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

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:15 am
by Dan Parrish
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!

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

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:36 pm
by David Graves-Witherell
Thanks Dan. Looks like a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to it.

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

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:05 pm
by Glenn Chapman
Thanks Dan! I need to find a steep hill to get some practice on. See you there. Let me know if you need anything.

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

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:07 am
by T Whalen
Hi Dan,

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

Thanks for hosting,
Terry

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

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:11 am
by Dave Kirkpatrick
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...

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

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:15 pm
by David Graves-Witherell
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."

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

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:13 pm
by Dave Kirkpatrick
Bring what you got, we'll figure it out!

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

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:58 am
by Dave Kirkpatrick
Any exotic features this time around? We still haven't jumped fire!

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

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:32 pm
by Dave Kirkpatrick
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."

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

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:11 pm
by David Graves-Witherell
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:31 am
by Dan Parrish
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)

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

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:28 am
by Dave Kirkpatrick
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.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:45 pm
by Glenn Chapman
I just got a call from Curt. You can add Curt and Amy to the list. See you all tomorrow.

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

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:34 pm
by Curt DeBartalo
Always forget my multiple usernames and pwds to this site.

What is the address?

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

Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:36 am
by Dave Kirkpatrick
Ready to go..!

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

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

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

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:22 pm
by Glenn Chapman
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.

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

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:19 pm
by Curt DeBartalo
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.

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

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:44 pm
by David Graves-Witherell
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!

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

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:33 pm
by T Whalen
Great time - thanks again to the Parrish Family for hosting!

Talk to you soon,
Terry

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

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:07 am
by Karl Floitgraf
Dan,

Thanks to you and your family for an incredible event. :).

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

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:42 am
by Dan Parrish
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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!

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

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:15 am
by Dave Kirkpatrick
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?