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Friday, February 18, 2011

Let's All Luge!

It is supposed to rain a lot over the three day weekend come up

NWS SYNOPSIS...A STRONG STORM APPROACHING FROM THE NORTHWEST WILL BRING RAIN...MOUNTAIN SNOW AND LOCAL STRONG GUSTY WINDS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY. SHOWERS WILL BE HEAVY AT TIMES AND THERE COULD ALSO BE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING. DRY BUT COOL WEATHER EARLY NEXT WEEK. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AGAIN DURING THE SECOND HALF OF NEXT WEEK.

It's been cold enough in the local mountains for it to snow

So I thought it would be a good time to break out

The Luge!


But I don't look good in licra, so maybe not the luge


But you know something high tech and cutting edge!


Something I can go real fast on


Something where I can obsess about the right piece of high tech equipment to use


Is it still a "quiver" of sleds?


Something I can get some air on!

Ten time world tray champion Kelly Sledder!

I understand that cafeteria tray  sledding is popular, I'll have no trouble making the switch. Its just colder water right?


Maybe we can make a movie


But something tells me I know how these things always turn out

Maybe I stay inside and read this weekend.

1 comment:

23b fan said...

excerpt from Legendary surfers Tijuana slough, good reading

Shark Attack, October 9, 1950

SAN DIEGO UNION -- October 9, 1950: A man-eating shark tore a chunk out of the thigh of a 31-year-old swimmer off Imperial Beach yesterday morning in what may be the first shark attack on a human ever reported in local waters.

"We had an El Nino kind of condition during the summer of 1950," Dempsey Holder recalled, beginning the story of the first known shark attack on a surfer in California. "The water was really warm, and there was a south swell -- southern hemisphere swell. Made for some beautiful surfing.

"Bob Campbell, Jim Lathers, Dave Hafferly and I went down to the Sloughs,"Dempsey continued. "Bob and Dave were bodysurfing, Jim had an airmat he wanted to try out there and I took out my surfboard. I was the first one out. The other guys were real slow in coming out. They were at least fifty yards behind me.

"All of a sudden I heard Bob Campbell holler something. Then Jim Lather hollered, 'Shark.' [Then] Bob hollered, 'Shark.' He had a real frightened tone in his voice. I was sitting there on my board thinking that he come out here for the first time in deep water and he saw a porpoise go by and just panicked. 'Boy,' I thought, 'He's going to be embarrassed... he really hollered.' Jim hollered at me again. It was a shark. I went over there but I didn't see the shark. There was blood in the water and Bob grabbed Jim's airmat.

"I put the board right underneath him and took him in," Dempsey went on. "Got bit -- I'm sure he pulled his legs up -- he had marks on his hands. He said it got him twice. Jim Lathers saw it. He said it looked like two fins and then it rolled over. We didn't take long, everybody was close to shore. I took him in on my board. He was bleeding from his legs. We took him to see Doc Hayes' he had a little office in the VFW.

"Bob looked kind of weak," Dempsey observed. "... he had that gray look. That shark must have taken a chunk of his leg the size of a small steak."

"We had always regarded the specter of death as a big dorsal fin," summed-up Dempsey.