[2011] Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

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Dan Parrish
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[2011] Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Dan Parrish » Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:15 am

Ok, let's have a race! How about:


( The 4th annual! )
SOUTH HADLEY SKATE & EAT RACE
Saturday, July 23, 10:00 am - My house

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
rain date -- Sunday

Same format,
First, a Hybrid course from about driveway level,
followed by Barbecue lunch and Kids/Novice race
then, Super-G from the top -for those who dare.

For the uninitiated, this is a quite steep fairly short hill right at my house. It is a dead end street with little traffic, and so far cooperative, bemused neighbors. It is an "outlaw" event, but has been well received so far. I'd like to keep it that way-- so we will expect good behavior from all attending.
I will provide the basic BBQ staples. More exotic contributions are welcome and encouraged. You won't leave hungry!

Last years race, (with sketchy ramp features) http://www.youtube.com/user/dk400rider# ... Vr0qgCsLg8

See you there!

David Graves-Witherell
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by David Graves-Witherell » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:36 pm

Thanks Dan. Looks like a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to it.

Glenn Chapman
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Glenn Chapman » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:05 pm

Thanks Dan! I need to find a steep hill to get some practice on. See you there. Let me know if you need anything.

T Whalen
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by T Whalen » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:07 am

Hi Dan,

I hope to be there also - I'll see if I can scrounge up something exotic to grill.

Thanks for hosting,
Terry

Dave Kirkpatrick
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:11 am

Excellent!

This is a fast, fun little hill, family friendly neighborhood, always with great company and great food.

Boston area skaters, Antrim/NH skaters, you might hook up rides out there with a few of us who are going - let me know, or post here.

Hey, let's all try to come up with some kind of sketchy bush meat to throw on Dan's grill. I've always wanted to try squirrel...
What could POSSIBLY go wrong??

David Graves-Witherell
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by David Graves-Witherell » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:15 pm

I have a feeling that what we call "sketchy bush meat" in Boston might not be what our NH friends would lable "sketchy bush meat."

Dave Kirkpatrick
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:13 pm

Bring what you got, we'll figure it out!
What could POSSIBLY go wrong??

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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:58 am

Any exotic features this time around? We still haven't jumped fire!
What could POSSIBLY go wrong??

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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:32 pm

I assure you, we have the sketchiest... and the finest. The middle ground is rather thin.

Andabump.

Not to forget Dr Dan's! We're down a NESRA race this year and haven't picked up a new one. Let's keep bringing the new ones on board, this is a mellow and friendly race! DH guys might try a few runs on this hill, and borrow some slalom gear, try it out?

The fabulous astronaut timer is working great, my kids are raring to go, and with a little luck there will be something in the HavaHart trap by Friday.

Lets go!
David Graves-Witherell wrote:I have a feeling that what we call "sketchy bush meat" in Boston might not be what our NH friends would lable "sketchy bush meat."
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by David Graves-Witherell » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:11 pm

I'll see what I can find crawling around too. If my cat uses it's claws on my leather chair one more time, it might be pretty easy to find something for the grill. I hope I didn't miss my chance by not picking up the sea gull on the side of the Mass Pike this morning, but I was already running late.
I hope to have my 9 year olds with me (maybe one racer?). Looking forward to Sat.

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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Glenn Chapman » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:21 pm

Any one traveling from the Boston area, I can make a stop at the Riverside stop on the Green Line to pick up skaters (we will need to leave Riverside by 8:30am). You will need to contact me here or on my cell phone if you want a ride. I can fit up to 6 skaters and gear, NO SMOKING, NO DRINKING, NO DRUGS. Glenn

T Whalen
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by T Whalen » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:07 am

Dan,

I am still coming up on Saturday - just going to be a little late (between 10:30 - 11:00).

Looking forward to running some cones,
Terry

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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:43 am

Glenn, thanks for the ride post, makes it SO easy for the Boston crew - no excuses now, Beaners!

Terry, glad to hear you're coming, looking forward to skating with you and the gang.

dk
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Dan Parrish
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Dan Parrish » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:31 am

Dave, Glen, Dave, Terry, Oliver et al... Glad to see you can all make it.
Looks like we should have a good day. I'll have plenty of fluids on hand if it gets hot. Maybe an after-race trip to a swimming hole will be in order?
Anyway, everyone else, welcome and feel free to drag some friends along this weekend, but please continue sending me an post/pm/email -so I could get an estimate headcount.
I will need to know how much grass-fed filet mignon I will need to marinate in the Bordeaux! ;o)

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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:28 am

Hoping to see the Readel klan show up, Delaney's a maybe, Lindz says yes, RF and Josh no. DGW bringing 2 kids, I'll bring 2...

That's all I got.
What could POSSIBLY go wrong??

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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Glenn Chapman » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:45 pm

I just got a call from Curt. You can add Curt and Amy to the list. See you all tomorrow.

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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Curt DeBartalo » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:34 pm

Always forget my multiple usernames and pwds to this site.

What is the address?

Dave Kirkpatrick
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:36 am

Ready to go..!
What could POSSIBLY go wrong??

Dan Parrish
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Dan Parrish » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:08 pm

Ok, looks like we're still a go.
We, had a bit of rain this AM, but should be clear for the remainder of the day.
Expect some HOT racing today! See you soon.

---> Ashton Lane, S.Hadley, Ma
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Ashton+La ... 41851&z=16
Dan

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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Glenn Chapman » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:22 pm

Thanks Dan and the rest of the Parrish clan. Wow, that was a fun day, great racing and a cookout. Karl and Curt were fast in the hybrid but some how Dr. Dan, Dave K and I were able to take them in the KING of the HILL GS, it is fun the bomb that corner. Hopefully we will see all of you and more for Dave's Antrim Outlaw next weekend.

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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Curt DeBartalo » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:19 pm

Was there no Queen of the Hill?
Thanks Dr. Dan for the event as well as Glenn and others for helping to get things rolling.

The rack of lamb was most excellent.

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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by David Graves-Witherell » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:44 pm

Thanks to the Parrish clan for hosting a fun race. Olivia and Maddie had a great time and asked if we could do some more slalom before the race next weekend!

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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by T Whalen » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:33 pm

Great time - thanks again to the Parrish Family for hosting!

Talk to you soon,
Terry

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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Karl Floitgraf » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:07 am

Dan,

Thanks to you and your family for an incredible event. :).
BOSTON BAKED BEAN
HONORARY TEXAS OUTLAW

Dan Parrish
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Dan Parrish » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:42 am

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The South Hadley Skate & Eat Results

Thanks for a great day everyone! We had a good turnout considering the conditions. The weather always seems to be a challenge; either rain, too hot, or this year -- both. After a brief delay to let the road dry, we got started on the hybrid. With the surprise reappearance of Karl to the NE skate scene, the level of competition stepped up. Three-quarters of the way through the race, we let on that we were recording a secret one-second penalty on his times. The results were different after that-. Karl won the hybrid.

1. Karl 17.734
2. Curt 17.885
3. Glen 19.003
4. Terry 19.419
5. Dave K. 19.922
6. Dan 20.337
7. Oliver 21.439
8. Dave GW 23.495

Next up, we set a course from halfway down the steep section of the hill. A B-Class, if you will. The hill, from the top, is quite steep and fast, and the lower start allowed more racing from those who felt uncomfortable riding from the top. Divided by gender, the results were

1. Oliver 13.807
2. Dave GW 14.875

1. Lindsey 15.349
2. Delaney 17.347
3. Bailey 20.545

Next on the agenda was lunch. BBQ fare included hot-dogs, burgers, sausages, kebabs, salads, beans, etc. While eating, the kids race was set up. Enticed out of the air-conditioned house by ice-pops and a prize for all participants, several kids rode their skateboards for the first time.

1. Maddie 18.126
2. Angus 18.367
3. Dante 18.836
4. Julian 22.134
5. Olivia 25.702
6. Jack 25.887

Thanks for coming everyone.
See you next year!
7. Andrei DNF (fell on his butt!)

After the kids race, we had the "awards ceremony." The kids received supersoaker waterguns and everyone got their "Hot Skater" certificates for participating in the race. (The heat-index of the day was near 100 degrees) After this, people started heading out, and the hearty souls who dared to continue and brave the heat, ran the Super GS from the top. Beating out Karl for the Super GS title;

1. Glen 19.925
2. Dan 20.751
3. Dave 21.749
4. Karl DNS


Thanks for coming everyone. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
See you next year!

Dave Kirkpatrick
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Re: Skate & Eat. S.Hadley Race - 7/23/11

Post by Dave Kirkpatrick » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:15 am

Great skate Dan. Catching up on my backlog a little here:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 448&type=1

Thanks to Oliver and Bailey for the fine camera work.

Let me know if you can't see them, I'll put them up elsewhere. There are a LOT of pics in this collection, where would one post the whole lot without too much fuss?
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