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Title: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 19, 2009, 02:15 PM NHFT
Who is up for the challenge?... and a day of fun!

http://www.mtsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/onthemountain/events/eventdetails/sledrace.asp (http://www.mtsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/onthemountain/events/eventdetails/sledrace.asp)

Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 19, 2009, 04:14 PM NHFT
Looks like fun. :)

Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 20, 2009, 09:55 AM NHFT
i have to object to running on cardboard on slush ... it seems too wasteful ;)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: TackleTheWorld on March 20, 2009, 03:09 PM NHFT
I want to go!  Let's see, we'll need some silly costumes and a lot of cardboard.  How about a tall sailing ship called "Pirates Sans Pants"?

They have a prize for the best self destruction during the sled run.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 20, 2009, 04:20 PM NHFT
Think Pirates with out pants.   :D

I have plans for a tall ship... I'll go dig for them.

We should also have card board treasure chests.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 20, 2009, 06:26 PM NHFT
Cool... well actually cold without pants. ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 20, 2009, 08:09 PM NHFT
It's your chance to wear that kilt that you've always been afraid to wear. 
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 21, 2009, 07:27 AM NHFT
we could show up  with some extra cardboard or build a couple of props for you guys
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Daien on March 23, 2009, 03:27 PM NHFT
Ah, this looks like fun! Alas, once again I'll be out of town...have fun!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Mike Barskey on April 07, 2009, 10:59 PM NHFT
This does look fun!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 07, 2009, 11:58 PM NHFT
we are taking our Grafton Welcome Wagon show on the road and will be at the bottom of the hill eating salad and grillin
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 08, 2009, 05:42 AM NHFT
Got a chance to see the sled being constructed. Jimbo was waxing the bottom. William donated a pirate flag to go on it. Fun times ahead. :D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Mike Barskey on April 10, 2009, 11:24 AM NHFT
What time will people be at Mt. Sunapee? Their website says registrations start at 9:00a, judging of sleds will be at 12:30p, sleds must enter before noon, sleds must be at starting line at 1:15p, race begins at 1:30p, and i'm guessing the race lasts about 30-60 minutes(?).
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 10, 2009, 11:53 AM NHFT
We will try to be there by noon. Is anyone bringing a grill or should we try to bring one?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 10, 2009, 12:08 PM NHFT
I'm portable grill less... I can bring my grill tool box filled with grilling accessories.  :)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 10, 2009, 12:16 PM NHFT
Lauren and I will be there 10:30 to 11:00ish.

Can anyone donate a helmet... of any kind?  We need three of them. 

...preferably ones with face guards... but any helmet will do.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Mike Barskey on April 10, 2009, 12:21 PM NHFT
Can anyone donate a helmet... of any kind?  We need three of them. 

...preferably ones with face guards... but any helmet will do.

I have 3 motorcycle helmets you can use, all with face shields. However, I'm not yet sure if/when I'll be there. If I can get these to you via a third party, you are welcome to use them.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 10, 2009, 01:05 PM NHFT
Can anyone donate a helmet... of any kind?  We need three of them. 

...preferably ones with face guards... but any helmet will do.

I have 3 motorcycle helmets you can use, all with face shields. However, I'm not yet sure if/when I'll be there. If I can get these to you via a third party, you are welcome to use them.

Excellent...    ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 10, 2009, 05:06 PM NHFT
Can anyone donate a helmet... of any kind?  We need three of them. 

...preferably ones with face guards... but any helmet will do.

I have 3 motorcycle helmets you can use, all with face shields. However, I'm not yet sure if/when I'll be there. If I can get these to you via a third party, you are welcome to use them.

They don't have a sign on the back that says "pull me over" do they?  ;D >:D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Mike Barskey on April 10, 2009, 05:15 PM NHFT
Har har. :)

How am I going to get these to you guys? Is anyone from the Manch area going to Mt. Sunapee tomorrow that I could give them to?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 10, 2009, 08:24 PM NHFT
I can bring a grill
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 10, 2009, 11:13 PM NHFT
Har har. :)

How am I going to get these to you guys? Is anyone from the Manch area going to Mt. Sunapee tomorrow that I could give them to?


We can get helmets from the ski patrol if we can't get yours.  The helmets won't make or break the day.  :)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 11, 2009, 06:39 AM NHFT
I can prolly bring a bike helmet.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 11, 2009, 07:47 AM NHFT
Bike helmets are good.

We need two people to ride in the sled with Lauren... they will be glorified as Pilots... must be 18years old to ride this ride.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 11, 2009, 08:01 AM NHFT
Oooh!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Becky Thatcher on April 12, 2009, 12:48 AM NHFT
Man, that was a blast.  The pres and I had a great time.  Jim and Lauren's pirate ship was too cool for school.  William had such a great time participating in this.  And, drum roll please.... The Pirate Ship Griffin took first place for coolest sled. (or words to that effect)  Much booty for all.  The pres came home and had some grog in his new glass. :icon_pirat:

It was fun partying with everyone and eating... of course... sausages on the grill.  Yar!!  :pirateship:   
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 12, 2009, 01:03 AM NHFT
Yea!  Woo-hoo!  We Win Best Art!

Thanks to all the crew:

Lauren
Abbi
Mike
Elizabeth
The President
Kat
Russell
Kira

Thank You for making it a great day!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Pat K on April 12, 2009, 01:09 AM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 12, 2009, 07:02 AM NHFT
the ship didn't do so well going down the hill ... it turned around and slowed down
but it survived and we rode it down another hill a few times ... the kids thought it was great
mike and I tried to barskey the ship and rolled it ... but it survived
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Mike Barskey on April 12, 2009, 08:19 AM NHFT
I had a lot of fun yesterday. Thanks for being so creative and talented so that there was something for me to watch! Next year maybe I'll even participate. :)

mike and I tried to barskey the ship and rolled it ... but it survived

That ship is unbarskeyable!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Puke on April 12, 2009, 09:34 AM NHFT
Pictures?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Becky Thatcher on April 12, 2009, 10:04 AM NHFT
(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0658-Pirates.jpg)
Yar!!!! The motley crew of the Pirate Ship Griffin...

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0668-pirates-n-ship.jpg)
Captain, First Mate, and Half Mate...

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0723-Set-to-Sail.jpg)
The crew prepare to cast off...

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0726-Anchors-Away.jpg)
Freedom!!!! Avast ye swabs....





Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Mike Barskey on April 12, 2009, 10:36 AM NHFT
Excellent pics!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Lloyd Danforth on April 12, 2009, 11:58 AM NHFT
Nice!   I'm pretty sure Lauren and Jim are nuts, but, in a creative way ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Friday on April 12, 2009, 12:10 PM NHFT
Nice!   I'm pretty sure Lauren and Jim are nuts, but, in a creative way ;D
QFT

That hat probably violates zoning ordinances.

 :pirateship:
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: antijingoist on April 12, 2009, 12:55 PM NHFT
Thanks for posting pics... it was fun.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 12, 2009, 03:38 PM NHFT
antijingoist was a good sport to go on the wild ride with pirates  ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: TackleTheWorld on April 12, 2009, 05:47 PM NHFT
Actually, we thought he was a ninja so captured him and put him in the bilge. 
We won the biggest prize, first place Art!  We got all kinds of swag from the sponsor, Harpoon beer.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Kat Kanning on April 12, 2009, 05:48 PM NHFT
We didn't have the nice camera, but here are pics from the bottom of the hill :)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: TackleTheWorld on April 12, 2009, 08:04 PM NHFT
VDO of the event (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odrlpehQgok)
[youtube]odrlpehQgok[/youtube]
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Puke on April 12, 2009, 08:35 PM NHFT
That is so awesome!
 :clapping:

I think there must have been a ninja hidden in there somewhere that weighed it down to spoil the victory.  :NinjaIconA:
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Pat K on April 12, 2009, 09:13 PM NHFT
 ;D 8) :'(
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Mike Barskey on April 12, 2009, 11:07 PM NHFT
I was there and I still enjoyed watching this video of it happening. :)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: TackleTheWorld on April 13, 2009, 11:11 AM NHFT
I loved the ones that ended in a tumble of torn cardboard and rolling people.  The Sardines made a great run and the Pope in the popemobile was blessing people all the way down till his inversion.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: KBCraig on April 13, 2009, 01:00 PM NHFT
I had to laugh at them going over the sled with a metal detector.  ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Pat K on April 13, 2009, 07:45 PM NHFT
I had to laugh at them going over the sled with a metal detector.  ;D

Yar but they didn't detect J&L's hi tech polymer cannons!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 13, 2009, 08:11 PM NHFT
I had to laugh at them going over the sled with a metal detector.  ;D

Yar but they didn't detect J&L's hi tech polymer cannons!

Shuuuut Uuuup.   :D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race
Post by: Pat K on April 13, 2009, 08:14 PM NHFT
I had to laugh at them going over the sled with a metal detector.  ;D

Yar but they didn't detect J&L's hi tech polymer cannons!

Shuuuut Uuuup.   :D

Oops!