[Members] Pictures - Jan 1, 2012 Mass Start

Matt Robinson mattlisarobinson at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 11:17:18 EST 2012


I've posted some pictures I took yesterday. Enjoy!   ~Lisa

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On Sun, Jan 1, 2012 at 7:56 AM, Laura Dickinson <ldfrisco at gmail.com> wrote:

> Before I drive over could u call to let me know if the race is a go? I
> heard there were several trees still down? 9703900713 laura
>
>
> On Saturday, December 31, 2011, Kyle Boschen <kboschen at boschenlaw.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> >
> >
> > When we were on our way to SMR early this morning, we remained
> optimistic that everything would come together for today's race.  However,
> upon arrival at the nordic center, we realized that the chances of racing
> were slim.  The wind was howling across the grounds and blowing snow
> sideways.  Visibility was bad and the trails were blown over.  The thought
> of having volunteers standing out there in the cold wind for hours, trying
> to keep scopes and rifles from getting blown away, and attempting to set up
> the range for what would be a very challenging zero period, all seemed to
> point toward postponing the race.  We then spoke with Shawn (the master
> groomer) at SMR.  Shawn said that they wouldn't be able to groom anything
> in time for the race (he thought that it would be fruitless to attempt
> anyway) and that he was heading out to cut trees that had fallen.  At the
> time that we spoke to Shawn, at least one of the fallen trees had blocked
> one of our race trails (Swenson).  All of these factors led to the
> unfortunate decision that had to be made.  We are sorry that so many
> traveled so far only to learn that holding the race would not be possible.
> >
> >
> >
> > As Walter has already indicated, your entry fee is good for the
> rescheduled race tomorrow or any future race.  You will receive a refund if
> you prefer.  As for tomorrow's race, we will be proceeding under the same
> plans and schedule that we were going to follow today.  We just spoke
> with Tom (the nordic center director) at SMR, and he said that we are good
> to go for tomorrow.  While we understand that it will not be possible for
> everyone to come back out tomorrow, we hope that most of you can and look
> forward to enjoying what looks to be a nice day for racing.
> >
> >
> >
> > If you were going to race today and know that you definitely will not be
> participating in tomorrow's race, please let us know if you can.  We are
> preparing a revised start list and would like to have it in as correct a
> state as possible prior to the race tomorrow.
> >
> >
> >
> > Thank you all for your understanding of the disappointing decision that
> had to be made today.  Let's hope that this is the last time we are faced
> with these problems and that in the future we have nothing but the blue
> skies and perfectly groomed trails that we are accustomed to.
> >
> >
> >
> > See you tomorrow!!!
> >
> >
> >
> > Mary and Kyle Boschen
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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