Race in Batavia Illinois 3/21/2009?

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Race in Batavia Illinois 3/21/2009?

Post by Stephen Lavin » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:55 pm

Who is sponsoring or organizing the race on 3/21? I have heard a couple rumors but cannot find any info on times, format, entry, etc. Anybody know what's up? maybe the Chicago Long board guys? Do tell.

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Hmm!

Post by Claude Regnier » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:19 pm

A partner said you were.

Go here!

http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/f ... ace-7.html

Sure hope things work out for us so we can still attend.

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Post by Stephen Lavin » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:58 am

Kinda' sad your like 8 hours away and this event is 45 mins from my house... thanks Claude for pointing the way.

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Post by Larry Schild » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:58 am

I might be a part of that.
There are a few of in the Chicago who are new to slalom and are doing our best to pull someting together. We have gotten a permit from the city, but I haven't seen it personally to know for sure what it is allowing.

The street is relatively short, and pretty steep, and ends at a nice park area.

We are planning on qualifying starting around 10 and racing at 12.

I know Mangles is coming down and I believe there are some other locals involved.


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Post by Stephen Lavin » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:46 pm

Thanks Larry. Hey we did not speak last week - let's talk this weekend.

Steep is good, short is good too since I am soooo out of shape :)

Will be there...

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Post by Larry Schild » Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:30 am

Yes, we were supposed to talk, but the weekend kind of got away from me.
We'll do it soon!
(Hopefully before the 21st!)

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Post by Jonathan Harms » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:33 pm

I've been planning to come, along with--I hope--at least one or two others from the STL area. I still plan to come, but it's now dependent on whether I can get a slight "transpo problem" worked out--my car got jacked last night. :-(

I've been in touch with Justin R. and will keep him apprised of what's happening.

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Post by Christopher Bara » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:40 pm

Where's Batavia compared to Chicago?

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Post by Cat Young » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:52 pm

Jonathan Harms wrote:I've been planning to come, along with--I hope--at least one or two others from the STL area. I still plan to come, but it's now dependent on whether I can get a slight "transpo problem" worked out--my car got jacked last night. :-(
That's why you should always have Goad in the car with you!

I hope you find it!
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while I'm there!

Post by Claude Regnier » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:37 pm

Lavin, are you gonna make the race? or is it too far for you? LOL.

I will be in the area from late the 20th to maybe early AM (flight) on the 25th. Let's try to work in some time.

I'll be hanging around C-Fav's & will likely hook up with Alan.

Do I need a parkboard? or should I have that one meet me in Austin?

Is anybody thinking of doing anything in Sunday?
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Post by Larry Schild » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:41 am

Glad you're making it.
I don't skate park, but there is one a few miles north of where the race is going to be.

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Post by Stephen Lavin » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:03 am

Woohoo! Claude would be great to see you! Yes, let's do something Sunday. There is a great skate spot (yes more slalom) out by the arboretum off 88 near Batavia as well. Skate Parks hell I don't know any that's for teenagers ;)

Larry's crew will know of skate parks out their way and the one by the lake in the city is nice. CFav knows all the rest I'm sure.

Hey, all you local guys we could use a timing system if you have one. If anyone has and needs a PC just let me know and I'll bring mine. Not my race but will help as much as possible.

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Post by Jonathan Harms » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:56 am

If I can arrange transpo I'm pretty sure I can bring Goad's timer. I can't imagine he'd say no, but I wanna ask him just to be sure. Will post here as soon as I know anything.

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Post by Jonathan Harms » Tue Mar 10, 2009 5:38 am

OK, I now know something. We have a timer--IF I can make it up there. That's the next step. One Dagger is still car-less (me), one may have work conflicts (Goad), one has a very sick wife right now and isn't in the planning mood (Graf), and the head of our Springfield, IL satellite office (Bean-a-reano) has iffy transpo.

Maybe it'll be Megabus, but I'ma try to get there one way or another.

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Post by Dave Gale » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:19 am

Wow!!!!

You got some of the best in the industry gunnin' for this race!!
JBH... wise and fast, and committed!

goad... Fast (and needs committed) And a sweetie to boot

And Mr. Graf... hope all is well with the mate ( I really mean that)

Bean-a Reano... gotta meet you!

hmmmm I may make a trip to enjoy

My rafting days are almost cripulating.. (JBH, is that a word?)

Claude??? ehh?

Cfav, I wanna take you to the lake(just a dip) "help me"

Now... where's Sidlo?
ENJOY!! (while you can)

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Post by Stephen Lavin » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:01 am

Jonathan Harms wrote:
Maybe it'll be Megabus, but I'ma try to get there one way or another.
Let me and CFav know if you take the bus. One of us will pick you up. Get Mr. East LA, oops I mean East St Louis (is that really in Illinois??) or aka Paul's butt to the race...

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Post by Robert Sydia » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:17 pm

If it wasn't 9 1/2 hours by car - I would be there in an instant!!

This is what slalom is about!!

Have a blast

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Lavin - hope life is treating you good

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Post by Claude Regnier » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:37 pm

Yeah we were gonna drive to Texas as well. Ain't doing?

I will drive to chicago with you but you will need to drive back to T.O. alone though.

Okay I need to book my flights. They just droped a bit.
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I'm booked

Post by Claude Regnier » Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:26 pm

Arr

Continental Airlines 8789 Toronto (YYZ),
Canada Cleveland (CLE),
USA Mar 20(18:20)-Mar 20(19:32)

change plane . time between flight = 1hr8min

Dep - Continental Airlines 5941 Cleveland (CLE),
USA Chicago (ORD),USA - Mar 20(20:40)-Mar 20(21:04)

Steve PM me a #
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Post by Chris Favero » Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:56 pm

Claude.those times are perfect for friday night,i can prolly pick you up at the airport.C
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Post by Stephen Lavin » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:13 pm

Robert Sydia wrote:
Rob

Lavin - hope life is treating you good
Rob, thanks and doing well. Look forward to drinking in unusual places with you in the presence of strange women...

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Post by Chris Favero » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:47 pm

might,just might hafta throw a party saturday night after the race.C
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Oh Yeah!

Post by Claude Regnier » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:26 pm

Sounds good. I'm sure I'll be fine between both of you.

I will likely have something red :) on so I will be easy recognize, HAHAHAHA!!!

Looking forward to this. Sure hope I don't bring any snow. Well they kind of blamed me in Colorado once........
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Post by Larry Schild » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:33 am

Good news, the Batavia city council voted 14-0 in favor of the race.
They are already talking about it being an annual event!

Weather reports are looking good.

Looks like we're having a race!!!

I can't wait to meet you all face to face.

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Post by Tom Mangelsdorf » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:25 pm

YES!!!!! The Midwest needs more annual races. St Louis, Batavia, Sun Prairie.
Gravity is a terrible thing to waste.

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Post by Stephen Lavin » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:40 pm

Post race Sunday: Stevie can't play - reminded by wife that we have a christening to attend... See you all Saturday and Whatever night festivities we can muster. SundaY is a no-go for me :(

BATAVIA ROCKS!!

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Post by Peter Metzger » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:47 am

I had a great time at the race, it was incredible to see you guys giving us youngsters what for out there... and I'm glad to have met many people I had hitherto only heard of!
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Post by Tom Mangelsdorf » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:45 pm

Man, I really wish I could have been there. I'm lovin' the photos ... but that's not the same. :-(
Gravity is a terrible thing to waste.

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Missed you too!

Post by Claude Regnier » Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:54 pm

Tom it sure would have been for you to be there. Nonetheless you have a lot to look forward to in the future.

As they say the FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT!!!!!!

I will be keeping an eye out for your race. It may be really tough to do but it won't stop many of us from trying to attend.

Again just want to say a BIG Thanks to everyone that helped out.
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Post by Tom Mangelsdorf » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:05 pm

Do you accept bribes? I have a Canadian $20 bill at home. I'm just sayin ... I can make the trip worth your while.
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Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Post by Claude Regnier » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:15 pm

The money is always the last thing on my mind when it comes racing and spreading the stoke.
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Post by Wesley Tucker » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:36 am

JBH's coverage is now on the front page.
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Re: Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Post by Rick Floyd » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:48 am

Claude Regnier wrote:The money is always the last thing on my mind when it comes racing and spreading the stoke.
CR - I'll bet you $10 American I can't do a multi-board handstand! Are we on?
"All the money in the world can not buy sharing the excitement of life with other people. Nothing else matters."

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Hmm!

Post by Claude Regnier » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:12 am

Better watch what you hope for Rick. I have ways of teaching anyyyyyyyyyyyyyrhing!

Nice article JBH!
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Post by Wesley Tucker » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:40 am

in the finals, I managed to edge out Claude by a couple of tenths.

Well, either Claude started footbraking right after that picture was taken or there were some cones involved.

Maybe the other run in the heat had more of a difference? That picture, though, is NOT a "couple of tenths" finish. That's about as close going for the tape as it can get.
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Post by Jonathan Harms » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:22 am

I think there were a couple of cones in that run--three for Claude, one for me? That was actually the first run of two. In the second run I had the "inside lane," which seemed to run a bit faster because it was on the inside of a curve.

I think Claude was faster than I was at the end, but I had a faster push start. With a ramp start, it easily could have been Claude ahead by a few tenths.

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