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Luge Report 2009


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This is the second year for luge building. As some of you may know, the luge's primary function for me is a winter training exercise for the 2009 Ride to Conquer Cancer. As a workout regime it is heavily aerobic, packed with fun and it gets me outside. Please help with a donation if you are able.


This is a very long page: Scroll down for pictures and videos.


To get an impression of what I am training for, here is the map of the 2008 route.

ride to conquer cancer 2008 route

Luge Montage '07-'09


 


Photos


Top

top of the run

Turn 1

turn1

Turn 2:

turn 2

Turn 3: Mount Krumpet

turn3

Turn 4:

turn 4

Aidan's Jump School

aidan's jump school

Tools


Pinky:

the low tech zamboni

pinky

Kong:

the snow mover

kong

Shovel:

and elbow grease

mike rae shovel

The Workout


Tiki:

When the snow is soft, Kong creates Tiki's.

Snow Hauling:

Tromp out a path following the fall line of the hill to facilitate hauling snow up hill.

Bank Building:

Lay out the Tikis in strategic locations. Eventually the snow builds up and forms a bank.

Live load Icing:

Pinky's name was inspired by Shorty Jenkins' hat in a Tim Horton's Commercial. Shorty is known as the master of curling rink ice-making. I gleaned the entirety of my technique from that commercial.

 


February 2009 Videos



Made it


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 


Wipeouts


 The camera switched to photographic mode after I went over the bank and took this nice photo of a maple tree.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Jan 2009 Videos



Phew, made it:


 

 


Wipeouts: 


Fastest Run:
2008


Wipeouts:2008

 

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