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Old November 20th, 2007, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Team Skatelog at the 2008 Montreal 24 Hour Relay

Wow, time flies. Time to start forming a team again. I talked about solo, but I haven't made the final decision yet (the team was so much fun!) I'm starting this thread to get an idea of who would be interested in forming a Skatelog team. Let us know here if you'd like to participate next year.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 05:41 AM   #2
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I'm very interested to do Montreal as part of the SLF team again.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 06:05 AM   #3
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I'll be flying solo again, and I encourage you to throw your hat in the ring as well, Jessica. It's an adventure, I promise you! And of course I'm looking forward to seeing the other SkateLoggers... I can't wait!
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Old November 21st, 2007, 07:05 PM   #4
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More info: Kathie has again agreed to sponsor a SLF team! Thanks Kathie! So the entry fee is covered and we are a real team.

The weekend was tons of fun! Several of us shared a hotel room which was fun and kept costs down, and I would expect we would do so again. We also had some meals together, which was nice. A couple of SLF's brought their families to Montreal, which is a great idea. The positive energy at the event was unbelievable. And being part of a team was great. If you are even kind of thinking of racing at Montreal, I'd highly recommend it. We will probably get more than 10 people interested again this year - we will likely have an official signup, so look for it and jump on it.

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There are several SLF threads regarding the 2007 Montreal race, too.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 07:28 PM   #5
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The Montreal 24-hour race is an incredibly fun and challenging event. There is only a limited number of team slots available for the race and registration fills up quickly. So I encourage anyone who is looking for a unique skating experience to sign up now with Jessica for the 2008 SkateLog team.

Skater’s Quest is planning on sending two teams to Montreal and we are looking forward to skating with SL and Cowbell again.


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Old November 21st, 2007, 07:38 PM   #6
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Jessica,
I would be honored to skate in your place if you decide to skate solo.
I would also like to be apart of your support team to keep you going 24hs.
After skating with you last weekend, I know your going to be a monster by the the the race rolls around.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 09:51 PM   #7
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We're putting another team in and from what I understand there will be a few Toronto teams again as well.

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Old November 22nd, 2007, 08:59 PM   #8
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Respect for those going solo!

But I like my toenails way too much (re. cowbell's that went MIA last year), so I'll do it as part of a team.

Count me in as part of a Skatelog Team, if I'm fast enough for your guys.

It sound like so much fun.

And what am I doing posting on Big Turkey Day??? - well being non-american, for me its just a normal Thursday with work (and posting whilst working...)
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Old December 6th, 2007, 02:19 PM   #9
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Default Montreal 24 hour Date - Sept 6 & 7

Rumour has it that the 24 hour will be held on the weekend of Sep 6 & 7, 2008. I am just trying to get confirmation of that now.

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Old December 6th, 2007, 03:50 PM   #10
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A friend forwarded this -- I am still awaiting my own confirmation.
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It has been confirmed last week:
September 6-7 2008

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Venez vivre le défi des 24h Roller Montréal !
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Old December 7th, 2007, 05:35 AM   #11
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It has been confirmed last week:
September 6-7 2008

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Venez vivre le défi des 24h Roller Montréal !
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I hope something got lost in the translation (so to speak ). Otherwise au revoir Montreal, hello Duluth.
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Old December 8th, 2007, 02:39 AM   #12
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I hope something got lost in the translation (so to speak ). Otherwise au revoir Montreal, hello Duluth.
I'm in full agreement!

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Old December 8th, 2007, 02:58 AM   #13
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I hope something got lost in the translation (so to speak ). Otherwise au revoir Montreal, hello Duluth.
What is it that tips the scales? Is it just the timing? For you, it seems NSIM would be pretty inexpensive versus Montreal, no?
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Old December 8th, 2007, 07:18 AM   #14
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What is it that tips the scales? Is it just the timing? For you, it seems NSIM would be pretty inexpensive versus Montreal, no?
If the races were close together, I couldn't do them both well (it took me a couple of weeks to get back to normal after Montreal). Montreal was super fun, but I really want to do some more NSIM's to see where I can place as a marathon racer. A fun race vs. an important competitive race. That is why NSIM wins out.

If I was choosing a race just for fun, Montreal wins hands down.

The other draw to NSIM is the area is close to my heart. My only running marathon was on the NSIM course, I did a couple run-ski-bike triathlons finishing at the DECC, ski raced in Duluth, and I have spent a ton of vacation time since childhood along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Good memories .

The price/time away from work difference isn't bad either:
NSIM: A couple of hours off of work, the 4 of us stay with my high school friend in Duluth. Cost other than food, say $150.
Montreal: $2,000+ for the 4 of us and 2 days off of work. Of course Montreal is more of a vacation.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:46 PM   #15
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If that's the case, I will not be able to participate this year. I always spend Labor Day weekend with my family in Indiana.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #16
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I thought U.S. Labour Day was 1st Monday in September like in Canada. Labour Day is not an issue for me. But, if it is Sep 6 & 7, we usually take the Friday before and Monday after. And we are doing Duluth the following weekend for sure. We can't possibly attend 2 events so close together. I suspect Duluth will win out. As long as we skate, we will always go to Duluth.

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Old December 7th, 2007, 05:30 AM   #17
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It would be good for me if the date was pushed back. More time to train in good weather, more time to improve overall fitness this winter, more time to get used to the custom boots I'll be getting in a few months.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #18
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Hi guys Im James. I live in Tempe AZ. and trying to get back in shape and back on speed skates. Its been about 14 years since I have been on them. Tried to skate on them last month and they self destructed. Have been playing inline hockey to get in shape. I have been reading the speed forum for awile and the 24hour in canada sounds like a blast. Will be shoping for new speed skates now.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 12:57 AM   #19
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If the dates are moved to September, then this may be a distinct possibility for Kevin and I, which is great since we've always wanted to do it, but the July dates always conflicted with the start of Indoor Nationals. But the dates in September, if it's changed to those dates, the weekend after Labor Day weekend, are definitely possible... It's also an easy trip for us, about a 6 hour drive. It'd be alot of fun! Put us down as "maybe" if the dates are moved to September.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 04:47 AM   #20
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A nice picture of 2007 Team Skatelog and info on 2008 Team Skatelog From Peter Doucet's website:

http://www.speedskateworld.com/2007/...am-timing.html
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