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Discussion: Laramie Daze Knockout Sprint

in: Laramie Daze (Aug 30 – Sep 4 - Laramie, WY, US)

Aug 31, 2023 11:15 PM # 
If memory serves, the podium for the Knockout Sprints at South Granite were:

1) Joe Barrett
2) Eric Bone
3) Tristan Smith
4) Tori Borish
5) Brian Johnston
6) Ted Good

Upon finishing, Ted Good was said to have made the declaration: "6 is better than 7", and a nearby spectator observed that could have been a song that Jimi Hendrix wrote.

Despite the intensity of the earlier rounds and blood lossage from racers unfamiliar with good pin punching technique, none of the woundings resulted in any casualties requiring medical evacuation.

For the second straight day the weather was absolutely brilliant.
Sep 1, 2023 12:11 AM # 
For those who haven't known Swampfox quite as long as I have known him (not quite all the way back to Woodstock times), you need to understand that Jimi Hendrix holds deep meaning for Swampfox, and so I read Swampfox's comment above as being the highest possible praise for Ted's insightful analysis of the race.

To put this in context, an anecdote: Back in the days when I (and Mikell) were on the US team at WOC (and maybe still, I don't know)--this particular story may have been from WOC 1979 in Tampere, Finland--each team was supposed to bring a recording of their national anthem to be played at the medal ceremony in the case that the team won a gold. Not to besmirch myself or my teammates, but I don't think I'm going out on a limb to say that none of us much fancied our chances for winning gold. So we were joking that we had "forgotten" our anthem recording, when Mikell piped up, "I brought along a cassette that has that covered!"
Sep 3, 2023 4:43 AM # 
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