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Whistler during the olympics

Feb. 10, 2010, 8:15 a.m.
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Nice coverage! Lee the mitten seems to be fully equipped for the olympics.

The vid is juddering at some places (~1:00). Is it my computer or is it the vid?

i think its your pr0n-box. worked fine for me.

Feb. 10, 2010, 9:05 a.m.
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It's fluent the whole way but to be more precise, in some parts it stops for about 0.1 sec then plays again for ~0.7s and stops and plays and … (at start, at ~ 1:00, at 2:53…)

The other clips are flawless.

Feb. 10, 2010, 7:33 p.m.
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What's with the temporary structure on top of the (I think it's the) Hilton? Is that a command center?

Thread killer

Feb. 11, 2010, 12:43 a.m.
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So much cool stuff going to be happening, I am pretty stoked on seeing Barenaked Ladies and Sam Roberts for free in Village Square!

This trip to Kelowna was definately an undertaking - Liam and I had been planning this project for 24 hours. We worked really hard to pull out all the stops in this video. We had slo-mo goggle shots; time lapses; pedal flips; outrageous product shots; unloading and loading the bike; walking through the field with your hand in wheat. At the end of the day this trip was all about just getting out and riding with all my friends.

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Feb. 11, 2010, 8:32 p.m.
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Some pics of the men's alpine course - Dave Murray

Bottom of the course

The gate keepers

The olympic rings near the finish line

The finish area

Top of the Dave Murray

Hard working slippers on the course. ALL day they slide sideways, then snow plow and FAST!

The dye team, all day these guys are up and down spraying the course.

Training run

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Feb. 11, 2010, 8:40 p.m.
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Great pictures Sharon. Course looks really nice in the sun.

Feb. 11, 2010, 8:55 p.m.
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If the downhill was last Tuesday it would have been perfect.

Alas, the poor course crews will be dealing with a lot of snow this weekend.

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Feb. 11, 2010, 9:06 p.m.
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Are those Arco trailers stacked 2 high at the finish line?

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Feb. 11, 2010, 9:13 p.m.
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Are those Arco trailers stacked 2 high at the finish line?

yup.

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Feb. 11, 2010, 9:24 p.m.
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Hopefully they will get a bit more this year then normal.

But during a normal race- World Cup it's amazing how much work you can get out of 300 people when you give them a jacket, a few free breakfasts, a brown bag lunch, and beer. Hell, Mexicans work for more.

Hard working slippers on the course. ALL day they slide sideways, then snow plow and FAST!

The dye team, all day these guys are up and down spraying the course.

If the downhill was last Tuesday it would have been perfect.

Alas, the poor course crews will be dealing with a lot of snow this weekend.

No worries. Whistler has never had a DH cancelled due to the track not being ready. The Weasels have never failed in that regard.

It's always the stupid clouds that hang out at the bottom of da Weasel that causes issues. Hopefully Murr has some pull now to keep that clear of clouds.

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Feb. 11, 2010, 9:36 p.m.
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What do you call 100 Weasels boot packing the Weasel?

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Feb. 11, 2010, 9:38 p.m.
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No worries. Whistler has never had a DH cancelled due to the track not being ready. The Weasels have never failed in that regard.

The clouds on the weasel cut the Wed training short.

I have no doubt that the weasles will have the track ready, they are hard workers. Its the forcast…

Tonight..Periods of snow and blowing snow.
Snowfall amount 15 to 20 cm.
Alpine temperature steady near minus 2.
Freezing level steady near 1400 metres.
Mountain top winds southeast 50 to 70 km/h increasing to 60 to 90 km/h overnight.
Friday..Snow ending early in the morning then redeveloping in the afternoon.
Snowfall accumulation 5 to 10 cm.
Alpine temperature steady near minus 5.
Freezing level lowering to 900 metres in the morning then rising to 1200 metres in the afternoon.
Mountain top winds becoming southwest 30 to 50 km/h in the morning decreasing to light in the afternoon.

Extended forecast for Whistler - Blackcomb.
Saturday.. Periods of snow. Windy.
Snowfall amount 10 to 20 cm.
Freezing level 1500 metres.
Sunday.. Periods of snow ending.
Snowfall amount 15 to 25 cm.
Freezing level 1100 metres.
Monday.. A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries.
Freezing level 1100 metres.

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Feb. 11, 2010, 9:45 p.m.
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Sharon, it's come along way from the courses humble beginnings.

Check out the safety fence supports. What could possibly go wrong?

Nets circa 1990

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Feb. 12, 2010, 1:34 p.m.
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Are the women on the same DH course as the men only shorter?

Feb. 12, 2010, 1:49 p.m.
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Are the women on the same DH course as the men only shorter?

nope, they start at the top of Wild Card, then a turn over to the bottom of Jimmy's Joker, then down Franz's, then meeting up with the bottom of Dave Murray with the men, same finish…..

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