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Post by Rick Stanziale » Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:33 pm

Summer 2005

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Post by Chris Favero » Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:04 am

alright.first,i have done a lot of events,for charity and profit.i am familar with the permits we will need to make this happen.we have some connects with the park district,and chicago is cool about events like this.think a hill similar to athens downtown,maybe a little steeper,think lakefront park on a saturday night,like july 9.oh,by wilson skatepark.i can think of a couple of local sponsors,did i mention the park slalom on friday night?you get the picture.lets do it.cf
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Post by Jonathan Harms » Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:52 pm

CF, sounds rad to me too! <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_1_10v.gif' border=0></a>

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Post by Christopher Bara » Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:46 pm

You know we're down for it to brother Chris....

What a great place for a race

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Sounds good to me 2!

Post by Claude Regnier » Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:55 am

Okay so if July 3 and 4 isn't a good date for your race then make sure you keep the the 1 and 2 open to come and race in Ottawa. K?

Our Ottawa July 1 and 2 is going to happen. so we hope to see you here, EH!
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Post by Christopher Bara » Wed Sep 22, 2004 3:36 am

Can i catch a rail from Windsor to Ottawa?....or from Sarnia?...any idea?

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Post by Claude Regnier » Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:21 am

That would be one hell of a Primo slide!

I'll look inti it for you. By then you will likely be in a carpool (and have to swim)! :)

I'm sure there is a rail connection but at the very least there are buses.
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Post by Chris Favero » Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:29 am

yea,the fourth is a no go in chicago.there is so much going on that time,like 3 mil crowd the lake front.cf
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Post by Frank Henn » Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:27 pm

thats just more spectaters watching us fall.

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Post by Wesley Tucker » Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:46 pm

Chris,

Let's wait until the 2005 MLB schedule is published. If I'm coming all the way to Chicago then by God I better see the Braves play at Wrigley Field!

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Post by Chris Favero » Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:03 pm

wes,you got it.but hey,seriously.we are ready to go.we have a couple of races under our belt,a chronocone timing system almost complete,some sponsor money,a couple of potential sites and a whole pot of stoke bubbling over from this year.i think rick series is an awesome idea.i went to paris this year and got a taste of the more serious events.i have had much more fun at the grass roots races this year and am so looking forward to dave gales race.this reminds me of the backyard ramp series in the early eighties.cf
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Post by Chris Favero » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:13 pm

hi,update,i have the permit apps and am scouting locations.i have forgotten i have connections with the dept of cultural affairs and tourism.if we upgrade the event status,we might get them to sign on and grease the wheels in regards to getting this thru the dept of special events.could we call it a world cup,or summer nationals?and if so are there any skate companies looking to tie in as sponsors?i plan on using other sponsors too,ie:skateshops,hotels etc.let me know.my plan is to call the date at the end of the month..we are prolly gonn go with the weekend of 7/15.also,any one want to step and announce or have production advice?the goal is to throw a world class event within the framework 66 has laid out.cf
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Post by Chris Favero » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:16 pm

oh,alamost forgot,does anyone have any promo videos they could lend me to get the stoke going with the city.not just some racing,but also the people and overview of the event?the permit process is 45 days,so we are on schedule,but i need to go thru aldermen,police captians etc,so please let me know.cf
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Post by Claude Regnier » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:49 pm

Hi Chris!

I'll plan on being there. Even with the sk8camps it should be easy enough for me to get away for the weekend.

We are having our meeting for the July 1 & 2 dovercourt Open next week so we will update that for all of you as well. Speaking with the guys in DC we decided to try to do the Can-Am thing in 2006 instead.
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Post by Christopher Bara » Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:40 pm

Hey Chris...there's no reason for it NOT to be called a Regional or Midwest Championship. Who's going to debate it?.....and you may want to drop Mollica a line for a video...it looks like he's got as much combined footage as anybody....Finally, there's one person i can ask about a partial sponsor.....but i'd need more concrete info first....and i'm 99% sure that Kill City could be providing the trophies......but..........please dont make it the 2nd or 3rd weekends of July!

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Post by Chris Favero » Sat Feb 12, 2005 12:19 am

chris,pm me your dates and we will work it out.cf
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Post by Lenny Poage » Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:42 pm

In the summer? I've never been to Chi-town and would stoke on the opportunity to skate a race there!! Give me a date, motel suggestions, and a locale and I'm there!
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Post by Dave Gale » Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:03 pm

I'll be sure and take that weekend off...With given pe- notice!!! But, you were joking about leaving me at a Crack house neighborhood ...weren't you???? "Help me!!!" " Swim!!!!" " I Can't!!!!!" "Guido, I'll meet ya' at Teays Landing" "I just took my med. kit out of the truck"
"Chris is hatin' it" "Oh God Dave, tell me there's no more whitewater" "Just one more...called "ol Nasty" "Shit" "Oh just lay on the floor, and catch your breath" Hey...there's Sidlo and Guido!!! Why are they laughing????
AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGgHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
I must make it to Chicago a go-go and be down w/ that!!!
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Post by Lenny Poage » Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:37 pm

As far as Nuts and Bolts of it goes, the man who just posted can probably be a great resource for that stuff.

As far as my $0.02, I'm down with calling a regional/ Mid-west champ. event if it will help the cause. I agree with Chris B, mid-July would be rough due to other obligations (16-23).
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Post by Christopher Bara » Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:06 pm

but late August........?.....i dont think theres anything going on East of the Mississippi in August outside of the Farm.........end of June......end of July
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Post by Lenny Poage » Sat Feb 12, 2005 5:28 pm

I promise not keep them. Thanks for sending them.

Late June or early-mid August would be ideal.
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Post by Chris Favero » Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:28 am

Well 66 threw it out I like the term summer nationals. My intention is to draw from Europe and the UK. London/Chicago is an easy non stop to do and with the weak dollar, it's like half price for those guys. cf
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Post by Marion Karr » Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:19 pm

As soon as you have dates let me know. The DownHill Billies will do their best to be there in FORCE! I have a client in Chi Town I need to see and this could work out great!

I love Chicago! Darn good food there!
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Post by Chris Favero » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:11 pm

hi,doin my best to accomodate your feed back on the dates,rick,if you get a chance,gimme a call ,i have some questions.cf
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If I can make it, then I'll be there....

Post by John Dillon » Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:30 pm

I've never been outside of the Chi-town airports, so I'd love to skate in for a visit. Of course, don't set your contest dates around me, but I prefer any wknd in July except the last one....as Curt Kimble,Lbk, myself, and probably WesE and BP will be busy w/the 3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Bowl Series....I believe our series starts the last wknd in July and follows through august. Plus, I may be throwing down a solar session funtest at Lansdowne nr labour Day! Of course, you all are invited! You pick your dates that will suit you and we will just have to live with it.

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Post by Marcos Soulsby-Monroy » Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:27 pm

Chris:

Sounds like a blast! Set the dates when you want and the Texas Outlaws will do thier dammdest to be there. Busy down here right now getting ready for the Sizzler; see you there.

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Post by Christopher Bara » Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:49 pm

Last year we raced until dark.........showered up, hit a restaurant and a bar....and another bar...and another bar....then a restaurant.....and then another bar.......

I think we stayed out till 4:00...after riding since noon the previous day

what a marathon

what a blast

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Post by Chris Favero » Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:13 pm

july 22nd and 23rd.fri the 22 outlaw discipline tbd.sat 23rd tight and hybrid.the outlaw will be held at the museum campus in the evening with lights for back up.skateparks are open till 11 pm so we can hit those too.cf
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Post by Christopher Bara » Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:05 pm

write me in....possibly with the wifee too if Fadell and SOB are still layed up by then...

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Post by Kevin M. Gamble » Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:49 am

very interesting.........................
Yvonne and I might be showing up, also.

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Post by Lenny Poage » Sun Mar 06, 2005 3:57 am

I'm totally stoked on it!! The Downhill Billies (and a few wives) will be there in force!
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Post by Dave Gale » Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:07 pm

Count this Billie glote in~~~~~
ENJOY!! (while you can)

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Post by Lenny Poage » Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:01 am

Dave, I was hoping you'd say that! It'll be a great weekend!!!
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Post by Claude Regnier » Mon Mar 07, 2005 12:45 am

Looking for flights and specials. Keeping that weekend open to come visit.
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Post by Christopher Bara » Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:02 am

It's worth the trip Kev....last year was what i figured a grass roots event should be. No sandbagging, no gamefaces...just folks cheering each other on...and tippin' glasses afterwards....and in one of the greatest cities in the U S of A

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Race and Hotel Location

Post by Kevin M. Gamble » Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:09 am

Chris F and Chris B,
What area of Chicago would be the best place to search for a hotel room for the race weekend?

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Post by Chris Favero » Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:43 pm

kevin.downtown/loop.chicago has a ton of hotels.since you are way out time wise,try the super 8 on ohio,it is just off michigan ave in the heart of the mag mile.taxis,busses and subways abound.if you want to step it up,i reccomend the hard rock hotel on michigan ave(same vicinity as super 8).killer rock n roll rooms.try orbitz or travelocity,the would have specials.cf
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Post by Christopher Bara » Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:15 pm

check your pocketbook too!
That hard rock hotel is mucho dinero
Last time we were there we stayed at a "hotel with character".....actually, some old joint right on Michigan across from the park. Great price (i think about 125 a night, Chicago aint cheap), great location, and the place was kinda clean, but over 100 years old and it was starting to show it's age. None the less, for a decent bed close to the action it was worth it. Chris is right though, i think i typed in CHICAGO HOTELS in Search and found some websites that listed them all out.
Expect to spend between 125 and 200. A bit high, but it's worth it, trust me.
The race last time was near the field museum on the east side of Grant Park. Assuming that's the general area where this one will be too. So depending on how far you want to walk/taxi, let that be your guide. If you take your car, there's parking a short distance away at Shedds Aquarium. It's a very very nice park to walk thru, completely safe.

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Post by Chris Favero » Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:20 pm

the friday night out law will be an epic g/s in grant park.you guys have not raced on this set up of a hill,but we found a new one.will be taking pictures soon.cf
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Post by Dave Gale » Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:02 pm

Chef...
All I plead of you, is "no stranding me in a crack house" I swear..next time I'll keep you and Sidlo in the raft!! ...But we're going for the big creek!! 16' ft waterfalls 125' per mile drop !!! We're talkin' steep! Just PLEASE, don't take me to a bad neighborhood and leave me!
Anyone else up for a trip (river) of a life time??? I'll take care of 6 or 8 of ya' and Guido will do the same!!!
ENJOY!! (while you can)

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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:44 pm

Dave,

I'm in. Put me in a boat with the Freak Brothers anytime.

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Post by Lenny Poage » Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:46 pm

Fat floats. I'm down!!
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Post by Chris Favero » Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:54 am

i reccomend the scenic route.you have never seen the new river like i have until you have seen it from the bottom up.dave,give my best to guido,and when you come to chicago?only good times my friend.joe i,we will down some oysters too.cf
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Post by Dave Gale » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:25 am

mmmmmmmmmmm. Oysters!!
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Post by Joe Iacovelli » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:27 am

OH yeah, I'm in for July in the Windy Apple.

Somebody wake up Sidlo

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Post by Dave Gale » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:41 am

No musssels? Or concrete boots?
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Post by Chris Favero » Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:31 pm

sidlos in the basement with novatny laying up some amazing stuff.the quality is getting to the point that i cant tell if the are making racing decks or fine furniture.rode some prototypes on the pump station hill,gave some feedback and alan jumped all over it.ask him for a photo.cf
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chi-town shoot out 2005 slalom and bowlriders

Post by Chris Favero » Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:21 pm

here is the lowdon.we have met with the park district,they are on board,we have tentitive sponsor in uprise skate shop.the deal is,the race will be held at wilson ave and the lake.the hill is next to the skatepark,sooo the line up looks like this.sat 7/23, tight slalom jam in the a.m..we will use the results from tight to bracket the hybrid.we will run the hybrid in the afternoon.in the evening we will host a bowlriders contest at the park.some of you guys have skated the ameoba at wilson and know its killer.so the hill is right next to the park,it is butter,it is wide and it is ours.we look to have a signed commitment on this by next friday so i can bring flyers to athens and post it on the web.needless to say this event is going to be huge,tons of crossover.maybe we can do a team cup too,ie:daggers,freak bros,kill city,red clay,etc.here we go people.cf
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Post by Christopher Bara » Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:11 pm

Chicago in the summer time............i dunno...it's a pretty rundown location...nothing much to do in that town....kinda dismal.....ghetto..

I mean, who wants to race at a location like this?

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Folks have always said they wanted a race in a big city with lots going on...this is it for sure

Good job Freaks................this one's already on my calendar

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Post by Tod Oles » Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:32 am

Looking at the list of name above... I'm the closest outta towner to this race... guess I gotta go,

beats mowin the lawn...

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