Wednesday Night Music: Pat Metheny Group, 'Have You Heard'

Jadespring2/17/2010 10:19:33 pm PST

re: #235 austin_blue

Killer bee, weren’t they? I loved my Flexi. Tore the shit out of it over the years.

Though the most fun I ever had on any sled was a GT Racer in my early twenties. I went to this small mountain to do the ski bumb thing for the winter. It was a really good snow year and there was tons of it and whole we were waiting for the mountain to open we got really bored.

Somehow someone discovered this road that would up a hill and since it had a tower on top in was plowed. It had banks around the turns so it was like a really funky sled track. So a bunch of us bought some sleds and with the help of a truck started some sledding fun. End up developing into GT-Racer derby league of sorts with about twenty people on some nights. The object was to get any team member down first, any way possible. 2 blockers and 2 sprinters on a team. It was wild and crazy and people got into it, trying to figure out how to make the sleds faster and some people coming out with hockey pads and helmets.

On one night that was pretty icy so we decided to clock how fast we were going by having the truck follow the last person. They clocked at about 35 miles per hour which I think is pretty nutz for a bunch of adults carreening down the road on kids sleds.