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 Slalom on the Farm 5.0pen
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:18 am
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:24 pm
It's six weeks til Da' Farm. How's the weather shaping up?
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:27 pm
Hey while your at it could you tell me how the markets gonna be doin in six weeks? Or how about the winning lottery numbers?????
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:27 pm
If anyone is interested in a Hi-Res version to print and promote in your area, just email me.
Our primary charity of this years race is the Red Cross
Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:25 pm
I just freakin love that poster! Wish we could make it...
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:22 am
Tway, i need one, pls
Da' Farm Accommodations
Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:39 pm
OK. I'm a jerk. But I love doing this. Not because I like to be a jerk about a great deal, but because I HOPE others will do the same thing. I really don't want anybody to miss a race because they think they can't afford to get a place to stay.
I went to Priceline, put in a bid for $60 a night and got it again. Unlike in Chicago, though, I just went ahead and asked for a 3-star. So I'm in the downtown Marriott. I know this area and I'm about 20 minutes from Tway's house. According to the map, I'm about 4-5 hours from Bethel, but that's understandable since the only way to get there is by way of Saskatoon and Montpelier.
Moral Of The Story: DON'T PAY RETAIL! With gas so high hotels are practically empty on the weekends. Getting $60 a night is a lot better than not getting $132.
Greenwich - Stamford
243 Tresser Blvd
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Check-In Date: Friday, August 5, 2005
Check-Out Date: Monday, August 8, 2005
Check-In Date: Fri, Aug 5, 2005
Check-In Time: After 03:00 PM
Check-Out Date: Mon, Aug 8, 2005
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM
Billing Name: Wesley M Tucker
Your Offer Price: $60.00
Number of Rooms: 1
Number of Nights: 3
Travel Insurance: $15.00
Taxes & Service Fees:
Total Charges: $226.87
Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 4:57 am
Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:44 am
BACK TO BACK CHICKEN SHACK SON OF GUN
BETTER CHANGE YOUR ACT WHERE ALL CONFUESED
WHATS THE FUSE YOU CAN CALL THIS SONG ?
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:58 pm
Grass Roots Slalom continues next on the farm. Let the smack begin.
First off, thanks to everyone who paypaled us early. This race could not have happened without y'all.
A major thanks to all the sponsors who stepped up. Your contributions continue to make this event a special one. I know FATBOY is really stepping up with custom boards for the last place finisher with a time (Fri) and fastest rookie (Sat.). Roe is kickin' in a deck as well. Radikal is tossing in a set of trucks and I'm sure Khiro Bob has something up his sleeve. We are certainly gonna miss Flu. We wish him a speedy recovery and thanks to Asphalt Playground for their support. Finally, Dave from Skaterbuilt rocks. His boards are on fire. All over the world. Thanks!!!
Not listed on the poster:
Budweiser (Local Distributor)
The Food Basket
Joy's Custom Embroideries
Don't forget on Friday...
1. No Beer whatsoever on Shady Ln.
2. No asking the scorers your times (automatic DQ)
3. Have Fun
To help things get underway on time, please print the following waiver and sign it prior to the race.
*If your under 18, you'll need a parent/guardien to sign as well.
Waiver for the farm
Please note your # and the person in front so you'll be ready to rip.
#1 Marion Karr
#2 Keith Hollien
#3 Kevin Gamble
#4 Marty Schaub
#5 Terry Whalen
#6 Paul Pellerin
#7 Cnova (Chris Novatny)
#8 Millie Chapman
#9 Karl Floitgraf
#10 jason mitchell
#12 Ron Olsen
#14 Ben Volvovitz
#17 Adam Schwippert
#19 Glenn Chapman
#20 Rob Sydia
#22 Marshall Deming
#24 Jasond Regnier
#25 Ben Chapman
#27 Brian Gilbert
#28 Dr Dan
#29 Wesley Tucker
#30 Brian Parsons
#32 Tony Sellars
#35 Pierre Gravel
#37 Wentzle Ruml IV
#39 Bryan Werner
#40 Shane Anderson
#41 Joe I.
#42 Derek Smith
#43 Jim Siener
#45 Miguel Marco
#47 John Friends
#51 JF Boily
#52 Claude Regnier
#53 Kam Bumpus
#54 Billy Bordy
#55 Molly Deming
#66 Rick Stanziale
More info soon.
We hope to start Fridays race at high noon. No later than 12:30.
If Parsons is reading this...it means Practice begins at noon.
Double the fun....
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:00 am
I get two runs per round!!!!!!
OK...Not fair. Tway, keep me at four or nine, esta no problema, either one.
And I promise to use the start ramps.......
blog blah blah blah
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:43 am
Farm 5.0 Blog 1.0
8pm - Cleaned bearings, adjusted trucks, then removed Marty's name from the #9 slot and added Karl's....
Just so there is no confusion regarding the downhill event. It is by no means a traditional downhill race. It will be more of a pumping race w/o cones. Point A to point B...no more. We may add a turn or two but nothing more. One racer at a time. One run, no practice. A slalom board will probably be your best bet. A longboard may not make it off the ramp.
Put $5 in a hat and pay 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It should be pretty darn close and somewhat interesting.
All results from Friday will be announced at the Friday Night Party.
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:13 pm
It sounds so Bond.
I love yer idea of a GS style downhill without cones. Maybe us big fatties will have a chance.
Here's a question for you since I read all of that crap between WT VS. the world. AFTER I drop off the ramp in the downhill, can I push? Or is it drop in and pump only? I like option #2, as I said...weight may finally be an advantage.
Frankly speaking.....I cannot wait for this.....
Now if I can only finish as high as my number. Maybe I should have been #20 instead....
blah blah blog sheep
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:16 pm
Farm 5.0 Blog 1.1
Woke up. Finished spread sheets. Killed bees in front yard...
Just want to make it clear that anyone is welcome to camp but it is somewhat primitive. I personally don't recommend bringing your family to camp as there will be music going on... probably late. I have designated a spot in the side yard that should provide a fair amount of privacy. I plan to put a few lights in the area so everyone can find their own tent. There will not be a port-a-john but all are welcome to use the facilities in the farm.
Also, if you have never raced on Shady, THERE WILL BE TRAFFIC. The road will be open to residents only. Please be courteous and expect delays between runs. There will probably be a bunch of local kids and parents hanging around so please don't act like Tiger Woods when he makes a bad swing and yells "F@#K". If you DQ or hit a cone, just smile.
Friday night’s dinner will be provided by The Food Basket. 6' Subs and at least 10 pizzas are on order. Along with a full keg of Bud.
Fridays GS will qualify you for the A, B, C or D brackets. However, you will still take 2 qualifying runs which will seed you in your particular bracket.
Since Hays is out this year, we don't have the budget for live music but I hope to have a live mic set up so if you can play any instrument...BRING IT. I know TK is good for a few songs.
This just in...PocketPistol Skates is now on board as a sponsor. Thanks Chicken.
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:38 am
Set up party tents in yard. Got a call from TK who just got the crocks. Went in garage to look for Tiki torches...found 3 remains...no completes.
Attn: Vintage racers. This year's vintage race is going to be a little more serious than last years parade down the hill. This year we are awarding CROCKS. The 3 fastest times will earn a crock and 1 will be awarded for style/dress etc...
So clean those German bearings and be ready. All pre '78 boards, trucks and wheels accepted. Please no board sharing. The format is still undetermined. If time permits, we will do one qualifying run then do a single elimination race.
The Farm Ad Your Mother Warned You About
Vintage? I bought it new!
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:03 am
My vintage ride is ready to roll:
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:52 am
Good Lord Ohm
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:23 am
If Ohm can't watch WT without crapping on the side of the road, then he can't watch him.
I'm putting my foot down.
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:38 am
Putting your foot down IN WHAT?
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:07 pm
Ok. Just got off the phone with Kirby. Regarding the Vintage format...it will go as follows...
First you must past the JG tech inspection.
Then you will get 1 qualifying run.
You will then be seeded into A, B, or C bracket (Groups of 8)
It will be a dual race.
Winner of each bracket will earn the illusive CROCK.
Again, 1 crock will be awarded for overall style, dress etc..
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:13 pm
JG is the guy who tried to ride plastic baseplate Trackers. What does he know about vintage?
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:51 am
Maybe he knows enough to know that no one raced RR 6's on a needle nose back in the day.
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:11 am
And back in the day it wasn't a "needle nose," it was a "cut away."
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:35 pm
Nobody fast rode RR 6's on a cutaway or a needlenose.
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:53 pm
PocketPistolSkates is on the farm.
A Big and Special Thanks to Chicken for all his support through the years
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:42 pm
Still Needed For The Farm
1) 200' of extension cord
2) Walkie Talkies
Please bring if you can.
Weather Update....Friday looks hot but the good news is....they don't call it Shady Lane for nothin'.
Sat. looks killer. High 82 and low Humidity. 20% chance of rain.
Set up stereo and live mic. This may be a bit out of charactor for the farm, but I threw up x-mas lights under the canopies. One strand is bunk...maybe Cnova can find the burned out bulb. Tonight I plan to build an "Oyster/Clam" Bar and if Parsons doesn't pay his entry fee soon...he'll be shuckin' clams all nite Fri/Sat. Finally, I will give the timer a complete check-up just before bed time. Got 2 new tape switches in today.
Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:24 am
Wes, I just got a message that Eric is not coming to the Farm. Bummer. However, he is sending a replacement.
Interesting. Could you call or email him and ask him to check his private messages? I can't find any contact info for him.
Are you planning to attend?
I'm right there at #21. Looking forward to it. BTW, I spoke to Brian Gilbert tonight and he told me that he won't be able to attend after all.
PS. Please delete the post that you made in this topic
of mine so that I can delete the topic later? Also, don't go licking outdoor pump-handles in February.
Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:47 pm
I'll throw a couple of extension cords in my car
Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:57 pm
I have a few that I use on the Mountain that have already been packed
Do it up, Marion(DHB)!!
Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:56 pm
Tear it up, Marion.....bust open that big ol' barrel of stoke and spray it on everyone...I knew you would!!! Also, Go WesE...represent the DC Outlaws...get e'm on that Gus!
Re: Walkie talkies
Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:14 pm
Scott Snow wrote:I have a few that I use on the Mountain that have already been packed
Hey, now I don't have to call ya'!
Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:58 pm
Don't forget your instruments.
Thanks for the cord and the talkies.
Just about set. TK should be here in a few hours and we plan to mark both courses tonight.
Firepit is ready as is the raw bar. Parsons doesn't have to shuck clams all night afterall. Thanks BP.
Looking forward to a long and fun weekend.
I think the vintage is going to be very exciting this year. The first ever dual vintage race. The classes should be very interesting. Plus we will be racing on the same course as the Slalom event. The times will be cool to evaluate. Can Parsons qualify his Grentec?
Come to the farm and see.
To all the Farmers
Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:23 am
Hey, guys. Have a fantastic day tomorrow and Saturday. I wish I could be there, but things didn't work out for me this season.
But you guys and gals are going to have a blast!!!
Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:49 pm
May the harvest be plentiful at THE FARM RACE! WesE is in NJ as I type this on his way to take you all down....and it may be a close call in the Vintage Outfit Contest too. Will The Geeze walk away from this one again in his pimp outfit? Or will a certain coloRADoan show up w/cool wife & camper and tight shorts? Only time will tell....we will be awaiting the results. Good Luck to all the Farmers!
Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:49 am
thanks for the pics
Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:30 am
Thanks for posting pics so quickly. Those of us who couldn't make it and who anxiously waited for updates all day really appreciate it.
It's not like being there, but the pics provide some taste of the sweetness.
Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:52 pm
the pics are rad, im mad i could not make it because of work, because i really think i could have done some damage on the gs course, but i did se pics of brian parsons and WesE on the ramp so im sure we(dc outlaws ) were well represented. anyway have fun today, i wish i was there, later skaters
Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:30 am
FRIDAY'S PARTY AND PRIZES, AND SATURDAYS RACE
(pls if you are going to use it let me know or at least give me credit for it)
http://www.kodakgallery.com/BrowsePhoto ... rt_order=0
I just changed the link
album link not valid
Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:25 pm
The link for the last set of pics is not valid. Thanks for all your picture taking, brother. We really appreciate it.
I can't wait to see your second round of photos.
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 2:14 am
Had a great time at the Farm 05.
Tway, can you post up the full results? I'd like to know the times of each run, not just the combined run totals that you posted on ncdsa.
Matt, Leo updated the URL of the second page to this
. Sorry you couldn't be there this year.
pics and vids rock
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:37 am
Wes, thanks for the link to the corrected address for the pics.
Leo, thanks again for the pics.
Everyone in the vids looked great.
Hey, where was Vlad? Did he not make it?
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:25 pm
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:25 pm
Leo - you RULE!!!!! Those pictures are amazing!!!!!
Thanks for getting a picture of my Makaha!!!!!!!
Hope you don't mind if I send one of the pics to my Mom and Sis
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 7:15 pm
I dont mind at all. Thanks for your kudos
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:32 pm
I posted one on Silverfish - giving you FULL credit of course!!!
I was just tryin' to convey how much fun the race was. That picture of me on the Makaha sums it up, I think!
http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/f ... 6&start=75
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:52 pm
More Farm Pics
Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:54 am
<a href="http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=rpn ... 0&y=m129n7
"> HERE </a>
Thanx tor a great time. Let's do it again soon!
Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:37 pm
My favorite Farm photo:
Down South Farmers
Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:11 pm
Some more from Da' Farm* 5.Open:
Marion's first drop in to a big hill
Marty brought it all the wat to the "A" bracket
Joe "Who?" Ron charged all day!
BP's "low down" style was perfect for Shady Lane's GS.
I never said I couldn't. I said I didn't like to!
Why is this guy smiling?
Alyssa, Isabelle and Conner opened their home to this circus act not just once, but TWICE on the same weekend! Thanks again.
*I keep calling it "Da' Farm" just to piss off TK!
Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:49 am
The GS spreadsheet
There are a couple of racers who didn't get results (ie dq). But only Paul Pellerin in the result list. Did the others who are not in the result list not run? Or should they also be marked as DQ?