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JAN.20 | Haven't the gods ran out of snow yet?

  • Posted on: 21 January 2009
  • By: Michelle

Remember that part where I complain about how much freakin' snow falls from the sky over this part of the world? And the part where I complain again? And the part where I both whine, moan and complain?

At the risk of you perhaps thinking you have already read this particular post, let me preface it by warning you that I am about to complain about copious amounts of snow once more.

This is what we woke up to this morning ...

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JAN.19 | Hi, welcome to St. Moritz ... shall we clear a space in the ER right now, or do you just want to drop in later?

  • Posted on: 19 January 2009
  • By: Michelle

Remember that notorius track we visited in December, the one where people either win medals by making it down rightside up, or they die?

Well, apparently no one has noticed that a quaint little Swiss track has been quietly creeping up alongside Altenberg, vying for the honour of "Most likely place for a skeleton athlete to incur brain damage."

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JAN.10 | Setting the dress code for metal shops everywhere

  • Posted on: 10 January 2009
  • By: Michelle

At Christmas I decided it was really high time for me to walk around an industrial metal shop in Windsor, Ontario wearing nothing but spandex, crocs and safety glasses, because really, that check box has been sitting empty on my to-do list for WAY too long.

While I was there, I also decided that I might as well get some work done on my sled.

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DEC.21 | And, somehow, STILL holding it together ...

  • Posted on: 21 December 2008
  • By: Michelle

Since not one, but two races ended up being canceled yesterday because of the snow, the jury made a decision to hold three single-heat races today: one to replace the race that was supposed to be held in Konigsee, Germany in January, a second to replace the race that was canceled yesterday, and a third for the final scheduled race in Igls. If nothing else, it made for interesting art on the back of our sleds ...

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DEC.20 | Apparently the answer is no, it does not ever stop snowing on this FREAKIN' continent.

  • Posted on: 20 December 2008
  • By: Michelle

When we got to the track this afternoon, we wondered if someone had canceled the race and not told us. It was 20 minutes before parc fermee (when you have to have your sleds checked in before a race) and there wasn't a soul there. And why wasn't anyone there? Because it was snowing SO FREAKIN' MUCH that no ones cars/vans/buses could make it up the hill to the top of the track.

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