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UPJ Wheeler
01-10-2011, 06:13 PM
Well guys and gals, lets talk about things we like to do when we're not wrenching or wheeln something. This New Years I went up to Lake Placid NY to visit my brother and his fiance which was my excuse to snowboard on the same mountain that the 1980 Winter Olympics were held, Whiteface Mtn. No trip to lake Placid is complete without checking The Arena were the Miracle on Ice took place, and more importantly.... The Bobsledding course!

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Thats right!!! For anyone who thought I was bullshitting about going bobsledding, There it is!!!!! It was totally sick! 55mph on a pure ice chute where if you wreck you die! They only take you down the lower half of the track, and when I asked them why they said "too many whiplash complaints" HAHAHA! Honestly it was worth the 10 hour drive for the 65 seconds it took to go down the track!


These are the towers that they do the Ski Long Jump from! I always thought it was done on the ski slopes, but turns out they have a 175ft and a 275ft towers specifically for it, totally Nuts!

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Meeke
01-10-2011, 06:23 PM
I've been there a few times before. I did the bobsled ride also, pure awesomeness! I did all of the touristy things as well such as the miracle arena, hiked up to the top of whiteface, ski jumps, etc. It is such a cool town, I'll be going back up to take the wife up sometime.

arclight
01-10-2011, 08:37 PM
That looked like an awsome time, Brian. Much better than my weekend of hanging out around the house.

Rich Beauregard
01-11-2011, 03:14 AM
NICE!!! Looks like you had a blast! My sons might do that kind of stuff as they get older, but not me. Hope you had a great time and thank you for the photos.