Jim Siener » Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:02 pm

What day and time are we talking about? My choice is early Sunday but can do either day. Whose gonna make the call?!?

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Post by Glenn Chapman » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:03 pm

Sunday at 10:30 works for me. If you want to ride Saturday let me know, I may be able to make part of the session. Ben and Millie will be there and we will ask the rest of the crew (Ryan, Windy and Ty) tonight.

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Post by Terry Kirby » Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:30 pm

Sunday at 10:30 works for me too. I'll be there.TK

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Post by Jim Siener » Sat Nov 22, 2003 12:18 am

I'll be there on Sunday too.

Could it actually be a slalom scene?!?!?

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Post by John Gilmour » Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:29 am

I'll bring a sound system- anyone have a large extra car battery?

Jim- you got that great barbeque that you won at some race?

This time we'll download the footage to the web.

Anyone up for skating in the Boston Common on Saturday? Newly paved and nice. If two people commit I'm setting a course.
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Post by Glenn Chapman » Sat Nov 22, 2003 1:27 pm

John, i would like to ride this afteernoon but i don't think i can get there untill after 2:00pm. If you think you will still be there give me a call or email (i am at work this morning until 10:00am).

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Post by John Gilmour » Sat Nov 22, 2003 2:14 pm

Let's ride. PM me your phone numbers
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Post by Terry Kirby » Mon Nov 24, 2003 4:00 am

Another Epic day at the Premier NNE skate camp today. We ran a GS race from the top. Results are as Follows Jim Seiner 1st , Bob Haile 2nd, Bryan "the weasel" 3rd, Glen Chapman 4th, Ben Chapman 5th, Sandy Kirby 6th, TY 7th...Glen can you help me out I can't remember who rounded out the round of 8.

The TS was run in a Jam format with guys just taking runs. Ben , Weasel, and Jim were the standout racers here with the boys showing huge potential. If Ben and Wease train this winter look out next season.

The group Downhill was a big hit with everyone and rounded out a great day. Gilmour hopefully got some footage that will be posted some time this decade. TK

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Post by Glenn Chapman » Mon Nov 24, 2003 2:49 pm

WOW! What a day, 10:30 to 4:00. I needed some asprin and beer after that session. I think that Windy was in 8TH place. I would also like to nominate Ryan as the most improved skater of the day. Thanks to all who participated.

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Post by Jim Siener » Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:49 pm

Great day on Sunday. That location is killer. It was great to see all the kids skating slalom and really loving it. And they gave me a good run for my money. It made me realize that kids learn really fast and I better train more or I am going to get whipped by a teenager (AKA Weasel) before I know it. But thats Ok with me if it means slalom is being passed onto a younger generation. Fun day. Lets see some video John!

PS. the Roe S-camber rocks, gotta get me one those for next year.

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Post by Terry Kirby » Tue Nov 25, 2003 3:38 am

Jim, John shot some video Sunday. Mabey he could post some up here so others can see the new spot and join us next session. John? Can you do that?

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Post by John Gilmour » Tue Nov 25, 2003 6:38 pm

I just have raw footage, but it needes editing. Also I need a firewire cable and instructions for how to upload videos. I'll call Tway.
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Post by Wes Eastridge » Tue Nov 25, 2003 8:11 pm

John, Micro Center in Cambridge should have inexpensive firewire cables. To upload anything to be displayed on the WWW, you need an FTP application and enough storage space on an ISP.
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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Tue Nov 25, 2003 9:54 pm

John I will ftp it to slalomspot, if you want.
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Post by John Gilmour » Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:57 pm

Sounds good Karl. How about the footage from before? Any chance to toss that up? I'd like you to put a date on it so we can track the improvement of the kids.

When do you think you could do that?
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Post by Terry Kirby » Wed Nov 26, 2003 11:04 pm

Karl, nice to see youre feeling well . Now, about the video. Can you get your mom or dad to drive to over to gilmours with the fire wire thing and FTP adaptor. Tomoorow would be a good day as everyone has it off from work and we can all see the cool new video. Thanks, TK

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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Thu Nov 27, 2003 4:24 am

This is the old stuff. Sorry guys this was my first time on my computer with the AV stuff all week.

http://www.slalomspot.com/videos/11-16_1.mov
http://www.slalomspot.com/videos/11-16_2.mov
http://www.slalomspot.com/videos/11-16_3.mov
http://www.slalomspot.com/videos/11-16_4.mov
http://www.slalomspot.com/videos/11-16_5.mov

Slalomspot.com at your service.

Weather looks best on Sunday, 43 and sunny. Skating on thanksgiving won't work and its going to be raining on friday(god dammit!).
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Post by Terry Kirby » Thu Nov 27, 2003 3:26 pm

Nice work Karl, you are a man of action. TK

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Post by John Gilmour » Sat Nov 29, 2003 4:55 pm

Karl in Final cut express is it possible to boost the exposure up a bit- the files transfered very dark.
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Training day at Magnolia Woods in Gloucester MA

Post by Glenn Chapman » Sun May 02, 2004 2:29 am

We will be setting cones at the Magnolia Woods Soccer fields Sunday May 2. We will start at around 4:30 or 5:00 and ride untill dark. see earlier post for directions.

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Post by John Gilmour » Sun May 02, 2004 9:59 pm

Drat- found out about that one too late.
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Post by Ben Chapman » Sun May 02, 2004 10:52 pm

No slalom due to wet pavement

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Actually....

Post by Matthew Wilson » Mon May 03, 2004 1:50 am

The pavement was pretty dry for most of the time. Though it may not have been worth it to set up cones since it was always uncertain if the sky was going to just open up and pour. I tooled around up there for a while, just skating around, up and down the path ways between the fields. That's a great spot.

I'm thinking outlaw race some Sunday. I give the surface a 10 and the hill has got lots of potential. I hope that next time I can make it when the weather doesn't scare everybody away.

Though I drove the 45 minutes to find nobody there, it was cool to see the spot, and tool around town a bit. That's a beautiful part of MA.

Till next time.
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Post by Glenn Chapman » Mon May 03, 2004 2:10 am

Matthew, sorry we missed you. I was coaching a baseball game that went to extra innings only to be called on rain. We had been planing on getting down there at 4:30-5:00 but it just didn't work out. We are planing on hitting it again next weekend. I will try and post a day and time later in the week.

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Post by Matthew Wilson » Mon May 03, 2004 2:14 pm

Hey, Glenn. The weather was a bit strange. It would rain in one place and be fine just a half mile away. I'm looking forward to skating with you soon.
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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Tue May 04, 2004 4:39 am

Bryan and I are planning to go up and visit Ben and skate all saturday. I would assume we are going to Gloucester. You should join us. I'll get back to you on specific times.
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Post by Derek Smith » Tue May 04, 2004 4:57 pm

Count me in for Saturday and Sunday if you're doing both guys. Let me know.

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Post by Elisa Campbell » Wed May 05, 2004 5:35 pm

Katii and I are in need of some practice these next few weeks. If anyone is getting together in Mass. let us know I'd love to drive up and get some skating in.
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Will do, Elisa.

Post by Matthew Wilson » Wed May 05, 2004 5:53 pm

Keep checking here, it seems that there are going to be some sessions real soon.
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Post by Derek Smith » Thu May 06, 2004 2:17 pm

We're going to set a course in Gloucester on Saturday if anyone's interested.

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Post by Jim Siener » Thu May 06, 2004 5:29 pm

What about Sunday?

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Post by Derek Smith » Thu May 06, 2004 5:54 pm

I kind of forgot about Mother's Day. Sunday may be out. You should come Saturday though, it's a sick spot. What did you have in mind for Sunday? I could probably do eary AM.

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Possible rain on Saturday!!

Post by Matthew Wilson » Thu May 06, 2004 8:15 pm

This Saturday looks like it's going to be like last Saturday: rainy and cool.

Sunday is looking fairly nice at 69 degrees and partly cloudy.

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Post by Derek Smith » Thu May 06, 2004 8:27 pm

My sources say only a 30% chance of showers on Saturday damnit!! Don't talk like that. Well, we'll play it by ear. The spot is right on the ocean so sometimes it can be a little different than elsewhere. I'll tell you where it's definitely not going to rain, today at Newburyport Skatepark!!

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