Ah, the night racing. Fritz registered us as Team Slowtech, himself and friend Ricki, and me. Without the high heartrate sprint fitness and specialized gear, along with older and slower Lou, the idea was to simply have fun. Which we did. That is, it was fun other than the terrifying skins-on ice downhills, using skins that were like Brillo on the low angled track but still seemed to fly on the downhills like they were possessed. But hey, adrenaline is balm to the soul.
In the following video, listen closely to the soundtrack when it goes black. You’ll hear eloquent audio expression produced by the sound of screaming skins — along with my own terrified yelps. Also listen for the announcer saying “Shloe Tech, American!” The goal was of course not to finish last, which was accomplished, no matter that the winner’s time was 39 minutes and ours was just under an hour. Oh well, perhaps I need more pastries.
Click TWICE on the go button, then hit pause to allow a bit of buffering, as this is a fairly long vid. I’m in a rush, so will do more editing and compression in a few days. Everyone, also please know I’ll be away from the computer for a few days over this weekend. Heading up to a private hut without internet. The weather and snow are still less than ideal, but we’ll take Fritz’s Pinzgauer for the snowy and muddy road up to the cabin. When I get back, I’ve got a full overview of new Dynafit gear, as well as more trip reportage. And we’ll talk about Pinzgauers of course! (BTW, this vid could shut down my server. If so, apologies. When I return I’ll upgrade server if necessary.)