Midtown Summer Series - Info

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Midtown Summer Series - Info

Post by Gary Holl » Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:31 pm

Erik T. and myself have been talking about running a local slalom series beginning in March. Our plan is to run 5 or 6 underground races here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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stay tuned for specific info.

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Post by Gary Holl » Fri Jan 31, 2003 7:23 pm

More info (updates) will get posted on my site so check there often.

This series is a closed series in that you need to be invited.

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Post by Maria Carrasco » Wed Feb 05, 2003 10:28 pm

Cool -- more excuses to come to the bay area! :wink:

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Post by Gary Holl » Thu Feb 06, 2003 7:59 pm

Maria, be sure to let me know ahead of time because we are limiting the number of riders to 32, and we are hoping to keep this real low key as we don't have any permits and don't want lose any or our slalom spots. May I suggest you guys come up for one of the races at GGP...I know the two of you love the City.

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Post by Maria Carrasco » Fri Feb 21, 2003 7:11 pm

Just marked the May 18 GGP on our calendar! SF here we come! :cool:

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Post by Gary Holl » Mon Feb 24, 2003 7:27 pm

Maria, great, please be sure and e-mail me a few weeks before because this is not an open race...space is limited but I will save a spot for Ritchy. I will add him to my e-mail list. Please send me a private message with his e-mail or should I use yours?

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Post by Maria Carrasco » Thu Feb 27, 2003 9:18 am

Gary -- you can use my e-mail (probably safer since I'm the "calendar monitor". . .) There isn't an e-mail link for you here so just posting public for now. Thanks for holding a spot for Richy (360king@sk8kings.com) :wink:

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Post by Maria Carrasco » Tue Mar 11, 2003 6:21 pm

Gary -- Can you send me a private e-mail? I have some info for you but you don't have an e-mail link on this forum and I wasn't able to find one on your web site either? Thanks!

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Post by Gary Holl » Thu Mar 13, 2003 7:22 pm

Maria, I just sent an e-mail to 360king@sk8kings.com
with my e-mail address.

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Post by Gary Holl » Tue Apr 08, 2003 2:08 am

Our 2nd race is now "the San francisco Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge" scheduled for Sunday May 4th in SFO. Sign up is on the "other" web site and we started a new forum here on this site.

-gary-

<Ed note: Thread moved into the new forum, so this is it! >

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Post by Gary Holl » Mon May 05, 2003 5:38 pm

Our second race results:


1st Pro Mens Richy Carassco
2nd Mike Maysey
3rd Steve Olson

1st Pro Womens Lynn Krammer
2nd Judi Oyama

1st Mens Open Miko Biffle

1st Girls Keli Benko

1st Boy George Novitski

I want to thank my wife Victoria, Erik Takaoka, Richy and Maria and all the riders and sponsors. Special thanks to the folks at PurpleSKunk skate shop in SFO...support your local shop!

The hill was FAST!

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Post by Gary Holl » Thu May 29, 2003 2:21 am

Shoreline 100 Cone Wiggle Fest

We had a gathering here in NorCal today to try the 100 Cone Challenge.

Here are the rules we established:
100 cones, 6' on center...unlimited push....tape switch set just before the 1st cone and just after the last. Trak Mate timer. 10 Cones = DQ,
.2 penalty per cone.
The course has a slight downhill then uphill, then downhill then uphill, then downhill, and the whole run sloped slightly to the right. Also, somewhere near the 70 cone mark we had a slight seam that was right on the fall line..this made for a weird pull to the right.

Results:1st Place Gary Holl, Sponsors: RoeRacing, 3dm, ProDesigned, Etnies, Seismic
24.104+4 cones or 24.901

2nd Place Mike Maysey, Sponsors: Turner, 3dm, ProDesigned, Etnies, A42, Tracker
25.297+5 cones or 26.297

3rd Place John "JR" Ravitch,Sponsors: Comet Bomb Squad
27.669 +7 cones or 29.069

4th Place John "sweet spot" Kim, Riding a Turner
27.687 + 9 cones or 29.487

5th Place Julius "Orange Julius" Pleshakov riding a Turner
30.554 + 7 cones or 31.954

6th Place Vance "I'm digging my new Turner" Prather, Riding a Turner
31.405 +8 cones or 33.005

7th Place Bill Evans, Riding a Turner
50.979 Clean...nice very nice.

8th Place "HC", riding a custom cut down "HC Whacky Board".
Although he never finished the course he had several
ripping runs...one run he was clean to about the 70 cone
mark and then he just slammed on his knees and elbow.

Hutson, Judi, Miko.....we missed you guys....where was the rest of the Bomb Squad?

Special Thanks to Julius and John K. for setting a perfect course and for helping cram cones on the sprinklers that began dumping water on the course during the early mornig set up.

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Post by Gary Holl » Wed Jul 02, 2003 5:44 pm

The fourth race is planned for July 13.
Bay Area racers should receive an e-mail from John Kim or Julius Pleshakov since they are running this race.

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Post by Gary Holl » Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:37 pm

Official Race results for the
1st Annual 2003 San Francisco Golden Gate Park Northern California Bay Area Conservatory Drive Midtown World Championship Race Series (1st Annual 2003 SFGGPNCBACDM World Championship Race Series) :razz:

Women
1st Lauren Gordon
2nd Molly Jans
3rd Sasha
4th Ayako Matsuoka

Boys (16 and under)
1st Nicky Calonne
2nd Robert Ragno

Men
1st Gary Holl
2nd Mike Maysey
3rd John Ravitch
4th Fish

5th
Chris Sullivan
Miko Biffle
Jonathan Reese
Clayton Scott

9th
Chris Cook
Bill Evans
Regan Honda
Dylan Gordon
Dave Price
Hung Chang (HC)
Judi Oyama
Matt Schreiber

17th
Bruce Brewington
Bruce Bjortvedt
Howard Gordon
Adam N. (NCDSA)

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Post by Gary Holl » Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:20 pm

The 5th and final Midtown race/Event of 2003 will be on Sunday August 17th. I've sent an e-mail to all the Bay Area riders regarding the location.
Trophy's for 1st place in the Pro, Open, Junior Womens and Junior Mens. Also we will be awarding the 1st annual Midtown Series Pro Champion Cup and the Midtown Open Pro Champion Cup to the indivduals with the most points.

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Post by Gary Holl » Fri Aug 22, 2003 5:10 pm

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Midtown Summer Series

We had had our 5th and final race/event today. We’ve had 5 races/event s this year including the “Showdown at Shoreline”, “100-cone Challenge”, “SFO Gravity Fest Slalom Challenge” and the “Super Cyber Slalom”.
We had a total of 52 different riders compete in the Midtown Summer Series!



The Overall Midtown Series World Champions are:

Women’s: Lauren Gordon, 3dm Sports, Midtown Racing

Men’s Open: John Ravitch, Comet, Palo Alto Sport Shop

Men’s Pro: Gary Holl, RoeRacing, 3dm, Seismic, Etnies, Pro Designed, Midtown Racing, PleasureToll Bearings.

The Junior Men’s points leader is Dylan Gordon followed by a tie for second with George Novitski and Nicky Calone, and in third was Robert Ragno

Open Series points leaders:
John Ravitch, Comet, Palo Alto Sport Shop, 310 points

Miko Biffle, Ick, 240 points

John Kim, Palo alto Sport Shop, 208 points



Today results for the “Super Cyber Slalom Challenge:

Junior Women’s:
Lauren Gordon with a time of 11.432
Sasha LaRochelle 12.684

Junior Men’s :
Dylan Gordon 10.678

Open Class:
John Ravitch 9.441
John Kim 9.775
Miko Biffle 10.009
Julius Pleshakov 10.248
Howard Gordon 10.379
Bruce Norski 11.468

Pro:
Holl 8.777


If you’d like to see some photos from today event go to:

http://homepage.mac.com/garyholl then over to the “Camp Holl/Events” page.


I would like to thank Victoria, Julius, John K., Erik T and all the racers that competed in the events this season. Thank you.

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Post by Bruce Brewington » Fri Aug 22, 2003 6:34 pm

I certainly wish to thank Gary (Victoria, Julius, John, et al) for putting on this summer's Midtown Race Series. It was a great opportunity to race in my neighborhood and not have to travel across the globe to run a few cones. It great to see that Gary and the crew still have the stoke and I always look forward to skating with you guys. Eventhough I missed a few races, thanks again for the series this year.

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Post by Gary Holl » Fri Aug 22, 2003 7:56 pm

Bruce, your welcome, it was my pleasure. We even had some pretty cool trophy's for the Overall Midtown Champions...go here to see them:
http://homepage.mac.com/garyholl/PhotoAlbum48.html

to download the Series points spreadsheet go to the "mpeg/racing info" page and you can download the "Summer SeriesPoints" excel.

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