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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:37 am
sounds nice, I'm guessing you guys didn't get out today right? Also those new foam cores look sick that mario and mike got. I have SATs on saturday so this will nice after that.
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:11 am
What time are you starting on Sunday? Looks like the last session was a blast!
Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 6:31 am
Meet up around 9:30 and set up for practice starting around 10. We'll get the timer set up and give everyone some qualifying runs- we'll do some fun bracketting afterwards.
Glenn can your timer to differentials?
From I-93 N, take exit 33 to Fellsway West (Rte 28). Go N 1.8 miles to reservation entrance. Follow the road inside to the parking lot. Pack light, you might have to park on the outside.
Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 10:30 pm
I am planing on being there on Sunday. As it is wired now, the timer can not do differentials. There is a built in 1 sec delay before the second switch can stop the timer. It is in there to prevent the front and back wheels from starting and stoping the timer. I could make it less that 1 second but there would still need to be some delay.
Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 11:40 pm
Don't worry about the differntials we don't need the timer for dual, just a judge and cone count.
Posted: Sun May 06, 2007 2:46 am
Karl et al,
Have a good time tomorrow! I thought I was going to be able to make it - but unfortunately it is not going to happen for me. Luckily we got a little Cape session in today.
See you at Needham 2!
Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:39 pm
Practice 6/6 at 6-7:30pm. I will be setting a course at Magnolia Woods in Gloucester for anyone in the area interested.
Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:41 pm
Glenn did you get your timer back from Bryan?
I've hit podiums at all the races I've been to so far, 2nd and 3rd in Paris and a 3rd in Hannover!
NEW ENGLAND GRASS ROOTS BABY!
Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:57 pm
Karl, could you have him or one of your crew get in touch with me? I need the timer for a pracitce session that I want to set up with some of my snowboarding crew. If they can't get up here to me, they can find a box and a ups store and mail it to:
Atten: Glenn Chapman
11 Kondelin Rd.
Gloucester, MA 01930
June 23rd Session
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:21 am
*SOUTH HADLEY HYBRID/GS*
Any one up for a session on saturday the 23rd at my place?
Save the date if interested, I'll post more later.
Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:53 pm
Dan, I will try and keep the date open, I have a work trip that I am leaving on Sunday. So if I can get every thing done early, I will be there.
Bring the big guns...
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:06 am
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:17 am
Well - I guess it's settled where I'm training on the 23rd then! Get J. Friends out there too. I'll see if PSR and Schwip can come down.
Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:06 pm
I'll be back in Boston on the 21st- if I'm not too jetlaged and hungover from a month of european racing I'll try to make it.
*** RACE THIS SATURDAY ***
Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 4:26 am
Hybrid/GS on Saturday the 23rd
Here's what's planned:
A fast flowing GS course on a dead end residential street.
Road condition: 9/10 Antrim units.
Timed jam format - take as many runs as your legs allow.
Best time at end of the session wins.
Will tailor the course for who shows up. May need to set up a "warm-up" race down the street if we have a lot of novices show. Did I mention the GS will be fast?
An "outlaw" event, but these are my neighbors- so behave.
If things go well I'll drag out the barbeque for a closer. Bring it, Ill grill it.
(Management reserves the right to substitute this course for one of equal or greater value.)
from the top
around the bend
near the end looking back up
See U there.
Here: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... &z=13&om=1
Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:45 pm
my plans are working out nicely and I'll be there this saturday Dan with a friend or two possibly. And I'm gonna bring my DH gear if anyone wants to do some of that.
Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:21 pm
I'm bringing my TS board, my GS board, grill meat, a folding chair, and some 800mg Motrin.
Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:43 pm
hey Dan what time do you want to start everything on Saturday?
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:49 am
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:18 am
If all goes well with the twins tonite, we should be able to saunter on down by 10:30 or so. They're resting peacefully,,, so far...
We'll bring Burger/Hotdog stuff, too.
Dan, that road looks really nice! Can't wait to get on down it!
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:46 am
Wow!! That's some of the best tar I've carved on!! Great little (but steep) hill, absolutely perfect spot to session.
Dan, Thank You for the hospitality, grill, munchies and a place to play that I could bring the family to without worries!! I'm stoked on the playground, front And backyard..
To the N.E. crew, great to have ya'll there, the vibe was great, and the dual racing was fun to watch. Glen, Dan and Rick are steppin' it up, looking plenty fast, at least until Nick dropped in on the DH board (nice work on that!). The Karl/Adam show was pretty entertaining, too, on and off the hill. For someone who's jetlagged from traipsing about Europe, Karl was pretty spry. John showed too, and I want to thank his daughter for helping look after my kids; Much appreciated. Oh, and thanks to Nick for letting my wife take Justin for his 1st downhill skateboard ride. 6-3/4 months old, and he was hangin' 5...
We had a great time!
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:12 am
Hey Dan, I left my black sweatshirt at your house today, I should be able to stop by on my way out of town tomorrow to pick it up. It was in one of your folding chairs I think.
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:27 am
What a ridiculous hill man. Perfect pavement and a pitch that throws you at those cones.
Racing is fun but grass roots is what it's all about. Dr. Dan threw down on some excellent burgers and tight slalom against Glenn, your cookin with that Ick. John friends broke out some fast runs in sandals, extra traction by curling your toes over. Rick Floyds been workin on his ski influenced style, good flow. PSR was parenting in between runs, mostly his twins but Adam and I got our share too.
It was a lot of fun racin Adam up and down that TS course. We kept changing the starting rules about pushing each run, I kept forgetting what we were doing.
Thanks everybody for an excellent session, and almost more importantly the free food.
Dan could we have a legit race on this hill?
Look out for a slalom session in the next two weekends at the Soapbox hill, in the morning beginner slalom/clinic and in the afternoon head to head TS.
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:15 am
Thanks everyone for coming. I had a great time and am glad you enjoyed it.
I've been scoping out the neighborhood and may have a few other locations we could try. Haven't found one that has pavement like that (or is quite as convienient ;o) yet.
Yes, we'll do it again, as soon as I fix the timing troubles. Again, sorry 'bout that.
--Nick, got it. If we're not in, it will be on the porch.
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:59 am
Great time yesterday! Good to get the new Fullbag dialed. Good to see Fleck and Burgess getting into it...who better than PSR to coach 'em! I can't believe we ran three completely different course including a dual...seeeet!
Karl - do the soapbox hill on the 7th if you can...I'll be in Ottawa this coming weekend.
Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:08 am
For anybody who was at Dan's Saturday - I am missing a socket extension and 5/16 deep socket...please PM me if you have it.
Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:36 am
We're gonna pull an outlaw session at our SoapBox hill, Sunday July 8th. Morning is going to be a Giant Slalom which will be set up as a beginner clinic. Please if you have extra slalom stuff, wrench it together so we have as many set ups for beginners as possible.
After that we're pulling out all the stops, head to head TS. Eat yer weaties.
. Poster says the rest. Lemme know if there are any other questions.
Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:47 am
Hey Karl, I'll attempt to be there. It's always a tug-of-war along the lines of Family agendas on Sundays, as church is important, as are the chores (ah, yes, the Twin's clothes, fixing the waterpump, all the stuff that family life brings). I can't promise anything this far in advance (like, I'll know, um, Saturday?), except that if I come, i'll bring boards, some pads, and a coach...
Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:57 pm
I can't stop...the needle's in too deep....aggghhhhhhh! X-|
Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:57 pm
Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:15 am
Karl, I'll be there.
I'll bring my timer (if I can get the bugs worked out), some extra skates
-and possibly some Narcan for Rick.
turn off your mind relax and float downstream....
Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:17 am
Today was an awesome session. It took a little bit to get things started but we skated the hill until around 4pm when it started to rain. I got some good pictures and a video of your 10.50 second run Karl.
Also Glenn I have your timer so I can get it to you when you get back from your trip.
And Rick or Karl, either call me at 978-239-6211 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
about the deal with driving to Ohio because my mom said I can go, and I have the money so I'm all set to go.
Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:54 am
KILLER SESSION EVERYONE THANKS FOR COMING!!!!
. FARM AID '07
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:44 am
Damn, this thread has been quiet. The Farm is coming and I know that if I'm gonna bring home that large, cook a casserole for my whole family sized Crock, I'm gomma need a little "tune up".
FARM AID '07
8/05/07 12:00 - ?
Mt. Tom Access Road
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&g ... &z=14&om=1
No facilities there, outlaw style, low bust probability.
(Back up local: Scott Tower Rd. next exit south on 91)
I'll be out of touch till friday.... I'll check in then.
Oh, I will have a *working
* timer there this time. ;o)
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:16 pm
Just checked and it's a little to far for a one day'r eh!
Have a good one see at the Farm.
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:00 pm
Can't make it out west next weekend. Anyone interested in Middlesex Fells next weekend?
Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:41 pm
I will try and come to the Mt. Tom Outlaw. I will be dropping my daughter at running camp in VT. If there is time I will come down 91 and meet you there.
I may be able to meet you there on Saturday. Let me know if you are interested.
Mt. Tom Outlaw
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:32 pm
Thanks for keeping the spirit alive. I am badly in need of a slalom tune up or Farm Aid as you put it. Historically the week or 2 before the farm is the only time I practice consistently so its time to get on it. I am definately in for this Sat. and will book the day. Maybe when we're worn out we can head up to the flow pool, I have not ridden it yet. Feel free to give me a call Dan, and let me know what I can do to help. JF
Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:49 pm
This sunday Middlesex Fells or Memorial Drive. This is my last weekend in Boston- next weekend is Da Farm and imediately after I start my semester in North Carolina!!
Who wants to go?
Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:20 pm
I am planing on skating at the Fells on Saturday morning 8/4 from 9:00-12:00. I hope to see a few of you there, if not see you at the Farm.
Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:54 pm
Wazzup my fellow northeasterns, check pools and parks forum at ncdsa for the new stamford skatepark. its only about 20-30min away from tways house. i havent ridden it yet, but it will be fun for a sunday riding after da farm.
see you all there.
Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:34 am
Sorry for the slow reply! Unfortunatley, I won't be able to make it up on Saturday now to the Fells for some much needed practice (I can't believe I haven't ridden there yet).
I was speaking with one of my wife's friends about slalom down at the beach the other day - and what does she pull out - a Karl Floitgraf Ocean Frog/NECF Card - she was dropping off her kids at birthday party in Needham and talked to you and Weasel ( I presume).
See you all at the Farm.
Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:17 pm
I will be skating the Fells Saturday morning 9:00-12:00. I hope to see some of you there.
Terry sorry you can't make it but I'll see you at the Farm.
Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:50 am
OK, so no big turnout for FARM AID '07 huh?
Well, you'll all be sorry when I'm looking down on y'all from the top of that podium. You'll all be thinking, "That could have been me if I'd just attended Farm Aid."
I and John"runner-up" Friends will be there and likely hitting the Northampton Park afterwards.
We'll make it ~9am instead, to escape the heat.
Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:35 pm
DP - you sure you don't mean "when I'm looking down on y'all from the top of THE THRONE"? See you there!
Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:39 pm
Sunday June 29th Fells GS session. more info coming
Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:33 pm
I'll be there if I can afford the gas!
The Orange BigZigs need some road time!
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:36 pm
Karl Floitgraf wrote:Sunday June 29th Fells GS session. more info coming
...so, gonna happen?
Let me know ASAP so I can plan to come down.
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:29 pm
Where is "Fells"??
I need to get the hell off this freekin wanker infested island and ride dammit!
Where is it and is it on??
Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:39 pm
Troy Smart wrote:Where is "Fells"??
I need to get the hell off this freekin wanker infested island and ride dammit!
Where is it and is it on??
Troy - enter "42.453766,-71.106219" (without the quotes) into Google Maps and choose the satellite view...you'll see the soap box track next to the clearing in the park if you zoom in. It's called Middlesex Fells Reservation.