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mark2 - Sun, Sep 19, 2010, 6:50 P
WHAT a BLAST !!!!
Great time, congrats Mik and everyone who helped, it was a lot of fun




Mark2
 
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beeliner - Sun, Sep 19, 2010, 6:02 P
WHAT a BLAST !!!!
Fun Fun Fun! Thanks for the great day, Mik and all the volunteers!
 
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mickjen - Sun, Sep 19, 2010, 5:47 P
WHAT a BLAST !!!!
Amen!

Mik's at the Voo, with his daughter (and trophy) too! Come thank THE MAN!

Wow, what a gewwwwwd day!
 
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junkman - Sun, Sep 19, 2010, 2:15 P
WHAT a BLAST !!!!
Just got in from the races. Needed to cut it short. At any rate what a blast. I enjoyed helping out and will be back next year so Mik please pencil me in.
 
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JTHK - Sun, Sep 19, 2010, 2:11 P
List of Racers
A very big thank you to Mik and all of the other community members who are responsible for the fun times at the Soap-Box Races today! If you've not gone yet, there's still time for fun so head out to Unity Park in Turner's Falls.

Best,
Jonathan

 
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mik - Sat, Sep 18, 2010, 4:18 P
List of Racers
Here's the list of racers, in age order. We will likely get more racers tomorrow morning.

Num Name Age City State
05 Chelsea Curtis 8 yrs Turners Falls MA
08 Thor Mead 8 yrs Wendell MA
06 Kyle Bry 10 yrs Montague MA
30 Ivy Muller 10 yrs Montague MA
29 PJ Evans 11 yrs Montague MA
24 Ross Damon 12 yrs Northfield MA
26 JP Sanieski 12 yrs Northfield MA
11 Craig Bodell 13 yrs Gill MA
13 Logan Turner-Renaud 15 yrs Dummerston VT
16 Ezra Ward 17 yrs Montague MA
27 JP Sanieski 17 yrs Northfield MA
02 Timothy Burbank 20 yrs Montague MA
04 Tim Dowd 21 yrs Montague MA
09 Katie Kurtyka 22 yrs Turners Falls MA
23 Adam Goodwin 23 yrs Turners Falls MA
15 Cody Savinski 24 yrs Montague MA
32 Jen Schafer 32 yrs Turners Falls MA
07 Michael Becker 35 yrs Brattleboro VT
21 Krista Stoops 37 yrs Westfield MA
01 Daniel Kornguth 38 yrs Brattleboro VT
14 George Braca 40 yrs Amherst MA
03 Owen Graves 41 yrs Turners Falls MA
25 David Larue 45 yrs New Salem MA
10 Chris Raymond 48 yrs Bernardston MA
12 Godfried Turner-Renaud 49 yrs Dummerston VT
17 Tom Cameron 51 yrs Easthampton MA
18 John Stewart 54 yrs Lake Pleasant MA
22 Phil Brubaker 61 yrs Brattleboro VT
31 John Landino 62 yrs Turners Falls MA
20 Sam Groves 65 yrs Brattleboro VT
28 Joe Landry 65 yrs Turners Falls MA

 
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ChrisP - Wed, Sep 15, 2010, 7:33 P
Publicity
There was a pull-out section in today's Recorder that lists everything going on in Franklin County this fall. It had a listing for the race, but it said it was Saturday the 18th. You should get them to print a correction in the newspaper.
 
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TimmyD - Fri, Sep 10, 2010, 12:01 P
got it!
I did actually get it for some reason my email put that email in "spam" which is odd because it sends all the actual "spam" in my inbox. So I did actually get it but my email had a fluke. Thank you anyways for posting it for me :) Like I said it was just an email placement error with my account.
 
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mik - Fri, Sep 10, 2010, 9:27 A
names???
Hmm.... the email went out a couple of days ago to tdowd87@...

Anyway, your number is "04."

Mik
 
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TimmyD - Thu, Sep 9, 2010, 8:51 P
names???
nope never got my number :(
 
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mik - Wed, Sep 8, 2010, 6:58 P
names???
Sure. You can change your ride's name. Let me know and I'll put it in.

BTW, did you get your racer number?
 
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TimmyD - Tue, Sep 7, 2010, 4:10 P
names???
Is it possible to still change names for our rides? Or is it set in stone?

Thanks,
Tim
 
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mickjen - Thu, Sep 2, 2010, 11:25 A
Thanks to Joe
I have a bike tire and an old luggage cart if someone wants the parts.

I am guesstimating it's a 16inch tire, rim and tire, no tube. The cart is old and looks like this : (no bungee cords...)

I live in downtown Turners, and you can pick em up off my patio.

Basically Bicycles also has lots of tubes outside the store? Bumpers on the carts? :)
 
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mik - Sun, Aug 29, 2010, 9:40 P
Thanks to Joe
We had a great day at Joe Landry's house today built my daughter a cart with John Stewart (thanks for the barn hinge). And of course thanks to Joe for all the bike parts and use of your tools and help with cutting up the many bikes you let us have. The race will be better because of your help.
 
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mik - Thu, Aug 26, 2010, 11:13 A
Race article in Greenfield Recorder
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kutter - Tue, Aug 24, 2010, 6:46 P
Representing Montague
Way ta go Mik!
 
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Mark1 - Sun, Aug 22, 2010, 9:27 P
Representing Montague
Nice Job!!

But my leg burn from pushing that cart last night is still stinging!

Hope you escaped unscathed.

Mark1
 
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mik - Sun, Aug 22, 2010, 4:58 P
Representing Montague
Joe Landry's cart (driven by yours truly) came in first place in the first heat, and in the final free-for-all at the end... edging out the other eight competitors. At the award ceremony at the end we won the "Most Agile Soapbox" award. This was the cart to beat.

Joe is planning to make some modifications, and will be racing it in September at the Montague Soapbox Races.
 
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mik - Sun, Aug 22, 2010, 11:38 A
Representing Montague
Represemtng Montague at the Brattleboro Derby today. Wish us luck!
 
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mik - Thu, Aug 19, 2010, 10:20 A
Soapbox Programs on MCTV this coming week
There's still time to send in your entry form for the Montague Soapbox Races on Sunday, September 19th. Print one out from the website or go to the Montague Town Hall clerk's office, any of the three Montague libraries, or to MCTV at 34 2nd Street in Turners. Get 'em in. We still need drivers!

http://www.MontagueSoapboxRaces.com

Also, you can call Mik at 413-320-5336 for more info.

Schedule of Soapbox Race shows this coming week on MCTV, channel 17 in Montague, Gill and Erving.

Friday, August 20
9:30 AM - Block Party Parade 2010 <-- See Joe's cart in the parade!
9:00 PM - Build A Soapbox Cart With Joe Landry
10:00 PM - Soapbox Kornguth 2008

Saturday, August 21
9:00 AM - Soapbox Kornguth 2008
6:00 PM - Build A Soapbox Cart With Joe Landry
7:00 PM - Soapbox Kornguth 2008

Sunday, August 22
8:00 AM - Build A Soapbox Cart With Joe Landry
12:00 PM - Soapbox Kornguth 2008
1:00 PM - Block Party Parade 2010 <-- See Joe's cart in the parade!
9:00 PM - Soapbox Kornguth 2008
10:00 PM - Build A Soapbox Cart With Joe Landry

Monday, August 23
7:30 AM - Soapbox Kornguth 2008
12:00 PM - Build A Soapbox Cart With Joe Landry
8:00 PM - Build A Soapbox Cart With Joe Landry

Tuesday, August 24
9:00 AM - Build A Soapbox Cart With Joe Landry
12:00 PM - Soapbox Kornguth 2008
5:30 PM - Build A Soapbox Cart With Joe Landry
10:00 PM - Soapbox Derby Cart Construction Party

Wednesday, August 25
8:30 AM - Soapbox Kornguth 2008
11:00 AM - Build A Soapbox Cart With Joe Landry
4:00 PM - Block Party Parade 2010 <-- See Joe's cart in the parade!
8:00 PM - Build A Soapbox Cart With Joe Landry
9:00 PM - Soapbox Kornguth 2008

Thursday, August 26
10:00 AM - Soapbox Kornguth 2008
3:00 PM - Build A Soapbox Cart With Joe Landry
6:00 PM - Soapbox Kornguth 2008
10:00 PM - Build A Soapbox Cart With Joe Landry
 
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mik - Tue, Aug 17, 2010, 12:11 P
Race Deadline Extended to August 30th
Turners Falls - People wishing to enter the Montague Soapbox Races who haven't yet sent in their entry form now have an extra two weeks to get them in. The new entry deadline is Monday, August 30th, 8:00 PM.

The Montague Soapbox Races, the first of a new annual event, is a fundraising event for Montague Community TV, and will be held on Sunday, September 19th, from high noon till the last cart goes down the hill. Winners will be handed real metal trophy cups in a winners ceremony at the end, hosted by Russ Brown, State Senator Stan Rosenburg, and Montague Selctboard chair Pat Allen.

Entry forms are still coming in to the TV station every day. The race will stop at a maximum of 150 racers. The race entry fee is $25. Spectators attend for free.

Race entrants who need technical assistance putting their cart together will be invited to a cart building party on Sunday, August 29th, in Turners Falls. Some of the Race Inspectors and Race Officials will be on hand as well to give professional advice.

Racers should bring whatever they have already completed, as well as all parts and supplies they intend to use, including bolts, screws, nails, wood, concept drawings and their own tools (very important). the build party host has a large supply of bicycle parts and wheels to provide for free. All racers under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Race rules and applications can be downloaded from the official race website and printed. If you don't have a printer you can pick up a pre-printed application at the Montague Town Hall clerk's office, any of the three Montague public libraries, or the TV station itself, at 34 Second Street in Turners Falls.

The race is still looking for vendors, either to sell food or wares, or distribute their information or fundraise. Please contact Nancy Paglia (413) 548-9015.

The race is also looking for sponsors and hay bale advertisers. Please contact Doug Fontaine (413) 522-8382.
 
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mik - Tue, Aug 17, 2010, 10:51 A
Who’s in and what’s our numbers? Is there a list? Or were wer supposed to get a letter?
Tim,

Yes, you're in (thanks!!), and no, there's no list of racers to review.

We are sending the packets out this week. This is our first year, so there's lots of prep work needed to be done. Next year we'll be more organized, and prepared.

Thanks for your patience, and please email us a photo of your cart in progress!

Mik

 
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TimmyD - Tue, Aug 17, 2010, 10:24 A
Who’s in and what’s our numbers? Is there a list? Or were wer supposed to get a letter?
I was just wondering if there is a list of the people who are in, or if we were supposed to get a letter back saying wether you got our $25 or not. Or what our numbers are, because we do need to know so we can paint them on our cars. I don't want to sound rude or come across like that at all, but I sent my stuff in about 2 weeks ago and I'm still waiting to know what's going on, and I'm sure people who sent in information prior to then feel the same thing. I don't know if I have been over reading that particular information, or I missed the memo, but if I did could someone please guide me to where I need to be? Sorry if this came across in a manner in which I didn't attend for, I'm just getting antsy and would like my number, or if I'm in or not really.
 
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mik - Fri, Aug 13, 2010, 9:42 A
Soapbox PSA and a ride down the hill
PSA about the Montague Soapbox Races, Sunday, September 19, 2010, noon, at Unity Park, Turners Falls, MA. Mik talks about the race and some guidelines, and then goes down the hill with a video camera.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqMHliezDvw
 
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mik - Thu, Aug 12, 2010, 11:16 A
Soapbox Carts in Block Party Parade
The Montague Soapbox Races will be part of the Avenue A Block Party parade

[soapbox_cart1_small] Turners Falls - Entrants in the Montague Soapbox Races will bring their carts to the Avenue A Block Party to show them off in the parade, and display them during the block party.

Daniel Kornguth, the owner of a soapbox derby in Brattleboro and an early registrant in the Montague race, commented "Are you kidding? We'll be there to represent Brattleboro and challenge Montague to beat us."

Joe Landry, a local sculptor and artist, built a cart just for the parade. "My granddaughter wanted to be in the parade, so I built her a cart." He is considering entering the cart into the Montague Race and may be looking for a driver.

All entrants in the Montague Soapbox Races, whether they have completed their carts or not, are encouraged to bring their carts to the parade, and show off their current status with other entrants.

The parade starts at 2:00 PM at Second Street in front of MCTV and goes towards Fifth Street.

The Avenue A Block Party is celebrating its fourth year, and has become a regular annual event in Turners Falls, MA.

For more info, visit the block party webpage.

http://www.turnersfa...rg/arts/block_party/
 
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