FARMAGEDDON 11/11/06

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FARMAGEDDON 11/11/06

Post by Derek Smith » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:12 pm

Anyone interested in racing in Gloucester, MA either 11/5 or 11/12? We should have the place to ourselves by then, no cars, closed gate. I was thinking of possibly something interesting, Boardercross? Anyone have a preference on date?
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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:42 pm

I'm in and will bring friends.

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Post by Brian Peck » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:42 pm

That sounds sick. You'd probably have a few riders coming up from CT. By boardercross, are you looking into building some banks that we'd have to go up and corner around? I know that kind of stuff is big in Europe and I haven't seen enough of it here in the States.

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Post by Derek Smith » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:50 pm

Brian, I do have (2) 8' x 2' quarterpipes in my basement I use as a miniramp which I could probably bring, will have to do some experimentation first. I was thinking more along the lines of hybrid down the big hill emptying into a tuck section, then around the bend another hybrid. We used to run one set of cones in the last section, first one to it wins, but that was a tad dangerous (and fun.) I'll start figuring it out now, plenty of time to build maybe another large bank. We shall see. Either way it will be fun.

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Post by Brian Peck » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:44 pm

I like your idea... perhaps do a hybrid, then build a bank around the corner you mentioned, going into another course. That'd be awesome. I'll definitely make it, even if it's just your standard-issue slalom race.

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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:53 pm

What the kids need is a bank slalom race

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Post by Adam Daniels » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:27 am

count me in

if its fast and dangerous......count me DOUBLE in!
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Gloucester Massachusetts Second Annual Magnolia Rumble

Post by Paul Pellerin » Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:36 am

Hey Derek,

The boardercross idea sounds interesting and I could actually make this one.

Joe was talking about a late fall mini-series (2-3 races). I would like to host a race here in Maine. I'm available anytime after the Oct. 16 tax deadline.

I have a couple of locations. The first location is Scarborough High School which is an outlaw location. But on a Sunday I don't believe it would be too busy. It's located just south of Portland on Route 1 and was just paved this spring (so no winter kill yet). Two decent hills one for hybrid/ts and one for GS. The GS hill is really interesting and with enough speed through the s-turns you can pump the 150yards plus yards of flat section to the end. You turn around and the school is sitting way up on the hill almost a half mile away. The actual race course would be much shorter, but it is fun to skate the entire length of the road without ever touching the asphalt.

The second location is Gray, ME 20min north of Portland and 20min south of the new Lewiston, ME concrete park. They are building a by-pass road for trucks, which is due to open in Jan. 2007. This is still an outlaw race, but since the road is closed it should not be a problem.

Let me know if anyone is interested. Thank you.

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Post by Brian Peck » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:45 am

Paul - sounds like you have some nice spots. I'd love to run a GS as we haven't had too many to skate this year. I like the spot you mentioned with a concrete park 20 minutes away. Either way, I'd probably make it up to Maine to skate in a race of yours!

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Post by Nick Chamberlain » Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:41 am

I would definatly be down for this race. I may even have a couple friends that I have gotten into slalom coming. going up on banks sounds like it could be sick, jut the other day I decided to go to the park, now im not a good park rider at all but I brought a slalom board and was doing big carves up the quarter pipe. Also send me a message or something if you are going to be skating at magnolia, I would definatly be up for it

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Mass Race

Post by Paul Pellerin » Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:07 am

Thanks Brian for your support.

I'll make sure its worth the trip. If we hold the race in Gray, we can plan a trip to the park afterwards. After a long day of skating, I'll have an after race bbq/party at house.

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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Thu Sep 21, 2006 5:52 pm

Yo Derek,

That's a sick idea. I'm absolutely stoked to skate magnolia woods again- one of the first places a lot of us skated cones in 04.


Derek I'd really like to help organize if you want. Give me a call.


We need to to Tight Slalom again. Get JG to set it.

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Arboretum

Post by Paul Pellerin » Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:13 am

Karl,

What about having another race this year at the Arboretum?? The Arboretum is a great location as well.

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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:33 am

The Arboretum does rule, but unfortunately I have to keep it all to myself. The Arboretum is owned by Harvard University but policed by the Boston park rangers- the result is no one really is in charge. I've actually been told by park rangers that "your technically not even allowed to throw a frisbee in here, it's a nature preserve". It's a total outlaw spot which works well for 8 people. If I put something on NCDSA we'll get 40 people and there's not nearly enough parking and we'll get kicked out now that were in the foilage season.


I'm going to call Derek and help organize the race in Magnolia. I already held my own race this year.
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Post by Karl Floitgraf » Wed Sep 27, 2006 6:08 am

Please don't plan this race on the 5th. A lot of us will be out of town for North Carolina.
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Ball Mtn. Dam the finale?

Post by T Whalen » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:54 am

So if the Rumble happens, it will be the finale (or Farmaggedon)! How about a Saturday night Deathrace at the Airfield too? BX sounds great! I've got 75 cones I can bring if you want to do some gigantic course or dual "x" cross overs, etc.
12th is better for me.

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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:53 am

WE NEED FARMAGEDON T SHIRTS!

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Post by T Whalen » Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:07 pm

I think I spelled it wrong? Farmageddon?

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Farmageddon

Post by Derek Smith » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:05 pm

Alright, the 11th it is.

Karl, thanks man, but I have a table, pen, and paper. Glenn has a timer and originally discovered Magnolia. Looks like Farmageddon is all planned!

Dragging ramps to Magnolia is tough, but I think I have a few ideas. BX at Magnolia would be more of a hybrid to tuck around the corner (squeeze between a few cones while punching opponent) to more hybrid in the end. Timers will be unnecessary in most races I believe, opening up course length possibilities. Qualifying can be done on a portion of the course. Prior viewing of Thrashin' is a must. All of this depends upon the gate being closed, which it should be.

Terry, greatest race name ever. As far as a Rye race is concerned, I'd prefer to do that in the winter, hopefully on a night with 2 feet of snow falling. On Sunday i'd love to skate some park with you and anyone else though, Newburyport or Rye. If interested on Saturday evening/night or Sunday we could also do some of this foolishness below. I have 2 other bank ramps 8' by 1.5' to throw in there too. The whole driveway is lit for nightmare bank ts and can easily accomodate 35 cones.

See you guys in the emergency room!

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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:18 pm

I'd like to go ahead and reserve the Smith's guest bedroom.

Does Kim have any hot, but dumb friends for me & Nick?

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Post by Derek Smith » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:30 pm

If I catch Nick signing Kim's jeans all hell's gonna break loose.

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Post by Brian Peck » Fri Sep 29, 2006 12:51 am

It's on. November 12th has been set aside. Those banks look sick. This race looks sick. I commend you, Derek, for doing something different. I'm real stoked, can't wait to ride with you guys.

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Up on the other site's calendar now

Post by Derek Smith » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:56 pm

Guys, I changed it to Saturday, let me know if that's a problem for anyone. I can easily do the 12th if you'd prefer.

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Post by Matthew Wilson » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:20 am

Karl Floitgraf wrote:Yo Derek,

That's a sick idea. I'm absolutely stoked to skate magnolia woods again- one of the first places a lot of us skated cones in 04.


Derek I'd really like to help organize if you want. Give me a call.


We need to to Tight Slalom again. Get JG to set it.

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Dude, Karl. The fact that you used BASS just tickles me silly. Errrr..that was a sissy comment, huh?
Anyway, Glad you all are still skatin'. I had a short season...like a day or two long. Bogus. Hopefully the skate stoke will ignite again. Sort of lost it since I can't skate with you guys on the East. The CO crew is cool, but there is a missing link.

Oh well. Stay cool, all.
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East Coast

Post by Paul Pellerin » Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:25 pm

Hey Matt,

Come on back east!! We will take you back.

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Re: East Coast

Post by Matthew Wilson » Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:58 am

Paul Pellerin wrote:Hey Matt,

Come on back east!! We will take you back.
Thanks, Paul. Maybe someday. But it won't be soon. My wife is still in school and, well, the weather rocks out here. The weather, however, is not enough to diminigh my missing all of you guys.

Anyway, have fun racing.
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Hitting the wall...

Post by Dan Parrish » Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:48 am

Ok, it looks like I will be making it to the race and I have an idea to float.
Here goes...

I've just about finished my move from NYC to here in the sticks, and I have A LOT of cardboard boxes. In keeping with the "Mad Max" vibe of the race, how about some more substantial obstacles? I was thinking rather than just a "cross" between some cones we could create a "chute" between the upper and lower set of cones. It would force some close quarter racing. Maybe make some cardboard "bridges" to tuck under too.

I'm not an orthopedist, and I'm NOT trying to drum up business,
But what do you guys think?


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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:27 pm

Could those boxes be on .....


FIRE!?

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Post by Dan Mitchell » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:39 pm

FLAMING HIGH JUMP MIDWAY DOWN THE COURSE!!!

Don't try this on a flexy board :)
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Post by T Whalen » Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:06 am

Flaming boxes? No, but willing to learn!

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Post by Nick Chamberlain » Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:27 am

I cant wait for this race, I have at least two friends that are going to try to race, or at least be there too watch.

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Post by Dan Parrish » Tue Oct 31, 2006 3:47 am

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Hey, that 11:00 flame is out of position-- Re-Run!

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Post by John Friends » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:57 am

You guys crack me up. Unfortunately I have to be in VT next weekend and I will sadly miss this event. Please take photos and video of Derek's flaming course. - John F.

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Post by John Gilmour » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:37 pm

Karl Floitgraf wrote:
I have some half used nice smelling Yankee candles but if the any of them broke we might get a cut and my mom would yell at me and I would get no desert for a week or more.
Well Karl, I think we were thinking of something wilder than that. We could do 2 narrow chutes at one spot- cones channels on a curve- but make it close enough to mess with an opponent..... or cone chutes that converge to one wide one and then diverge back to two narrow ones.

Sick ALSO would put in something that is impossible to make unless both people did a technical slide or foot drag.

Oh I see you changed your above post to be more hardcore.
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Post by Nick Chamberlain » Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:03 am

hey derek or whoever. I have nothing going on this weekend so if you need any help setting up early, running the race, or on friday even I can be there if you want.

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Post by John Gilmour » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:59 am

How about a group viewing of Borat...actually...

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

I hate when they use the abreviated title on movie marquis,,, so darn lazy.

TK is a relative to Boltok, Borat's father. He is a big fan.

We should expand our horizons away from banal athletics with this extravagant cultural doccumentary. such a retrospective of America as seen through fresh eyes..

When traveling through Virginia, we spoke with a lady who sad Borat came to a rodeo at the Salem Civic Center and for that reason the town fathers decided not to show the movie there. Likely they are afraid their kids would defect to Kazakhstan for a more wholesome life, free of the technology and mind numbing video games.

The hobbies there are more simple.
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Post by Miguel Marco » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:24 pm

:( Sadly, I won't be able to make it this weekend. Have fun everybody and post plenty of pics and vids!

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Post by Derek Smith » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:53 pm

Guys, Glenn and I set the course this past weekend (calm down, my times won't count) and I have the skinned knees and hands to prove it. Wear your pads, sliding gloves are strongly encouraged to navigate one particular turn. I'll be hosting an impromptu bbq/skate jam back at the house for those interested. I'm about 30 minutes from the race site. We can easily set a tight on my driveway for those who didn't get enough. The driveway is lit and will hold 35 cones easy. I know all of you guys at this point, anyone's welcome to crash in the basement room at least or find some floorspace. I'll be hoping for a big "I like!" from you after the race JG. I'll be at Magnolia a little before 9 if anyone wants to chalk. Farmageddon is near!!!

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Post by Dan Parrish » Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:03 am

The fastest one at Farmageddon -
"THE RAGGUT" award!




Tway where did you find that!

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Post by Glenn Chapman » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:30 pm

I should get there around 12:00. I will miss the morning festivities, hopefully you guys will have some skating left in you by the time I get there.

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Results

Post by Derek Smith » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:28 am

hybrid
1-Justin Collins
2-Mike Duquette
3-Bryan Weasel Werner
4-Karl Floitgraf
5-Terry Whalen
6-Adam Daniels
7-Matt Hogan
8-Dan Parrish
9-Ben Volvovitz
10-Mario
11-Glen Cook
12-Nick Chamberlain
13-John Morneau
14-Justus Dunton
15-Mike Grasso

Farmageddon boardercross
1-Mike Duquette
2-Justin Collins
3-Bryan Werner
4-Karl Floitgraf
5-Adam Daniels
6-Terry Whalen
7-Glenn Chapman
8-Dan Parrish
9-Matt Hogan
10-Mario
11-Nick Chamberlain
12-Ben V
13-Glen Cook
14-Justus Dunton
15-Mike G
16-John M
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Post by Adam Daniels » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:13 am

kick ass race today! the boarder-x was awesome!

too bad my thumb is still numb
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Post by Dan Parrish » Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:54 am

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Adam - That's because you were sticking it where it doesn' belong. ;o)

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Post by Adam Daniels » Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:59 am

Inferno wrote:This is Inferno, and you just got burned
BURN!
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Post by Glenn Chapman » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:52 pm

I just wanted to say thanks to Derek for everything he did to make this event happen. The post race burgers and dogs were great. I missed the morning time trails through the hybrid section. Derek used these times to set up the heats for the head to head BX race in the afternoon. I loved the BX style of the race it had a fun dual hybrid set at the top, a roundabout turn and cardboard tunnel at about the half way point (thanks Dan, great idea)and a SGS drafting section at the bottom. A few racers made some sick come from behind drafting pass at the bottom. After the actual race there was about an hour of call out racing on the BX course and then there was an informal 6-8 man downhill session that was out of control, with all of the riders hitting the roundabout corner at about the same time. I also wanted to thank Terry and Dan for helping out all day long.

I wanted to say one more thing to Derek, the next time we race "you are going down"

I hope everyone has a great winter see you all in the spring,
Glenn Chapman

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Farmageddon

Post by Derek Smith » Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:58 pm

poor quality but you get the idea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKyBqsumVlw

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