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Simulated blizzards

The first Tuesday night race was last night. Tuesday night world championships! Intelligent people were suggesting that it would be good to stay inside, because of the arctic vortex whipping around. It was indeed chilly, eight degrees or so with 30mph gusts. Because its finally cold, Weston had all the…
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guns going, full blast making some fake snow. Skiing through snow guns means your face gets blasted with little ice pellets, that freeze to the first thing they hit. The fresh snow out of the guns is wet and slow, deep and lumpy. Everywhere else, glare ice.I had second thoughts about coming to race. Even third thoughts. I got home, and knew if I went in the door I wouldnt come back out. Somehow I got in the car and drove to Weston. I certainly didnt have the right racing mindset; I knew I didnt want to be there and…

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