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mik - Thu, May 20, 2010, 9:13 P
Looking for HAY
The Soapbox committee is looking for sources of hay. This would be what's officially called "crap hay" -- the lowest quality stuff that can still be baled and used as safety siding for a soapbox race.

We will need about 800 bales for about six hours.

So, either we rent the bales, or we split the cost of buying bales with someone who is buying that much hay, and have it sit on the road for an afternoon before being transported to the new owner.

Please call Mik at 413-320-5336
 
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mik - Wed, May 19, 2010, 1:31 P
Meeting tonight at 5:30
If you're interested in helping the Montague Soapbox Races happen, the committee is meeting at MCTV's studios (34 Second Street, TF) tonight at 5:30pm. We'll be focusing on vendor issues, and then stepping through the whole day.

See you there.
 
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GGarrison - Thu, Apr 1, 2010, 7:18 A
Montague SoapBox Races
Currently an open time for me. Hopefully no town business will prohibit my participation.
 
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mik - Wed, Mar 31, 2010, 10:51 P
Montague SoapBox Races
The Montague Soapbox Races committee met for the first time today. The working packet is being assembled and will be uploaded to the Soapbox Races document area in a few days.

http://www.montaguem...m?name=soapbox_races

The next meeting will be April 21st at 5:30 at the MCTV studios, 34 2nd Street, Turners Falls. We are looking for a few more people to join.
 
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mik - Thu, Mar 25, 2010, 6:15 P
Montague SoapBox Classic
Reminder: The first meeting of the Steering Committee will be held on Wednesday, March 31st, at 5:30 pm at the MCTV studios, 34 2nd Street, TF.

We are still looking for members of the business and arts community, fraternal organizations and the town to join and help make this premier event happen. The date for the soapbox event is September 18th, 2010, in Turners Falls, and will be open to everyone from 6 yrs old to 60+ yrs old.

Visit "www.MontagueMA.net/SoapBox_Races" for more info.
 
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mik - Wed, Mar 17, 2010, 5:08 P
Montague SoapBox Classic
This is an open call for steering committee members to build and execute the First Annual Montague Downhill Soapbox Classic. The first meeting of the Steering Committee will be held on Wednesday, March 31st, at 5:30pm at the MCTV studios. We are looking for members of the community from the safety, business, arts, fraternal organizations and the town to join and help make this premier event happen. The date for the soapbox event is September 18th, 2010, in Turners Falls and will be open to everyone from 6 yrs old to 60+ yrs old. Visit "www.MontagueMA.net/SoapBox_Races" for more info.
 
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mik - Tue, Mar 9, 2010, 3:41 P
Montague SoapBox Classic
Ok. The Downhill Soapbox Classic is moving forward. I found an organization willing to do it if a full-scope package were put together. This means writing down everything involved in making it happen -- and getting prices on any costs (insurance, materials, etc).

There seemed to be great excitement about it on this corkboard. Let's have some people step up and help make it happen.


September 18th is only six months away. We have to start now.

Call me at 413 430 5336 or click my name on the website. I'm hoping for at least five people to join the group.

For the Glory!

 
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mik - Sun, Dec 20, 2009, 9:37 P
Montague SoapBox Classic
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GoNOMADCAFE - Sat, Dec 5, 2009, 9:03 A
Go Cart Race
I blogged about Mik's great idea for a 'gravity race' yesterday on Readuponit

http://www.gonomad.c...ls/Mik%20Muller.html

Love this idea!!
 
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GGarrison - Fri, Dec 4, 2009, 7:36 P
Turners Falls Man Gets Derby Idea Rolling
Man I love your spirit!

Should be a great event. Put me down as a volunteer.
 
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mik - Fri, Dec 4, 2009, 7:05 P
Turners Falls Man Gets Derby Idea Rolling
TURNERS FALLS MAN GETS DERBY IDEA ROLLING

by Arn Albertini Eecorder staff
published: Friday, December 04, 2009
photo by Recorder/Paul Franz

Mik Muller stands at the ready on a hill in Turners Falls where he hopes to launch a gravity-powered homemade car race next fall.

TURNERS FALLS -- Mik Muller remembers racing a sheet of plywood with two 26-inch bicycle wheels in the rear, the front handlebars and front wheel from a children's banana seat bicycle in the front and a 2-by-4 for stability.

"It was sort of like a chopper," he said recently remembering his childhood summers on the boardwalks of Saltaire, N.Y.

Before racing, he, his brother and a friend took apart axles of each wheel and cleaned the ball bearings in Drano.

'It hauled.'

Now he wants children, both actual children and those young at heart, here to have a chance to create and race their own homemade speedy carts.

Muller is working with the Montague Business Association, Montague Web Works and the town's Parks and Recreation Commission to set up a gravity powered derby for next fall on Sept. 18.

The downhill race course would be along First Street to Unity Park.

http://www.recorder.com/story.cfm?id_no=6873591

For the full version of this story, you may purchase The Recorder electronically, by returning to the home page and clicking under 'E-Edition' on the right side of your screen, or you can purchase the print edition, which is available throughout Franklin County, Massachusetts.

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For more info call Mik @ 413-320-5336
 
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mik - Tue, Dec 1, 2009, 3:05 P
Montague Downhill Derby
Ok folks, looks like it's moving forward.

I have approval from the Selectboard to continue researching and developing a plan for a Downhill go-cart Derby on the Unity Street / 1st Street hill in Turners Falls.

Hoohah!

More details to be posted here in the coming weeks.

If you are interested in joining a committee to help this thing move forward, please contact me.

Also, if you or your kid has a go-cart, please contact me asap. I need a photo taken tomorrow at 1:00.
 
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