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Old 29th Dec 2009, 12:08
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Earlier this year a young girl did tragically lose her life, in South Yorkshire.
'Accident' verdict on Francesca Anobile sledging death - Times Online

'Accident' verdict on Francesca Anobile sledging death - Page 2
Mr Chambers said an experiment showed the make-shift sledge could have been travelling at 60mph when it hit the wire fence.
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Old 29th Dec 2009, 18:17
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Yes, that speed is not that surprising . . . except to the poor souls that get caught out.


At Colchester Castle Park, there's a good slope that we used to go to in the war. It had a Roman wall at the bottom, so overshooting was not an option.
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It had a Roman wall at the bottom, so overshooting was not an option.
Well, besides the snow, that's another thing one wouldn't find in Texas, Mr. Rivets.

Mighty impressive for that to be the end of the run.
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It had a roman Wall at part of the top, but not many sleds went that way.
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I give in....

....OK tinpis

Who is hirsute personage? Is he germane to the thread?

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Old 30th Dec 2009, 21:57
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Steel runners for speed on packed snow and/or ice. This video was taken two days ago. Me solo on one sledge with video camera duct taped to helmet. My 53 year old sister and my SiL on other sledge. Hill is 7 kms long with an average 10% inclination. It was minus 16 C and our smiles are still fixed in place. A fair amount of Akkevitt was required for courage and as anti-freeze before we took off.
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Old 30th Dec 2009, 22:48
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That's an interesting manoeuvre at 2:50, Per!
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Old 30th Dec 2009, 22:54
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Rossian he could do good sledge
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Old 31st Dec 2009, 00:32
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....OK tinpis

Who is hirsute personage? Is he germane to the thread?
Well it ain't W G Grace...
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Old 31st Dec 2009, 02:03
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I believe he holds some sort of record for most beer consumed on a Syd to LHR flight if thats not too obvious
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Old 31st Dec 2009, 02:15
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Merv Hughes usually never short of a word while on the field, rarely keeps quiet.
During a test match in the West Indies Hughes didn't say a word to Viv, but continued to stare at him after deliveries. " This is my island, my culture. Don't you be staring at me. In my culture we just bowl." Merv didn't reply, but after he dismissed him he announced to the batsman: " In my culture we just say fnck off."
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Old 31st Dec 2009, 06:14
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That's an interesting manoeuvre at 2:50, Per!
A bus had stopped on the right and a SUV was backing up on the left. Sledge brakes being what they are the choice was easy.
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Old 31st Dec 2009, 07:45
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Still a tad baffled tinpis...

...is the hirsute personage the Merv Hughes mentioned in your later post? So I assume he's a cricketer?

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Correct
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Old 31st Dec 2009, 10:47
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Ta, mp

Having read your link, I see sledging is in the same fine "sporting" tradition as the eye gouging condoned by that SA rugby coach as being "...all part of the game". Yeah, right. Further confirms my POV of ignoring most forms of sport.

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Old 31st Dec 2009, 14:23
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A sore subject around here at this moment as a certain dept (which will remain nameless) decided to modify their Father Christmas Sledge / Float with Half of our Mu Meter Calibraion board

Happy New year !

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