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slalom in the rain

Post by john harle » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:35 pm

conehead cup first race on bitumin. most of the crew riding big zigs and they stuck like you know what to a blanket
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Post by Jonathan Harms » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:37 am

Geez, Daddow, I know you're a ripper, but put a helmet on already! :-)

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Post by Colin Beck » Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:38 am

This race was insane. Has anybody run slalom in such wet conditions before?

Click this damn text to get more info, photos, and video of the race.

Jackson Shapiera pipped Steve Daddow and Haggy Strom to win in the wet, and next week he's off to Europe for the World Cup downhill circuit.

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Bridge day 2002...

Post by Martin Drayton » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:51 am

Paul Price and I attended the "Bridge Day" race in West Virginia, USA run by Dave Gale in 2002. Like your race there was free-running water flowing down the road and people who fell were aquaplaning, it was crazy, Paul Dunne then cut divots out of his Avalons to try to get more grip!

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Post by Rick Stanziale » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:09 pm

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steeper hill, plenty of complaining

yeah Daddow, that's just plain stupid to race skateboards in the rain without a helmet

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Post by Colin Beck » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:26 pm

OK. so we're not the only ones crazy enough to have done this.

There wasn't really much complaint about the conditions. Two people put down qualifying times and then declined to race in the head-to-head, but otherwise everybody was happy to race, although for many (including myself) it took a fair bit of watching others, and many cautious practice runs, before coming to grips (err) with how much grip there was.

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Post by Jonathan Harms » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:34 pm

Hell, that's probably what next year's Slalom St. Louis will look like. We seem to get rained on just about every year.

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