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The People's Slalom and BBQ!
35 Registered Contestants.
Event Date and Time: Sunday, April 27, 2008  09:56
Event Duration: 1 day
Location: Bush Park Soap Box Derby Hill, Salem, Oregon
Entry: Open
Helmets: Mandatory
Divisions: Proletariate Longboarder League

Slalom Youth League

Slalom Adult League

Slalom Supreme League
Organizer: Cascade Slalom Collective, Supreme Secretariate
Map:
Entry Fee: Labor, in the form of cleaning the hill
Contest Info: THIS IS AN AT-YOUR-OWN-RISK EVENT, ANY AND ALL INJURIES INCURRED WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILTY OF THE RIDERS/ENTRANTS AND NOT THE ORGANIZER(S), SALEM PARKS, CITY OF SALEM OR THE SOAP BOX DERBY CLUB. HELMETS WILL BE MANDATORY. All other pads, wrist guards, slide gloves, jackets/armour are highly recommended if you have them, it's a hill.

DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER AND OTHER EVENTS. Stay tuned.

IF YOU HAVE A LEAF BLOWER, BRING IT!!!!!!!! It will be most apprecieated!

IF YOU ARE A CSC'er - Bring your CONES, Yes, bring your cones so we don't hold our breath waiting for M.Dong or Gareth to show up at 12:30pm with their cones.

WHEN: The date has been changed due to rain from the original date to Sunday, April 27th, 9:56am

WHAT: This will be the annual Spring Cascade Slalom Collective Slalom race season opening event. There will be the tradition of the Revolution with BBQ with burgers, sausages, salads, drinks, and a handwashing station. Feel free to bring chips or extra burger/buns sausages/buns or whatever -Thanks

Oh, and there will be skateboard slalom riding as well. Per tradition of the Revolution, there will be 2 courses set. One will be big and open, fast and easy. It will be easy to check one's speed for beginners and yet possible for the experienced slalomer to hammer the turns and fly fast. The other course will be more technical, tighter "but not really that tight". Only one lane will have a timer so those who want to race in a jam format can do so and all others who just want to free-ride the other course can do so as well. Emphasis is to ride, have fun, eat and have a good event for the newbies and proletariate longboarder. Long live the Revolution.

OFFICIALITY: Per Salem Parks and Rec Dept, this is a "Drop-in unscheduled use of a municipal recreation facility"(also known as "outlaw" in some circles but we don't want to use that word here). Bring your your park or other decks in
case we get told to leave and we'll go to one of the nearby famous Oregon skateparks. So far in the 4 years of using this hill it hasn't happened yet. Just remember to pick up garbage and not be nuisance to other park users and the parks staff will hopefully continue to welcome us. So far everyone has been great about this so THANKS!!!!! .

SCHWAG: Likely some SubsonicSkateboardy and LongboardyLarry-ish slalomy sorta stuff and maybe some other slalomy kind of stuff plus a half empty bag of leftover Redman chew.

WHERE: Bush Park, Salem Oregon. Place yourself onto Interstate 5 after locating Salem on a map. Go to south Salem(not south "of" Salem). Look for the Oregon State Highway Number 22. Take the exit and go WEST (Toward Japan), almost immediately you will notice you are on MISSION BLVD. Mission Blvd and Hwy 22 West are the same piece of pavement. Keep going 2.5-ish miles WEST, you'll wind around a little, go over an underpass, then go under an overpass, then soon you will see BUSH PARK ON YOUR LEFT(SOUTH- Toward the South Pole). Look for a Big track and field stadium, turn left into the parking lot, the Soap Box Derby Hill is right next to it on the right(West, Toward the Pacific Ocean) as you are facing the stadium. Park your car, put on your helmet and pads, grab your equipment(your skateboard, not your other "equipment") and go eat and ride.

If you want to be a BIG help, show up early with brooms and a LEAF BLOWER and help clean the hill.

OUT OF TOWNERS:
Motel 6
1401 Hawthorne Ave NE
Salem Oregon
(503)371-8026

Take I-5 to the Market Street Exit, go WEST for about one block west of I-5(but don't turn onto the ramp leading back onto I-5), then turn left/south onto Hawthorne and you should soon see it on your right/west. Call and reserve ahead since they often fill up fast on weekends.
1st Place Finisher: Everyone
2nd Place Finisher: Everyone Else
3rd Place Finisher: Those not covered by the above
Overall Results: OK, so we didn't really race and it was a lot smaller event than last year(whew!!!!), but was a lot of fun, everyone got to ride a LOT more, I ate too much as usual and almost fell off of my board trying to ride right after finishing a huge plate of burger, potato and macaroni salad and saled greens. Thanks to everyone who showed up and helped setup, cook, prepare food, skated, hung out, blabbed, cleanup and pack things away. Thanks to Everybody - Paul

Registered Contestants (35) -- The People's Slalom and BBQ!
Name Home City Division Sponsors Bio Comment Date Submitted
1. Lance Folley Fort Bragg, Ca.  Slalom Adult League  Gravity, Randal  Old and Crunchy!  Pat, You Rock  12/8/2007 5:57:42 PM 
2. Cliff McCready Eureka, Ca.  Proletariate Longboarder League    First time- might be like "Steam off a Dead Dog!"  Lance, are you trying to hurt me? Thanks Pat, I hear you are the "Man!"  12/8/2007 6:59:05 PM 
3. Lloyd Center West Hills, Portland  Slalom Youth League  Macy's , Victoria's Secret, Forever 21  Washed up, with an incredibly damaged body. And bad breath.  Paul Howard has a secret agenda.  12/9/2007 7:54:23 AM 
4. John Stryker Fairwood Wa.  Slalom Supreme League  It's all on me!  Always something Sarcastic.....But funny  Yeah at the most in opertune times  12/10/2007 4:44:34 AM 
5. Pat Chewning Beaverton, OR  Slalom Adult League  Yeah, right -- like someone would sponsor me.  I go to a few slalom races. I saw some other people on the podium. I come home satisfied, tired, and sore.  Thanks for setting this up Paul.  12/12/2007 12:55:03 PM 
6. Corey Moy Puyallup, Wa  Slalom Supreme League  Edward Jones  AKA HasKell the RasKell, don't do anything embarassing that you don't want posted online  Here we go againnnnnn....  12/18/2007 7:20:10 PM 
7. Cat Young Bay Area, California  Slalom Adult League  Pavel, G~O~G  18 year old mind in a 48 year old body! Oye!  Can't wait for pizza at Pietro's and ice cream with Pauliwog again! I miss all my Wash, Oregon, and Canadian skate bros!  12/23/2007 8:15:06 PM 
8. Will "Eskimo" Story Vancouver, Wa  Slalom Youth League    I suck at slalom
hopefully I will be better by then  
  12/25/2007 2:47:02 PM 
9. Paul Howard Corvallis, Oregon  Slalom Supreme League  I don't know why but decks and stuff show up at my house from Scott  I suppose I ought to sign up for this thing, whatever it is.  I'll have a burger with some onion and extra cones please.  12/27/2007 7:58:41 PM 
10. Brad"Jackhammer" Jackman Sumner Wa.  Slalom Supreme League  SK8KINGS,AXE ARMY  Been to a few races,haveing a great time!  Its that time of year again?I cant wait!Thanks Pauli.  12/30/2007 10:35:33 PM 
11. Dylan Folley Fort Bragg, Ca.  Slalom Youth League  Gravity    Here for a good time, not a long time!  1/3/2008 4:12:00 AM 
12. James Peters Seattle, WA  Slalom Adult League  trojan, adam & eve, RoeSonicLarry  Living in a van, down by the river.  Thanks again fellas!  1/5/2008 4:06:21 PM 
13. Judy Harris Spokane, WA  Slalom Adult League        1/6/2008 10:37:49 AM 
14. Mark Harris Spokane, WA  Slalom Supreme League        1/6/2008 10:38:37 AM 
15. Nicholas Calafato Washougal, WA  Slalom Youth League  muh' feet  AAAHHHHHHH!  I'm in your extended network.  1/8/2008 9:26:29 PM 
16. Larry Peterson Salem, OR  Proletariate Longboarder League  LongBoardLarry  What are the cones for?  What  1/12/2008 12:09:54 PM 
17. Paul Steiger Kennewick, WA  Proletariate Longboarder League        1/12/2008 2:04:48 PM 
18. skip . NEPDXOR  Slalom Adult League  SUBSONIC      1/16/2008 9:08:55 PM 
19. Adam Jones Corvallis, OR  Slalom Adult League      I like the cones.  1/17/2008 10:33:27 AM 
20. Eric Hovey Portland, OR  Proletariate Longboarder League        1/25/2008 2:17:40 PM 
21. Spencer Smith Bellevue, WA  Slalom Youth League  none so far    Ya lets race some kids cant wait polliwog!! Also Go AXE ARMY!!!  2/4/2008 8:18:03 PM 
22. Ryan Sorensen beaverton, oregon  Proletariate Longboarder League  no one  I has a dervish!  I has a dervish!  2/28/2008 5:50:06 PM 
23. Jp Rowan PDX  Proletariate Longboarder League  The Board Room, SUBSONIC  Live to skate  Skate to live  3/1/2008 10:41:14 PM 
24. Peter Williams Bellingham, WA  Proletariate Longboarder League        3/10/2008 9:04:06 PM 
25. David "Dustpan" Addington Sumner   Slalom Adult League  Paul gave me a board and Jackman gives me bushings. Peters and Roe give me advise. Hughes and Stryker give me a lot of shit.  A long, long time ago I started skateboarding.  You guys are awesome and I am glad I get to come skate with you again.  3/11/2008 11:40:24 AM 
26. dean itzen seattle, wa  Proletariate Longboarder League  Krispy Kremes, Girl Scout Cookies, Snickers, Coca-Cola, Miltop, Sumner, XRoads  Yep. I remember when I was too old to skate.  I can has recalld cheezbrgr??  3/11/2008 11:53:48 AM 
27. daniel miszewski Yelm, WA  Slalom Adult League  alva rollerblades, hosoi briefs and amy's organic black beans.  will we be hunting for witches in salem after the show? i've always wanted to go on a salem witch hunt. we don't have to burn them, just leave them with me, i'll take care of them. thanks.  and aaawwayyyyeee we go!!!!  3/15/2008 8:41:57 AM 
28. paul peterson newport, or  Proletariate Longboarder League  me, myself and i  from somewhere between heaven and hell  don't be jealous of my tan, 5 weeks in mexico will do that to anybody...   3/23/2008 9:06:08 PM 
29. Erik Overland Spokane, WA  Slalom Adult League  my lovely wife  board to death    3/27/2008 8:53:45 PM 
30. Darrin Moy Puyallup, Wa  Slalom Youth League  Roe Racing Slalom Skateboards    Maybe one day my dad can be as good as me  3/29/2008 11:33:43 AM 
31. Mark Van Wormer Corvallis, OR  Slalom Adult League      Hi.  3/30/2008 1:06:15 PM 
32. Selina Shehan Spokane, WA  Proletariate Longboarder League        3/31/2008 4:03:04 PM 
33. Greg Adamson Spokane, WA  Proletariate Longboarder League        3/31/2008 4:04:05 PM 
34. Andrew Murphy Jacksonville, OR.  Slalom Adult League  Subsonic, 3CoGroovy  Too early for second childhood, never too late for a second adolescence.  Soon to be affiliated with the Longboard Proletariate League (splitters).  4/4/2008 5:34:29 PM 
35. Mark Hessman Portland, OR  Slalom Youth League        4/20/2008 12:53:27 PM 


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