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Chrisroj
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:29 pm    Post subject: Cartie Podium Positions Reply with quote

The Cartie Challenge was a great event!

Well done stephen! Fantastic organisation etc.
Can't wait for next year! Very Happy

However, Team Embarrassing Parents would like to make the following observations about the final podium positions:

I think our final position should be elevated for the following reasons:

1. Elijah - illegal mods for run 3 - disqualify.
2. Creel Runnings - built by Ozzies - we deported them centuries ago and
shouldn't have let them back in - disqualify.
3. Tequila Slammer - Crashed on run 3 and required external rebuild
assistance to get going again - disqualify.
4. Barras Bullet - The true spirit of cartie-ing.
5. Maniac 1 - Paul's run was clearly drug enhanced following his 'trip' to
the hospital on Friday night - disqualify.
6. Twisted - Left half their cartie on the pier after run 2 so were clearly
under weight for run 3 - disqualify.
7. Pumping Iron - 3 clear runs, 3 perfect stops (didn't need the hay
bales!), no pit mods between runs.
8. Greased Weasel - Pity about run 3, otherwise near perfect.
9. The Red Baron - Had everyone in his sights, could be next year's dark
horse!

The podium positions should therefore be:

First: Barras Bullet
Second: Pumping Iron
Third: Greased Weasel

p.s Any suggestions about which household appliance we can pilot next year?

Chrisroj Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps I should have added that Pumping Iron is perhaps the only cartie NEVER to have crashed - this includes all the test runs on the brae!

And we had immaculate creases in our shirts! Cool

Chrisroj

Thanks to our board pilots:

Chris Rodger - Iron Bru
Nigel King - Iron Pumper (Alias Ironing Pile)
Stuart McKibben - Iron Side
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrisroj wrote:
Perhaps I should have added that Pumping Iron is perhaps the only cartie NEVER to have crashed - this includes all the test runs on the brae!


That's cos yer not trying hard enough - ya bunch of wusses!!

The Weasel was the only cartie that managed a DNF, caused by pushing the machine to its very limits. Now THAT'S cartying!

(PS I was doodling at work today and found myself sketching out the rebuild mods for Greased Weasel II. Oh dear... I have a pair of 4 pot calipers from a ZXR750 which are just crying out to be used. "Ineffective brakes"? I'll give you "ineffective brakes"...)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Not trying hard enough" ?!??

You try flying down the brae head first with your nose 6 inches from the tarmac with your family jewels getting crushed on every bump because youre sliding around on an aerodynamic board Shocked

Now, that's a real extreme sport - Extreme Ironing

Not Sunday driving in your Morris Minor look-alike the 'flatulent ferret' or whatever you call it Laughing

Chrisroj
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well this was clearly why I was so bloody slow down the hill, should have adjusted the spoiler for aerodynamic improvement.
Funny that, sounds familiar, can't think why?! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I obviously need to push back on this modifications thing.


Through natural (perhaps even latent) ingenuity, Elijah was manufactured with significant flexibility. All the decorative components were clearly described to the scrutineers at the time. It was felt that Elijah should be given the opportunity to run in all his glory before we switched to ‘power boost - win at all cost’ mode.

But at the end of the day its the taking part that counts.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iron Pumper wrote:
Well this was clearly why I was so bloody slow down the hill, should have adjusted the spoiler for aerodynamic improvement.

Recent research has shown that keeping the weight down as low as possible has a significant effect on cartie speed. Given that yours was one of the lighter carts, I reckon you need fewer pies, not better aerodynamics.

Unless your arse counts as a spoiler... Laughing

And not grabbing a big handful of brakes on the second bend would help too... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrisroj wrote:
You try flying down the brae head first with your nose 6 inches from the tarmac with your family jewels getting crushed on every bump

Actually, I think I'll give that a miss if you don't mind. I prefer using a properly conceived and built cartie, rather than indulging in some strange fetish while hurtling down a hill on the first piece of domestic equipment I can find. But if that's what floats your boat then on you go...

(I'm using the term "hurtling" in the loosest possible sense here, btw).
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:03 pm    Post subject: Cartie pictures posted Reply with quote

All the piccies I have of the carties challenge are posted here
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