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Title: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 13, 2015, 06:47 AM NHFT
Our very own internationally acclaimed Kinetic Sculpture (http://Kinetic sculpture race) racing World Champions and 2009 Cardboard Sled Race Champions (http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=17481.msg293934#msg293934)
Jim and Lauren are willing to advise and supervise a group of homeschoolers and adult kids in our attempt to recapture the gold
at the 2015 ANNUAL INTRAGALACTIC CARDBOARD SLED RACE  to be held at the  Mount Sunapee Resort SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015 (http://www.mountsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/onthemountain/events/eventdetails/sledrace.asp)


Yar!!!! The motley crew of the 2009 entree the Pirate Ship Griffin... Captain, First Mate, and Half Mate...
(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0668-pirates-n-ship.jpg)

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

Freedom!!!! Avast ye swabs.... what the ship lacked in speed was more than made up in style and construction earning them the Overall Award!
I mean who wouldn't think that giant pirate hat was cool!

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0726-Anchors-Away.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 13, 2015, 11:00 AM NHFT
that was one of the most fun things I ever went to in the Shire
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Pat K on February 13, 2015, 03:28 PM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 13, 2015, 08:05 PM NHFT
I rode the bus up to the Alta ski resort here in Salt Lake. It was 47 degrees up there. It reminded me of that spring day with the manmade snow at Sunapee.
Do you guys remember that Popemobile entry with the guy waving as he slid to his doom? :)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Becky Thatcher on February 13, 2015, 08:14 PM NHFT
I rode the bus up to the Alta ski resort here in Salt Lake. It was 47 degrees up there. It reminded me of that spring day with the manmade snow at Sunapee.
Do you guys remember that Popemobile entry with the guy waving as he slid to his doom? :)

I remember that guy. ;D He was definitely a crowd favourite.  He was blessing everyone on his way down the slope. :D

I'm really looking forward to the race this year.  We had a blast at the last one.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 13, 2015, 08:30 PM NHFT
Hey Jim I thought I should check with carpet stores for some heavy gauge cardboard tubes for structural use.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 13, 2015, 09:16 PM NHFT
We could use some heavy cardboard tubes.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on February 14, 2015, 08:26 AM NHFT
It made me feel all Grandfatherly inspired seeing this.

Very cool the nice Pirates are going to help the kids out.  Thanks Pirates!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 14, 2015, 10:30 AM NHFT
Made contact with a place in Keene that is more than happy to help. We just need Johnson Trucking to do a pickup, due to the tubes being 12 feet long. Also he is setting aside large pieces of cardboard as well.  8)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 14, 2015, 10:32 AM NHFT
oh yea .... this is gunna be good
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 17, 2015, 07:29 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Porcupine-Speed-Worx.jpg)

Basic Chassis is framed out... funny thing was the cardboard tube we got from the carpet place says Johnsonite on it.  ;D

Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 17, 2015, 09:25 PM NHFT
That's a cool logo.  8)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: WithoutAPaddle on February 17, 2015, 10:14 PM NHFT
Great.  Grown-ups making cardboard sleds.  That reminds me of the grown-ups making the commercial looking Pinewood Derby racecars in Cub Scouts.

A cardboard sled is what the poor kids in my neighborhood used because they couldn't afford real sleds.  They used to go to Sundeen's appliance store and take refrigerator boxes out of their trash and tear off a side and use that.  Four sleds to a box.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 17, 2015, 10:47 PM NHFT
So, you're going to be there? ...or help finance the outing?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 17, 2015, 11:24 PM NHFT
Great.  Grown-ups making cardboard sleds.  That reminds me of the grown-ups maling the commercial looking Pinewood Derby racecars in Cub Scouts.

A cardboard sled is what the poor kids in my neighborhood used because they couldn't afford real sleds.  The used to go to Sundeen's appliance store and take refrigerator boxes out of their trash and tear off a side and use that.  Four sleds to a box.

That's right we are here to crush little poor kid's dreams!  ;D

Not really... we are trying to show kids how much fun they could have if they came and joined us in the Shire.  :D
Winter in the Shire... Not just something you have to make it through, it's a feature!

I made a kind of hang glider out of a freezer box when I was a kid.  ;D
How come I didn't break my legs?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 18, 2015, 02:43 AM NHFT
this stuff is serious fun
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 18, 2015, 02:47 AM NHFT
wicked cool

http://www.mountsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/onthemountain/events/eventdetails/sledrace.asp

check out the video
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 18, 2015, 06:19 AM NHFT
wicked cool

http://www.mountsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/onthemountain/events/eventdetails/sledrace.asp

check out the video

Lauren had us view that one as inspiration.  8)

For a minute I thought this one might be you and Kat.  ;D
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p_7kY0FTKwo/T1GSveP94AI/AAAAAAAAAtY/asNpDRN7mPI/s1600/DSC_0157.JPG)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 18, 2015, 08:39 AM NHFT
that is hilarious
they still don't have enough flat area before you hit their net and get destroyed
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Becky Thatcher on February 18, 2015, 09:05 AM NHFT
I made a kind of hang glider out of a freezer box when I was a kid.  ;D
How come I didn't break my legs?

Well, I think we would all agree you must have hit and dented your head a little.. ;D 8)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 18, 2015, 10:38 AM NHFT
I made a kind of hang glider out of a freezer box when I was a kid.  ;D
How come I didn't break my legs?

Well, I think we would all agree you must have hit and dented your head a little.. ;D 8)

Oh, I see how it is! I go away for a while, to make a living to keep you in this opulent lifestyle I've created for us... and this is the way you treat me!

To compound the insult, I see some of you are giving her karma for her insolence! That's it I'm out of here.   :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 18, 2015, 10:50 PM NHFT
I didn't know that Tom Sawyer worked. I thought he conned other people into it.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: MaineShark on February 19, 2015, 12:27 AM NHFT
There's apparently a cardboard sled race this Saturday in Claremont: http://www.arrowheadnh.com/events.php
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 19, 2015, 12:36 AM NHFT
fun pics
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 19, 2015, 05:49 AM NHFT
There's apparently a cardboard sled race this Saturday in Claremont: http://www.arrowheadnh.com/events.php

Well dang, once we get our sponsors lined up we'll be full time cardboard sled racers!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 19, 2015, 05:51 AM NHFT
I didn't know that Tom Sawyer worked. I thought he conned other people into it.

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/11/11c915116d8bd931e0c47108f235a4b27bd6e3aa4289d329d43db3115c64f9ba.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on February 19, 2015, 10:27 AM NHFT
I haven't paid much attention lately as my kids are all grown, but are there still the old school wood and metal blade sleds around ?

When I was a kid we used to see who could make the most sparks on a sled course we made in the woods.  There was a rock out cropping we intentionally exposed a few inches of.

If you got going fast enough you could make a few sparks and live dangerously.  This was before we discovered girls and other things, so B.B. guns, climbing trees and making sparks were all the rage.  We never put anybody's eye out either.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 19, 2015, 10:37 AM NHFT
I haven't paid much attention lately as my kids are all grown, but are there still the old school wood and metal blade sleds around ?

When I was a kid we used to see who could make the most sparks on a sled course we made in the woods.  There was a rock out cropping we intentionally exposed a few inches of.

If you got going fast enough you could make a few sparks and live dangerously.  This was before we discovered girls and other things, so B.B. guns, climbing trees and making sparks were all the rage.  We never put anybody's eye out either.

Man I had a Flexible Flyer that was probably 20 years old when I got it. It was heavy gauge and the fastest sled on our hill. Kids and adults would come from all around to sled our steep street.

One winter we blocked the road with a snow boulders soaked in water barricade with an opening just large enough for a sled to pass. The next morning one of the kids sounded the alert that the plow crew was trying to breach the wall. We counter-attacked with snowballs and drove off the invaders.  :icon_pirat:

Off course that was MD we didn't have as consistently reliable snows like you New Englanders.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 19, 2015, 10:43 AM NHFT
yep they still have them
I have always been a tube man myself.
We could really make a metal runner sled fly on the snowpacked roads in Wyoming.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 23, 2015, 06:44 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC02225-sled_frame.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 23, 2015, 09:54 PM NHFT
List of notable sledding hills in New Hampshire

DOVER -- Garrison Hill Tower off Central Avenue
BEDFORD -- Benedictine Park off Wallace Road
CLAREMONT -- Arrowhead
CONCORD -- White's Park
BOW -- Across from Fire House
AMHERST -- Bragdon Hill, Route 101 at Bedford/Amherst town line
CAMPTON -- Route 175 near Thonton/Campton recycling center
LITTLETON -- Remich Park
MANCHESTER -- Derryfield Country Club (Mammoth Road)
LONDONDERRY -- Mack's Apples Rt 128 (Mammoth Road)
DERRY -- Alexander Carr Park, behind Parkland Medical
KEENE -- Robin Hood Park
TILTON -- Tilton Prep School at Prospect/Academy streets
TILTON -- Riverfont Park
DURHAM -- Wagon Hill Farm Route 4
GILFORD -- Potter Hill at 11A
NASHUA -- Roby Park off Spitbrook Road
RAYMOND -- Riverside Park
BOW -- Firehouse at Knox and Logging Hill Road
LINCOLN -- Kanc Hill at entrance to Forest Ridge

http://www.wmur.com/escape-outside/list-of-notable-sledding-hills-in-new-hampshire/31428678?utm_source=Social&utm_medium=FBPAGE&utm_campaign=WMUR-TV%20-%20wmur9&Content%20Type=Story&linkId=12517318
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 23, 2015, 10:22 PM NHFT
Here is us sledding at Robin Hood Park. William still uses that sled down our driveway... one wild ride.
NHFree - 2nd Annual UN Flag Burning
http://youtu.be/4bKu1JL2nGM?t=6m2s

(Sorry for the poor resolution, YouTube seems to drop down to 240p after it's been up a while. Crap site, but ya get what ya pay for.)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on February 23, 2015, 11:38 PM NHFT
that sled is looking serious
I see the stove has moved a little too
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Pat K on February 24, 2015, 12:58 AM NHFT
No good sledding hills in Winchester ?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 24, 2015, 08:57 AM NHFT
There is a hill by the 'Manger' display, next to 'Mr. Mike's'.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on February 24, 2015, 09:15 AM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC02225-sled_frame.jpg)




...I see the sled, but keep thinking life raft.  Shouldn't there be some coconuts on board and a sharp stick for the castaways to procure fish with?  And where's the sail anyway?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 24, 2015, 10:24 AM NHFT
William won't give any consideration to being Gilligan.

I said, "Come on "Little Buddy".
He said, "That would make you the skipper."
I pouted, "I'm not that fat, yet."  :'(

As to the sled, you ain't gonna believe it when it's done. The Johnson/Canario Team, well they set their sights high... once they built a Space Shuttle bigger than a Subaru Brat. They built the "Fountainhead" as a float, you guessed it, on a Subaru Brat. Their stuph was so outrageous, they inacted laws to try and stop them. I mean a guy can't make this stuph up.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 24, 2015, 10:47 AM NHFT
The Theme: Top-hat Porcupine w/Cob-o-corn
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 24, 2015, 06:07 PM NHFT
I hope they aren't too freaked out by the rocket launchers.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 24, 2015, 06:19 PM NHFT
I hope they aren't too freaked out by the rocket launchers.

During the 'War Against Fascist Aggression' we called those guns 'Pom Poms'.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 25, 2015, 06:56 PM NHFT
The Cob of Corn and a Top Hat
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 25, 2015, 07:21 PM NHFT
Is this an ancestor?
Honest Abe Johnson
(http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=27275.0;attach=9032;image)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 25, 2015, 07:24 PM NHFT
And I'm sorry but that is definitely GMO corn!

(http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=27275.0;attach=9030;image)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 25, 2015, 08:37 PM NHFT
It's just Hi-Fiber.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on February 26, 2015, 11:16 AM NHFT
Is this an ancestor?
Honest Abe Johnson
(http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=27275.0;attach=9032;image)




Hmmm...Looks familiar....Russell Kanning right?   
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on February 26, 2015, 01:04 PM NHFT
We have bottom wax.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on February 26, 2015, 01:15 PM NHFT
We have bottom wax.

Thanks for the warning.  :o
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on February 27, 2015, 09:50 PM NHFT
Bottom wax? Against my impulses, I'm just gonna leave this one alone.   ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Pat K on February 27, 2015, 10:03 PM NHFT
(http://image.rakuten.co.jp/mariner/cabinet/surfitem/surfitem2/sexwax1a.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: dalebert on February 28, 2015, 06:29 PM NHFT
Bottom wax? Against my impulses, I'm just gonna leave this one alone.   ;D

I already ran with it over on Facebook.  >:D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on March 01, 2015, 07:14 AM NHFT
Bottom wax? Against my impulses, I'm just gonna leave this one alone.   ;D

I already ran with it over on Facebook.  >:D


Thank you, and most appropriate.  It was out of my league so to speak.    ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 01, 2015, 09:01 PM NHFT
Is this a good sled racing look?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 01, 2015, 09:27 PM NHFT
The boy likes it, "Now I need to make myself one!"
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 01, 2015, 09:42 PM NHFT
That hat makes you like 8 foot tall.

FREE STATER INVASION!
An army of giant cardboard sled racers with outrageously tall hats
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 01, 2015, 10:33 PM NHFT
7' 10"
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 01, 2015, 10:39 PM NHFT
The Porcupine's Hat
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 02, 2015, 12:02 AM NHFT
very cool
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: KBCraig on March 02, 2015, 07:21 PM NHFT
7' 10"

Better staple it to your head so you don't lose it on that record-breaking speed run.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 02, 2015, 10:18 PM NHFT
last time they were not fast .... but stylish.
the fast ones just crash at the bottom on that course
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 02, 2015, 11:06 PM NHFT
Getting geared up to come over with the kid and the other (giant) kid.

Compound curves, this should be fun.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on March 03, 2015, 07:33 AM NHFT
Is this a good sled racing look?



Yes, I do like your hat  -  channeling the dog at the end of Dr. Seuss GO DOG GO book.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 03, 2015, 06:49 PM NHFT
Is this a good sled racing look?



Yes, I do like your hat  -  channeling the dog at the end of Dr. Seuss GO DOG GO book.

Those Dogs sure knew how to party!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 03, 2015, 06:49 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC02225-top-hat.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 03, 2015, 08:48 PM NHFT
that is radical
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Pat K on March 03, 2015, 10:26 PM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 06, 2015, 11:31 AM NHFT
when does this happen again?
we are getting record breaking cold here in Chicago .... I am sure it is coming your way
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 06, 2015, 11:35 AM NHFT
April 11th
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 06, 2015, 11:51 AM NHFT
do you think this one will be faster?
it looks cool
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 06, 2015, 12:14 PM NHFT
I think this one will be a little faster.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 06, 2015, 12:20 PM NHFT
Jim is too humble, I'm expecting it to approach escape velocity.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on March 06, 2015, 05:27 PM NHFT
Is there a paint job coming or will it be decorated in "early refrigerator box"  colors?

 If it's gonna get to escape velocity, I suggest some dazzling shiny colors or flames even.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 06, 2015, 06:20 PM NHFT
Could have frosted tips.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 06, 2015, 07:09 PM NHFT
Lauren's model for the sled
Teddy Bear the Porcupine
He loves him some corn on the cob!
http://youtu.be/UGz8jcbJjRw
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 07, 2015, 09:16 PM NHFT
do they have to make the noises
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 07, 2015, 09:46 PM NHFT
do they have to make the noises

That's the best part!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 10, 2015, 09:22 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Porcupine_Speed_Worx-2015.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Pat K on March 10, 2015, 10:28 PM NHFT
 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 10, 2015, 11:48 PM NHFT
Snidely Whiplash is jealous.  ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: dalebert on March 12, 2015, 02:30 PM NHFT
Will there still be snow by then?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 12, 2015, 03:52 PM NHFT
They have the technology to make snow.

Why, you might ask, would anyone make snow?

...to slide on.

...and is that supposed to a a thing that people would want?

Yes.  People pay to slide on man made snow.

That's ridiculous.

No, it's not.

Yes, it is.

Na ah.

Ah ha.

Nope.

Stop it.

I'm not doing it.

Shut up.

You shut up.

MOM!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on March 12, 2015, 06:08 PM NHFT
...as Jim's senility progressed he imagined it was 1966 and he was in the way back of the family station wagon again.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 12, 2015, 06:19 PM NHFT
66 Buick station wagon, dang car was a lemon from the start. Mysterious random brake failure is a great feature for family outings.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: dalebert on March 12, 2015, 09:01 PM NHFT
They have the technology to make snow.

Okay, but... like... why not just have it a couple months earlier?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 12, 2015, 10:48 PM NHFT
Special events are suppose to draw visitors and are distributed across the ski season.

I'd say more... but the jackals...
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 13, 2015, 10:37 AM NHFT
I don't appreciate being called a jackal!

Again Jim is too modest... he doesn't want to brag about the Steam Punk Snow Machine Technology he created that shoots snow out ahead of the sled. No snow, no problem for Team Robo-Porcupine!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 13, 2015, 05:48 PM NHFT
Rare archival photo from back in their Vegas days.
The Canario/Johnson Daredevil Show.

Lots of Wall of Death acts out there, their's was the only one that rode with a lion!

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Lion-sidecar.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 13, 2015, 06:07 PM NHFT
yowza
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 13, 2015, 07:31 PM NHFT
That was a cool car, you should have heard it roar.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: dalebert on March 14, 2015, 09:30 AM NHFT
Again Jim is too modest... he doesn't want to brag about the Steam Punk Snow Machine Technology he created that shoots snow out ahead of the sled. No snow, no problem for Team Robo-Porcupine!

Like Iceman!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0FJNBRP8P0
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 17, 2015, 05:37 PM NHFT
More like Frozone.

 https://www.google.com/search?q=Frozone&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=U54IVcrIMfCxsASkwYHYDg&ved=0CCEQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=585
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: dalebert on March 17, 2015, 06:01 PM NHFT
Well, Frozone is a ripoff of Iceman.  :P
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 17, 2015, 06:08 PM NHFT
Dude... you should reconnect with your inner self, energize your chi and chill.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 17, 2015, 07:20 PM NHFT
He's wiggin' out... all that snortin' coke off those Korean soldiers.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 17, 2015, 09:29 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC02237-face.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Becky Thatcher on March 18, 2015, 07:18 AM NHFT
Wow, that porcupine is looking pretty impressive!!  Nice job, guys!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 18, 2015, 09:35 AM NHFT
Started a thread over on the Free State Project Forum
 Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee! (http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=28239.msg297277#msg297277)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 26, 2015, 09:16 AM NHFT
Porcupines love corn almost as much as FREEDOM!
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/DSC02241-It%27s_Alive.gif)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: dalebert on March 26, 2015, 10:33 AM NHFT
Started a thread over on the Free State Project Forum
 Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee! (http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=28239.msg297277#msg297277)

Trying to find a carpool from Manch. No luck yet.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 26, 2015, 10:40 AM NHFT
Started a thread over on the Free State Project Forum
 Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee! (http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=28239.msg297277#msg297277)

Trying to find a carpool from Manch. No luck yet.

Be sure to promote it on (that evil  ;D ) Facebook.
Sunapee Cardboard Sled Race
https://www.facebook.com/events/638722939566213/
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on March 26, 2015, 07:54 PM NHFT

  April 11th eh?
 
  Hmm...thinking...thinking....maybe.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Becky Thatcher on March 26, 2015, 08:13 PM NHFT

  April 11th eh?
 
  Hmm...thinking...thinking....maybe.
Oh come on, Bob, you know you wanna!  >:D

It would be great to see you guys...and much fun will be had by all!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Pat K on March 26, 2015, 09:52 PM NHFT
Love the corn !
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on March 26, 2015, 10:01 PM NHFT
Love the corn !

It's there for texture.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 26, 2015, 11:11 PM NHFT
Love the corn !

Of course you do... to repeat, Porcupines love corn.

 ;D

The corn was Lauren's idea.  8)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on March 26, 2015, 11:13 PM NHFT
Love the corn !

It's there for texture.

Jim is now channeling Cheech and Chong bits.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on March 27, 2015, 06:54 PM NHFT
that is just crazy looking
way cooler than the competition
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 02, 2015, 02:31 PM NHFT
Slide Show
Robo-Porcupine:The Build
https://youtu.be/3rDHrsSds6E

The Build Team has done a great job… only a few little details to finish.

Help spread the word, the Robo-Porcupine is coming!

Event On Facebook
Sunapee Cardboard Sled Race
https://www.facebook.com/events/638722939566213/

Free State Project Forum
Robo-Porcupine to conquer Mt Sunapee!
http://forum.freestateproject.org/index.php?topic=28239.msg297277#msg297277


(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Robo-Porcupine_The%20Build.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 02, 2015, 02:54 PM NHFT
The video is awesome!  8)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 03, 2015, 09:55 AM NHFT


So for those of us that don't do Face book, about which hour will this event begin?   

Is there a lineup of who goes first or is it all bomb throwing anarchy and chaos?   ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 03, 2015, 09:59 AM NHFT


So for those of us that don't do Face book, about which hour will this event begin?   

Is there a lineup of who goes first or is it all bomb throwing anarchy and chaos?   ;D

http://www.mountsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/onthemountain/events/eventdetails/sledrace.asp
Quote
Registration will be held in the Spruce Lodge lobby starting at 9:00am. All sled riders must be over the age of 18.

Sleds will be allowed to enter until 12:00 pm on race day.

Sleds must be at the starting line by 1:15 pm and in running order. No non-human form of transporting of the sleds to the top of the course is permitted. The race begins at approximately 1:30 pm.

Hope ya'll can make it... well your better half at least!  ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 03, 2015, 10:47 AM NHFT


    She comes in handy as a chauffeur and often cooks me good things too.   ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 04, 2015, 11:41 AM NHFT
very organized and very fun
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 04, 2015, 04:56 PM NHFT

Team Canario/Johnson have won before on Mt. Sunapee...
Some were shocked to see them launch then Governor Lynch off the big jump!
Evidence of their prior shenanigans.
2008
(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_8945-Team-Underground.jpg)
(http://www.politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_8966-Heading-up.jpg)


Lauren Canario's video from the 2009
Big Dummy Air Contest


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXdh42K5afk
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: KBCraig on April 04, 2015, 07:50 PM NHFT
Was that "Lynch, the Governor", or "Lynch the Governor"?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 04, 2015, 08:21 PM NHFT
yes
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 05, 2015, 01:28 PM NHFT
I was shocked to find the Governors remains hidden in their basement... creepy.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 05, 2015, 02:49 PM NHFT
...next to the coffin of the Constitution.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 06, 2015, 09:56 AM NHFT
It's a cult!!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 06, 2015, 02:25 PM NHFT
It's a cult!!!!   ;D

Well I saw you dressed up like a cop in their dungeon! (That sounds really creepy, doesn't it?)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 06, 2015, 06:00 PM NHFT
 You said you really liked the plastic handcuffs.   >:D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 06, 2015, 06:16 PM NHFT
You said you really liked the plastic handcuffs.   >:D

Oh man, now you're really creeping me out.  ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: dalebert on April 07, 2015, 10:36 AM NHFT
It is a bit disturbing that they sell toy bondage gear at the Toys 'R Us.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: MaineShark on April 07, 2015, 12:36 PM NHFT
It is a bit disturbing that they sell toy bondage gear at the Toys 'R Us.

Why?  They sell real bondage gear at Home Depot...
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: dalebert on April 07, 2015, 12:51 PM NHFT
I'm pretty libertine but even I think there's a certain age that's prolly a little soon to start experimenting with bondage. haha.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: MaineShark on April 07, 2015, 01:18 PM NHFT
I'm pretty libertine but even I think there's a certain age that's prolly a little soon to start experimenting with bondage. haha.

But that was gear that simulates State-approved non-consensual bondage techniques.  Because they're State-approved, they're wholesome for all ages!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 08, 2015, 11:06 AM NHFT
Sorry to interrupt the BDSM discussion... ;D

Last minute painting happening at the Super Secret Porcupine Speed Worx Facility. Racing the weather, precipitation heading this way. Wish us luck!

Weather looks good for Saturday's Race. More supporters are planning to be there. The biggest Cardboard Porcupine ever created should wow the judges and the crowd. Woohoo!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 09, 2015, 09:02 AM NHFT
No need to apologize sir, it was us, the peanut gallery, that engaged in card boardus interruptus.  Your emissions concerning the topic in hand are quite appropriate sir, quite appropriate.    ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 09, 2015, 09:37 AM NHFT

No need to apologize sir, it was us, the peanut gallery, that engaged in card boardus interruptus.  Your emissions concerning the topic in hand are quite appropriate sir, quit appropriate.    ;D

Huh-huh... he said emissions.  ;D

(http://images1.laweekly.com/imager/beavis-and-butthead/u/original/4168963/beavis550.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 09, 2015, 08:08 PM NHFT
I forgot about lynch the governor. He was a poor skier. :)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 09, 2015, 08:25 PM NHFT
I forgot about lynch the governor. He was a poor skier. :)

That's just partisan sour grapes!  ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 09, 2015, 08:35 PM NHFT
I forgot about lynch the governor. He was a poor skier. :)
He lost his head in mid flight... it was great.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 09, 2015, 08:36 PM NHFT
yea
when the nh voters vote out the last one they should send them off a ski jump at cannon mountain
maybe we should make the presidential hopefuls go downhill skiing
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 11, 2015, 07:25 AM NHFT
Heading out...

Mt. Sunapee! See you there!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 11, 2015, 07:46 AM NHFT
 ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 11, 2015, 08:19 PM NHFT
We Win!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 11, 2015, 08:44 PM NHFT
Super good time. Nice turnout of FSP supporters.

From the very beginning of the day, it was obvious by people's reaction that the Robo-Porcupine was something special.

Jim Johnson and Lauren Canario's guidance and creative influence, added with the effort of the kids William and El Brentino, combined with new team member Ethan to a victory of Most Creative Entree!

A video crew from WMUR's show New Hampshire Chronical (http://www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-chronicle) interviewed and shot a good bit of footage. They said the piece would air this Thursday. Should be a PR triumph for the FSP.

Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Becky Thatcher on April 11, 2015, 09:22 PM NHFT
Woohoo!!  What a great day.  Robo-Porcupine took first place in Most Creative !!  One guy stopped and said if we didn't win, there was something wrong with the world! :)

It was fun to see everyone who showed up to cheer Robo-Porcupine and its crew on to victory!

I brought my cake of beeswax that Llloyd gave me.  The plan was to rub beeswax on the sled in memory of Lllloyd, but then Bob said we should talk about it but not actually do it because after all, Lllloyd was the king of Procrastinators!  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: KBCraig on April 11, 2015, 10:44 PM NHFT
Is anyone involved connected to this, fresh off the emergency alert pager?

| NH | HANOVER | CONNECTICUT RIVER | HANOVER POLICE & FIRE ARE INVESTIGATING A REPORT OF 3 PEOPLE ON AN ICE FLOW FLOATING SOUTH ON THE RIVER HAVING A BONFIRE | HANOVER CAR 1, RESCUE, UTILITY AND MARINE 1 RESP |
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 12, 2015, 09:51 AM NHFT
Is anyone involved connected to this, fresh off the emergency alert pager?

| NH | HANOVER | CONNECTICUT RIVER | HANOVER POLICE & FIRE ARE INVESTIGATING A REPORT OF 3 PEOPLE ON AN ICE FLOW FLOATING SOUTH ON THE RIVER HAVING A BONFIRE | HANOVER CAR 1, RESCUE, UTILITY AND MARINE 1 RESP |

no, but I want to
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 12, 2015, 09:54 AM NHFT
Is anyone involved connected to this, fresh off the emergency alert pager?

| NH | HANOVER | CONNECTICUT RIVER | HANOVER POLICE & FIRE ARE INVESTIGATING A REPORT OF 3 PEOPLE ON AN ICE FLOW FLOATING SOUTH ON THE RIVER HAVING A BONFIRE | HANOVER CAR 1, RESCUE, UTILITY AND MARINE 1 RESP |

I wasn't usre if it was a matter of, "Hey we might have to go save those people!" or "Hey, they don't have a fire permit, and they don't have any registration numbers on that water craft!"
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 12, 2015, 09:57 AM NHFT
Is anyone involved connected to this, fresh off the emergency alert pager?

| NH | HANOVER | CONNECTICUT RIVER | HANOVER POLICE & FIRE ARE INVESTIGATING A REPORT OF 3 PEOPLE ON AN ICE FLOW FLOATING SOUTH ON THE RIVER HAVING A BONFIRE | HANOVER CAR 1, RESCUE, UTILITY AND MARINE 1 RESP |

I wasn't usre if it was a matter of, "Hey we might have to go save those people!" or "Hey, they don't have a fire permit, and they don't have any registration numbers on that water craft!"

In my experience... it's the fire permit.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 12, 2015, 10:59 AM NHFT
Created an image...
Have to create a "Press Release" with the appropriate verbiage to announce the victory.
Right now going outside to take advantage of the awesome weather and get springtime chores done.  :)
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/2015-1st_Prize_Winner.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 12, 2015, 12:12 PM NHFT
The pictures make us look awesome!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 12, 2015, 02:01 PM NHFT
The pictures make us look awesome!

It's just telling a little bit of the story of awesomeness! Wait till NH and parts of Mass see on air the WMUR's show New Hampshire Chronical (http://www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-chronicle) Thursday at 7:00pm They also will have it available on-line. Time to reap what we have sown.  :)

To me the backstory of all that led up to a moment like this, that's the awesome part. This is an example of just a summit achieved in a long line of peaks (and valleys) of our getting to this place. This isn't the first time we've achieved positive notice for the FSP/Freedom Movement to the wider community.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 12, 2015, 06:59 PM NHFT
  Television?  Is that one of those little boxes with the talking people inside?  ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 12, 2015, 08:31 PM NHFT
  Television?  Is that one of those little boxes with the talking people inside?  ;D

What's the North Woods equivalent of a Southern Hillbilly? I know there are Swamp Yankees. So what's the opposite of a Flatlander?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: blackie on April 12, 2015, 09:02 PM NHFT
a hillbilly is a hillbilly. You don't need to distinguish between northern or southern.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 12, 2015, 09:16 PM NHFT
  Television?  Is that one of those little boxes with the talking people inside?  ;D

What's the North Woods equivalent of a Southern Hillbilly? I know there are Swamp Yankees. So what's the opposite of a Flatlander?

  Oh c'mon now!  I prefer country philosopher.   ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 12, 2015, 09:22 PM NHFT
a hillbilly is a hillbilly. You don't need to distinguish between northern or southern.

I knew a guy from rural Ohio that used the term Hilligan.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 12, 2015, 09:25 PM NHFT
  Television?  Is that one of those little boxes with the talking people inside?  ;D

What's the North Woods equivalent of a Southern Hillbilly? I know there are Swamp Yankees. So what's the opposite of a Flatlander?

  Oh c'mon now!  I prefer country philosopher.   ;D

Anyone that can make it up your road can seek the wisdom of the backwoods, country philosopher.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 12, 2015, 09:30 PM NHFT
(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/2015-My_Corn.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 13, 2015, 03:18 PM NHFT
Lest I forget, my congratulations to the awesome couple, Jim and Lauren, and their apprentices for winning the most creative entry in the competition.  Well done!


 
 
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 13, 2015, 07:12 PM NHFT
SAMPLE "Press Release"
Feedback appreciated  :)
================


Robo-Porcupine Conquers Mt. Sunapee

Mt. Sunapee Resort - Newbury, NH
SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/2015-1st_Prize_Winner.jpg)


2015 ANNUAL INTRAGALACTIC CARDBOARD SLED RACE was held at the Mount Sunapee Resort (http://www.mountsunapee.com/mtsunapeewinter/onthemountain/events/eventdetails/sledrace.asp)


The porcupine, mascot of the Free State Project (https://freestateproject.org), is a peaceful animal that can use its quills in self-defense.  The Robo-Porcupine cardboard sled was designed and engineered by Free State Project early movers Jim Johnson and Lauren Canario as a homeschooling project. Under their guidance the kids, along with recent mover Ethan Glover, got together once a week to help make their concept a reality.  Using only cardboard, duct tape, paint, and wax, the team under the guidance of Jim the Master Craftsman, transformed Creature Creator Lauren’s design sketches into an amazing sled. 

Robo-Porcupine:The Build
Slide Show
https://youtu.be/3rDHrsSds6E

WMUR's show New Hampshire Chronicle (http://www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-chronicle) videotaped the event and interviewed participants.  Their coverage will air on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m.

This isn’t the first victory for the dynamic duo. As 2009 Cardboard Sled Race Champions (http://nhunderground.com/forum/index.php?topic=17481.msg293934#msg293934) they created the awesome Pirate Ship, Griffin, for the event at Mt. Sunapee also winning the Most Creative category.

(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0668-pirates-n-ship.jpg)

In the past they honed their skills as internationally acclaimed Kinetic Sculpture racing World Champions. Winning the grueling pedal powered championship race in their artistic creation got them invited to travel to Australia for an exciting build and ride event there.

They came to New Hampshire from Nevada via New London, Connecticut where they helped the brave holdouts in Fort Trumbull in resisting the abusive Eminent Domain taking of their homes.  Fort Trumbull is the neighborhood made famous in the landmark Kelo Supreme Court ruling. Lauren was arrested and imprisoned for three months.

Lauren Canario Eminent Domain Arrest https://youtu.be/v-ElrlwnMrA

Since moving to New Hampshire in 2006, they have not only helped build and repair homes for Free Staters to settle into, they are also major contributors to the fun factor in the Porcupine Community.





Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 13, 2015, 07:30 PM NHFT
 8) ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 14, 2015, 09:15 AM NHFT
Mt. Sunapee's Facebook Photo Stream of the Event (https://www.facebook.com/mountsunapeeresort/photos_stream)

(https://scontent-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11150160_10153222616827154_2559593204089048922_n.jpg?oh=4594c5368ba23100856f9cbb37c875f2&oe=559D094E)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 14, 2015, 09:21 AM NHFT

Nice job on the photos, press release et al, Mr. Sawyer. 


Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 14, 2015, 09:50 AM NHFT
Thanks.

If anyone can think of people and organizations to send the press release to please do. If you would like a formatted e-mail PM me with your e-mail address and I can send it to you.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: KBCraig on April 14, 2015, 01:55 PM NHFT
a hillbilly is a hillbilly. You don't need to distinguish between northern or southern.

http://hillbilly-weatherman.com/
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 14, 2015, 03:00 PM NHFT
great looking pit crew
how well did it slide?
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 14, 2015, 03:49 PM NHFT
great looking pit crew
how well did it slide?
It was faster than we thought it would be. Robo-porcupine lost it's head, so it must have gone faster than it thought it would too.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 14, 2015, 06:56 PM NHFT
Some talked of hearing a sonic boom.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 14, 2015, 10:20 PM NHFT
very cool
it is funny to see how each sled actually goes down the hill
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 16, 2015, 09:29 AM NHFT
Shire Liberty News (http://www.shirelibertynews.com) tweeted...

https://twitter.com/ShireLibNews/status/588080023413858304/photo/1
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 16, 2015, 12:27 PM NHFT
Shire Liberty News (http://www.shirelibertynews.com)
Sent this write-up out in their weekly e-mail.   8)

(http://arafwchnawr.com/images/Shire%20Liberty%20News%20Write-up.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 16, 2015, 07:59 PM NHFT
Some talked of hearing a sonic boom.

That's a relief.  I thought the giant porcupine may have gotten indigestion from eating cardboard corn.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 17, 2015, 07:54 AM NHFT
Some talked of hearing a sonic boom.

That's a relief.  I thought the giant porcupine may have gotten indigestion from eating cardboard corn.

He's a porcupine... they eat plywood for goodness sake. His digestion can handle some cardboard.

I thought the great country philospher would know these things.  ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 17, 2015, 08:20 AM NHFT
   Sometimes country philosophers like to be corny.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 17, 2015, 01:31 PM NHFT
for a porcupine .... cardboard might be junkfood

well here is the ski report from where we almost had to drive though
http://www.wasatchsnowforecast.com/page/2/

this is what we avoided
http://www.wyoroad.info/highway/webcameras/I80Summit/I80Summit.html
yea that is supposed to be a road

instead we braved Vail and Eisenhower 11,000 ft and the storm came 8 hours earlier than they predicted. :(
this is where we came from
http://www.cotrip.org/device.htm
Kat drove through snow in Vail

we got though pretty well .... only cars were wrecked on I-70 no big rigs.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 17, 2015, 07:28 PM NHFT
The New Hampshire Chronicle episode of the Cardboard Sled Race is up on the web.
http://www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-chronicle/thursday-april-16th-cardboard-sled-race/32275708

 ;D 8)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 17, 2015, 08:30 PM NHFT
its got a hemi
I love that golf cart
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 18, 2015, 12:24 AM NHFT
That was a really well done story. :)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 18, 2015, 06:46 AM NHFT
That was a really well done story. :)

Especially that big guy with the top hat at the beginning of the video.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 18, 2015, 08:24 AM NHFT
Thanks for posting the link to the video, Tom Sawyer.

I'll check it out as soon as my internet dilithium crystals get recharged or I'm in an internet friendly galaxy.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 18, 2015, 11:49 AM NHFT
When I run for office, I am going to claim multiple wins in this race.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 18, 2015, 03:42 PM NHFT
When I run for office, I am going to claim multiple wins in this race.

Dang it we missed our chance to wear Russell masks!


(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0998_Russell-Mask.jpg)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 19, 2015, 09:28 AM NHFT
I always look slightly in pain.
maybe it was the crash at the bottom of the hill
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 20, 2015, 12:54 AM NHFT
Chris Lopez Tweeted...  :)
https://twitter.com/chrislopez2004/status/589495943122329600
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 20, 2015, 07:37 AM NHFT
When I run for office, I am going to claim multiple wins in this race.

Dang it we missed our chance to wear Russell masks!


(http://politicalgraffiti.com/nhfree/images/IMG_0998_Russell-Mask.jpg)


Sadly, I am afraid my Russell mask could not stand the test of time.  It rode around in one of my shit box cars for awhile, before absconding to parts unknown.   He escaped!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 20, 2015, 07:54 AM NHFT
When I run for office, I am going to claim multiple wins in this race.

Free Grafton needs an Emperor.  The former Emperor, Evan the 1st, is out doing the manifest destiny thing...

You're tanned and rested, how do you feel about kissing babies ?   ;D

Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 20, 2015, 02:34 PM NHFT
So true. If I can ever make it back there, I will have to run as the next Emperor. Is Evan officially the Emperor in his new territory or has Free Grafton started violent annexations.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 20, 2015, 04:06 PM NHFT
So true. If I can ever make it back there, I will have to run as the next Emperor. Is Evan officially the Emperor in his new territory or has Free Grafton started violent annexations.

 I'm sorry, I can't comment on matters of Empiredom security.   ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 20, 2015, 08:39 PM NHFT
The New Hampshire Chronicle episode of the Cardboard Sled Race is up on the web.
http://www.wmur.com/new-hampshire-chronicle/thursday-april-16th-cardboard-sled-race/32275708

 ;D 8)
Who is this Mark Edge character and why is he calling it a Porcu-Beaver?  :'( :'( :'(
Quote
Mark Edge • 9 hours ago
The Porcu-beaver was awesome and I loved how the little ole ladies from the garden club pwned it!

 ;D
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 20, 2015, 08:44 PM NHFT
Seems disrespectful.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 20, 2015, 09:38 PM NHFT
just because our Porcupine has big teeth man .... that is harsh
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 23, 2015, 09:18 PM NHFT
We made the front page of the FSP website, WooHoo! https://freestateproject.org

Well done to the Robo-Porcupine crew!

Goofy Fun: Free Staters Win Intragalactic Cardboard Sled Race
https://freestateproject.org/blogs/mover-stories/goofy-fun-free-staters-win-intragalactic-cardboard-sled-race

Pass it around to your Facebook, Google +  etc.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 25, 2015, 04:50 AM NHFT
(http://www.shirelibertynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Final.Logo_.copy360x69.png) (http://www.shirelibertynews.com)

Robo-Porcupine Conquers Mount Sunapee (http://www.shirelibertynews.com/robo-porcupine-conquers-mount-sunapee/)
http://www.shirelibertynews.com/robo-porcupine-conquers-mount-sunapee/

Thanks to Shire Liberty News (http://www.shirelibertynews.com) for a nice write-up.  8)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 25, 2015, 01:03 PM NHFT
goofy fun?
I think I can speak for the hardworking teammembers of team roboporcupine that they are insulted at the mere thought of this being "fun" their blood sweat tears and wax? went into this think. Anything less that total victory would be unthinkable.
as soon as they retract their statement and apologize to my clients I will call off the the cardboard missiles that are trained on their position.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 25, 2015, 06:11 PM NHFT
Can't buy that kind of PR. Largest TV station in the state, aired during primetime. Now to live on in the web version.

Instead of anti-whatever folks annoying people the Free Staters can add to the Cultural Tapestry. Iconic imagery, the Porcupine. Lots of smiles and pleasant conversations.

But, I agree that we should perhaps build more of the Cardboard Defense Missile System... Walk goofy and carry a big cardboard sword is our motto.

Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 25, 2015, 08:23 PM NHFT
Mister President, we can not allow a card board missile gap!
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 25, 2015, 08:33 PM NHFT
Mister President, we can not allow a card board missile gap!

(https://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_medako7zuN1qlzduwo1_500.gif)

(https://33.media.tumblr.com/e3a061860450e83db01647d2adfd3094/tumblr_n6dktn3Kal1rplns3o1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: dalebert on April 25, 2015, 09:23 PM NHFT
I bet the crew could make this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL_EXAyGCkw
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 26, 2015, 06:22 AM NHFT
I bet the crew could make this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL_EXAyGCkw

That's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 26, 2015, 08:07 AM NHFT

I think Iran is amassing cardboard boxes in an obvious attempt to build their own bomb.  Don't let them tell you those boxes are for storing books and stuff in the attic.  We need a coalition of the willing to monitor them.   ::UN_Burn::
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 27, 2015, 04:43 PM NHFT
Isn't your new motto Jim
Talk softly but wear a big hat.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on April 27, 2015, 04:45 PM NHFT
Well Solar Powered Bob .... I guess us Grafton folk just couldn't keep up with the arms race with those wild eyed free staters from Winchestershire on the Ashuelot. We needed a cardboard Graffy to crash down the slope in.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Jim Johnson on April 27, 2015, 07:04 PM NHFT
Isn't your new motto Jim
Talk softly but wear a big hat.

done
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Tom Sawyer on April 28, 2015, 06:58 AM NHFT
What folks are saying on the FSP Facebook thread.  :) 8)

https://www.facebook.com/FreeStateProject.org/posts/898161160227131
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Free libertarian on April 30, 2015, 11:28 AM NHFT
Well Solar Powered Bob .... I guess us Grafton folk just couldn't keep up with the arms race with those wild eyed free staters from Winchestershire on the Ashuelot. We needed a cardboard Graffy to crash down the slope in.


 If we can figure out a way to keep Graffy's blow hole wet without damaging the cardboard it could be done.
Title: Re: Cardboard Sled Race 2015
Post by: Russell Kanning on May 03, 2015, 01:03 PM NHFT
man .... that sounds complicated. I know that Graffy can get to Sunapee Lake .... I don't think he can get to the slopes.