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Ice Race or Ski?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

This weekend is our motorcycle club's annual ice race.  The plan is a two day race weekend, for which I usually volunteer.

Last year, I said, "Honey, I work the races all summer long but the winter is mine!  Don't expect me to help with the Ice Race next winter."

 

The weekend is upon us and it looks like they are short handed, therefore, the pleas for me to help out are upon me.

Do I ditch them to ski or do I cave in and help out?

Don't they know that summer is for motorcycling and winter is for skiing?

 

A little taste of what Ice Racing is all about:

 

 

*For those of you who know me and my volunteer spirit, you may guess what I'll likely do.

post #2 of 10

If the conditions are marginal, then volunteer with the stipulation that "you all owe me BIG time... and I plan on collecting. What exactly is in this for ME?".

 

If the conditions are really good, say "I told you winters are for skiing, I helped all summer long."

 

Win/Win.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

The forecast looks marginal for the weekend, especially Saturday. 

38* possible rain showers.

Sunday looks like low 20's and cloudy

This means I won't be missing much if I work the race for at least one day, eh?

And I can gain some brownie points with Terry.

Gotta love it when brownie points are cashed in!!!

post #4 of 10

if its me . . . I think 38 and rainy on saturday followed by a freeze on sunday?  that means saturday is the last day of soft snow until it snows again, so better get out there.   but I'd be happy to skip the freeze after melt on sunday.

post #5 of 10

Do the volunteers get to do any laps?

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

 I could have done laps had I wanted to, but those guys are nuts!!!

 

Update, we got 50* temps on Saturday after a warm night, which was not normal for us.  Its been in the negative temps for weeks on end.

 

The track we plowed was flooded with 8 inches of water which meant a cancellation.

What a dismal disappointment. :(

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

 I could have done laps had I wanted to, but those guys are nuts!!!

 

Update, we got 50* temps on Saturday after a warm night, which was not normal for us.  Its been in the negative temps for weeks on end.

 

The track we plowed was flooded with 8 inches of water which meant a cancellation.

What a dismal disappointment. :(

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

The track we plowed was flooded with 8 inches of water which meant a cancellation.

What a dismal disappointment. :(

WIMPS!

post #9 of 10

Our annual snowmobile "Ride In" was supposed to be today but due to temps near 50 and rain the past two days, it was cancelled. Not so much for the lack of snow, Lord knows we have plenty of that, but the creeks, streams and low lying areas of the trails are flooded.

 

This is the first 'thaw" we've had since before Christmas. Up to this point, it's been about 30 years since I've seen this much snow on the ground and in snow banks.

 

Not that I was going to attend the ride in. I burned a piston in my F7 Tuesday night. Took out the cylinder walls as well. Cracked exhaust manifold some other minor damage as well. $850 to  rebuild the engine. If I get it fixed, I can forget about my Spring trip to Colorado. I can't do without that so my riding might be over for the Winter.

post #10 of 10

At least you weren't swept out to central Lake Erie on an ice flow.

 

How do you burn a piston, cylinder walls and crack an exhaust manifold?  Bad oil injector?

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